Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service.
"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet. We look forward to working with them for years to come."
Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members.
The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.
"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."
The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!
About the United States Police and Fire Championships
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org.
Warmer weather equals busy season for Bio-One. Florida residents quickly realize that jobs cannot be handled with normal household cleaners from Publix, nor should they ever be. Decompositions, also known as Undiscovered Deaths, and Hoarding projects are more common and frequent during the warmer weather months. Why is that? What do decompositions and hoarding jobs have in common? Smell. You know how your trash cans smell more in the summer time while they sit in your hot garage or outside- same goes for deaths that go undiscovered for several days and houses that are hoarded (especially the ones with feces and/or rotten food).
Whether it be due to the weather or spring-cleaning motivation, Bio-One Fort Myers received calls this week for both hoarding cleanups and undiscovered death cleanups. Undiscovered deaths are being discovered a bit sooner due to the smell that manifests from a decomposed body. Pet urine and feces, rotten food, dead rodents, rodent feces, and the list goes on and on with items/bio-hazards found in a hoarded home that cause those awful smells most people cannot handle (or their stomach for that matter). Is it a coincidence that the two most common jobs that come with warmer weather were the jobs we had the past week- probably not.
Does our job sound gross to you? I guess I can understand why, however I do not see it that way. All owners of Bio-One got into this business to help people despite how cliche that may sound. Who better to need help than a family member who discovered their loved one's death caused damage to their home? Or how about a person yearning for a healthier life and is to the point of desperation to get their home cleared out and cleaned? Hoarders do not like to call us and have strangers come into their home; they are embarrassed and feeling shame and guilt. But, they do call us and take that first step and we respect them for wanting to better their lives. We have the fortunate opportunity to help others on a day to day basis- how many people can honestly say that?
Suicide by the Numbers
March 30, 2019
Following the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade last year, we were all bombarded with suicide warning sign and prevention messages on television, radio, and especially social media.Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media outlet, we can't seem to scroll for more than a few seconds without seeing someone posting or sharing a message about suicide.
Suicide is a tragic event that shatters countless lives and it needs our attention. At Bio-One we see it first hand on a much too regular basis. But why must it take the suicide of a celebrity to raise these levels of awareness? The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) lists the following statistics on their website (https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/):
•Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States
•Each year 44,965 Americans die by suicide
•If you're counting, that's 123 per day
•For every suicide, 25 others attempt suicide
These are shocking numbers and they should not be forgotten about until the next celebrity commits suicide, or the suicide of a loved one affects your family. For a list of ways you can help raise awareness, visit the the AFSP website at www.afsp.org. Or if you or a loved one may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
August 20, 2018
Unlike many Bio-One offices across the country, many of our calls come from family members who do not reside in the Fort Myers-Port Charlotte-Naples area. They are always at a loss as to how to deal with the situation from so far away. As always Bio-One Fort Myers is here to “Help First, Business Second”. Some of the calls we have received from family members afar include hoarding help for a loved one, CDiff, MRSA decontaminations, Feces Cleanup and the loss of a loved one due to natural causes or suicide.
Our goal is to help the family member through this process through whatever means necessary. We have driven to meet a family’s attorney to pick up the keys miles away and have even gone to hospitals. Many times, the loved one is in the hospital and we are there to get their home clean and sanitary prior to their return home.
The one question that most people have is what is the process. After asking them to briefly tell me what they are calling for, we will explain what we recommend for the next steps. We will help with coordination to gain access to the home if needed. We have coordinated with neighbors, attorneys, and social workers to name but a few. In all cases, we have been able to assist the family member although they are miles away.
If your loved one resides in Southwest Florida, please know that we will do our best to assist you in your time of need. Bio-One Fort Myers provides services for: hoarding, feces and urine cleanup, biohazard cleanup (CDiff/MRSA) and blood and bodily fluid cleanup.
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CELEBRATING ONE YEAR SERVING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Bio-One Fort Myers! What a year it has been! We have handled everything from hoarding cleanups to cat urine and feces, and of course many biohazard cleanups due to death.
Bio-One Fort Myers stands for Help First, Business Second. It was time to show we mean business on that right out the gate. We did not expect to be hit in the second month by Hurricane Irma. When the phone stopped ringing since cell service was down, we decided to go around to neighborhoods and help them start cleaning up after Irma. Help First, Business Second.
In the coming year, we will continue doing what we do best. If we can help a family in need even in the smallest way, that is what we will continue to do. Our hope is to continue growing business through our relationships in the community and our reputation. Bio-One Fort Myers stands for professionalism and compassion.
We are most grateful this year for our wonderful clients and their families. Death is difficult and can be traumatizing. We get through that ugliness by focusing on the client and their family. We are so grateful for the wonderful relationships that we formed with our clients. We look forward to follow-up calls a few months after a cleanup, where they tell us they are doing well and healing.
No job is just a job. Each job is an opportunity to help a family. Each job has a story and people behind it. Each house needs to be restored to a home. Thank you Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Port Charlotte and to all of our beautiful communities in Southwest Florida for allowing us to help you in your time of need!
Bio-One Fort Myers is truly a family owned business. When you call us, Alejandro (Alex) or Michelle Flores will always answer your call 24/7. Habla español? No problem! We are bilingual and can help you in the language you are more comfortable speaking in. We are strong believers in karma and will always look out for the best interest of your family or business. We love helping the elderly and their families in our community.
Alex is originally from Cozumel, Mexico. He met his wife over 20 years ago while doing a study abroad program in the Yucatan Peninsula. I am a Cincinnati girl who ran from the cold to live in sunny Florida. We have two kids, one in high school and another in elementary school. When Bio-One Fort Myers is not helping another family, you will usually find us on the soccer fields or enjoying family time at the pool with our boxer, Drago.
Over a year ago, we came across Bio-One and loved the idea of being able to help others in their time of greatest need. That is why we do what we do. We have made the Port Charlotte-Fort Myers-Naples area our home and love being able to serve our community.
Biohazards are present in many different situations. Bio-One Fort Myers is the expert to call when you need help remediating a biohazard in your home or business. If blood or bodily fluids are present, you need to contact a biohazard cleaning company. Even entering the room where blood and/or bodily fluids are present, can be extremely dangerous. If the blood and/or bodily fluids are not cleaned properly, damage to the structure of the home can occur and the odor will persist. We are trained in the treatment and decontamination of bloodborne pathogens. In addition, we are licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health and adhere to strict OSHA standards.
Here are a few examples of biohazard situations that can arise or where they can be present:
Human Feces and Body Fluid
Animal Feces and Body Fluid
Undiscovered death / Decomposition
Jail Cell Contamination
Bio-One Fort Myers is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We work with Police and Fire, Funeral Homes, Property Managers, Victim Services, and Insurance Companies to name a few. You can trust us to be compassionate and caring. Our mission is “Help First, Business Second”.
National Police Week is from May 13th through May 19th this year. This is a time to remember and reflect on the enormous sacrifices that Police Officers do for all of us every day of the year. Every day it seems like we are bombarded in the news and social media with negative stories or even worse, horrific stories where police officers, such as Deputy Gentry of the Highland County Sheriffs, give the ultimate sacrifice in the line of work.
Here in Southwest Florida, we are all particularly sensitive to the enormous impact of our police, especially in the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. As a parent, I would like to take moment to speak of how a smile and a hug from a police officer can make all of the difference to a child feeling safe. Today my daughter was worried about the school resource officer from the County Sheriff that is always present at her elementary school. Every day since Parkland, when my daughter gets out of the car, he has opened the door with a smile for her. Yesterday, he was not on duty at her school, but was stationed at the middle school. What struck me the most was her comment, “I am worried about MYpolice officer, he was not at school yesterday.” This police officer has made a major impact on my daughter feeling safe at school, even in the wake of Parkland. As a parent, I am full of gratitude for this officer who with a smile makes her day, every day.
National Police Week is a time to be thankful for the smallest smile to greatest of sacrifices.
When you call Bio-One Fort Myers or Fort Myers Hoarding, you will speak directly to one of the owners, Alex or Michelle. We answer the call 24/7/365 days a year. Whether you are calling for an emergency biohazard cleanup at your home or business or calling for help to clean up your clutter, all calls have something in common: You Are Overwhelmed.
Bio-One Fort Myers makes you, our number one priority. Many calls that we get the client is in tears that may stem from shock, embarrassment or just overwhelming anxiety. If you call us for a biohazard cleanup, we will get to your home quickly. We will be there for you to take care of the cleanup, so you can get back in your home to deal with your grief on your own home turf. Our goal is for you to get back into your home, so you can feel comfort from familiar surroundings and we can take one thing off your list that is causing you anxiety, the cleanup.
When a client calls for a clutter or hoarding cleanup, they are reaching out for help because again they are Overwhelmed. When they call, it is often a mixture of embarrassment and anxiety. We will never judge you. We are here to provide a helping hand, so you can get your home back on track.
Bio-One Fort Myers motto is “Help First, Business Second”. Let us help you get your home back in order so you no longer feel Overwhelmed.