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Understanding Animal Hoarding and how Bio-One of St Paul specialists can help you

Understanding Animal Hoarding and how Bio-One of St Paul specialists can help you (photo from Unsplash - Sasha Sashina)

The perception of hoarding has changed over the past years. Being acknowledged as a mental health disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 has certainly given law enforcement, mental health professionals, and public service workers a better, more sensitive understanding as to what is hoarding and what it means to struggle with this disorder. 

 

When it comes to animal hoarding, the issue becomes more delicate, as it involves the lives of creatures who are, unfortunately, unable to defend and act for themselves. Approaching these scenarios with care and compassion could be a turning point in both human and animal lives. Understanding that hoarding actually is a mental disorder will change people and the community’s view on the difficult and, sometimes, traumatic scenarios they face if they look to help someone struggling with animal hoarding.

 

By definition, animal hoarding is a situation where a person is housing more animals than what they’re capable of while maintaining minimum standards of hygiene, nutrition, and welfare. The accumulation of animals has overwhelmed the person’s ability to provide them with the proper care and it usually results in a public health issue, as it affects both the person’s property and the community surrounding them.


Animal hoarding scenarios are dangerous and highly infectious. Animals are often kept in cages stacked indoors and are left in their own feces and urine. While cats and dogs are the most common victims of hoarding, there is no restriction to specific animals or breeds. Animal feces and urine carry multiple bacteria and diseases, so help from professionals may be necessary to decontaminate the areas from ammonia gasses and strong odors resulting from this waste.

Hoarded properties pose multiple health and safety threats. Bio-One of St Paul specialists are ready to tackle these scenarios with care, compassion, and discretion.

A few signs to help identify a possible animal hoarding scenario include: 

 

  • The person has lost count on how many animals are inside the property.

 

  • Animal hoarders often pose as animal shelters or rescue facilities. The main differentiator between hoarders and animal shelters is that hoarders usually live alone and they resist letting anyone inside their house or property due to the poor living conditions that the animals are in.

 

  • The person tends to isolate from friends, family, and the community.

 

  • If you do get the chance of seeing the animals and the conditions they’re living in, you may notice that they are either obese or emaciated. Caregivers don’t control their nutrition, and in the most severe cases, humane and welfare organizations have encountered scenarios where animals are found deceased.

Just like hoarding, animal hoarding may be associated with other mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and others. Facing an animal hoarding scenario is not easy, but anyone with the intention of helping must keep in mind that the victims have lost control and they need help and support.

 

Bio-One of St Paul is available 24/7 - 365 days a year

 

If you ever need help with approaching an animal hoarding scenario, let Bio-One of St Paul help you. Our specialists are aware of the extreme conditions in which both victims and animals may be, and our ultimate goal is to protect the life of everyone involved.

 

We serve the Greater Minneapolis - St Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

 

If you or your loved ones are dealing with hoarding, give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second!

Closed, poorly ventilated areas accumulate strong odors and ammonia gasses. Bio-One of St Paul specialists can disinfect, decontaminate and sanitize areas from strong odors and waste.

Five things you should know about hoarding and how Bio-One of St Paul technicians can help you

Hoarding is not as easy and straightforward as you may think. It’s much deeper than what is shown on television shows (though they share an important part, the visual aspect of hoarding) because in these situations, getting help and actually turning the life of the victim around is usually a longer process.

 

When a person is struggling with hoarding disorder, their belongings have a different meaning. Something triggered the individual to develop this condition, and it is with the help of professionals that not only victims but families and other parties involved will have a new perspective on life.

 

Hoarding scenarios may be overwhelming and dangerous, that is when Bio-One of St Paul comes in to help. Our specialists are trained to be mindful, caring, and compassionate during these difficult situations. At the end of the day, hoarding poses multiple health and safety threats that should be approached by professionals in the quickest, most efficient way possible.

When it comes to hoarding, there are a few things that everyone facing it should know. If you ever need help with hoarded properties, do not hesitate to call our specialists. Here are five things you should about hoarding:

Hoarding poses multiple health and safety threats. Cluttered spaces are dangerous, there is risk of falls and accidental fire.

Hoarding disorder is different than collecting 

 

A person struggling with hoarding disorder has difficulty with throwing or giving away possessions, no matter how useless they may seem for others. The thought of parting with their belongings causes stress and anxiety and, in some cases, people turn to hoarding as a way of filling voids. 

The key to differentiating hoarding from collecting is the fact that hoarders buy and search for things in a compulsive way, but there is no interest in showing off or allowing others to see how they’re living and having these items. A collector often shows their possessions with pride; a hoarder usually feels embarrassed and ashamed of their situation, which is why they choose to isolate themselves from family and friends.

 

There is not a specific reason as to why people develop hoarding disorder, but there are risk factors


There are multiple risk factors for someone struggling with hoarding disorder. One of the most common reasons people turn to hoard is having experienced a traumatic life event: losing a loved one, a romantic separation, divorce, losing a pet, moving to a new city… if these situations are shocking and abrupt, people may not know how to face them. Another reason is that the victim experiences stress and strong emotions at an early age.

Hoarding disorder is associated with other mental health conditions

 

A person struggling with hoarding disorder may be facing other mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Understanding hoarding and the reasons behind it is the best way to prepare in case you are looking to help someone struggling with it.

 

Hoarding is recognized as a mental health disorder on its own

 

Hoarding was designated a mental health disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition, in 2013. This designation led to a better understanding of the condition, and it allowed mental health professionals to develop treatment and multiple forms of therapy to overcome it. During these situations, intervention from mental health professionals plays an important role in helping the victim recover from hoarding. 

 

Bio-One of St Paul specialists work closely with victims and families involved, guiding them in the necessary steps that must be followed to successfully tackle the situation and restore the property to a safe, hazard-free environment.

Bio-One of St Paul certified technicians will help you restore the house or property to its safe, hazard-free conditions.

Hoarding situations must be approached with deep care, compassion, and understanding

 

Facing a hoarding situation is not easy. Sometimes, people may forget that victims are actually dealing with a mental health condition, and they need as much help and support as possible. It’s understandable that seeing someone you care about in such conditions may be confusing, unpleasant, and even infuriating but, if you ever decide to stage a hoarding intervention, you need to put your own personal feelings, perspectives, and bias aside, and focus on helping the individual get the help they need to overcome hoarding.

 

Bio-One of St Paul is available 24/7 - 365 days a year

 

If you ever need help with approaching a hoarding scenario, let Bio-One of St Paul help you. We serve the Greater Minneapolis - St Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

 

If you or your loved ones are dealing with hoarding, give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second!

How can Bio-One of St Paul specialists help you in the face of a tragedy or traumatic event?

Usually, in the face of a traumatic life event like a crime, or the loss of a family member under strenuous circumstances, there is a careful cleaning that must be done to ensure the safety of everyone involved in that scenario. It is a well-known fact that blood carries diseases.

 

Traumatic situations usually involve blood and bodily fluids that must be handled by professionals, as the cleaning and restoring process can be emotionally too difficult to endure, besides the multiple biohazards associated with taking care of these scenes without the proper training and expertise.

Bio-One of St Paul specialists are ready to help you in your greatest time of need. We are sharing the most common diseases transmitted by blood and why you should trust a remediation company like Bio-One to sanitize, disinfect, and restore your house or property to its original pre-incident condition, while we dispose of all the biohazardous materials that may pose a health risk for you or your loved ones.

Bio-One of St Paul specialists are caring, mindful and compassionate of you and your loved ones.

What are bloodborne pathogens? 

 

Bloodborne pathogens gather all microorganisms that can be harmful to humans. These microorganisms carry multiple diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, to HIV, and humans can be exposed to it via unattended blood spills, blood residue, remnants from crime and trauma scenes, and the items that have been contaminated by blood. Bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted from dried blood and other bodily fluids.

 

Emergency personnel, healthcare workers, and first responders are constantly exposed to bloodborne pathogens. When handling potentially hazardous materials, they are required to use the necessary PPE and equipment that guarantees not only their safety but the safety of the people they have contact with. 

Bio-One of St Paul is available 24/7 - 465 days a year

 

Bio-One of St Paul works with emergency responders, personnel, victim advocate groups, and non-profit organizations to assist families who have experienced traumatic life situations in remediating their houses or properties from blood and other biohazardous waste material. Bio-One serves as the last responders in these situations, and our job goes far beyond cleaning and disinfecting your house or property. 

 

On one hand, it is of utmost importance to remediate these scenarios in a timely manner, following the most rigorous and practices to ensure you and your loved ones are safe from bloodborne pathogens, which ultimately translate into disease and infection outbreaks. On the other hand, having someone who acts as an extension of your family during these difficult transitions is fundamental. That is what sets us apart from any other cleaning company.

 

Bio-One of St Paul certified technicians are trained to be mindful and respectful of all situations. We strive to be someone you can rely on, as you allow us to take care of your house, your property, your home.

 

If you ever need assistance with cleaning and disinfecting your house or property from a traumatic event, let Bio-One of St Paul help you. We serve the Greater Minnesota - St. Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

 

If you or your loved ones are dealing with a traumatic event, give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second!

What exactly is mold, and how can it affect your life?

 

Mold is a type of fungi. It’s present in both indoor and outdoor environments and, under normal circumstances, it plays an important part in the cycle of nature. In outdoor environments, mold helps break down organic matter from dead leaves, trees, and plants. Mold is also present in the decomposition process of dead animals. 

 

Mold is present in the air, so we are always in the presence of mold. Outdoors, it doesn’t represent a life threat; mold can become a problem when it starts growing indoors

 

Mold can grow and disseminate very quickly. Organic matter and water are the only elements necessary for mold to grow. To give you an idea of what “organic matter” is in your property: it’s everything from the walls, the foundations, and your house furniture. Mold can grow on wood, ceiling tiles, wallpapers, wall insulation, flooring, upholstery… even glass! 

 

Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung diseases, or just allergies, are more likely to struggle with mold damage. 

Mold damage might not be visible until it has completely damaged household items and building structures. Bio-One of St. Paul can help you!

When it comes to mold, prevention, and prompt fixing is key

 

Mold is usually present in damp environments, and its spores can easily travel through the HVAC system, therefore, affecting the entire property. It’s important to promptly fix water-related problems like broken pipes, leaks, and anything that poses excessive moisture in your house or property. Bio-One of St. Paul certified technicians follow the most rigorous guidelines and procedures to contain and properly remove mold from highly contaminated areas. 

 

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists conduct a thorough inspection in all the areas of the property to find the source of mold damage. Sometimes, mold remediation entails tearing out and reconstructing areas after the mold remediation job is completed. Bio-One of St. Paul specialists will guide you in everything that needs to be done to completely restore your house or property from mold damage.

 

Bio-One of St. Paul is available 24/7

 

If you or someone you love is struggling with mold damage, Bio-One of St. Paul certified specialists are ready to help. It’s important to tackle mold damage in a timely manner, as it can quickly disseminate through the property, causing severe damage. 

 

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists will also make sure to follow up and make everyone is satisfied with our work. Our team is available 24/7 - 365 days a year. We serve the Greater Minnesota - St. Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

 

If you or your loved ones are dealing with a traumatic event, give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second!

Bio-One of St. Paul hoarding cleanup services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Hoarding scenarios may be difficult to approach and tackling the situation without the proper training can be dangerous for everyone involved: the victims, their loved ones, and even their community.

 

Simply put, hoarding is classified as a mental disorder, in which an individual has constant difficulty with parting from belongings. Anything from clothing, collectibles, newspapers, food, to animals. For a hoarder, items have a different meaning, they are, in a way, emotionally attached to these belongings. Unconsciously, they are putting themselves in high-risk situations, as houses or properties impacted by hoarding often contain biohazards and other dangerous elements, derive from the clutter and waste.

 

For Bio-One of St. Paul certified specialists, each situation is unique, and we strive to be a supportive group that helps you overcome hoarding disorder. At the end of the day, we want to make sure the house or property is free from biohazardous elements that may put your life at risk. Returning to a clean, sanitized, and organized home is a big step in the process of overcoming hoarding.

Bio-One certified technicians will work with you, each step of the way, to turn things around for you or your loved ones!

Step-by-step, our specialists will build trust with the victims to make the cleaning process as smooth as possible

 

There is a social stigma when it comes to hoarding. For some people, even recognizing that they might be struggling with hoarding is hard, as they fear judgment and disapproval from their loved ones or even from strangers.

 

The truth is, it doesn’t matter how a person got an unfortunate situation. As long as the person has the desire to change and make things right again, Bio-One of St. Paul certified specialists will be there to help and assist you or your loved one.

 

We will focus on building trust during the whole cleaning process. Our specialists are trained to be mindful and caring of all possessions, and they will make it a priority to gather and save all the items of value such as documents, photographs, and other collectibles. Our approach is to work closely with the victim, trying to make them feel as comfortable as possible as we take care of cleaning and decluttering the house or property.

Bio-One of St. Paul is available 24/7

 

If you or someone you love is struggling with hoarding, Bio-One of St. Paul certified specialists are ready to help. In the face of a hoarding situation, it’s important to rely on a caring, compassionate team that ensures the victims get their lives and their homes back. 

 

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists will also make sure to follow up and make everyone is satisfied with our work. Our team is available 24/7 - 365 days a year. We serve the Greater Minnesota - St. Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

 

If you or your loved ones are dealing with a traumatic event, give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second!

 

Properties impacted by hoarding pose several risk factors for the victims.

Losing a loved one under traumatic circumstances is very painful. Whether it’s due to a crime, homicide, suicide, or sudden death, the thought of facing these situations might be just too strenuous. Besides the upsetting and emotionally taxing efforts that come with dealing with these situations on your own, there are multiple biohazards and risk factors that can put your life, and the lives of the victim’s family in danger.

 

Bio-One of St. Paul is the company you want to trust when it comes to crime and trauma scene cleanup services throughout the state of Minnesota. Bio-One’s certified technicians are trained on the conviction of helping families and victims in their greatest time of need. 

 

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists are prepared to assist you with any life-threatening situation. Our services are available on emergency response, 24/7 - 365 days a year.

 

Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination services in a private, discreet manner

 

Bio-One of St. Paul certified technicians follow the most strict and rigorous processes to remove all biohazards from traumatic scenarios, including crime scenes, suicide, undiscovered death, and any situation that involves blood and bodily fluids. Facing these events requires help from a professional team, as blood and other organic matter can transmit many diseases and infections if they’re not properly disinfected.

 

Our job is to take care of cleaning these situations, so you don’t have to. Bio-One of St. Paul specialists are trained to deal with traumatic situations with the utmost care, compassion, and empathy for everyone affected. We are more than just a cleaning company; we strive to provide you with emotional support and guidance through difficult, unexpected life challenges.

Bio-One works along with local law enforcement to assist victims of traumatic events.

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists are caring, compassionate and discreet. Our services are performed in a timely and private manner.

Biohazardous scenarios must be cleaned as soon as possible

 

Bio-One of St. Paul works along with local law enforcement and public service agencies to assist victims of crime and trauma scenarios in the most effective time possible. Bloodborne pathogens can easily result in disease outbreaks like Hepatitis if they’re not cleaned in a timely manner. 

 

Our technicians can remove anything from blood residue, bodily fluids, and decomposed matter. We can also clean and disinfect scenes when the removal of contaminated items is necessary. Our services include proper disposal of biohazardous waste to make sure you and your loved ones remain safe at all times. We will help you alleviate the pain of these events, so you can focus on healing. 

 

We have put together a list of local victim support Centers in the state of Minnesota. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Bio-One of St. Paul is available 24/7

 

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists are ready to help you in your greatest time of need. Our team is available 24/7 - 365 days a year. We serve the Greater Minnesota - St. Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

If you or your loved ones are dealing with a traumatic event, give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second!

In the face of a tragedy or emergency situation, Bio-One of St. Paul is the trusted choice for professional, top-quality cleaning and remediation. Our certified technicians are always available to assist you in all kinds of extreme situations, with care, compassion, and a genuine desire to help you.

 

Bio-One of St. Paul partners with local law enforcement, victim advocate groups, public service agencies, and other organizations to help the Minnesota community with situations that can be traumatic and dangerous. Our team specializes in remediating areas from biohazards, bacteria, and other life-threatening waste. 

Our certified technicians are ready to help you with the most challenging situations.

CRIME AND TRAUMA SCENE CLEANUP

 

Bio-One of St. Paul assists families and victims of traumatic events like crime scenes, suicide, homicide, and undiscovered death. These events can be difficult, overwhelming, but also very dangerous, from a health standpoint. Often, crime and trauma scenarios involve blood and other bodily fluids that must be cleaned by professionals in a timely manner. There are multiple bacteria and diseases associated with blood and human waste. Bio-One of St. Paul will make it a priority to remove and contain any areas that might represent a health risk for you and everyone involved. 

 

HOARDING CLEANUP AND HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT CLEANUP

 

Bio-One of St. Paul certified technicians can help families and individuals struggling with hoarding. We make it a priority to work closely with the victims to thoroughly clean the house or property, remove clutter, trash, and other waste while being mindful of the personal belongings. Our specialists are very careful of keeping any items of value, whether it’s wallets, legal documents, photographs, and collectibles. 

Our specialists also work with local law enforcement, property owners, and property managers in the process of taking care of homeless encampments. Often, and unfortunately, these scenarios can contain biohazardous waste like sharp needles, broken glass, pests, and human waste. They should be approached by professionals. 


These situations involve families and individuals who are going through a tough time in their lives. Bio-One of St. Paul specialists’ priority is to Help First, Business Second. Our goal is to protect victims from the biohazards that come with these dangerous environments.

MOLD REMEDIATION, ODOR REMOVAL, AND SEWAGE BACKUPS

 

Bio-One of St. Paul certified technicians can assist property owners, property managers with mold remediation, odor removal, and sewage backups. There are multiple airborne bacteria associated with mold and sewage damage, so it’s important to trust a team of professionals to clean and disinfect these areas. Our specialists will always assess the property, looking for any potential damage. 

 

RODENT DROPPINGS CLEANUP AND ANIMAL/HUMAN FECES AND URINE CLEANUP

 

If your house or property is impacted by household pests, Bio-One of St. Paul specialists can help you clean, disinfect and decontaminate these areas. Rodents and other pests like cockroaches, bats, and pigeons, can reproduce very quickly, and their waste is highly infectious. Bio-One will make sure your house or property is completely free from all bacteria and viruses. 

Bio-One is the #1 Disinfection specialists. Our goal is to keep you safe from all biohazards from traumatic events and situations!

BIO-ONE OF ST. PAUL IS AVAILABLE 24/7

 

Bio-One of St. Paul specialists are ready to help you in your greatest time of need. Our team is available 24/7 - 365 days a year. We serve the Greater Minnesota - St. Paul area: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. 

 

Give us a call: 651-308-1096. Bio-One… Help First, Business Second! 

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