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What To Look For In A Crime Scene Cleanup Company

October 18, 2018

What To Look For In A Crime Scene Cleanup Company

The aftermath of a crime scene can contain extremely hazardous materials. The affected area often requires professional cleaning and biohazard remediation. Hiring a professional company, like Spaulding Decon, is important in ensuring the area is safely decontaminated. Here is what you should know when looking for a cleanup company. How long does it take for them to arrive? A crime scene cleanup is a time-sensitive situation. After police leave the crime scene, you should start ...

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How To Help A Hoarding Loved One

September 21, 2018

How To Help A Hoarding Loved One

Hoarding is a mental illness that affects millions of Americans. An estimated 1 in 50 people suffer from the disorder. Hoarding can take over someone’s life and recovering from hoarding is a difficult but important process. Hoarders typically over identify with their items; however, as a loved one, you know that they are more than their items. If you know someone suffering from a hoarding disorder, you have likely seen many of its negative ...

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How To Detect a Former Meth Lab

August 24, 2018

How To Detect a Former Meth Lab

When you are purchasing a new home or listing a home for sale in the Dalton-Powder Springs area, it is not always immediately apparent if illicit drug activity or manufacturing has occurred on the property. Not all home drug labs look like the stereotype with blackout shades or graffitied walls in rough neighborhoods. Meth labs are on the rise in many cities and neighborhoods throughout the U.S., and it can be surprisingly difficult to ...

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How Hoarding Affects a Family

July 12, 2018

Living with a hoarder can be an extremely difficult situation to find yourself in. A hoarder not only decreases their own quality of life, but the quality of life of everyone around them. A hoarder house can contain serious biohazards as a result of sanitary neglect, and can pose many risks to you and your family. If you know the affects on your family before the situation becomes out of hand, it is easier to ...

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Cleaning Blood from Tile Floors in Dalton, Georgia

July 9, 2018

If there is an accident in your home that results in blood on your surfaces, seek the services of a company that specializes in cleanup and decontamination services like Spaulding Decon of Dalton, Georgia. Blood spills pose major risks to your health and safety, and could possibly have negative effects on the health of the community. Why shouldn’t I clean up the blood myself? The biggest risk posed by a blood spill is the ...

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Tear Gas and its Effects on the Body

June 15, 2018

Tear Gas and its Effects on the Body

When police have to subdue a violent suspect, they are often forced to use less-lethal weapons, such as tear gas, to take them down. Tear gas is a chemical agent that uses many of the same chemicals as pepper spray and mace but affects an entire closed area and everyone in it. Tear gas is an extremely useful tool for law enforcement officers, but it can have lasting effects on those who are exposed to ...

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How Mold Can Affect Your Body

June 7, 2018

How Mold Can Affect Your Body

Mold is very common in homes in the Southeastern United States. When it is addressed efficiently and not allowed to spread, these mold issues normally do not manifest into a serious infestation. However, this is only if the resident knows what kind of mold they are dealing with, and the effects that it can have on them or their home. If mold spotting is neglected or cleaned improperly, the infestation can turn into a major ...

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Hantavirus and its Affect on People

May 25, 2018

Orthohantavirus, commonly referred to as Hantavirus, is a virus that is spread by rodents and transmitted through contaminated food and water. Hantavirus can lead to a number of other, more serious illnesses if neglected and left untreated. The main source of Hantavirus is rodent droppings. Rodent droppings are no match for our cleanup team at Spaulding Decon of Dalton, Georgia. We fully decontaminate the area, even removing any furniture or property that may pose safety ...

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Why are Rodent Droppings Dangerous?

May 21, 2018

Rodent infestations are extremely common in the southeastern United States. While the animals themselves are a nuisance, the droppings that they leave behind in your home can carry a variety of different diseases that can be extremely dangerous to your health. In order to safely clean rodent droppings, you must possess the proper knowledge of biohazard remediation. Do not attempt to clean rodent droppings unless you are trained in the proper safety protocol. With this ...

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Cleaning After the Police Have Left

May 14, 2018

There can be a pretty substantial mess left over when the police have entered a home to subdue a suspect. Broken windows and doors, tear gas, and sometimes blood can be left as a result of police entry. When it is as severe as tear gas and blood, you should not attempt to clean it yourself. Leave it to a professional decontamination company like Spaulding Decon of Dalton, Georgia. Our cleanup team will transform the ...

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