Central Oregon Bio Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions

Business owners will personally be on site from the start of the job to the finish.


How much will it cost? 


When there is a homeowners insurance policy, there will be minimal or no cost to you. Situations involving biohazard are covered under most homeowners policies. Central Oregon Bio Solutions will waive the first $1000 of the homeowners policy deductible.  When a job is not covered by insurance, we will give you a quote in advance of performing any work.  Central Oregon Bio Solutions will make every effort to work with the budgets of those involved to achieve the desired outcome. 

Central Oregon Bio Solutions considers a few key factors when providing a quote. The cost is determined by the number of technicians necessary, the hours required to do the job, the amount of biohazard needing disposal, and the cost of supplies needed to complete the cleaning process.


How long does the cleanup process take? 


Jobs are generally completed within a 3-8 hour time frame.  Before the work begins an estimate will be given for how long the job should take.


What locations does Central Oregon Bio Solutions serve? 

We are based in Bend, Oregon and will travel to any location in the State of Oregon, Southern Washington and Northern California


Is there a contract I need to sign before work can begin? 
 

We do have a contract that is specific to the type of work we do. The authorized individual will sign before our work begins, this is for the protection of all involved for the work performed by Central Oregon Bio Solutions.



Why would I hire a biohazard cleanup company? 


The dangers associated with exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens in the case of a bio hazard cleanup are very real.  There are many ways that diseases can be transferred through casual contact with human blood and even blood that has dried still creates a serious health risk. Additionally, no one should have to take on the emotional weight of cleaning up after a traumatic situation involving a family member, friend or co-worker.  Allowing a trained professional to clean up a scene involving bio hazard will ensure your safety, expedite the healing process for those affected and ensure that all biohazard waste will be disposed of properly.


Will my insurance cover this?


95% of incidents like these that occur in the home or vehicle are covered by homeowner’s or automobile insurance. With renters insurance, it often depends on the particular coverage or the coverage of the homeowner, we are more than willing to help research what is covered under the policy.

Insurance companies cannot mandate which company to use in the event of a biohazard cleanup. We strongly recommend that you utilize the services of a company that is fully compliant with OSHA regulations, discards of all bio hazard waste properly, will thoroughly  clean what is visible and not visible and understands the complexities of interacting with individuals that are in the middle of very traumatic circumstances.  Central Oregon Bio Solutions will operate with extreme discretion and concern for the individuals we interact with, while it's our main job to cleanup any reminders of what happened, you will feel valued and cared for during your interaction with us.


What are Central Oregon Bio Solutions hours of operation? 


We are available around the clock. There are certain circumstances in life you just can't prepare for, we are ready to respond to emergencies situations 24/7 and in other cases are services can be scheduled in advance.



How quickly can you respond to a situation? 


We are located in Bend, Oregon and are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. For jobs in Central Oregon we can typically arrive on a location within 60 to 90 minutes.  If the job site is in another part of the state we will give you a realistic time for our arrival.


Is it allowed to have a friend, family member, or employee clean the trauma scene?


OSHA Regulations for General Industry  taken from (Title 29 CFR1910) states that employees must be provided with information and training prior to dealing with blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM), including:
 

  1. Training for working around Blood-Borne Pathogens (BBP) 
  2. Having been provided a written (BBP) Exposure Control Plan.
  3. Having been provided access to a Written Respiratory Protection Program and been properly fitted with a NIOSH approved respirator. 
  4. Having been offered Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up.
  5. Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site.

These regulations have been put in place by the Federal Government to ensure the safety of those that are faced with exposure to scenes involving bio hazard. For the safety of all involved it is wise to hire an OSHA compliant, insured and bonded company like Central Oregon Bio Solutions.


How can I reach Central Oregon Bio Solutions? 


We can be reached 24/7 at (541) 390-5412 or (541) 390-6949. You can also email us at eric@cobiosolutions.com or jeff@cobiosolutions.com


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