Georgia Clean Assists Cobb County Police After Accident

In recent news, a 29-year-old man entered the westbound lanes on Interstate 285 on foot early on a Thursday morning when he was instantly hit and killed by multiple vehicles. As numerous automobiles were involved in the accident, the scene was extensive. Our staff at Georgia Clean were honored to be called upon to assist Cobb County Police in the remediation and cleanup of their patrol car which was one of the vehicles involved in this tragedy.

Whether we work with first responders, private homeowners, or a local Georgia business, we are glad to be a part of helping those in our Atlanta community whenever events needing biohazard cleanup occur. In the midst of tragedy, we pride ourselves in offering top-notch service and compassionate care to all those affected by events involving biohazards such as blood, bodily fluids, urine, and feces. No matter the event or what kind of location needs to be cleaned, Georgia Clean has the experience and knowledge of how to clean a wide array of surfaces while restoring the property to pre-event conditions.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our emergency services are always available to clean up after any accident or crime that might occur, whether in a business, home, or automobile. Truly dedicated to our work and your well-being, our team at Georgia Clean are here to do the best job possible the first time so you can rest assured the area is truly clean and safe to occupy.

Georgia Clean is here to serve the community

Locally owned and operated, we work diligently for the ongoing health of our community in Cobb County and throughout the wider state of Georgia. If you find yourself dealing with a traumatic event resulting in biohazards, leave the cleanup to the professionals. Only someone thoroughly trained in how to properly clean up biohazards such as bodily fluids should undertake the task. Fully licensed and accredited, we strictly adhere to all local and federal rules and regulations set by OSHA, the EPD and the state of Georgia.

When you use our skilled team to clean up even the smallest amount of blood or other bodily fluids left behind after an accident, we ensure the safety of all those involved, anyone who may come into contact with the area later, and protect you from any future liability due to someone becoming sick down the road from improper cleanup.

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Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy

Due to the nature of our work, we often see people in some of the hardest moments of their lives. With deep compassion and professionalism, we treat every person with great respect and kindness. No matter the situation, we know the lives of those we work with may never be the same. Our thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends who lost their loved one and with all those affected by this accident.

Disease Management: Knowing Is Half the Battle

GI Joe’s motto is “Knowing is half the battle”. I have been in the crime, trauma and death scene business for 24 years. In doing this, unique needs have found their way to my door. Hoarding, teargas, meth labs and infectious disease management. All which were not part of my original business model. I personally choose to call it infectious disease management over control, because diseases evolve requiring more managing than control. Disease management found its way to my door starting in 2004 as SARS, and every 2 to 4 years its been something else from avian flu to MERS and now COVID-19. Each evolution requires tweaking and understanding of what you are walking into. It also includes being honest and not taking advantage of a client vs. chasing a dollar. An ICRA certification is a must in this area. I was laughed at when I got mine, was told it was a waste of time and money, but who is laughing now. Again, knowing is half the battle. Look soon for a virtual basic understanding course of what is going on. Are you properly equipped? Do you know what EPA approved product to use? Did you know that there are only a small few EPA approved products that can be used in an electrostatic sprayer? I did not know that until I took my ICRA course. PLEASE DO NOT, chase a dollar to take a chance of bringing something home that will impact your babies and will change your life. God bless.

Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from the Flu

With how common the flu is every winter, it can be easy to pass it off as a relatively minor disease. However, every year people are hospitalized with the flu and some even die. Those most at risk are older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with a variety of other chronic medical conditions. Currently, we are at the height of the flu season which typically takes place in February and so we each need to be extra careful with our health and with the health of our loved ones.

As a news agency recently reported, fifteen people have already died from the disease this winter in Georgia alone and the outbreak isn’t over yet. Last
year, one of the worst flu seasons in recent history, 154 people in Georgia died due to flu-related issues. Not a virus to take lightly, it’s important to protect ourselves and our loved ones from catching the virus. Some of the best precautions we can take include:

  • Obtaining the flu vaccine every year from a local health provider: Getting everyone in your family vaccinated against the flu is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Available every year, it includes the common strains and while it is not full proof, if a vaccinated person does contract the flu, it will be of shorter duration and less severity.
  • Washing hands: We use our hands so often to touch other people and objects then touch our face that it’s one of the most common ways to come into contact with the virus. It’s important then to regularly and thoroughly wash our hands. To do this, run your hands under hot water and rub vigorously with soap for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying them off with a clean towel.
  • Keeping surfaces clean and disinfected: Using a strong disinfectant, continually wipe down surfaces in your home, school, or business according to the directions on the bottle in order to keep the virus from spreading.
  • Staying home if you aren’t feeling well : If you aren’t feeling well and think you are coming down with the flu, consult your doctor and stay home so you don’t spread the virus.
  • If necessary, call in professional cleaners to disinfect your home, business, or school: Sometimes the virus is so prevalent in a location such as a school or business that professional cleaners need to be called in to thoroughly clean, disinfect, and sanitize the entire area so the virus isn’t spread any further.

Flu Symptoms

The flu typically comes on all at once. You can feel fine in the evening then wake up feeling terrible. The symptoms of the flu include:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever or feeling feverish/ chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)

If you have come down with the flu, consult with your doctor for treatment, especially if symptoms worsen or if you have another chronic health condition.

As we continue through the winter, take care of yourself and your loved ones by eating well, getting lots of rest, and taking care of yourself if you become sick.

Flu Disinfection

If you need help disinfecting your home, school, or business, or have any questions, we at Georgia Clean are always here to help.