Crime scene cleanup crew now taking COVID-19 cleanup calls

Posted at 10:55 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 23:55:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Some refer to them as the last responders. Now thanks to the pandemic, instead of cleaning up blood, they’re also busy with coronavirus.

“From the beginning this was something that we knew we we’re definitely equipped to handle,” said Daniela Myers, Co-Owner of Bio-One Omaha.

Her trauma scene cleanup company specializes in cleaning things most people shouldn’t.

“No one should have to clean up the death of a friend or family member just on the emotional side,” said Myers.

While certain types of clean ups have gone down, others have spiked.

“Of course COVID-19 happened and that portion of our business got a lot more attention,” said Myers.

“It’s difficult to know exactly where it is, you can’t see it, you can’t smell it that type of thing,” said Derek Myers, the other Co-Owner of Bio-One.

Once the crew is suited up in full Personal Protective Equipment, they use a fog disinfecting chemical to cover the room.

“Then someone will come in and wipe any high tough areas,” said Derek.

During the pandemic they’ve cleaned everything, from leasing offices, to homes, to retail stores. Some of those jobsb are taking up to 10 hours to complete.

“Everybody has been impacted by it in some way, and so now it’s a little bit more open on where were going and who we’re treating,” said Derek.

The work they’re doing highlights the important role cleaning services provide these times.

“Stuff that we do with COVID-19, more than anything, I know it can give people a peace of mind,” said Myers.

Peace of mind, for a society looking for a clean slate.

“I think that’s really important to be able to give people assuredly in this time to be able to tell them this is safe,” said Myers.

To contact Bio-One Omaha, their number is 402-521-4301.