Five Deadliest Communicable Diseases and What You Can Do to Stop Them

Germs on hands.

As a biohazard cleaning company, Aftermath cares about your health. This is why we’ve adopted February as Biohazard Awareness Month. This week, we’re examining the viruses and bacteria that lurk in body fluids, what we call biohazards, and how these bugs can contribute to serious disease and illnesses. Take a look at the the Five Biggest, […]

Spring or Winter? The Four Seasons of Biohazard Cleanup

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Is it spring? Is it winter? If you live in the Midwest, or really anywhere in the US this time of year, you have probably asked yourself this question a few times a week…or in a day. The seasons can’t seem to make up their mind, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a pattern, at […]

Fight a Cold or the Flu with Five Stay-Healthy Tips

Communicable disease and contamination.

It’s that time of year again when a trip to the supermarket or the office can mean exposure to all forms of colds, bacteria, germs, and other illnesses. You’ve got your flu shot, but now what? Each year, new viruses attack our immune systems, which means that even the flu shot isn’t 100% foolproof. To […]

Biohazard Cleaning: Who is Responsible?

Crime scene tape and biohazard protective glove.

Biohazard incidents take on many forms. From an accident in a busy grocery store to an unattended death in a small suburban home, one question inevitably arises: exactly who is responsible for the cleanup? It’s a sensitive topic, but part of dealing with death involves addressing the issue of cleanup. After the body is removed […]

Five Food Safety Tips to Keep You Festive This Holiday

Christmas dinner.

According to the CDC, every year 1 in 6 Americans will contract a foodborne illness. More than 250 different foodborne diseases have been recorded; most are caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that can be foodborne. Other instances are what we call “food poisoning,” caused by harmful toxins or chemicals that have contaminated the food. […]

5 Secrets to Staying Well (When Everyone Around You is Sick)

Petri dishes.

It’s that time of year again when a trip to the supermarket or the office can mean exposure to all forms of colds, bacteria, germs, and other illnesses. You’ve got your flu shot, but now what? Colds, while minor, can still put a damper on your productivity…and make you feel miserable for days to come. […]

Communicable Disease Cleanup Company Tackles C. Diff

C. Diff bacteria.

Nausea. Fever. Diarrhea. Sounds like a case of the flu, right? Maybe. What you’re dealing with could be just a bad virus that will leave your system in just a few days – or it could be the signs of something even more serious. Something like C. diff. What is C. Diff? According to the […]

5 Facts You Should Know About MRSA and Communicable Disease Cleanup

MRSA

“Roosevelt HS Football Player Tests Positive for MRSA” “MRSA Reported in Covington School” “Wantagh School District: Staff Member Treated for MRSA” Straight from the headlines, on any given day you will find hundreds of reports on cases of MRSA and other communicable diseases. It appears in schools, in offices, and in places that we generally […]

Aftermath Reviews Unusual Cases of Hepatitis B Transmission

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Transmission of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can occur in unusual ways. According to a recent study, approximately 30% of those infected with HBV have no idea how they contracted it in the first place. The only way to prevent HBV is to get the vaccine. However, unlike other diseases which are commonly vaccinated against […]

Listeria: What Is It and How Can Biohazard Cleanup Help?

Listeria

From spinach and sprouts, to hummus and ice cream, Listeria recalls are becoming contagious. Last week, Jeni’s Ice Cream and Blue Bell Creamery shuttered kitchens and scoop shops to better understand and eliminate the source of the contamination. So what exactly is Listeria, and how does it get into our food…and into our bodies? And […]

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Janet H. - Neosho Rapids, KS

"Aftermath team made a very hard event much easier. Without them, I do not know how I would have made it through this. Corry went above and beyond my expectations. She was much more than the lead and for that I am more than thankful."

Christopher R. - Tallahassee, FL

"My father passed away and was left unattended for a few days with His two dogs in the house. We called aftermath on a recommendation from the local police department. John and his team were so helpful, thoughtful and professional throughout this difficult process. They even helped us load my father’s Harley into our trailer because we didn’t have a ramp. John stood with us while his team worked and let us reminisce about our father with him. The team went through everything in the house and saved everything that they could for us. During this incredibly difficult time for us, they put our minds at ease knowing that they would take care of cleaning the house completely and thoroughly. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, john and team. "

Jessica S. - Tennessee

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Latoya G. - Sacramento, CA

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Dean Hunter N. - Oakland, CA

"Aftermath responded quickly to our request and stayed late into the night to finish the job. Tom and the awesome team explained all the stages and answered all our questions before, during, and after. In such a difficult and emotional time for the family and friends, the experience was a blessing and is truly appreciated."

John G. - Durham, NC

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