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All About Blood

In the biohazard remediation industry, we are certainly familiar with blood. We are experts in cleaning up and decontaminating blood spills and have handled blood-related cleanups in all shapes and sizes. But today we thought we would go back to blood basics. Read on...

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How COVID-19 Deep Cleaning Works

Restrictions related to COVID-19 are starting to lift here in Georgia. However, the risks aren’t going away anytime soon. Whether you’re an apartment manager or run a large business, Spaulding Decon Dalton can help you make sure common spaces are safe. Our Process...

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3 Causes of Bad Odors in Your Home and How to Get Rid of Them

There’s no better feeling than stepping into your home after a long day’s work and unwinding. Imagine coming home to relax and instead, be greeted with unwanted odor in your home. Unwelcomed odors can pose a health risk to you and your loved ones. It also keeps family...

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COVID-19: Why Deep Cleaning Services Are Vital

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has forced us to re-evaluate our need for sanitation and in the time of social distancing and attempting to “flatten the curve” of what appears to be a global pandemic. As we learn how COVID-19 affects people of different ages in...

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The True Toll of Water Damage

Water damage is not as simple an inconvenience as needing to replace a few personal items. This issue can actually pose a surprisingly severe health risk, and is a problem for both your physical and financial well-being. Read on for the true toll that water damage can...

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Why You Should Test Your Atlanta Metro Area Home for Meth

For many people, testing a property for meth residue is not something they often consider having to do. However, there are many reasons why you should take this precaution before either occupying a new house yourself or renting a unit to new tenants—regardless of what...

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Preventing Mold, Protecting Your Health

Maybe you heard a horror story from a friend who got mold in their home, or maybe you’re dealing with a mold cleanup right now and wondering how you can avoid it in future. Either way, you’re looking for ways to prevent this harmful problem in your home—and you’re not...

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Hoarding Solutions: Selling vs. Cleanup

When dealing with a problem as large and complex as hoarding, it can be difficult to decide how to handle the clean-up process. Spaulding Decon offers both cleaning services and home purchasing options to help you or your loved ones move on with a healthier life....

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Safe Guide to Sharps Disposal

Sharps disposal can be a sticky situation. Traditional trash separators include convenient color-coordinated options for trash, compost, and recycling – but what about biohazardous medical waste? Spaulding Decon Dalton recognizes this as a serious issue, which is why...

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How to Respond to the Unattended Death of a Tenant

As a landlord in the greater Atlanta area, you are responsible for practically everything that happens within your building’s walls. If an unattended death is discovered in your building, your role as the landlord may be unclear. When a tenant is discovered to have...

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How To Handle A Hoarding Tenant In The Atlanta Metro Area

  If you have a tenant in the Atlanta Metro area that you suspect may be a hoarder, it can be a tricky situation. It is important to act with compassion and support your tenant, but you also have to look out for the well being of your property and the safety of...

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The Four Main Biohazards

Biohazard is a broad term that encompasses anything that may contain infectious material. With this breadth, it can be hard to know what materials are potentially dangerous or what to do with them. The average person has limited knowledge of biohazards, especially...

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Unattended Death Cleanup  

Unfortunately, sometimes someone may pass away alone in their home and not be discovered right away. When this is the case, it can be a shocking, sad, and confusing time for the loved ones left behind. While you may be understandably caught up in grief, it’s important...

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More Than Trash: Animal Hoarding

At Spaulding Decon Dalton Powder Springs, we talk quite a bit about hoarding in the Atlanta Metro Area and the cleanup process involved. While we can sort, recycle, discard, disinfect, and cleanup the trash and items that accumulate in a hoarder’s home, sometimes...

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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, serious mold infestations can be easily avoided. However, this is only if the resident knows what kind of mold they are dealing with and the...

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Who Cleans Up After A Suicide?

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in America. If someone you know and love commits suicide in the Atlanta Metro area, the grief you experience in the result is truly traumatic. It’s incredibly difficult to process the loss of someone in this manner, let...

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How Water Restoration Works

From burst pipes to flash flooding, water damage is an unfortunately common occurrence in the greater Atlanta area. At Spaulding Decon Dalton we know how important it is to act fast after water damage occurs. Here is exactly how our water restoration process works....

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What To Look For In A Crime Scene Cleanup Company

The result 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....

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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...

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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...

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How Hoarding Affects a Family

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,...

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Cleaning Blood from Tile Floors in Dalton, Georgia

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...

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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...

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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...

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