San Diego County Feces Cleanup Narrative
Here's information related to other types of San Diego County infectious waste cleanup including human feces cleanup, dog, cat, rat, mice, and bird feces. I am licensed, bonded, and insured for professional cleaning services and biohazard cleanup. For feces cleanup to reach the level of a biohazard cleanup, the feces must have blood in it. Feces cleanup then becomes biohazard cleanup as well.
Feces is infectious we know. Because the feces cleanup is infectious and does require a higher fee for labor and other types of housecleaning or building cleaning work. We know that made services do not do this type of work. Most often those involved in feces cleanup work or biohazard companies. They cannot compete with my prices.
My San Diego feces cleanup prices have a $250 service fee that includes the first hour of labor. So who pays for this outlandish service fee? Because I'm an "owner operator" of my business, I must remain flexible. At certain times of the year I'm willing to consider a lower service fee. Most often when I do lower the service the it's because of a feces cleanup job that will require a considerable number of hours.
If more than one hour is needed, but less than two hours, I add $20 for that additional hour. I recognize that sometimes feces cleanup may be done in just over an hour, in which case I do not add to the service fee.
For large jobs requiring more than two hours I charge from $30-$40 per hour. I base this fee on the conditions I must work within. Time of day, weather, parking, required chemicals, conditions of the building or outdoors environment all count toward feces cleanup costs. r my labor needs.
San Diego County's Large jobs are negotiable.
I remove feces from the premises. I scrub, rinse, and decontaminate the once soiled areas. I can add additional services to my feces cleanup work so as to help reclaim the original conditions prior to the soiling event.
There are times, for example, where dogs and cats have been allowed to roam free in a home. During this time they have defecated in number of rooms, upon pieces of furniture, and a number of horizontal surfaces. Walls may be stained by urine up to 18 inches high from the floor. In such cases the wall will require considerable work. It may require removal if odor remediation is a concern.
Floors sometimes require special consideration to remove fecal matter. For example, there is a lot of difference between removing feces from a carpet than from a wood floor. Carpet must be scrubbed, rinsed and disinfectant as best as possible. It should be understood, though, that there is no such thing as "disinfecting" or "sanitizing" a carpet to a "safe condition." But another way, there's no way to prove what has been disinfected and what is not been disinfected after feces cleanup. So it's best to do our most effective work and leave it at that.
By removing the fecal matter and scrubbing and rinsing those soiled areas of a carpet we help reduce feces odors. There can be no guarantees because there's no way to be certain if feces odors will persist for any period of time. Eventually odors do begin to dissipate until we can no longer perceive them.
Now, in the case of ceramic or linoleum floor covering, scraping the feces from the floor surface becomes easy enough once a cleaning solution dwells. Then the feces can be soaked up or vacuumed off the floor. This is a whole different ballgame as found in carpet cleaning.
I am a trained carpet cleaner, but I do not clean entire carpets. I do not clean entire carpets because I no longer have my carpet cleaning tools and equipment. There's not enough money to remain in the San Diego County carpet cleaning business. Therefore, when it comes to feces cleanup, I clean only those carpet areas soiled by feces. I do what amounts to spot cleaning.
Spot cleaning takes quite a bit of time when animals freely roam in a San Diego County soiled dwelling place. My fees for such cleaning are covered by my service fee, but when there's extensive spot cleaning involved, we may need to renegotiate my fees.
Ceramic cleans easily enough and fecal matter lifts easy enough once a cleaning solution has dwelled long enough. A disinfectant consisting of water and bleach will help to rinse the floor while disinfecting its surface. 25% Clorox bleach and 75% water usually serves as my disinfecting solution for decontaminating a feces contaminated ceramic floor.
Linoleum floors require some tender loving care when removing fecal matter. The content of feces will destroy some of the luster and even weekend linoleum surface areas. As a result it takes more time and concern when removing feces matter from linoleum floors. Sometimes when cracks are present a consideration of whether or not to remove portions of the linoleum arises. Most often my clients decide to leave the linoleum as is.
What floors can be some of the most troublesome surfaces for feces cleanup. As in the case of feces cleanup there may be some deterioration to wax and other types of wood floor protection. Applying a cleaning solution to a wood floor must be done with attention to time. Limiting the amount of exposure of the wood to the corrosive effects of the cleaning solution becomes important. I prefer to use a heavy soapy cleaning solution and let it dwell for 10 minutes and test.
Wood can be partially restored with a quick wax or application of wood preservative following a feces cleanup.
Wood floors saturated by feces and urine in apartments over long periods of time sometimes require removal. It's hard to say if the floor can be restored on a one-day feces cleanup effort. There's no way to tell if removal of the offending feces, scrubbing, rinsing, and disinfection will do the job. Plus, the floor must be sealed with a recognized paint sealer. Sometimes other substance can be used to help destroy the emanating fragrances from a wood floor. In the end, if the job must be completed in a short period of time, it sometimes wiser to remove the offending wood for replacement.
We learn to detest the fees odor we grow up. Biologically, there's really no good reason to be offended by this order. We know that in ancient China the Emperor's feces was often inspected by his physicians. The feces odor gave the physicians some indication of their emperor,s health. Of course, we no longer follow this line of reasoning in today's medical science.
We do know that feces carries over 6000 viruses. So it is dangerous because we never know when anyone of those species of virus will lead to illness. For example, take bird feces. It's the common pigeon poop that carries the flu we sometimes become infected with. What happens is that these birds sit on their perches. Below their perches may stand a puddle water. Soon the water becomes contaminated by the bird feces. The feces leaches from the viruses. Critters then drink the water. They pass these viruses on which somehow leads to connecting to the human species. And this is how the flu becomes prevailing in human society.
We know that feces odors in some farmland areas becomes overwhelming. Not only feces but urine adds to these fragrances. What happens in factory farming that may involve cattle and pigs leads to tens of thousands of tons of feces upon the landscape. This would seem to create enough feces odors alone. But then when the rains come the runoff water carries the feces and urine from the collected feces to streams and rivers. Soon the soaked mountains of feces reeks. The water runoff increases and the contaminating water solution spreads far and wide. It's as bad as the chemicals used in factory farming today.
Feces cleanup has a long history in the development of human societies. Most likely in the beginning of our social organization we soon realized that we could not live in the proximity of our own feces. Because feces gives off strong odors it soon becomes an invitation to predators. It didn't take long for human wisdom to capture the idea that we needed to live well separated from our feces. As a result we spent our waking hours defecating far from home.
We survived in our early years of hunting and gathering on seeds, fruits, vegetables, and insects. These substances were quick to pass the right digestive system and exit the rectum. They also were less prone to create those powerful fragrances so inviting to predators. It's when we began to scavenge carcasses of critter neighbors that are feces took on those strong fragrances so often associated with defecating behavior. Of course, hunting also added to our meat supply in this became preferable to eating that maggot infested meat found decaying in the sun.
Not in San Diego County, but in ancient Greece and Rome, slaves served for feces cleanup needs. From that time forward those of us in the feces cleanup task received less consideration on the social hierarchy index. Feces cleanup became stigmatized, that is. But since slaves were a necessary part of society, at least even Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle believed so, slaves used in the feces cleanup practice were considered a necessary part of the picture.
My the Middle Ages the feces cleanup practice took on more as official servants to the aristocrats. They took care of feces cleanup needs throughout castles and other lodgings.
By the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, the task of feces cleanup fell to young women who were called "chambermaids." They worked in the masters chambers and one of their primary tasks was to remove the chamber pots. Chamber pots held their masters feces and urine. Of course, other members of the family use chamber pots. The chamber pots were then poured out a window into a moat or land area below.
Because odors grew horrific it soon became necessary for the ruling classes to move from one castle to another. Plus we can imagine the flies were quite a nuisance because the feces built up quite rapidly.
Then if we consider all the animal waste products found in the farm settings within a castle's protective walls; it becomes apparent feces became a genuine nuisance. In those days, people had not yet associated the illnesses, the bacteria and viruses, associated with human feces or animal feces. The association between feces and the terrible illnesses born by contaminated water remained for the future.
Time moved forward and the role of the chambermaid became more sophisticated. Before long she was on her way out to a collective area most often located between large Victorian homes. This was in the 19th century. She would take her master's chamber pots outdoors to a field. There she would don't the contents and return to the house for more work.
Other chambermaid's in neighboring houses performed the same task and dumped their masters' feces on the same the ground. We can imagine how heavily soiled the ground became my this feces and urine collection ritual. Before long the hapless chambermaids were stepping in the feces and tracking it back to their masters' homes. For how long this practice continued we have no idea.
We do know from history, though, at either one or more enterprising entrepreneurs redesigned the chambermaid shoes so as to restrict the amount of feces stepped upon. This led to the invention of high heels. So there we have it. Today's high heels, what were used to help women increase their sex appeal, if we are to believe the explanation for wearing high heels, grew higher and higher to track less and less feces into homes.
How these feces cleanup high-heel shoes metamorphosed into consumer goods would take Madison Avenue advertising.
To digress, if we look to the increase and the female use of cigarette tobacco in the 20th century, we get a hint of how high heels became a spectacular merchandising success.
It happens that during World War I the American propagandist known as Edward Bernays moved into advertising for Madison Avenue at the end of the war. Using his propaganda techniques, advertisers would apply these techniques to increasing consumer confidence and increase buying behavior.
So during the 1922 world's fair in New York City, a spectacular event occurred on the very first night. As newspaper reporters and magazine writers covered the arrival of leaders from around the world, young socialites arrived curve-side for pictures. Soon these pictures would appear in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States and western world.
What happened that very first night of the New York world's fair would change women's attitudes and behavior. So what happened?
As young attractive women exited their chaperones' limousines, they were seem to be wearing dresses that were no longer than their ankles. A big no-no in those days. They were also seen to be wearing Statue of Liberty-like headware. They were also seen to be smoking cigarettes. In those days, a "decent" woman could not. Only "fallen" red light district women smoked cigarettes. And last but not least, these women were wearing high-heeled shoes. So the story of high-heel shoes from chambermaid's to socialites to today continues. It continues to the shores of Puerto Rico where 7 inch spiked high-heel shoes are considered high-fashion. In all of this from feces cleanup by chambermaids.
So, today, San Diego County women smoke and San Diego County women wear high heel shoes, but not for feces cleanup work.
My Carlsbad feces cleanup prices will reflect the distance from my home. These prices will be somewhat lower than in the city of Ramona. It has a population of about 21,000 people. Because it's found to the east of San Diego County's coastal cities, it's more difficult to reach and therefore increases my feces cleanup expenses. Then compare Chula Vista to Oceanside and the distance traveled between the two feces cleanup. My feces cleanup fee needs become apparent when considering when considering traffic, gasoline, where Tara my vehicle.