I'm Eddie Evans and I remove Los Angeles's human, dog, cat, rat, mouse, bird, and other types of feces or poop from premises indoors and outdoors.
My XXXX service fee is a minimum $250 and includes the first hour of labor and chemicals. The "one hour" means up to 1 hour of my labor. It does not mean that if I complete the feces and poop cleanup task in less than an hour I must somehow do more cleaning for the remainder of one hour. I point this out to clarify what "up to one hour" means. In the past people have asked me to vacuum their carpet, clean their kitchen and so forth for the remainder of one hour.
Thereafter I often charge $40 to $50 per hour, after the first hour included in the service fee. In some situations, usually very large feces cleanup tasks, I might negotiate the total job, especially when it takes days. In such cases a filthy house cleanup or hoarding cleanup are also involved. Likewise, blood cleanup tasks also have different prices. Homicide, suicide, and unattended death cleanup also require greater charges. It's a good idea to call and ask questions.
Because of physical constraints I no longer work in attics and prefer not to work in crawl spaces. With some exceptions I do crawl under houses, but in special cases involving feces or poop or "skat."
I use the terms feces and poop interchangeably because people interested in my services use one or the other or both; by using these words as I do I help people find me, I believe. Also, feces seems to have a more formal, medical science-like connotation. "Poop" seems to have more of an adolescent connotation, although both mean the same thing, excrement, human or otherwise. Many other words exist throughout the world related to human feces and other animal's poop. On other pages I briefly explore these terms to help share information related to the very special topics humans seem to create in matters related to feces and feces-poop cleanup efforts.
For myself, I became interested in the topic of humanity's feces cleanup and removal when I researched the role of human feces in our history, especially in technological matters; then there's the heath issues that we must keep in the forefront of our social and political awareness. Failure to adhere to the biological and medical sciences discoveries creates great pain and suffering around the world almost daily. Many millions of people have died over the centuries because human feces contaminated the food and/or drinking water.
Questions I ask
- Can you email me? (call for email address)
- How and when do you expect to pay?
- What city? (Note: I'm hard-of-hearing and you may need to say the county name.)
- What time can work begin?
- Is this a house, condominium, apartment, mobile home, recreational vehicle?
- Is this a one-time occurrence or is this an ongoing issue?
- Is this the result of diarrheas?
- Is this indoors, outdoors, or both?
- Is this in the bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, hallway or more?
- Is parking available and where?
Your answers help me prefare for the task ahead. Some types of work in certain place require different tools. Then there's the chemicals that I may need as well as equipment.
I have over 17 years of experience in the infectious waste cleanup business and have cleaned in 24 states. No, not all of these cleaning jobs involved feces or poop cleanup; most of these other states involved homicide, suicide, and unattended death cleanup work. Although, I have cleaned massive amounts of cat poop in Arizona and a ton or so of mouse poop in Denver, Colorado. In Espanola, New Mexico I did a very large mouse poop cleanup job that involved Haunta Virus. Otherwise, my feces cleanup work has primarily taken place in California from Sacramento to San Diego.
What I've gained doing other types of infectious waste cleaning related work generalizes to the poop cleanup tasks I find in California. Note too that poop and feces cleanup work is not biohazard cleanup work, unless human feces contaminated by blood is involved, in which case it becomes biohazardous. But that's another discussion and would probably not become much of an issue with my cleaning business, unlike other businesses in the biohazard cleanup business.
I work alone
Because I work alone and own my own cleaning business I save you money. I still have those business related expenses like vehicle insurance, vehicle costs, business insurance (biohazard cleanup insurance as well), telephone expenses, business license, and marketing (which is my greatest expense by far).
It would seem that because I work alone I must take longer than my competitors, if I have any competitors, which is not likely in most cases. I have no competitors because cleaning companies cannot afford to charge my cleaning fees while paying employees to do the cleaning; more, employees tend to linger on the job so as to pad the invoice. I have no such motivation since I'm grossing $250 for one hour of work, unless it's a bigger job. Still, I'm making good money by most accounts that include or exclude cleaning companies with employees.
Cleaning after feces or poop contamination - What I do
It happens accidentally and by design. Some people, especially when they're very your or getting older, like baby boomers (Those of us over 60.) and their parents, loose control of their bowels (spincter muscle too) at the worse time. It's natural and we must expect it. Diarrehea also plays a part in the stool issues of baby boomers. Its embarassing beyond all getout, but it's something we must prepare to handle.
Fortunately for some folks they have that discretionary income that helps deal with unwanted feces and poop in their premises or businesses, outdoors as well. So for paying out of pocket this most owneress task gets done by others. It's a part of the human conditions and parents, especially mothers, take part in poop cleanup daily; but it's not adult and it's someone elses, and that's a problem because it's psychological.
Feces cleanup has a long history of falling to the lower classes of societies. For the early Greeks and then Romans, slaves took care of feces cleanup. By the late middle-ages and almost to the 19th century, chamber maids carried out the heavy lifting when it came to feces cleanup. This is an interesting story in itself, too.
There's more going on too. What about the homeless and squatters. The homeless usually have no designated place to poop, so someone unknown to them does the poop cleanup work. On Los Angeles City streets as well as other large cities, private powerwashing companies slowly walk parallel to city streets, especially in Skid Row, and flush the feces from the sidewalks along with urine. It makes its way to the street and there remains until a street sweeper picks it up. On one pays close attention, but his will change one day. For now it remains out-of-sight and out-of-mind. It would cost too much monety to handle it otherwise.
Then there's the XXXX squatters. They move into XXXX's abandoned homes or XXXX homes temporarily vacated until XXXX probate courts settle issues or out of state family relations make decisions.
What happens in the case of probate courts is that when a homeowner dies and no one inherits their property, or there's a dispute over who get the property, the state contols the property until legal questions are answered. Meanwhile, quietly, without invitation, squatters move in and make it their own. No, there's usually no running water or electricity, but never mind. Squatters use the toilets even thought they cannot be flushed. As a result they fill these toilets and move to the next; human feces often slides down the side of these toilets as the squatters insist on using these overflowing vessels anyway.
Then there's those orange buckets from Home Depot that come into use as poop containers. Containing feces and urine, these usually end up in the corner of a bedroom and overflow. It's a mess!
What I Do
At the very least I remove the the matter, effluents, excrement known as feces or poop from an interior or exterior environemnt, which may consist of a single defication or numerous defications, planned or accidental. At the very least, I remove a one-time planed poop from an outdoor area contaminated by a homeless person or child caught too far from home.
My task may take minutes or up to an hour; at times it take more than an hour when a homeless person, for example, chooses to offend those who have in some way offended them.
For example, repeatedly for over 3 months a homeless person pooped in an alley doorway in San Diego City's 6th Street area. No just feces, but a putrid, cementatious mixture of human poop slimed the alley door and the hallway doors leading to this backdoor entrance. Somehow the business owners had pushed this homeless person too far and he used the only weapon he had for revenge, litterally pooping on their door, the walls, surrounding cement surface, and smeared the door handle. Each feces cleanup took over an hour because the culprit had eaten something to cause diarreha, which squirted out and stuck like succo. Cleaning required dwell time for my chemicals and repeated scrubbing and rinsing. Because I had to supply the water the effort took even longer.
Depending on circumstances, I may end up cleaning a bathroom or kitchen floor if soiled by feces. This takes place after the feces cleanup. Here's the sort of episode leading to this situation.
An elderly woman has a problem from an illness and becomes heavily constipated. Then at once, in a terrible and uncontrollable release of feces, she poops uncontrollably in her kitchen. She dashes from the kitchen sink area across the room to the bathroom, but leaves a trail of gooy poop behind. Too sick to remove this poop trail herself, she finds me or someone like me. If she has relatives, especially offspring out of state with a discretionary income, they may do the feces cleanup research on Google and find me.
I have more information about feces and poop cleanup type issues at this California crime scene cleanup web site.
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