Bio-One of Colorado decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

Behind the Scenes with Bio-One – Navigating the Complex World of Biohazard Cleanup

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Living In Denver Podcast and Bio One of Colorado

Biohazard cleanup is little known but crucial for restoring safety after traumatic incidents. A recent Living in Denver podcast with Alex Saldana featured Krista and Matt Gregg from Bio-One. They provided an insider's look at the demanding world of biohazard remediation.

Bio-One: More Than Just a Cleaning Service

"We help with some really sensitive situations, unattended deaths, if someone dies by suicide. We help with homeless encampments and we do smaller things like mold remediation. We can help with rodent dropping cleanup, or dog urine and feces, all the fun stuff you probably don't talk about at the dinner table."

Bio-One isn’t your typical cleaning service. They help remediate suicides, hoarding, and meth lab cleanups. During the conversation, Krista and Matt emphasize their commitment not only to the physical cleaning but to handling each situation with the sensitivity and respect it deserves.

Helping with Homeowners Insurance

"So we typically really talk about that in the initial call. Any type of biohazard remediation. If somebody has died by suicide, if it's an unattended death where there are health hazards involved, I tell people I don't know what your policy states but in the vast majority of cases we've found that homeowners insurance will cover this."

Navigating insurance claims is a key part of their service. Krista and Matt discuss the importance of initiating the insurance process on behalf of their clients, easing one burden during a time of stress. They also ensure properties are safe to occupy, prioritizing remediation assistance over financial concerns.

The Emotional Weight of Biohazard Cleanup

"We're not like robots where we're coming in and we're not like absorbing. I mean, every single day we're absorbing the trauma, the emotions, or the situation, so one of the challenging things after you do this over and over again is also finding ways where we can take care of ourselves."

The podcast highlighted the emotional toll on the Bio-One team. Remediating biohazardous situations means absorbing the associated trauma. Krista and Matt explain how their team practices self-care and have established protocols to ensure their team’s mental health is protected. This aspect sheds light on the human side of a business that is, all too often, hidden from public view.

Homeless Encampments and Community Safety

"But, you know, it's trying to strike that balance of we need to get something done very efficiently and very quickly, but people are people. They are human beings. You can't just bulldoze somebody's life away."

A hot topic in many cities across the country, Krista and Matt touch on the sensitive issue of homeless encampments. They work closely with municipalities to address these challenges compassionately and effectively, always striving to balance public safety with respect for the individuals affected. Bio-One's approach involves recovering pieces of property and handing them over to the city to store them for a time, allowing individuals to reclaim them. They have a strong commitment to humane treatment alongside community safety.

The conversation reveals the depth and complexity of running a biohazard cleanup business. It’s not just about cleaning; it’s about caring—for the clients, their homes, and the emotional well-being of everyone involved. Bio-One’s dedication to compassion, coupled with their meticulous attention to the technical and insurance aspects of their work, makes them a unique and vital service in times of crisis.

At Bio-One, we often encounter questions about our approach to hoarding cleanup, particularly regarding estimates and involvement of the hoarder themselves. Our approach is centered on respect, trust, and a deep understanding of the psychological elements at play.

Understanding the Need for Trust

The most critical aspect of our work is building trust with the individual. Imagine someone making decisions about your possessions without your input; it would feel invasive and distressing. That's precisely why we insist on involving the hoarder directly in the decision-making process. Our first step is always to understand their needs, wants, pace, comfort level, and goals. This approach helps in making them feel in control, which is crucial for a successful cleanup.

Tailoring the Cleanup to Individual Needs

Without direct input from the hoarder, it's impossible to develop an accurate remediation plan. Every situation is unique, and understanding the specific needs and goals of the individual is paramount. This cannot be achieved without their active participation. Only by engaging with the hoarder can we determine the scope of work, the costs, and the resources needed, ensuring that the plan aligns with their comfort and readiness.

Encouraging Readiness and Open Conversations

Change can only happen when the individual is ready. For those who are not yet at that point, we recommend initiating open, empathetic conversations about their situation. Websites like offer resources to find therapists specialized in hoarding, which can be invaluable in bridging the gap between concern and action.

Our commitment at Bio-One is to respect each individual's journey and provide support that not only cleans but also heals. Each project is a step towards recovery, not just for the environment but for the person at its heart.

Bio-One Hoarding Customer Testimonial

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Matt and Krista with Bio-One of Colorado celebrating with Finn and Matt from Special Olympics Colorado and two raffle winners.

We are thrilled to share the fantastic news about our recent fundraiser event, hosted in collaboration with Living the Dream Brewing Co., in support of Special Olympics Colorado. The event was not just a gathering; it was a celebration of community, generosity, and the spirit of giving back. And now, we're excited to announce that, thanks to your incredible support, we've raised a total of $2,359 to date!

A Day to Remember

The fundraiser, held on a sunny afternoon at Living the Dream Brewery, was a heartwarming display of camaraderie and kindness. From 2:00 to 4:00 PM, the brewery was abuzz with laughter, conversation, and the clinking of glasses as people came together for a cause close to our hearts. For every beer sold, $1 was donated to Special Olympics Colorado, adding to the growing pool of funds raised for this amazing organization.

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Finn and Matt from Special Olympics Colorado sharing their joy as they draw the raffle numbers.

But the generosity didn't stop there. Our raffle, featuring prizes cumulatively valued at over $500, was a highlight of the event. Attendees eagerly purchased tickets, hoping to win one of the eight fabulous prizes, three of which were worth over $150 each. The excitement peaked at 4:00 PM when two surprise guests from Special Olympics Colorado, Fin and Matt, helped us pick the winning tickets. Their presence added a special touch to the event, reminding us all of the real heroes we were there to support.

A Heartfelt Thank You

We want to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in the fundraiser. Whether you joined us at Living the Dream Brewery, purchased raffle tickets, or made an online donation, your generosity has made a significant impact. The funds raised will go a long way in supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Colorado, providing them with opportunities to showcase their talents and celebrate their achievements.

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Matt and Krista Gregg from Bio-One of Colorado enjoying a beer with Jayme from Living the Dream Brewing Co.

A special shoutout to Living the Dream Brewery for being such fantastic hosts and partners in this endeavor. Their contribution and hospitality played a crucial role in the success of the event.

Looking Ahead: The Polar Plunge

The excitement doesn't end here! In celebration of surpassing our fundraising goal, our team at Bio-One of Colorado is gearing up for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge on April 6. Yes, you read that right! We'll be taking the plunge in our biohazard suits at the Aurora Reservoir. It's our way of showing our unwavering support for Special Olympics Colorado and the incredible athletes who inspire us every day.

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Matt and Krista Gregg, Bio-One of Colorado, wearing biohazard suits.

Stay tuned for updates and photos from the Polar Plunge. We can't wait to share this adventurous and meaningful experience with you all.

Continuing the Support

The fundraiser may be over, but our support for Special Olympics Colorado continues. If you couldn't attend the event but still wish to contribute, it's not too late! You can make a donation online at Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference in the lives of these remarkable athletes.

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We're thrilled to share an exciting event that combines our love for community, craft beer, and a great cause. Bio-One of Colorado is partnering with Living the Dream Brewery to host a fundraiser supporting Special Olympics Colorado. It's an opportunity to come together, enjoy some fantastic brews, and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Bio One of Colorado and Living the Dream Brewery

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Living the Dream Brewery, 9150 Commerce Center Cir #300, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

During the event, $1 from every beer sold between 2:00 and 4:00 PM will be donated to Special Olympics Colorado. But that's not all! We're also organizing a raffle with some incredible prizes cumulatively valued at over $500. All proceeds from the raffle tickets will directly support the Special Olympics.

RSVP on our Facebook Event page!

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As if great beer and exciting prizes weren't enough, you can root for your favorite Elite Eight teams during March Madness. It's the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon – supporting a great cause while enjoying good company and delicious brews.

Here's something even more exciting: If Bio-One of Colorado reaches our fundraising goal of $2,000, our team will take on the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at the Aurora Reservoir on April 6, dressed in our biohazard suits! It's a fun and bold way to show our commitment to this incredible organization.

For those who can't make it to the event but still wish to contribute, you can make a donation online at Every little bit helps, and we're grateful for your support.

We're looking forward to seeing many of you at Living the Dream Brewery on March 30. It's an opportunity for us to give back to our community and support an organization that does so much for individuals with disabilities. Let's raise our glasses and funds for Special Olympics Colorado!

We are thrilled to announce that Bio-One of Colorado is a Supporting Sponsor of the Special Olympics Colorado. Our commitment to supporting the community and helping first aligns perfectly with the mission of the Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with disabilities.

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Representatives from Special Olympics, Lone Tree Police Department, and Krista Gregg from Bio-One of Colorado

Did you know that it costs $256 to support one athlete for an entire year of programming?

Special Olympics Colorado is an incredible organization that not only offers sports opportunities but also provides health screenings and leadership opportunities to its athletes. It costs $256 to support one athlete for an entire year of programming and every contribution helps ensure that these athletes can continue to thrive and excel.

Bio-One of Colorado would like to raise enough money to support 10 athletes and donations of all sizes make an impact!

In a show of solidarity and support, if we reach our fundraising goal of $2,000, Bio-One team members will take the plunge in the Aurora Reservoir on April 6, 2024 in our biohazard suits! This unique twist is our way of adding some fun to the challenge and highlighting the importance of the cause.

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Click here to donate now and support these athletes!

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Bio-One of Colorado owners, Krista Gregg and Matt Gregg, in biohazard suites.

Thank you for your support, and let's make a splash for a great cause!

Bio-One of Colorado is a biohazard cleaning company dedicated to helping those in need. Our services include crime scene cleanup, hoarding remediation, and more. We believe in giving back to our community and are proud to support organizations like the Special Olympics Colorado.

Hoarding is a topic that often goes undiscussed, yet it's an issue that affects many. NFL star Jason Kelce's humorous confession about his locker room habits on the New Heights Podcast sheds light on this often-misunderstood behavior. It's a great starting point for exploring the spectrum of hoarding and how it intersects with current organization trends.

Note: The New Heights podcast features explicit content.

Clutter and collecting exists on a spectrum. It ranges from mild clutter, where the living space is disorganized but still functional, to severe, where the clutter significantly impacts daily functioning and safety. Kelce's light-hearted admission highlights how common it is to hold onto items longer than necessary, a behavior that many can relate to.

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Golden, Colorado hoarding job

This spectrum is essential to consider in the context of rising organization trends. As seen in the Bio-One hoarding guide, organization isn't just about minimalism or aesthetics; it's about functionality and mental health. Clutter can cause stress and anxiety, and decluttering can be therapeutic. Our hoarding guide includes the following topics:

  1. The Five Levels of Hoarding
  2. Why Do We Struggle With Clutter?
  3. Why A Clean Home Matters
  4. Organization Trends
  5. Your Spring Cleaning Guide
  6. But What If I Have Kids?
  7. When to Call in Backup

When it comes to organizing and spring cleaning, you can take notes from a variety of influencers. Two of our favorite are Margareta Magnusson, author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, and the Home Edit, who's main philosophy is combining form, function, and fun for a home that stays neat and organized while keeping personality as a strong feature. They also released a helpful and entertaining Netflix series called Get Organized with the Home Edit in 2020. Definitely worth watching!

Hoarding is a complex issue that exists on a wide spectrum. From Jason Kelce's humorous take to the serious implications of severe hoarding, it's clear that organization and decluttering are about more than just cleanliness. They're about creating a healthy, stress-free environment where we can thrive. As we embrace the latest trends in organization, from mindful purchasing to digital decluttering, we can all take steps towards a more organized, functional, and serene life.

For more insights on hoarding and organization strategies, read Bio-One's comprehensive hoarding guide here.

First Responder Relay Presented by Bio-One, Inc.

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the First Responder Relay in Las Vegas on October 16th. The First Responders Relay is a 9 person 48-mile running relay with stages ranging from 4.0 miles to 7.7 miles. The relay is competition comprised of first responder personnel from throughout the United States and the World, and is hosted by the California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF).

There is still time to register, but don't delay! Registration closes September 18.  Visit to join us in Las Vegas!


The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc. 


Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service. 


"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because   First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet.  We look forward to working with them for years to come."


Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members. 


The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.


"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."


The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!


About the United States Police and Fire Championships

The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit 


Disclosing death when selling a home

If buying or selling a home in Colorado is in your future, you're likely well versed the entire process from the initial offer to closing. But are you aware that disclosing a death in the home may be required? Here's what you need to know. 

Property Disclosure Documents

No matter how perfect a house looks on the outside, there is often property information a buyer needs to disclose before the sale can go through. Property disclosure documents reveal known structural issues, neighborhood nuisances, hazards, HOA details, water damage, notable repairs made to the home and death in the home. 

Rules for reporting a death in the home vary by state, and variations in rules may include:

  • Timeframe: When the death occurred. 
  • How the person passed away: If the death occurred naturally versus due to negligence on the property.
  • Hauntings: If the seller has knowledge that the property is being haunted by the dead. 

So what are the rules in Colorado? Here are the details:

On, Duane Duggan, a Realtor for RE/MAX of Boulder in Colorado, explains:

Bottom line, according to the legislation, such information [murder or suicide occurring on the property] does not have to be disclosed. But can it be disclosed? Yes, it can. This is a discussion that needs to happen between the seller, real estate broker and a real estate attorney.

If you're buying a home in Colorado and would like to research this information on your own, promises to pull these records for you. 

For a state by state guide on disclosure laws we recommend visiting this resource on

Remediating After a Death in a Home

If a death recently occurred in the home you're hoping to purchase, there may have been biohazards from bloodborne pathogens that required remediation. Consider asking the seller how the death was remediated to ensure proper steps were taken. Remediation processes may vary depending on the location of the death, how the death occurred, types of flooring, and if the death was undiscovered for days or weeks. 

Bio-One technicians are trained and equipped to properly disinfect biohazards from bloodborne pathogens, and we ensure safe biohazard material handling and disposal. Once the entire area is cleaned of blood and body fluids, we also help property owners restore the location to its pre-incident state. 

If you are selling a home in Colorado and need a biohazard remediated or want to ensure remediation was done correctly, give our Bio-One team a call: 720-365-2393. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner. 


At Bio-One of Colorado, we are often asked what chemicals cleanup blood, feces and other biohazards, and our team always uses our four proprietary chemicals, one of which is a tuberculocide. But one household cleaner continues to pop up in conversation as we’re often asked, “Can I use bleach to clean it up?”

Bleach, commonly known as Clorox, can be found in households across the U.S. And before we dive in too deep, we want to assure you that we also use bleach in our home! But not when we’re on the job cleaning and disinfecting biohazards. Here are three reasons why.

Bleach Loses Potency

  • After only a few months of sitting on the shelf at your local grocery store or in your home (or both) the potency of bleach declines and continues to decline over time. As potency decreases, bleach takes longer to kill bacteria and viruses, meaning you might have to let bleach sit on a contaminated surface for a few minutes or longer to disinfect.
  • The only way to determine potency levels is to test the chemical every few months. Our home doesn’t have the tools for this test, and - like most households - we “guestimate” an appropriate time needed for disinfection. But when it comes to biohazards, especially some of the nastier bacteria or viruses, a guess or estimate doesn’t cut it.
  • This is why Bio-One uses a proprietary tuberculocide. This chemical has a long shelf-life, and works quickly and reliably to kill many pathogens, including MRSA, C-diff, and HIV, that may be in blood, vomit, fecal matter, urine, gross filth, or other bodily fluids.

Bleach is an Irritant

  • Large spaces – whether public or private – such as stairwells, spacious rooms, apartments, stores and offices, need to be ready for use as soon as our work is complete. Furthermore, after a traumatic event or during an overwhelming situation, it’s critical that we use chemicals that don’t result in another problem such as eye, throat or skin irritations. This may be difficult to accomplish with bleach.
  • Easily identified by the smell, bleach mist or vapors can be extremely irritating. The Clorox Company’s Safety Data Sheet on bleach states, “While not expected, heart conditions or chronic respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, or obstructive lung disease may be aggravated by exposure to high concentrations of vapor or mist.”
  • In an effort to reduce harm, chemicals used by Bio-One pack a punch for blood pathogens without compromising heath from lasting irritating vapors and mist.

Bleach is for Non-Porous Surfaces Only

  • That’s right! While powerful on ceramic tile, vinyl and linoleum, bleach is not suitable for porous surfaces such as marble and hardwood floors. Biohazard scenes are unpredictable, and Bio-One’s tuberculocide is key as it disinfects porous and non-porous surfaces.

All this being said, we genuinely hope you never encounter a biohazard situation. But if you do, don’t reach for the bleach. Contact Bio-One so we can safely and quickly help.