Germs and Feces
$250 CASH (Includes up to 1 hour of labor)
Most of my Southern California feces cleanup work involves human feces cleanup.
My feces cleanup prices for Southern California will vary depending on distance to the work site. As you can imagine, the distance to the work site adds to my travel costs. The distance the feces cleanup site also adds to my time on the road. In these days traffic congestion is a nightmare throughout anyone day's 24 hour period.
Yes, my service charge is $250 for which I charge simply to start my truck. As a courtesy, though, I include up to one hour labor as part of this arrangement. Please do not become confused by the one hour of labor. I say "up to one hour of labor" in this applies to the feces removal task. I point this out because sometimes people confuse "one hour of labor" to mean that I will do additional labor for up to one hour beyond the feces cleanup task itself.
Also I should point out that $250 is "cheap" compared to what my competitors charge. I know for a fact that some callers have contacted biohazard cleanup companies that have offered feces cleanup services for as much as $1500. I know to that many biohazard cleanup companies will not even do feces cleanup because it's not enough for them. You see, the biohazard cleanup business is a subset of the County Sheriff-Coroner employees crony business relations. I know this is so because I've been in the biohazard cleanup business for 16 years.
What happens is the corners employees refers to contact the family following a homicide, suicide, or unattended death. The then direct the family to one or two biohazard cleanup companies, which they say, "I'm not supposed to do this, but you need to have a professional company cleanup this mess and these guys are good, I know." The fact is they know these people personally an expected 10% kickback, or the actually own the company's. I've had families tell me they were directed to companies by corners employees numerous times.
So it happens that is not were some biohazard cleanup companies even bother doing feces cleanup work because there in business for the big money. So $250 is not that great for feces cleanup work. Some people simply can't afford it and that's understandable. The have to do the work themselves just like families who suffer from the death of a family member due to homicide, suicide, or unattended death.
The maid services do not to feces cleanup work I know. In fact, if they know that human feces or other animal feces contaminates an environment in which their working, it will not even open up the door to the building. There in the business of dusting, mopping, and wiping off shelves and sinks. They clean to motel standards, period. So my feces cleanup business is a rare find for many people.
I also pointed out because some people believe that when I can complete the feces cleanup task in a few minutes, I should give them a price break or some kind of deduction. This is not my intent of offering the up to one hour of labor consideration. For additional work I may charge anywhere from $40 per hour to $50 per hour. It's a rare day when I charge less than $40 per hour for feces cleanup, but it has happened in the past. It's a matter of negotiating. Below I explained some of the conditions that lead to my price system as well as concerns arise in any feces cleanup negotiation. Distanced any work site plays a big role in the prices they charge. Since I live in Cypress, California I must consider distance. At this writing, I am still able to charge $250 for feces cleanup in the following counties.
Los Angeles County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
Four parts of orange County in Los Angeles County, I can arrange to clean beyond to, three, and even four hours. And if it takes me as long as six hours for feces cleanup work in designated cities in these counties, I could consider $25 per hour depending on the working conditions. But this would depend upon what I find when I first enter the home or business environment.
What sort of conditions to I look for in a feces cleanup task?
Because I must carry cleaning tools, equipment, and chemicals, I must consider the distance to the work site itself. Must I climb stairs or a hill? Must they park around the corner be on site in my vehicle? Must I deal with traffic to reach the cleaning site? It's always best when I can park in the customers driveway, even back in. But this is an ideal condition and rarely met. Parking availability in place for parking play big part in overall security. I have lost thousands of dollars in tools and equipment over the years because of neighborhood thieves. So I'm very much attuned to parking conditions. I especially do not like paying to park when doing feces cleanup work and I will add an additional fee for this burden.
I received calls for my feces cleanup work from people who have not even seen the job site. These people may have found me on the Internet when doing a search and found that I offer this service for one and for two, they recognize that my cleaning fee is the best they're going to find. So it's not so unusual for a family or business to hire me and send me into a building and conditions they have not seen. It's not unusual to find toilets overflowing with human feces, feces cleaning to the sides of the toilet and upon the floor below. It's not uncommon to find 5 gallon pails a human feces throughout rooms. Such conditions arise when squatters move into a home without running water and electricity.
As a result it helps when I know if I'm going to need water and electricity. If I must use a generator it's fine with me, I dismissed add on to the overall costs. What about my "cash payment" conditioning such arrangements? I must talk with the responsible party and find out what sort of business they represent. As for families, I cannot help them. I cannot do feces cleanup in this environment expecting payment from family members who I may never see let alone find an address that actually represents their own living space.
Sometimes I mass to go under a house to clean out bear feces, also known as "skat." This is hard work and sometimes I not able to perform the work. It's not only that it is physically exhausting, the distance between the floor of the home or building is to close to the soil below. I must have room to work. And when I do go under building the cleanup feces, you can bet I'm going to charge an extra fee. So please consider this before calling.
Also, when someone hires me to work beyond my one hour, I will take into consideration if I must clean out the closet, fireplace, or other closed in area. It is in these areas that I most exposed to a high density of airborne bacteria and viruses.
Means of payment it is by cash of course. I only point this out again because it will accept checks from some corporations, some government agencies, and some privately ran social welfare companies. I prefer payment as soon as possible.
Security issues go to distance from my parking space as well as hazards created by obstacles, poor flooring, rickety stairs, lighting issues, neighborhood gangs, and other related issues. I prefer not to work in hazardous areas that can lead to falling. For example, I prefer to stay off of ladders. If I have to go on a ladder to clean feces, and I may need to charge more. I consider this a work hazard and as such it is a security issue.
This idea of "feces anonymity" goes to the reason most people hire me. It goes to the issue of our cultural background in our early training in life to understand the filthiness of human feces as well as the feces of other animals. In fact, we create a taboo around human feces in particular. It's hard to find anything more shameful for a young child in kindergarten or the first grade then to poop in their pants.
Early on in life, our relationship to our own feces can in some way instill a sense of shame and us because of an unfortunate accident occurring in our pants. Imagine that every day across the United States children make fun of one another or someone in particular because they pooped their pants. Remember too, that in young children they tend to put off defecating until the go home because of the embarrassment of using the school rest rooms. Imagine two that they get excited on the playgrounds and lose control of their bowels when they least expect it. Running, jogging, pushing, pulling, lifting, throwing, and simply kicking a ball can result in passing feces from their penis into their underpants. As a result the become targets of derision and scorn.
As a result they lose friends and they lose face in front of their peers who are most important to them in their school environment, their social circle. Throughout their education they may have lost friends that would have benefited them academically and in other ways. So our relationship to our own feces may help to shape our future among those who we will share our time for years to come in academic settings.
We use private stalls in public rest rooms to shield ourselves from prying eyes as we defecate into toilets. We do this because we know our own feces carries a stigma is somehow related to us. We know because we been conditioned to believe so and so it is. Some people hire me and others like me for feces cleanup. We've always look to the lower end of the economic stratum for others to cleanup feces. At once slaves, then chambermaids, and finally "sanitary sewer workers.
Four social and cultural reasons we tend to ignore our own feces. It's not unusual for people to poop in a toilet, clean themselves, and then look way as the arise from the toilet seat before closing it, and then flushing the feces into oblivion through the sanitary sewer system.
If that was all there was to it, it would be fine. But it's not all that there is to it. Our feces tells us something about her health and we should be aware of it at least some of the time.
We have a tendency to ignore those aspects of our own bodies that we prefer not to think about, I know. I recall my young nephew living with a black, crusty, cracked moral on the back of his left can calf. He ignored it as it grew from a small, tiny black back until it began to bleed. In fact, he had been warned about it by people who noticed it in his social crowd. He had two children to. Because he was fair skinned, blue-eyed, and had blonde hair, there was no mistaking the outcomes of this growth. It was cancerous and known by dermatologists as a sure killer.
Ruby fought his cancer for two years before it finally killed him. In fact, the day he was told by doctors there was no more that they could do for him he lived his final moments upon his own bed in his own bedroom. For this he paid dearly because he refused to acknowledge his body has signs that he must oblige himself to acknowledge.
And so it is with our own feces. We ignore our feces at our peril. So that's why I have written this feces awareness in addition to my feces cleanup page.
Human feces is usually solid or semi solid. It constitutes the remains of the food we consume throughout the single day. Of course, the frequency of defecating, releasing feces from our digestive system will often depend on our overall health as well as our daily menu. For example, a healthy 12-year-old's poop practices will depend upon their physical exercise as well as their diet. Those 12-year-olds eating a vegetarian diet will defecate two or even three times a day, generally. Those 12-year-olds living on a carnivore-like diet will defecate once per day, generally.
Our feces contains bacteria and a small amount of metabolic waste products such as bilrubin, which is a product of bacteria alteration of our food. We also have dead dpitelial cells from gut lining.
We discharge feces through the heinous and we call this defecating. Urine often leads some part in our defecation feces in the two together are called excreta.
Feces may appear quite a bit different in vegetarians in carnivore-like human menus. We would expect the carnivore -like consumers to defecate more solid and more greatly structured feces in vegetarians. Vegetarians will have more watery feces, "stool," in the carnivore-like consumers.
Overall, though, human feces from a healthy human being is normally semisolid with a mucous coding reflecting the feces travels throughout the digestive tract. In a normal occurrence in the bowel movement that occurs incompletely, the remaining feces returns from the rectum to the large intestine nine where the feces absorbs more water. This is one reason why it's important to remain hydrated. To help pass our feces on a more regular basis.
What we call "human waste" applies to both feces and urine.
We pay special attention to human feces because of its potential to spread pathogens, germs,. As a result we spend a lot of our own time and are public treasure ensuring that we have adequate sanitation for communities.
When we pass it feces from the A&S during a bowel movement, defecating, we will find it in one of seven conditions:
Brown feces tells us that our feces has a combination of biosolids, bilirubin derived from stercobiilin and urobilins, which arise from dead red blood cells. Hence the roundness. Usually seminary solid we can expect such feces to have a mucous coating.
Yellow feces usually tells us that there is an ongoing infection in our body and is known as giardiasis. It derives from the Giardia, which is an anaerobic flagellated protozoan parasite and causes severe yellow diarrhea. Not just severe, this type of feces may spread diarrhea quickly. We also know this type of yellow feces as Gilbert's Syndrome. This means that food is passing to the digestive tract to quickly. It indicates that the food is not being fully digested by bacteria.
Pellegrini feces may tell us that we have insufficient bile. Such a condition is known as cholecystitis, galistones, giardia parasitic infection, hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, or cirrhosis. Also, brownies colors arise from bile salts from the liver. With decreases in bile we find lighter colors arising in our feces.
Black red feces tells us that we may have red blood cells in abundance along our intestines which may indicate internal bleeding. It may also just indicate red blood cells in our digestive tract were not fully broken down from digestive enzymes. We call this melena. It often arises from bleeding in the upper digestive tract. People with ulcers may be familiar with this condition. Hemorrhoids and fissures may cause similar looking feces. Colon cancer and ulcerative colitis may also create these colors.
During feces cleanup it's rare to find black feces. In fact, it's more likely to find light brown or even yellow feces from a diarrhea discharge. We find this most often in homeless populations.
Physicians for China's ancient ruling class made a visual and olfactory analysis of their leaders feces of their medical practice. Not only the feces appearance and odor would play a part in their understanding of their masters health, but also its odor. Shape would also have played a role. Imagine the horrific sense that pervaded the priestly medicine men when the ruler develop diarrhea. The imagined that lives were nearing the end and surely their heads would be cut from their bodies.
In a sense, these medical practitioners were involved in feces cleanup of the most important type. The hope to clean up their masters feces and have it appear as it once did when he was in great health. So returning the shape, color, odor, and consistency of ruling class feces in early medical diagnosis.
We know to that in wild nature animals have feces that reflect their environment. A small white pile of feces along the lake bed would indicate carnivore feces. This feces would appear predominantly white at times because it consisted of the carnivores consumption of their praise bones. Plus the bleaching in the hot sun would add to the whiteness of the bone.
Dung beetles the most Leon feces. Throughout the world, dung beetles are known as the greatest feces cleanup practitioners for the visible animal spectrum. No other can claim the title as a "feces cleanup" King of the road.
A dung beetle can bury 250 times its weight of feces in one night. They play an important role in ecological systems, then. Many dung beetles are known as feces rollers. They will feces into round balls, and these the use as a food source or for breeding chambers. Imagine dung beetles will either eggs and feces girls. Simply put, they live in feces. They are attracted to feces by burrowing owls. We know some done beetle species that come in different colors and sizes. The traits often tell us about their body mass (or biomass) as well as their leg length and other variability's among the species.
All these feces cleanup species belong to the superfamily known as Scarabeeoidea; and most of these feces cleanup species have subfamilies known as Scarabaeinae and Aphodinae, which belong to the family known as the Scarabaeidae family (scarab beetles). The species feed exclusively on feces. They are known as true dung beetles. We find feces feeding beetles along to other families, such as the Geotrupidae (earth-boring dung beetle). The Scarabaeinae alone claim over 5000 species."
We know that when it comes to feces cleanup, dung beetles are the only known animal to use the Milky Way for navigation at night, other than human beings.
Unlike the dung beetle, though, human beings have taken a different approach, as of late, to handling their feces as well as the feces of other species. So the magic of flushing to read a residence or community of human feces has come to dominate our feces cleanup practices. In the not so distant past we use rivers as sewers. In those days dilution was the solution to pollution and became etched in human civilization is a form of our feces cleanup practice and also of our consciousness.
Flush toilets would arrive in many houses and ancient cities we know. In the Indus Valley between 2500 and 1500 BCE, flush toilets were made available for many homes. The Romans would follow in about a thousand years. Then much later, as late as 18 century, in the northern parts of Europe we find that Sir John Harrington in the late 18 century Realty about a "valve closet." The valve closet later became patented by Alexander Cummings as a flushing device in 1775.
It is about this time that the term "water closet" entered the feces cleanup vocabulary in England during the 19th century. "Water closet" replace the "earth closet" in common English usage. No longer did the earth closet server feces cleanup needs. This early toilet known as the "water closet." But as a simple seat over a bucket. By pulling a handle the user would released earth or ashes onto their feces. Then the bucket was emptied in the field nearby if not out a window at times. This created many problems as time passed and populations increased. Imagine in the densely populated cities of Europe how the feces cleanup issue became a horrific and wicked problem?
History was steam rolling towards Thomas crapper as a result. He became known as the man who popularized the flush toilet in the 19th to early 20th century.
I also have feces toilet cleanout services for part os Southern California.
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Southern California feces cleanup web page addition.
Southern California feces cleanup has a $250 service charge that comes with up to 1 hour of labor. Most often I complete the feces cleanup task in under one hour; at times I complete within 10 minutes, in which case my service charge is still $250. I can arrange to work longer than 1 hour. I need to know the details.
Sometimes I accept checks from businesses, government agencies, and some welfare businesses, but I'm becoming reluctant to do so because of non-payment and slow payment. I've waited 4 months. I'm about to throw in the towel and retire because of bounced checks. It's not worth the risk, as you might imagine.