Bio-One of Columbus decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

The Biohazard Report - November 2022

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

~John F. Kennedy

Bio-One Columbus – The Power of Gratitude

November is National Gratitude Month, a time to celebrate and give thanks. Showing gratitude is a healthy way to decrease stress, improve health and build strong relationships. 

During this month, Bio-One Columbus is grateful to our current and past business partners for trusting us with your biohazard remediation needs.

Did You Know?

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The first celebration using the term Veterans Day occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947. In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.

Bio-One Columbus would like to honor our current employees who are also veterans:

Sgt Marc Joslyn - Army (Charlie Company; Ft. Meade, MD)

Sgt. Marc Joselyn, pictured here with his father

Kris Kielhorn - Navy

Kris Keilhorn, Navy

Holly Maxwell, Army

(Not pictured)

Thank you for your service!

Bio-One Spotlight

This month's spotlight is on James Pisanek, Bio-One Columbus's longest-serving employee. James started with Bio-One Columbus in December of 2019 and currently serves as a Senior Project Manager. For him, the most meaningful part of working at Bio-One is helping people in their time of need and making a difference in their lives.

James's piece of advice for others is to "Be your best at all times!" He stays true to his own advice with hard work and dedication to a job well done onsite.

Tim's Corner

tim corner owner of bio one columbus clean up company

In 2016 when I opened Bio-One Columbus, I had a lot of expectations that were realized in fairly short order.  I expected to see a lot of families in crisis.  I expected to see the pain and trauma that often follow senseless tragedy.  I expected to offer help and a measure of comfort to people in ways that are only made possible because of the unique nature of the services we provide, and I expected to work harder than I’d ever worked in my life.

What I didn’t expect was just how much of a difference we would have the opportunity to make almost every day.  Whether it was the hours of exhaustively detailed work often required to make a home safe or just a compassionate statement offered with genuine empathy, I consistently heard from our clients how the job we did and the manner in which we did it impacted them.  I was and continue to be humbled when a family member in the middle of what is often the worst day of their life stops to thank us and share their thoughts and feelings.  That’s what I didn’t expect, and that’s the thing for which I’m the most grateful.  

I’m continually reminded that we all have opportunities to make a difference in whatever role we occupy.  Even something as small as a kind word or gesture is often all it takes.  The opportunities are everywhere.  We just have to look for those moments and be grateful for each of them.

~Tim Lockard, Owner of Bio-One Columbus

#HelpFirst #Gratitude

Bio-One of Columbus is a leader in crime scene cleanup and biohazard decontamination services in Columbus. Our technicians are highly skilled and have been trained on OSHA's safety standards.  Bio-One of Columbus continues to be the most passionate and caring company in the cleaning services industry. For more information, visit us at

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“The best the world has to offer comes from

the best you have to give to others.”

~Matshona Dhliwayo

Bio-One Columbus – Making A Difference

One of the most important aspects of Bio-One Columbus’s work is the meaningful impact we make in our customer’s lives. The reviews speak for themselves, but we would like to highlight a few:

  • They could’ve not have made it any easier for our family. My mom was able to stay in her home after she lost her husband of 33 years. They are the best in this business. ~Lori, Columbus
  • It was nice to get a compassionate group of people who genuinely not only cared about the job, but was able to settle my dad's nerves with what he was able to keep. ~Taylor, Columbus
  • This company has so much empathy. We unfortunately experienced a tragic accident and Tim was quick to come the same day. He was very caring and understanding. Thank you so much for making this process a little easier on our lives. ~Jenny, Columbus

Did You Know?

National Make A Difference Day is October 22. Make a Difference Day was established in 1992 to offer community support and encourage volunteerism across the country. Since its inception, Make a Difference Day has inspired over 30 million volunteer hours.

Some ideas for this day:

  • Volunteer in your community.
  • Be a mentor.
  • Make a charitable donation.
  • Organize a food drive.
  • Say a kind word of support.

Community Connections

Cornerstone of Hope is an organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope for the grieving. Cornerstone of Hope offers grieving individuals and families the chance to cope with their loss and emerge from their pain with a renewed sense of purpose. For more information, visit their website at

Tim's Corner

tim corner owner of bio one columbus clean up company

Tim Lockard is the owner of Bio-One of Columbus. As a paramedic for almost 20 years, Tim understands the need for compassionate help for families who have experienced tragedy. His years of experience in emergency response have given him an intimate understanding of how to help families in crisis. Tim and his team bring this professionalism and expertise to every job. He has a true passion for helping others and serving those in his community.

#MakeaDifferenceDay #HelpFirst

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