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How to Prevent Heat Stroke in the Arizona Heat

With temperatures in Arizona rising quickly toward the sweltering summer heat, now is a good time to remind ourselves to check in with family, friends, and neighbors to make sure they are staying cool in the rising heat.

AZ Heat Stroke Infographic
Every year people die from heat stroke, a condition when your body stops cooling itself, and children, those with medical conditions, and older people are particularly susceptible. When we’re young and as we age, our body doesn’t have as much of its ability to cool itself and is unable to handle high temperatures as well. Medications, too, can affect our body’s ability to deal with the effects of the sun. If you know of a friend, neighbor, or family member who is without air conditioning or who lives alone, it’s a good idea to check on them at least twice a day to make sure they are doing alright. Pay particular attention to any signs of heat stroke such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme thirst
  • Lack of sweat despite heat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Racing heart rate
  • Confusion

What to Do in Case of Heat Stroke

If you see someone suffering from the above symptoms, their body is in heat stroke and you need to immediately do the following:

  • Move the person to a cooler location
  • Remove tight fitting clothing
  • Apply cold compresses
  • Fan them
  • Give small sips of cool water
  • Call 911

Steps to Staying Cool in Arizona

Heatstroke is a totally preventable condition. Though we can be experiencing dehydration and heatsroke before realizing it, by taking several steps before feeling hot or dehydrated, you can avoid the ill effects of the heat.

Hydrate in AZ Heat

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing
  • Drink lots of water
  • Wear a hat outside
  • If you have to be outside, take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned building
  • Use a high-quality sunscreen and regularly reapply
  • Avoid Alcohol and caffeine
  • Rest and avoid strenuous exercise outside

Don’t Rely on Fans

It’s important to note that electric fans do not prevent heat stroke. Indeed, by moving the hot air around you create an effect similar to that of a convection oven. Being in air conditioning, even for a few hours, is far more effective. Most towns and cities have cooling shelters. Other good places to spend time on a hot day can be a mall or public library.

It’s important to recognize the needs of not only ourselves but also of others. When hot weather hits, everyone is susceptible to its effects but by keeping an eye out for each other, we can avert many preventable deaths.

Cooling Stations in Arizona

Heat relief activities
Hydration Station & Heat Refuge – Offering water and a place to cool down.

Phoenix

There are numerous stations throughout the Phoenix area. Find a Phoenix Cooling Station near you

Tucson

There are several cooling stations in Tucson. Find a location near you.

Chandler

City of Chandler – Neighborhood Resources
235 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler 85224

Mesa

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Mesa Dining Room
67 W. Broadway Rd. Mesa 85210

Tempe

The Salvation Army – Tempe Corps
714 S. Myrtle Ave. Tempe 85281

Glendale

City of Glendale – Community Housing Office
6842 N. 61st Ave. Glendale 85301

Mesa, AZ How to Deal with a Dead Body

dead body cleanup Mesa AZ

When someone has died by themselves without anyone else knowing about their passing, the dead body can quickly decompose, particularly in the high heat of Mesa, Arizona, leaving dangerous biohazardous waste behind throughout the structure. If you need help cleaning up after the death of someone, call us at BioTeamAZ for fast, professional service.

Can I Clean Up After the Dead Body Myself?

Whether the dead body has decomposed for hours, days, or even weeks, there are huge emotional and physical complications from attempting to clean up after one’s passing. As blood, tissues, and other body fluids decompose, they infect the surrounding materials, permeating the area, and cause a strong odor. This bio hazardous material and any porous surface it touches can carry multiple blood-borne pathogens, viruses, and bacteria such as C. Diff, HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C and are thus classified as bio hazardous waste. No matter how well an area is cleaned, if any of this material is missed during the cleanup, it can infect other people and cause life-threatening diseases for years to come.

Instead of putting your health in danger during your time of grief, not to mention the liability, call BioTeamAZ. Our experienced team of professionals are here to lift the burden off your shoulders and make sure the area is safe for future use.

What is the Dead Body Cleanup Process in Mesa?

When you call us at Bio Team AZ, our skilled team will arrive at your Mesa home or business in an unmarked vehicle with personal protective equipment and professional-grade cleaners to meticulously remove all bodily fluids and tissues. Knowing what to look for, we then remove all porous material that cannot be saved including clothing, furniture, wood, and carpet. If an item can be saved, we will disinfect and decontaminate it before returning it to you. Using powerful cleaning agents and equipment, we then clean, decontaminate, and sanitize the entire area for you as well as removing any lingering odor. We’ll even help you fill out the home owner’s insurance claim as most insurance companies cover our fees.
The best dead body cleanup team in Mesa, Arizona

Our professional and compassionate staff have extensive experience cleaning up bio hazardous material and know exactly what to look for in any given situation. We are the proven experts in bio hazardous cleanup for property owners throughout the Mesa, Arizona area and we’re here to assist you. We offer:

  • Fast 24/7/365 Service
  • No Out of Pocket Costs in Most Cases
  • ADEQ Compliant
  • Locally Owned & Operated Business
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Contact Bio Team AZ

If you need service for you Mesa, Arizona home or business or if you have any other questions, call us any time of day, 24-7, at (602) 770-4972 and we will be happy to help. Our priority is to give you the best service as we do everything we can to make this difficult time easier for you.

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