California blood cleanup services should not costs thousands of dollars; whether for homicides, suicides, unattended deaths, blood cleanup costs less than $1,000 as outlined on pages found here.
I have over 17 years in the blood cleanup business.
I do Los Angeles County blood cleanup for families and businesses for hundreds of dollars rather than thousands of dollars like my competitors. The reason I get by with charging hundreds of dollars is that I have no employees. I also happen to guarantee my work. So if you need me to come back to clean I will without question.
Anyway, because I have no employees I have no Workmen's Compensation insurance to pay, no Social Security to pay, no 401(k) to pay, no vacation pay to fork over, no sick leave pay to fork over, and no training costs. Medical insurance for employees can cost as much a $6000 by the way. So you can either pay my competitors for the sake of their employees or you can pay me. The choice is yours.
Here are some ideas to consider when hiring a Los Angeles County blood cleanup company when it comes to a solo blood cleanup practitioner like myself or blood cleanup crew.
A cleaning crew can get the job done much more quickly than myself, although in the case of homeowners insurance, it's to my competitors advantage to charge more hours for their blood cleanup services. So where a cleaning group can get a job done in 2 to 3 hours, it may take an entire day not too days.
A solo blood cleanup practitioner like myself will take more time than a crew if the crew has no interest in wasting time for the benefit of a heftier invoice.
However, most blood cleanup work takes less than eight hours when done by a single what cleanup practitioner like myself. There are times when a shotgun suicide may require more than eight hours and in such cases may even include painting an entire bedroom. This is when the crew comes in very handy. Otherwise, a Solo cleaner gets the job done in less than a day anyway. Sometimes only a few hours are required. So why pay for a crew when a Solo cleaner will do the job?
A crew creates a scene and this may be important to a family or business interest. Perhaps it's better to avoid attracting attention. A Solo cleaner tracks little attention. Or at least, a Solo cleaner does not attract attention like a Los Angeles County biohazard cleanup crew will do. (return)
When it comes to Los Angeles County blood cleanup, we look to both the federal government Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and California State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CALOSHA).And in turn, these governmental agencies find their technical information in the biohazard research work carried out by The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the Centers for Disease Control that found blood-borne pathogens in human blood pick and spread easily enough by way of sexual contact or blood transfusion. Of course, intravenous drug users often have responsibility for passing along this pathogens in the case of hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). These diseases now account for hundreds of deaths among medical practitioners in the United States and throughout the world. Needlestick is the most common cause of death among these workers because of the blood-borne pathogens.
So as a result, the federal OSHA and California OSHA require that all employees who can be anticipated to work with human blood or in some way anticipate coming near human blood must have blood-borne pathogen training. This training is available online for about $20 and either Google, Bing, Mariana.
What is important to keep in mind that these regulations apply to employers and not individuals cleaning up blood who belong to a family in need of a blood cleanup practitioner. So family members are not required to have blood-borne pathogen in the state of California or anywhere else in the United States. This is important to remember when a blood cleanup company says that you cannot clean up blood in your own home. Although they no longer say that you cannot clean up putting your own home as frequently as in the past, some companies still continued to do so as a you strong-armed tactics to sell their services. There was say almost anything to get your homeowners insurance. It is there that the great scam begins.
Some biohazard cleanup practitioners have been known to flush part human scalps from an unattended death down the toilet. I suppose in very large hair ball cases, this could become a problem for toilet drainage. More though, you probably want to use paper towels, and by the time you finish with blood cleanup soaking up blood with paper towels, you may have many towels to flush down the toilet.
This is why you have plastic bags and duct tape or gorilla tape. You use the bag to place your bloody towels well as anything else soiled by human blood. In these bags you can place bleach, in which case you will need to use triple-bagged protection.
Ask yourself, "What am I going to do with this stuff when I'm done with it"?
Before you begin work, be sure you call your local sanitary landfill. Tell them what you have and ask them if you can make a special arrangement to dispose of the material. Most government funded sanitary landfills will allow you to dispose of biohazardous material as long as it is well packaged. They may allow you to make a special delivery. It helps to cover the material for safety. They may cover your material quickly, or place aside for later burial.
In any case, think about what you're going to do before you begin. Now, consider some of the tools and equipment, cleaning solutions you need for blood cleanup work in your own home.
I prefer to know before hand where I can walk in a room so as not to track blood from one area of a floor to another. Likewise, I like to know that I have a clear accent should I need to remove heavy furnishings like mattresses, couches, loveseats, and other heavy objects.
Because any to blood cleanup jobs will require different tools and approaches, I like to plan on which tools and chemicals all need before it began. I also like to have what I call a "safe zone" where I can place my tools and equipment. Likewise, I like to have a bathroom that I can use to wash my hands.
Having the right tools, equipment, and cleaning solutions helps expedite blood cleanup work as well as Lynn to the safety of the overall cleaning experience. Below I list some of the material that I use for death cleanup in general:
- rubber gloves,
- nose protection,
- mouth protection,
- eye protection,
- paper towels,
- scraping implement,
- scrub pads,
- hydrogen peroxide,
- rubbing alcohol,
- Simple Green,
- long handled flat nose shovel,
- large metal dust pan,
- stiff nylon room,
- thick plastic construction bags.
Probably the single most used protective garment in the blood cleanup business consist of a wide variety of rubber and plastic lives. These are used in hospitals, medical clinics, dental offices, and by others involved in the care of human beings. Naturally during blood cleanup we want to wear gloves to protect ourselves. We do not want the blood to saturate our gloves as we work and that's why we wear rubber gloves or at least some sort of latex at least.
At times it may be okay to wear cotton gloves that are thick for moving furnishings and other heavy objects. Overall though, it's the protection against blood and OPIM that counts. We can also for rubbing alcohol over these clubs to clean them during and after blood cleanup work.
Nose protection like eye and mouth protection should be part of your blood cleanup outfit because I make sure that I cover my nose whenever cleaning up human blood. Most likely knows protection helps to dissuade us from touching our face with bloodied gloves when doing blood cleanup.
The untrained nose may find difficulty in working around blood and death orders anyway. So whenever using nose protection, it might be helpful for the novice to place a tiny bit of Vaseline upon the fabric surrounding their nose. Some people are known to place fix under their nose above their lip to help cut these orders. Of course, eventually were going to have to smell these orders unless wearing a respirator with the proper filters, and the proper filter for cutting order urine blood cleanup is a charcoal filter.
Few subjects related to a death scene and blood cleanup match the sincerity of discussions about these odors. We seem to have an inborn dislike for the blood fragrance and go to great distances to remove it from our environment if not to cover it up. Think about standing at the front door of your local supermarket moments before the door opens the first time in the morning. Odors from the fish and meat department permeate the air.
These odors are also apparent when walking by the meat department. We simply fail to make the connection between these odors and blood during these moments in which our minds are somewhere else. But bring death odors or blood odors into a home or business environment, and we know right away we don't like the smell.
Removing source material from environment is the one sure way of removing blood and death odors. Yes, we can clean and hope these odors will go away and they will. Still, without removing all of the source material, these odors will dwell.
Also, when blood and death odors permeate a room or even a building, and the source material remains in place for long periods of time, like days, weeks, and even months, these orders may and often will permeate cellular materials, both man-made and natural. So man-made materials like carpet pad and will hold these odors. Natural substances like cotton T-shirts will also hold the order. So beds, couches, carpet padding, and even wood and furniture like tables, chairs, and cabinets will hold the order following fermentation.
It then becomes a question of how long these orders will remain once source material is removed. This will depend on how long the environment was closed without ventilation, with the temperature was while the source material remained remained, and how much blood and OPIM remain on the scene without ventilation and cleaning.Whenever blood cleanup begins. Of course you do not want so much moving air that it disrupts the cleaning process. For example, you don't want personal papers or even newspapers blowing about a room of doing blood cleanup. It is a good idea the get fresh air into the building as soon as possible.
With that said, it's also important to keep the room cool and if possible lowering air-conditioning while waiting for a blood cleanup practitioner to show up.
I once removed a lounge chair from a third-floor apartment in Green River, Colorado in which an elderly lady had died and remained in the chair for a week. The chair had very little odor because the room became freezing cold after her death.
This is a good example of what I'm talking about. One late spring night, early fall night, this elderly lady sat in her lounge chair in front of an open window. She and the chair extra television set. As she watched television she quietly passed away. She remained there unnoticed for a week. Then when found, the call for an unattended death cleanup one out. The apartment complex paid me to remove the chair and I did so quickly and quietly. The point is that the chair had very little order and no staying from its deceased occupant.
What happened as the lady sat watching television is that the weather changed quickly at about the time of her death. So where the day had been warm enough to leave a window open for ventilation, the snowstorm arrived and the lady froze. Now whether or not Colorado or green River for that matter, undergo these quick weather change events can be expected we do not know. But we do know thanks to this lady that a cool temperature cuts death and blood orders.
It's important to take a break because anytime you doing blood cleanup, wet blood, moist blood, dry blood, you want to ensure that you're not working haphazardly. Having a plan, an approach that is systematic helps get the job done more quickly and thoroughly. And besides, you don't want to smell that stuff any longer than necessary. So do wear a mask to help cut down on the odor, but a mask will not stop the odor unless you're wearing a full face or half-face respirator with charcoal filters.
The need for mouth protection seems less obvious in the need for eye protection. Just keep in mind that when blood and other liquids contaminated by blood splash, you went something out of your mouth. As Murphy's Law works, if and when blood and other blood swelled materials are splashed on the blood cleanup practitioners mouth, it will occur when the practitioner opens his or her mouth to say something.
Also important, most people have a tendency to place their hands on their face without thinking about it. And for those of us with a habit touch interfaces and sometimes her mouth, is not a bad idea to have something over the mouth to keep us from touching our lips or even put in our fingers in her mouth. So mouth protection pays off.
Some people wear surgical masks; these cover the mouth and nose and these can be bought at most hardware stores. Some people were respirators that are called "have to face respirators" and "full face respirators." Aphis respirators can be bought online for about $25. They usually come with one set of filters. Either Norton or M3 should be sought for the proper respirators.
Eye protection for blood cleanup work is considered "protocol" because of the possibility of dry flaky blood becoming airborne and contacting an eyeball, wet blood splashing in a water mix during blood cleanup, and for protection from caustic chemicals.Not enough can be said about I protection. Not only blood threatens the eyes and inoculation of the blood stream with viruses and bacteria, the flying objects made airborne during a rigorous cleaning process cause threats to the eyes. Then there are cleaning solutions and liquid disinfectants that threaten the eyes.
Inexpensive, plastic glasses or goggles will usually serve the needs of a one-time blood cleanup activity.
Goggles are the most protective while they create the most discomfort and interference from moisture buildup. Once blood cleanup begins sweating soon follows and goggles exacerbate sweating around the eyes. Eyeglasses are less protective, but offer ventilation for the eyes. So it's a trade-off between the two. It depends on just how much protection is desired.
In addition, it's always important to have a large bottle of freshwater available should chemicals reach the eyes. Immediate dilution of these chemicals by applying water directly to the eyes is important.
The usefulness of paper towels cannot be overstated. They're very handy is an absorbent will absorb blood readily enough. If the intent is to observe blood still in its liquid state, then enough paper towels must be used. These tiles can be picked up using a long handled shovel or a large enough metal dustpan. Then the tales are placed in triplee plastic construction bags. Then if needed, these bags can be placed in a red bag to signify their biohazardous condition.
Other than natural absorbent liquids, paper bags come in handy for soaking up cleaning solutions and disinfectants like bleach and alcohol. Then they can be wiped upon services had already been cleaned of the blood or OPIM. For light blood smears paper towels would do the trick for removing the smears when enough pollution is used. Whenever removing blood smears though, it's important to remember the area should be disinfected. In such cases a light mist of rubbing alcohol sprayed from a alcohol bottle will do the trick.
It's eyes important to remember that paper towels account for D4 station in some cases. They also account for the planning of tree farms, which destroy habitat for species populations in the wild. The notorious Kock brothers on a large paper towel manufacturer we do not want to support the Coke brothers because of their terrible environmental ethics, or lack of ethics.
A sharp, flat tool not on like a long handled shovel when the flat nose comes in handy to scrape dry blood from surfaces. Can also be used to remove baseboards, vinyl from floors, and for moving blood soiled objects without touching them. Easily cleaned and disinfected, a good scrape an object should be in every toolbox for blood cleanup.
Use of scrub pads good quality cuts blood cleanup time in half when used properly with a strong cleaning solution. These can also be bought at hardware store as well as supermarket shelves.
Blood cleanup calls for patients while cleaning. And at no time should this be more clear than when using a cleaning pad as an abrasive to remove human blood from surfaces subject to damage from abrasive cleaning materials. Put another way, to course of a cleaning pad on sensitive surface will leave scratch marks. So patient should be used while cleaning.
Different grades of cleaning pad can be bought at hardware stores and markets. The green pads often come in two different abrasive textures, likewise, floor pads for floor maintenance have different abrasive textures with the black pad being the most abrasive. The black pad works well enough over large areas, but it does not absorb liquids to carry on to the area in need of scrubbing. The gray pad, also known as hogs there, will hold more liquid, but does not offer the abrasive power the black pad. Red pads are also useful while they offer light abrasive power. White pads are the least abrasive and of little use blood cleanup other than on very sensitive surfaces.
Of value, scrub pads are usually made of some sort of plastic and therefore resistant to the caustic nature of bleach and scouring powers. They work well on horizontal surfaces while they cannot bold cleaning solution on a vertical surface. As for sponges,, vertical surfaces. Sponges of course have little abrasive power.
Bleach must be used with caution for blood cleanup work. It is quite caustic and when using the strongest bleach, Clorox, contamination of the eyes will create great pain which may last for days. Plus, the bleach may cause some vision loss if not thoroughly wash from the eyes. For this reason, anytime bleach is used on a blood cleanup saying, a source of fresh running water should be available just as a precaution.
No other substance available for families and businesses with the disinfecting power bleach is readily available. Exotic disinfectants can be bought, but the question becomes, "do you really want to use a disinfectant on a floor or other surface in which a toddler might come in the contact?". So bleach fills and as the go to disinfectant. It must be kept in mind that has other hazards related to its use, though,.
Ventilation is key to using bleach. If using a strong solution of bleached and an enclosed area without ventilation, temporary damage to the bronchial to can occur. This damage will result in coughing and wheezing for days. Possibly some lung damage can occur in severe cases. So it's best to keep ventilation and the when using a strong solution of bleach.
How much bleach should we use?
The Center for disease control recommends one part bleach to four parts water or, depending on how you look at it for blood cleanup work, does this mean 1 gallon of bleach per 4 gallons of water?
Sometimes I use straight bleach when I need to cut order quickly, I need to saturate a bloodsoaked fabric or surface, and I know I will remove it quickly if I don't first dilute it with water. In any case, when the bleach leaves the bottle its power is well representative by its strong fumes. There is little doubt that it's killing bacteria and probably viruses as well.
Because of its toxic nature, some institutions on the California coast do not allow for the use of bleach by janitorial staff. For example, Santa Monica College, California does not allow its cleaning staff to bleach.
using straight bleach in an enclosed area without adequate ventilation will result in short-term and possibly long-term damage to the esophagus and bronchial tubes. This will cause coughing and make breathing difficult while trying to sleep. So be sure you have plenty of ventilation and try not to use too much bleach. You may also want to use a fan to help ventilate rooms while working.
I prefer bleach to disinfect because it works very well on odors; It's inexpensive, and it's easily found on Los Angeles County market and hardware store shelves. This is nice because my customers as well as anyone else can find the description of the chemicals in household bleach available on their store shelves. Bleach is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well. The CDC recommends 20% bleach to 80% water. I go with much stronger solutions.
You can use bleach and water in a spray bottle to spray on walls as well as sinks and other areas. It is nice to have a nice bleach and water solution for cleaning toilet seats as well.
During blood cleanup, it's good to have a bucket handy with a strong bleach and water solution for general cleaning, dwell time, and disinfection of large areas.
A scouring powder is useful for scraping off odd found on nonporous surfaces like toilets, concrete floors, and vinyl floors. Comet is my preferred scouring powder because it has bleach and its contents. Sometimes I will pour comment into a black bag that contains bloodsoaked clothing, pillowcases, and other blood soil materials. The comment will have an explosive effect as bleach reaches it in the liquid bleach interacts with the powdered comment scouring powder.
Of course, is easily found on supermarket shelves as well as hardware store shelves. It is easily stored and can be bought for a dollar or less and will do more than enough cleaning on anyone job.
Hydrogen peroxide can be bought at local hardware stores as well as most supermarkets. It's easily found the markets homes. When it comes to blood cleanup, it functions mostly in two ways. One, hydrogen peroxide will highlight human blood if sprayed adequately upon the blood and OPIM. It also disinfects, but it must be considered a mild disinfectant when it comes to blood cleanup. It cannot be counted on as a surf account, a cleaning solution, for blood cleanup because planning blood soiled areas requires more that cutting solution.
However, an adequate supply of hygiene peroxide on blood helps to begin saturating the blood with water because of the bubbly interaction between the hydrogen peroxide in the blood's protein. Blood has a cascading effect as it begins to dry when exposed to the air, and what this cascading effect does is cause many blood cells to adhere to one another. They are much like crazy glue in this sense. They also like placing turtle shells on top of one another. And this is what is meant by "cascading." It's hard to find a cascading material in nature like blood when found in a great enough quantity.
When working on a blood cleanup scene where there are large quantities of dried blood upon the floor, I will place a great quantity of hydrogen peroxide on the dried blood. And I will go about my work in return later for cleaning. In this way they dried Pottle becomes saturated by the hydrogen peroxide. The peroxides bubbles help to left the blood cells from one another while seeping into the total mass. This is beneficial when given enough dwell time.
Few products bring a sense of well-being to my cleaning experience when it comes to blood cleanup like typical rubbing alcohol. I usually buy small bottles of the lease concentrated rubbing alcohol. These are easily used and disposed of on the work site. When it comes to blood cleanup, it's good to have a small bottle left open and left nearby in the corner of a floor to easily find as needed. The the bottle can be left uncapped so long as it's safe to work without threat of an open flame. When left uncapped, it's easy enough to pick up the bottle and quickly douse the hand and arms with a good quantity of this substance. It brings relief to the mind base.
I usually complete blood cleanup work by up flying liberal amounts of rubbing alcohol to doorhandles, bathroom faucets, toilet seats, toilet bowls, and any other areas that human beings will be touching. Sometimes I poor alcohol upon floors, and I try to keep in mind that the alcohol will cau loss of floor wax as well as dim natural stone floors.
I know that overall, alcohol provides a great disinfectant for the short term when cleaning up because it used by hospitals around the world. As a fossil fuel product, it's the one fossil fuel product I can recommend in good faith. (return)
Simple Green does work as a disinfectant as well as a cleaning solution, a "server can." It's easy to find in the marketplace. I find it on Home Depot's shelves as well as the shelves of Lowe's hardware stores. All the cost nine dollars a gallon, and mixes well with water for creating a dandy cleaning solution. Sometimes I use it straight when I know I'll be adding water to a floor as work progresses. Important too, you straight, simple green will help to cut orders, but cannot be counted on to remove orders in total.
I often carry a long handled, flat nose shovel that is quite heavy as shovels go. A shovel of this type is good for more than working with concrete. When doing blood cleanup, the length of the handle helps protect may from blood contaminated objects. The long handle also gives me leverage when it comes time to agitate blood on the floor.
Using a black floor pad for scrubbing dried blood, the long handled, flat nose shovel fits nicely upon a piece of the black pad. The shovels wait helps to press firmly upon the pad to create tension between the pad and the dried blood. With the proper amount of cleaning solution on the pad, the blood will come up more quickly than other approaches in most cases.
This type a shovel also offers the advantages of a dustpan when lifting soiled materials and black bags for disposal. It comes in handy for sweeping up broken glass as well as other matter for disposal. And of course, it's good to have this type of shovel around for a wide variety of other purposes on the worksite as well as the home.
I recommend the flat nose shovel because it will work as a good tool for lifting blood soaked paper towels. Recall that you'll be using a cleaning solution as well as water in the solution at times. So when you soak up this material with paper towels or anything else you choose as an absorbent, you want a strong tool with a strong handle. This is heavy stuff.
There are shovels with very short handles and these are fine too. If you live in an area with snow, you may have a snow shovel. Snow shovels work well too, but there will be times you'll wish you had a long handled shovel with a flat nose. Consider that you'll be using scrub pads on a floor. What will you use to push, pull, and rotate that pad if you don't have a flat nose shovel. Stay away from blood with long handles and protective clothing.
More though, a shovel will be appreciated because it will help place pressure on scrub pads; thereby it causes greater agitation to the surface substance upon the floor. (return)
The two big reasons for using a large metal dustpan is that they are one, they are strong and will carry a large, heavy load of soaked materials. Two, they are easy to clean and disinfect. Noteworthy two, it's easy to keep track of a large metal dustpan on a worksite because of their size and color. Today they can be bought for less than $12 at Home Depot. In the past they have cost as much is $24.
I generally do not use a broom for blood cleanup. Anytime I use a broom on a blood cleanup site it's too quickly sweep debris aside. Such debris can consist of anything like broken glass, dirt, and other solid waste. However, there are times when a stiff bristled nylon brush with a long handle comes in handy.
Often times a puddle of blood will dry out and become resistant to cleaning solution saturation. As a result it's difficult to remove from surfaces. In such cases a stiff nylon broom comes in handy to begin an abrasive approach to removing stock blood.
Usually a straw brown would be the last choice for agitating tried human blood that had become difficult to remove. Two reasons for choosing a broom as the last result are one, a broom is not effective when it comes to saving time for blood cleanup, and two, and broom cannot be said to have been disinfectant.
I use construction trash bags that are 3 mils thick. I buy these at Home Depot and they are the most expensive trashbags. They are also the least likely to break under heavy load while remaining leak resistant. Sometimes I pour bleach into these bags after triple begging them. I've even had these bags become very warm following the addition of bleach to the contents vitamins well by human blood.
Whenever possible I place human blood in a toilet. Human blood cannot stand up to the hostel environment created by sewage bacteria.
Below I list short blurbs related to blood cleanup issues. Perhaps helpful, I note some of the conditions upon which the California victims compensation program becomes invoked following a personal crisis by individuals victimized by others in the state of California.
On Iwo Jima, United States Marines fell by the thousands as they fought to control this strategic island during World War II. Many survived because for the first time in history, marines received whole blood to replenish blood loss from traumatic blood loss. It took a long time to reach this milestone in military medical history.
We might wonder, where did whole blood transfusion begin?
The British Royal Society ran an experiment to show that successful blood transfusion could occur between two animals. The first occurrence of this proof took place on November 14, 1666. Under candlelight, to British experimenters open the jugular veins of two dogs, one cocker spaniel and one mastiff. Blood from the mastiffs was transferred into the cocker spaniel. Once completed, the mastiffs lay dead in the cocker spaniel showed signs of vitality and vigor.
Who is eligible for the California victims compensation program? You might be surprised by the liberality of this program. Here's a list of those victims given consideration for financial help.
Reading down the list of victims entitled to consideration for financial help following victimization, include a wide range of people from any ethnic background. Among these victims we find first of all, victims of domestic violence. We know from blood cleanup calls in California that many victims of violence following domestic quarrels and been battered. In the case of some women, they find that they must run for their life is a male counterpart, which may be a husband for live-in partner, chases them from room to room battering them as the combat continues. The victim then loses work may not be able to pay bills. We know to that they need help for rent, food, and ensuring that the children have clothes, including shoes for school.
Most victims of child abuse anywhere In the state of California will receive consideration for financial aid. They will also be given consideration for related programs from social welfare agencies. We know that victims of child abuse sometimes require blood cleanup aid from professional blood cleanup practitioner companies. So it comes to finding a blood cleanup company anywhere in California,
Some victims of sexual assault including those assaulted by politicians and billionaires Might do well to consider this program. For example, they may need psychological help to settle their nerves following a sexual attack by the president of the United States. Billionaires have their way in the world and are known to sexually assault unsuspecting women. After all, who's going to believe hotel made over against a room renting billionaire? In such cases of sexual assault were blood is spilled in the hotel room following a sexual assault, hotel owners cannot, I say again, can not expect compensation for blood cleanup company services.
We know that certain victims of elder abuse, including parents, may need to pay a professional blood cleanup practitioner like Eddie Evans for assistance. The program may help with these cleaning expenses. Call for more information.
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- Wet human blood
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Added Los Angeles County blood cleanup pages on December 27, 2019.