Contagious Norovirus Alert

Hitting the Carolinas and East Coast!!

Winter time and the viruses are active. These often severe illnesses are sending employees home from work and children home from school. Currently, there is a highly contagious Norovirus hitting North Carolina and moving into other nearby states.

The virus, unlike other bugs we encounter, is severe and often lasts for a week. When this virus hits it can knock a person in their tracks. Extreme nausea, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by chills and fever are hitting the area very hard. This bug also causes stomach pain and explosive diarrhea.

Those who are at greatest risk include our seniors, young infants and children and those with weakened immune systems. This can seriously weaken and dehydrate those in its path. Caution should be taken when out in public by using care to wipe off shopping carts, wash hands often and avoid being around others you know of who are sick.

For employers with large staff the risk of this virus spreading among co-workers and disabling your workforce is high. For schools and universities as well, the contagious virus can drastically reduce attendance.

What Can Be Done by Employers to Help Prevent this Horrible Norovirus From Spreading?

Advanced Bio Treatment offers services for employers, offices, etc., to help fight the spread of these pathogens and contagions.

The Hydrogen Peroxide Room Fogger is a new addition to the Advanced Bio Treatment Team. The HP room fogger uses a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide and Silver Nitrate in a gaseous form that destroys 99.9% of all deadly bacteria and viruses. The virus and bacteria disinfecting mist will immediately begin to attack and destroy illness causing viruses and bacteria in the room.

The Norovirus can live for weeks on surfaces, making it severely contagious.

The Hydrogen Peroxide Room Fogger is perfect for disinfecting homes, businesses, hospitals, and nursing homes of MRSA, STAPH, CDIFF and Flu, but it can also be used in doctor’s offices, dentist offices, emergency care centers, and operating rooms. The mist can reach almost every nook, crevice, crack, and crease in the affected area so there is nowhere for germs to hide.

Advanced Bio-Treatment abides by the standards and policies of OSHA and the EPA as well as our own high standards. Our technicians are sensitivity trained and efficient.

ABT is offering a referral fee of up to $500.

Our 24/7 Cleanup Service Areas Include:
Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, New York , Kentucky and other crime scene states

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-295-1684.

ABT 2013 Toys for Tots

This year Advanced Bio-Treatment has participated in the annual nationwide US Marine Corp Toys for Tots drive.

Toys for Tots is a non profit organization who has established their mission “to collect new unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”

The goal of the organization is “to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children”

In the lyrics of the famous song sung by the late Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love of All

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

Everybody’s searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me

[Chorus:]
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

[Chorus]

And if, by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

The job of a crime scene tech is often very unpleasant and the stories and pictures we share are based upon true events, a sad statement of our current national morals and standards gone awry.

From those of us at Advanced Bio-Treatment may all your hopes and dreams for your future and more importantly the future of our children come true.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

Decomposition & Hoarding Cleanup In Washington D.C.

If you ever come across a scene like this one you will never forget it.

There is nothing that makes you realize your human limitations as seeing a decomposing body being eaten by maggots, flies and other vermin.

The smell stays with you the rest of your life. As much as you try to be professional, the stench is foul and overwhelming. Not everyone is able to do this job. I am grateful that I have been trained how to face these situations but even with the training it is still hard.

This man’s body was found in a run down home on the southeast part of Washington, D.C., which is one of the roughest areas of town according to some folks. Others say its not that bad if you are in a group but don’t go there alone.

Who knows what caused this man to die and not be found for so many days?

How can that ever happen to a person you may ask? It happens more than most folks think. With so many people isolating themselves from being with others they lose contact with people to watch out for them.

Many of these people we come across who have died alone and not found for days have had health issues, sudden heart attack without warning, aneurysms, etc.

Some were drug addicts who had been cut off from their family as they just decided they would rather give up trying to “fix them.”

Whatever the story, the ending is about as sad as you could possibly imagine. Can you even imagine lying dead for days without someone noticing? Its a scary thought that comes home to me every time I witness it.

How can anyone make sure this doesn’t happen to them? I have thought about this a lot when doing these unattended death cleanup scenes.

I would think that anyone should keep in touch with at least one person a day. If you are doing nothing but checking in on a person that you know lives alone on a daily basis at least that way you might know if something is wrong before it gets to this point.

If you see mail gathering up on a neighbor’s mailbox or front porch full of newspapers and such, perhaps you should knock on the door or get in touch with someone else to do it if you don’t know the neighbor that well. Report it to the police if it looks suspicious.

And if you do live alone, remember you are a vulnerable human being too. Keep in touch with other people some way so that this isn’t your fate. Its a scary and unpleasant reality that this happens and that our job often takes us here.

Advanced Bio-Treatment professionals are trained in empathy and efficiency. If you ever need our services we are here to help you 24/7.

We offer a referral fee of up to $500.

Our 24/7 Cleanup Service Areas Include:
Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, New York , Kentucky and other crime scene states

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-706-1420.