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.

Major Cleanup Job for ABT

I got the call the day after Xmas, we were needed right away for a massive cleanup in Atlanta, GA.

Apparently, this was one of the biggest Xmas parties ever. There were boxes from video games, computers, IPads. There was gift wrap all over the front and back yard, on the front porch of the house, in the living room, all over the floor, all over the house.

Tinsel and bows and ribbons everywhere. Lots of glasses and champagne bottles! Lots of two liter bottles and beer cans!

On the roof were these footprints, and little black drops. Someone said they saw the reindeer and the sleigh!

Well, not really but we at ABT sure do know there can be a big mess left after a holiday and holiday party.

We are looking forward to 2014!

Keep in mind that ABT pays up to $500 for a referral. Whether a crime scene cleanup, a hoarding cleanup, accident scene, or other we are the company to call for an efficient and professional cleanup job.

Speaking of hoarding, here are a few after holiday tips to keep your house from becoming a cluttered hoarder’s dreamhouse!

If you don’t have shelves in your basement or garage its time to put some in. This makes an excellent place to store your holiday items. Take down your holiday wreath and wrap in plastic and store on shelves. Do this with your ornaments, trinkets, ceramics, etc.

  • Mark the boxes so you will know what is inside of each.
  • Clear plastic bins make great storage for extra wrapping paper, linens, tablecloths, napkins, etc.
  • You can wrap garlands around cardboard tubes to keep them untangled. The same concept can be used for storing lights.
  • Store your bing sheets, cookie cutters etc., in back of one of your lower kitchen cupboards.
  • Holiday china, specialty dishes, etc., can be stored in labeled boxes as well.

If you live in an apartment or other smaller living quarters you might want to look at all of your possibilities such as storage under beds and top shelves of closets. Storage bags can be used to store clothing that is out of season.

Keep it simple and organized and next year decorating should be stress free.

Advanced Bio Treatment staff wish you and your family the best of New Year for 2014.

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.

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.