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.

He Ended it Himself

Suicide on Macon County Line

Over near Juliette, GA just shy of the famous Macon County Line, (reminds me of the movie that came out in the seventies “Macon County Line”). In the movie they say you will never forget what happened on the Macon County Line. I had been on call that night for ABT and got the news about this suicide, so I headed that way to never forget.

John D’s sister said she had been calling family and friends of his. No one seemed to have heard from him in several days. When she walked into his apartment to check on him, she found John in a pile of blood. He had literally blown his brains out with a pistol.

She was crying and telling me about how his head looked and how it appeared that his brains were all over the room. I’m so sad for her and her family. I offer my condolences and hug the sister before heading in. They left shortly after I was let in to the apartment.

I am only one person doing a gruesome cleanup job that I hate having to witness. Yet, this is a job that has to be done by a professional and no family member should ever, ever see this let alone attempt to clean it up. I think that would be worse than just about anything.

Blood, body fluids, brain matter and body tissue are everywhere in the room where he shot himself

I literally had to pull out the dresser and clean behind it; there was more brain matter behind the dresser along with blood spatters. Even the wall is covered in blood spatters.

Blood cleanup involves the removal and cleaning or disposal of items that have been contaminated with body fluids, blood, or tissue matter, but does not stop there. Those trained in blood cleaning are adept at tracking down and re-mediating areas that have been contaminated – areas that the untrained eye would not see.

When a firearm is used, there is often as much bio-hazardous material that you cannot see as there is that is visible. For the safety of a blood cleanup technician, and of future inhabitants, it is most important that this bio-hazardous material be decontaminated as well.

Advanced Bio Treatment is the blood cleanup company that protects you and your family by doing the job with well-trained courteous employees. Whether the incident has occurred at your home, rental property or place of business, or industrial facility, you can trust our certified scene cleanup teams to do a thorough job while abiding by OSHA regulations.

If you are a family friend or relative, we can work with you as an agent so the family is saved the hardship. Or if you will not be there to shield your loved ones, we will gladly handle that for you as much as possible by handling the paperwork by fax if you prefer. Give us a call at 800-706-1420.

We offer a referral fee of up to $500.