Meth Lab Cleanup In Florida

Meth is a synthetic stimulant that affects the Central Nervous System.

It is usually composed of ingredients including, but not limited to: pseudoephedrine, a decongestant, battery acid or lithium, drain cleaner, lye, and much, much more. Meth a.k.a. ice, speed, crystal, glass, etc is EXTREMELY HORRIBLE for your body; it does great damage to the brain and body, even your face. You could get “meth mouth” or “crank bugs;” why does this sound appealing?

Anywho, so we got a call from Freeport, Florida about a blown-up meth lab. I LOVE CLEANING UP METH LABS!!! It’s just so entertaining to see how crazy these people get into making their the labs and how they have them concocted together and how the dumbasses blew themselves up! It’s usually a stinky, gross mess but compared to rotten feces, I’ll take it.

Freeport, FL is what I like to call a “po-dunk” town, sorry if you are from there but it is true! Meth is a VERY big money-maker in this area; it is very highly made, distributed, and ingested by many. I was a little uncomfortable in this area as many people were pacing around and crater-faced, but there was also a cute, quaintness about the area as well, I have to say. Small towns have their perks?

Meth Lab Cleanup in FloridaThis particular meth lab was not connected to any big dealer or anything; it was a couple who just made and did their own to support and supply their own habit. Well, their day ended bad when hubby turned the boiler too high, or something and BAM! That place blew up and caught fire so quick; the owners were lucky to escape but unlucky to be arrested running down the side of the road. Guess meth doesn’t do much for your “thinking” part of the brain; fight or flight?

For Meth lab decontamination we deploy a three-step process to help protect you, your family, guests and tenants.

The process takes 5 to 30 days. The first step requires a comprehensive site survey and work plan. The survey will consist of obtaining and evaluating law enforcement agency reports, both local and DEA, shipping manifests for the chemicals and cooking equipment removed from the site, cooking method used, determination of contamination in land, wells and septics, heat and a/c system type and design, structural contamination issues and necessary deconstruction areas and disposal areas in yard, just to name some of the information needed to create a work plan. After completing the site survey, a work plan and bid for the Meth lab cleanup will be prepared for you.

Next, we will decontaminate the site to meet your state guidelines or the state of Tennessee’s should your state have no official regulatory guidance. This process generally takes one to ten days depending on the size and level of contamination of the site. We handle everything, A to Z, including disposal of hazardous materials that are associated with meth labs and will be produced for you.

Last, we have a certified Industrial Hygienist that will do post sampling to determine and certify that the meth lab site is now decontaminated to a level within regulatory specification. You will be provided with this certification so that you may remove your property from quarantine, sell it, move back in or re-rent it. It is important to note that we do not do the post sampling ourselves for obvious conflict of interest reasons. But we do hire a non-associated company to handle that for us / you.

Don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio-Treatment a call for your meth lab cleanup. We are empathetic professionals here to help 24/7. Call NOW1 800-295-1684

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Dirty Dirty Job

There are occasions when even I have a hard time stomaching a job.

Ironically, its not the cases of decomposing bodies, rotting in the sweltering heat of a vacant apartment and swamped in thousands of wriggling maggots.

Nor is it the calls we get after some poor soul has reached his breaking point and has put the barrel of a shotgun against his head, blowing his shattered skull and brains all over the walls and ceiling, dripping down like fleshy stalagmites.

Not even the incidents of hoarding, where piles of trash and refuse stack up to the roof and weave around like a maze of pure filth.

No, the hardest jobs for me are the cases which involve what we call, “ Severe Gastrointestinal Distress”… but that’s fits of explosive, bloody poop to the late person.

Yes folks, I’ve seen it all. I can honestly say that sometimes, as in my next story, that I hadn’t seen quite that much…

The call had come into my Tampa/Orlando office from a homeowner who did not know where to turn after a disturbing medical emergency had taken place in their home.

The panicked woman described in detail what had happened…

Apparently her daughter and her fiancé had come down from Pittsburgh to visit the woman at her newly constructed retirement home in Winter Park, Florida. The three, along with the man of the house, had all decided to try a Thai restaurant that had recently opened in town and the evening seemed to go off without a hitch with the family enjoying a nice quiet meal followed up with a movie back at the house.

But soon, things were not so pleasant.

Around midnight, as it had been relayed to me, the homeowner began to notice a lot of commotion coming from the second masterbedroom where her daughter and her soon to be husband were spending the night.

As she crept closer to the door, trying to hear what was taking place behind it, her daughter suddenly threw open the portal and screamed for her mother to call an ambulance, her future husband was having convulsions on the floor of the adjacent bathroom in a pool of his own liquified bloody stool.

Standing in the doorway of that very room, I could barely keep my retching reflex in check. The odor was absolutely as foul as you could imagine it might be. No wonder the homeowner had been so unnerved when I saw her at the front door. It appeared that the bathroom and the rest of the house for that matter, would never be free from the stench or stain of human waste.

Luckily, I’m a professional and I pushed through my initial nausea. We were able to remove all of the blood and stool, careful to thoroughly check our progress, before we completely sanitized the entire area and then set up an Ozone Machine for good measure to eliminate any remaining scent on a molecular level.

The most difficult part of this clean up was tackling a toilet that had been totally clogged with feces and feces covered toilet paper. Each wad had to be hand removed from the john and placed in a biohazardous waste container for careful disposal.

Finally, after two days of intensive cleanup, we waved good bye to one ecstatic homeowner

She stood and blew kisses from the doorway of her fully restored home. In cases like this, I like to joke that we not only restore someone’s home to a more lovable condition, but we also restore someone’s sense of sanity.

On a side note, I later discovered what had caused this medical event which had sent this young man to the hospital for over a week… peanuts. Specifically the peanuts in the thai food that they had consumed earlier that evening. Unaware that he had done so, the peanuts caused a reaction in his body that caused inflammation and bleeding… and one hell of a case of shits.

You don’t want to try and attempt to clean up a crime scene or accident scene. Blood and other bodily fluids can contain dangerous pathogens which pose a significant risk to human health. Our scene clean up technicians will decontaminate and remove any blood, tissue or bodily fluids a crime and trauma scene has left behind. Advanced Bio Treatment is a professional scene cleaning company.

Regardless of whether the scene is at your home and personal property, a commercial business, or industrial site, we’ll strictly adhere to OSHA regulations and API Worksafe guidelines in our cleanup efforts. We only deploy EPA registered hospital grade cleansers and disinfectants.

If you need trauma or accidental death clean-up guidance, have questions about your payment options or current insurance policy covers don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-295-1684.

Suicide Cleanup In Alabama

Perhaps one of the strangest jobs I ever completed for ABT involved the suicide of a high school football coach, one that had been extremely well loved in the community where he worked and lived.

But the unusual part was where and why he chose to do what he did. I think its only fair to give a clear warning that the following material is definitely not safe for work and viewer discretion is advised. Its going to get real, people.

Shortly before Christmas last year, I got the call from the local superintendent of schools, for a district not too far from Birmingham, Alabama, who requested our accident scene cleanup services immediately. He told me over the phone that there had been a serious incident where someone had been killed in one of the men’s locker rooms, or more specifically a restroom inside of it,

Once we got to the school, we were met by the principal and a police detective who led us down to the locker room which had been roped off with yellow crime scene tape.

The bathroom was smaller than I expected, or perhaps it just seemed that way because of the enormous pool of blood which dominated the center of the room, spreading out like a crimson fan from the first stall. Opening the door to that stall was like unwrapping a gruesome present… brain matter and skull clung to the plastic walls and dripped down the porcelain toilet, collecting scraps of human flesh in the water of the bowl.

Turning to the detective, he must have read the question on my face as he began to give an account of what I was looking at.

Apparently, the much beloved football coach had been living a double life. When he wasn’t teaching technique or strategy to his players, he was allegedly showing a few of the cheerleaders a couple of secret moves. When one of the girls’ mothers discovered a lewd text message, which included a picture of the coach’s fully erect penis, from the educator to her daughter, the poop hit the fan!(and we probably cleaned that up too)

The mother called the school to report what she had found, and the school contacted local law enforcement, who went to the school after hours to arrest the coach at his football practice on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

When the coach saw police and the mother of the girl he had been involved with, coming down the stairs in the football stadium, he must’ve known that the gig was up. He rushed into his office where he concealed a .38 special in his waistband, and then quickly made his way to the restroom where he locked himself in the stall.

The detective told me that it was just as they were rounding the corner to the locker room when they heard the unmistakable sound of a firearm discharging. When they searched the area, they found the coach, slumped against the toilet, dead from a single gunshot wound to his head.

The cleanup of the school’s locker room was fairly easy to do since it had taken place in a relatively confined space. After we removed all of the blood, brain matter and bone fragments which had been left behind in the aftermath, we thoroughly checked and rechecked to make sure that we had not missed anything before we began our sanitation process, designed to protect the health of any inhabitant of a structure which has seen a large amount of bio-hazardous waste.

Soon, there was nothing left behind to give any indication of the inglorious end to the coach’s life except a discolored square on the wall where his picture had once hung. As we were packing up our gear, I looked around at the teenagers that watched us with interest and I knew that my cleanup job had been the easy one this time. I didn’t envy the parents of the children affected by this traumatic event or the school district for the “cleanup” that they undoubtedly had yet to fully complete on the minds and hearts of the local community. Restoring the faith of students and parents alike would probably take months if not years.

You don’t want to try and attempt to clean up a crime scene or accident scene.

Blood and other bodily fluids can contain dangerous pathogens which pose a significant risk to human health. Our scene clean up technicians will decontaminate and remove any blood, tissue or bodily fluids a crime and trauma scene has left behind. Advanced Bio Treatment is a professional scene cleaning company.

Regardless of whether the scene is at your home and personal property, a commercial business, or industrial site, we’ll strictly adhere to OSHA regulations and API Worksafe guidelines in our cleanup efforts. We only deploy EPA registered hospital grade cleansers and disinfectants.

If you need trauma or accidental death clean-up guidance, have questions about your payment options or current insurance policy covers don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call today!

800-295-1684