Blood Cleanup: Unfortunate Victims in Florida

Nothing but a Bloody Mess Left Behind

Blood Cleanup: This was an interesting scene to clean, to say the least. The poor body of the unfortunate victim in Florida lay dead for so long that her skull started to decontaminate, crusting her skin and hair to the floor.

I almost feel bad talking about it, but this stuff is the truth, ladies and gentlemen. We see more blood and guts  these days than we do pretty women dressed up for the ball.

The blood and everything has had enough time to set which meant this job was going to require some extra time, hands, and equipment. Time to put on my suit and get scraping!

During a cleanup, you can start feeling awkward just because of the situation you are in.  I mean, it was a normal Wednesday night for this victim.

Nobody knew the poor woman had passed until she didn’t show up for work and the next thing you know, here we are! It can be tough cleaning up scenes sometimes.

The Truth and Reality Behind Blood Cleanup

Let’s discuss the truth and reality behind cleaning up a crime scene such as the one above. First and foremost, blood and all that comes with, can carry serious toxins and carcinogens that should be handled in a serious matter. DO NOT just grab a soap and towel and call it clean.

Call in the professionals to fully decontaminate the area who follows the proper OSHA requirements. That’s us, by the way!

Advanced Bio Treatment is a crime scene cleanup company specializing in bio-hazard decontamination. All technicians maintain strict adherence to applicable scene cleanup rules and regulations, our own code of safe practices and API Work-safe testing to ensure the safety of our workers, the public, and of you and your family.

Additionally, the products we use are EPA registered hospital grade disinfectants that will not harm you or your family. All scene cleanup waste is bio-hazardous and disposed of by Stericycle, a national leader in medical waste disposal.

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 remediating 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.

If you need blood clean-up guidance, have questions about your payment options, which crime scene clean up procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our blood cleanup services immediately, give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at 800-295-1684.

Blood Cleanup in San Jose Bathtub

In terms of accident cleanup or trauma site remediation, the involvement of a professional cleaning service is crucial.

Whether it is a traffic accident, an accidental death, or an industrial accident, the situation will normally involve blood cleanupbiohazards that require expert attention.

Additionally, the accident scene needs to be cleaned and restored to its original condition as quickly as possible to ease the minds of everyone involved. One thing about this job is that it can really emphasize how fragile and fleeting life can be. Here one day and gone the next, I often remark.

It’s the calls that involve the death of a person from some sort of freak accident that really make me uneasy though. I mean, we all take showers or use the toilet or cook in our kitchens and we don’t consider these tasks to be dangerous, and certainly not fatal.

You wouldn’t believe, however, the number of cases we take on that are the result of someone slipping and falling in the shower. Many times, these incidents aren’t deadly, just traumatic. Head wounds bleed profusely because of the high number of blood vessels located in that area, so when a person trips and hits their head, even the smallest cut can leave a huge mess behind.

Take for example the recent call we took concerning a large amount of blood in a bathroom that was the aftermath left behind after a slip and fall.

The homeowner’s middle aged son had placed the call from her hospital room, with instructions to him at the home. So we geared up the van and headed out.

The house was located in a very pretty, well established neighborhood in the suburbs just outside of a large city in San Jose, California. Tall oak trees lined the street and the row of well maintained homes gave the feeling of a very friendly community. We were met, as told, by a man who identified himself as being the homeowner’s son on the steps in front of the house and after a quick explanation of the process he could expect, we were led inside. Up a flight of steps and down a hallway lined with framed photos hung carefully asking the walls, we entered the master bathroom through the adjacent room.

Standing in the doorway, I balked at the sight of the enormous amount of blood which had soaked in and around the tile on the floor beside an old bathtub…

…and that had begun to dry to a dark crimson in a few areas. Seeing our amazed expressions, the man told us that his mother had been home alone when she decided to take a bath.

After about ten minutes in the tub, she stood up so that she could reach a book sitting on the edge of the sink, but her foot slipped out from behind her and she face planted into the hard tiled edge of the tub, shattering her jaw, then bouncing back just enough to split her head open on the tub faucet. Blood had cascaded out of her injured mouth, face, and back of her head pooling in the tub, and splashing around the floor and toilet.

It was only when her daughter came to fetch her about 15 minutes later that she was found. It was a terrible story, and I felt a deep sense of responsibly to remove all traces of the traumatic event so that the victim would not have to relieve that accident.

The cleanup was very routine. We carefully and methodically cleaned, sanitized and put back the scene to the condition it had been in before her fall. We used our special equipment to carefully clean the sub flooring and replace all new tile and grout. Then we made sure that there was no blood left on the tub, toilet or walls before we were satisfied.

Even after completing as many cleanups as I have, seeing the family member’s relief once they see the finished product never gets old. His weariness seemed to relax a little when we handed the home back over to him and that made me feel like I had helped the family in the best way I could.

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 cleanup 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 Work-safe guidelines in our cleanup efforts. We only deploy EPA registered hospital grade cleansers and disinfectants.

If you need blood cleanup, trauma or accidental death cleanup 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.

Injury Cleanup in Georgia

So many times we are called in the aftermath of some terrible tragedy.

Where some unfortunate soul has met a gruesome end, that when the occasion arises to restore a home after a bloody, but survivable accident it can provide a temporary break from the usual reminders of our fragile mortality.

Even though we have taken care of full remediation of large industrial sites in the event of workplace mishaps, the large majority of calls involving traumatic injuries take place right at the home of the victim. From dog bites, to plumbing fails, and even once a man who had been run over by his own lawnmower… if you can imagine it, I’ve probably seen it.

One story that comes to mind has been dubbed, “The Pain of De Feet”…

We had been sent into Spanish moss draped, old world neighborhoods located in and around the coastal jewel of the south, the city of Savannah, Georgia. Large wrought iron gates and low, shell brick walls bordered the cobblestone streets, defining the boundary of each enormous property. The houses had been carefully maintained and seemed to have been picked straight from the pages of a history book, if not for the modern luxuries that gave the homes their contemporary appeal as well. One wasn’t sure whether to expect a horse drawn carriage to make its way down the narrow lane or the sleek carriage of a Porsche.

Once we arrived at our address, I was slightly disappointed to see that we would not be given an opportunity to look inside these monolithic memorials of bygone times, the meticulously restored homes of high society Savannah pre-Civil War… but instead a much newer addition to a detached garage on the property, also known as a “Mother In~Law Suite”.

An agent for the family met us just outside the structure, still beautiful by anyone’s standards, and led us around the back of the garage, through a lush garden complete with a Koi pond, to a private entrance way for the small apartment. The young man explained that the homeowner had built his mother this apartment so that she could live with the family on the estate while maintaining some independence. He had spared no expense on the project, and had carefully modeled the picturesque garden after one that his father had built for his mother shortly after their wedding.

We made our way into the residence, where he stopped in the kitchen to show us where the accident had taken place. Apparently, the homeowner’s mother had been walking through her kitchen the morning before when she had slipped, jamming her foot under the refrigerator with a sickening sound. When she pulled her foot out from the appliance, she was horrified to see that the force of the impact against a sharpened corner underneath had almost completely severed her big toe.

Bleeding and panicked, she stumbled around the little apartment, moving through her bedroom into the attached bathroom as she anxiously called on the phone to the main house for help.

Bloody foot prints made a trail that was easy to follow over the varied flooring in the home, evidence to the chaos that had ensued after the intial accident. Clean up took the better part of two days and involved mostly the removal of a fairly small amount of blood, compared to some of the other blood baths we’ve seen. After a light sanitation, and some carpet steaming, the home was easily restored to the cheery condition it had been in before.

Later we learned that the older victim had to have the toe totally removed, the damage to the vascular structure of her toe was too great. I also learned that a rubber strip had been installed along the bottom of the fridge to prevent future “slip ups” again.

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 Work safe 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