Those Nasty Contagions

Infectious waste is an issue

The technicians from Advance Bio-Treatment face infectious waste in our cleanup situations.

Let’s face it, staph, MRSA, cellulitis, etc., are nasty infections and they are contagious.

There are over 30 strains of staph but Staphylococcus aureus is the one that is the most common.

The spread of staph can be through direct contact with another person who has it, as in a pus infected draining wound or sore. Even days after the infection has cleared you could still become infected by coming in contact with contaminated items.

People who are at a higher risk are those with weakened immune systems, having chronic health issues, hospitalized. Also, daycares, prisons, dorms, gyms, pose a higher threat of spread of infection due to the high number of people and the quick spreading strength of the bacteria.

Its a good idea not to use the towels, sheets, clothes etc., of a person with a staph infection. Wash your hands often, and even wash their clothing separate for an extra precaution.

A staph infection can be contagious for as long as it is left untreated. It is best to catch it early and treat with antibiotics.

MRSA blood infection can begin in the skin. MRSA is common in hospitalized patients, however, the severity of symptoms of MRSA can become a much more serious and complicated infection.

Septicemia is the leading cause of death in a MRSA infection. Septicemia is bacteria of the blood which can cause the entire body to become infected including the bones, heart, nervous system. This can spread quickly and these are usually treated in a hospital stay.

Septicemia is not as common as other infections but is serious. Chills, fever, shaking, looks ill and has a change in mental faculty are symptoms and should be treated promptly. (Septicemia is sometimes referred to as blood poisoning.) Diagnosing and treating early can prevent shock and adrenal collapse.

The Reality of Our Job

ABT may need to be called in to your daycare, office, or other facility for professional infectious disease cleanup services if the problem becomes severe. We have equipment that will quickly and efficiently kill harmful pathogens and prevent spread.

Our 24/7 Cleanup Service Areas Include:

Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, New York , Kentucky and other crime scene states

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

Who Commits Violent Crimes?

Violent crimes are difficult to understand

Family members are left shattered emotionally with many questions that may never be answered.

Crime scene cleanup is a job for the compassionate professional who can work quickly and efficiently. Family members may be present and need to be handled with empathy and compassion.

While the potential for violence exists within each of us to a degree there are some minds that are more inclined to commit these acts than others.

What kind of mind commits these violent crimes? What drives people to commit violent crimes?

Dangerous and aggressive, showing little remorse, learning nothing from past mistakes, the Socieopath on the surface can appear to be of above average intelligence and friendly personality. The socieopath personality can be charming and poised, calm, untruthful and insincere, self centered and egocentric.

Behind a Socieopath

A socieopath is characterized as someone who has no emotional response after committing an act that others would be showing guilt and shame about.

In January of 2013 a Minnesota man, Steven Roger Johnson, was charged with shooting his wife and then sawing her body into pieces and hiding her body in plastic bins in a friend’s garage. The couple had argued after the wife had told him she was leaving him and taking their 18 month old child with her.

This was not the first brush aggressive violent crime committed by Johnson, in 1996 he plead guilty to first degree sexual conduct after he had handcuffed a woman in a car and raped her, he had threatened to kill her, claiming he had a gun.

Johnson was released from prison in 2008 after being sentenced to 17 years in prison. Johnson married his wife in 2009, just one year after being released from prison.

Violent crime is on the rise in many areas, in Washington, D.C. alone, violent crime rose by 40% in the year 2012 alone.

We may recognize certain personality traits and behaviors of a violent criminal but we haven’t found the answers to preventing them.

We at Advanced Bio-Treatment see the aftermath of the violent crimes and the victims. Although we want your business, we hope you never need our services.

If you need scene clean-up 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.




Characteristics of Organized Crime

In the scope of the crime scene cleanup business we come across situations that could be the result of organized crime activity.

Organized crime exists in all societies across the world to the extent that international security is at risk as well as local economies.

Those who are involved in organized crime do not work alone and their work is not without purpose. Some groups specialize in a specific area such as illegal drugs or prostitution.

Common structure of an organized crime group is hierarchy, similar to corporations which have a CEO, and levels of authority underneath. Groups such as the Columbian Cartel operate under a similar hierarchy under which tight control is maintained.

In 1993, Pablo Escobar, founder of the Medellin cartel, was shot to death by police at his hideout in Medellin, Columbia. At the time of his brutal death, he was said to worth an estimated $2 billion he earned primarily through trafficking cocaine. Escobar was one of many aggressive criminals who masterminded large empires and lived extravagant lifestyles as a result.

Even the activities of organized crime are not unlike legitimate corporations which are involved in import and export, retail, wholesale. The primary difference is the organized crime groups operate outside of legal boundaries, trade in illegal items such as weapons and drugs.

Violence is used as a means to control and achieve goals.

In addition to violence, bribery is used to escape prosecution and accomplish goals. Organized crime is also involved in sophisticated financial schemes, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering etc.

Crime scene cleanup is brutal at times. Imagine the scene of the death of Carmine “The Cigar” Galante, who rose to power quickly and became greedy, so much so that he attempted to take over the drug trade and hoard profits for himself. He and two other members of the Bonanno Crime family were gunned down while eating at a restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

In another case in organized crime history, Albert Anastasia, head of “Murder, Inc.”, who was known for making witnesses disappear, was gunned down while reclining in a barbershop chair, waiting for a haircut.

These true stories are a hint of the type of crime scenes that are the result of organized crime. Morbid scenes require in depth clean up, including murder, homicide, or fingerprint clean up, not a job for the weak.

Most never have to deal with this type of crime, however, the reality is that exists and is a continuing problem in our society.

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 us a call!

Advanced Bio Treatment 800-706-1420