ABC News states 15-20 inches of rain has fallen in the Pensacola area and a major cleanup is expected.

Flood warnings mean floods are coming if not already. Floods warnings have been issued in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Panama City, Florida one of the beautiful beach coasts in the US.

Flooding usually happens quickly and suddenly but leaves behind a mess of mud, sewage and debris. The damage may be severe and life threatening.

If you know a flood is coming your way you should try to build a barrier outside your home entrance to try to keep floodwaters out of your home. Listen to the radio and t.v. to keep informed as much as possible.

Flash floods come quickly move to higher ground if at all possible.

Be prepared as much as you can, pack an emergency bag with your medical and clothing needs, snacks, etc.., in the event you have to evacuate.

Here are a few tips to stay safe during and after a flood. Unplug electrical appliances. If you hear instructions to turn off your power at the main switches do this as well as the valves.

There may be downed power lines which should be avoided at all costs. Live wires can kill. Do not touch anything electrical, especially if you are wet.  Flood damage

If you can, report downed power lines to the power company.

Damage to schools, stores, homes, vehicles happen during flooding. Schools may be closed. Kids need to be cautioned and watched closely as they may think it is fun to play in flooded waters. Flooded waters are not safe for swimming and playing in.

If you need to get around walk but avoid walking in moving water. It is advised to use a stick to check the ground for firmness for walking. A street can become a river very quickly!

Driving through flooded waters is very dangerous no matter the depth of the water it can rise quickly and destroy your vehicle and possibly you.

Floods can lead to damaged sewage systems which can lead to seepage and leaching. This can pose serious damage and health hazards.

If you are ordered to evacuate do not return home until you have been advised to do so.

If your home is flooded everything that got wet will need to be cleaned and disinfected.

pensacola-flood-roadwashoutEven after floodwaters recede there is potential danger as the grounds may be weakened and possibly fall through under the weight of a car or truck.

Threats of contamination, damage and danger are not over immediately. Use caution and common sense, try to keep emotional control and don’t put yourself in danger.

Help is on its way. Advanced Bio Treatment is aware and prepared to assist.

We are a 24/7 operation.If you have questions, need assistance please give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-295-1684.

ABT offers a referral up to $500.

The Loss Affects ABT More Than You May Know

To All Those Who Have Lost Someone

There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not affected by what I see on this job. The crime scenes from people that are hurt by the thoughtless and malicious actions of others keep on coming. We get phone calls all hours of the night. ABT is a 24/7 operation. We are here to help all hours of the night or day.

We travel and have teams in various cities around the country. No matter where we are there is plenty of work. I love my work but don’t think for one minute that the crimes that go on don’t upset us because they most certainly do.

I often think to myself that could be my loved one. How would I feel? Would I be able to cope with life afterwards? What happens to people after we leave? I often wonder to myself where are the families of these scenes now and how are they coping? Are they able to deal with the grief and the sadness ok?

We like to think that we get the appearance of the place back to normal as quickly as possible. We know in reality that “normalcy” may never feel the same. How could your life not be forever changed after suffering such horrible atrocities.

We Talk About The Importance Of Being Empathetic

I don’t think our readers are ignorant as to what that means but just in case you have wondered what we mean by that let’s touch on it a little bit.

The characteristic of empathy in a person is one who can share another person’s feelings. An empathetic person can understand your feelings of loss or heartache almost as if it were their own. We use empathy instead of sympathy to describe how we strive to relate to and have compassion upon the families of the victims in these crime scenes.

Sympathy is very closely related to empathy yet is not the same. Sympathy is often expressed through a direct action to comfort or response due to a loss or problem such as sending flowers to a bereft family or taking a casserole for a family after a funeral.

Advanced Bio Treatment strives to be professional, empathetic, prompt, courteous all the while we work within the guidelines and rules set by OSHA, EPA, and more. There is much more than meets the eye.

If you need 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.

ABT offers a referral of up to $500

More Blood To Clean In FL

There is more to this picture than meets the eye.

This time we didn’t share the body tissue and brain matter pictures. Sometimes just the picture is enough.

Every day we are called to perform a clean up of some sort and with every job is a story, often horribly heartbreaking.

Some of these scenes are results of anger out of control. Some are accidents due to carelessness or freak accidents. Suicides, homicides, death, drug overdoses, family or domestic disputes. On and on and on it goes.

To do this work you have to have a strong stomach that can keep working in spite of the sickening smell of blood or whatever you come across. You may hold back the tears or let them spill in your protective eyewear, or vomit in your mask as some often do.

Do you look at the pictures and turn your head away because its so bad you can’t stand to look at it. Remember then, someone saw it before you likely a family member or friend. And then us. We are the cleanup crew and sometimes its all we can do to keep on doing what has to be done.

This is not for everyone but it has to be done nonetheless.

ABT has a team of professionals who work hard and do an efficient job that is necessary. We are trained to be empathetic and supportive to folks in the worst of times.

Blood cleanup must be done by professionally trained blood cleanup personnel in order to protect current and future inhabitants of a property as well as to ensure the safety of those cleaning blood scenes.

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 biohazardous 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 biohazardous 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.

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.

ABT offers a referral up to $500