Hoarding Flashbacks of Lake City, Florida

Today I Had My First Flash Back As I clean this hoarding scene today in sunny California, it is bringing flash backs to a nightmare cleanup in Lake City, Florida I once did. The empty gallon jugs are what triggered my flashbacks. The older woman in Lake City was an extreme hoarder. She had an illness no one should understand. Take this picture below, for example. Have you ever seen so many piled into one place? This in not to mock her, this is to WARN you and loved ones to fix a problem before it gets too bad!   Just think of the odor, fumes and bacteria she was living in from this bathroom. Seriously, this room was enough to kill her! Advanced Bio-Treatment can come in and return the room to its original, sanitary and safe state. Personal belongings become mixed with garbage and waste until living areas…

The Sad Truth Behind Unattended Death

Unattended Deaths Some of the hardest calls to get are when a person has passed away in their home or other location and have gone unnoticed for a period of time. Not only can it make for a highly technical decontamination and restoration process suitable for professionals like those at Advanced Bio Treatment ONLY, but it always leaves me wondering about the person and what transpired in their lives that they ended up alone in the end. A case I worked about a year ago still remains fresh in my mind... It was in sunny Miami, Florida where we got the call for an unattended death, as we call them in this industry. I knew little more than that as we made our way to the home, passing long strands of Palm trees and freshly mowed lawns... the occasional yard we passed was still in the process of being cut…

Shot To The Head Suicide in Jacksonville

Sadly, in This Business We See a Lot of Suffering and Sorrow with Suicides Often from families struggling to make sense of the senseless death of their loved one, and never more so than when suicide is involved. The people left behind are tasked with the job of piecing together the final moments and events that led their family member down such a dark road that they felt the only escape was to end their life. The family members who remain, assume the pain and burdens of unanswered questions and truly become victims themselves. For instance, not too long ago I was called out to a residence on a quiet street in Jacksonville, Florida. It was a nicely decorated home, and I immediately noticed that it had a woman's touch about it. I also saw right away the evidence of a young boy: video games were piled up on the…