Bad Odor Removal

“Pet Sitting Nightmare”

Odor Removal: Over the holidays, many people seek the help of a house sitter or a pet sitter while they are out of town. As many of us know, it’s often a struggle to find a trustworthy person to care for your home and beloved pets. Chandra and Mitch ran into unfortunate luck with a very unreliable pet sitter last Winter as they spent 3 weeks with their grandchildren across the country.

Chandra considered herself very fortunate to have wonderful new neighbors with a high school daughter willing to cat-sit, collect their mail, water their plants, and ensure that all was good with their home while she and her husband traveled to Vermont from their Alpharetta, Georgia home to visit their grandchildren for the holidays. She and Mitch would arrive just before school let out for the holidays to surprise three of the grandchildren still in grade-school, and they would rotate to their two other children’s homes throughout their extended stay and get lots of quality time with all three of their children’s families.

Mitch and Chandra had four cats, one of whom, Pricilla, was very old and spent most of her time hiding under the couch and often using the Persian rug that was adjacent to the couch as her litter box. Mitch left out rug cleaner and rags for the cat-sitter, to use if needed, hoping she’d manage any accidents so they could arrive home to their house mostly intact. When the grandparents arrived back to their quiet, calm, home after a lengthy visit with their grandchildren, it was hardly what they had hoped for.

I smelled what I thought was road kill or maybe an opossum that had died under a bush as soon as we opened the car door in our driveway. It was an intense smell of rotting meat that no one would ever dream would come from inside their house.

Extreme Cat Urine Odor Removal

Shock wasn’t even the word to describe what Mitch felt when he first walked into his living room. He remembers his eyes watering from the burn of ammonia and noxious gases. There were cat feces and flies everywhere and large discolored areas on their hardwood floors throughout their home where the cats had urinated over the past few weeks. They quickly located three of their four cats and put them in the backyard with water and food after discovering the five empty cat food bags shredded all over the kitchen floor.

Not only had Hannah never visited their house once over the twenty-three days they’d been gone, but the cat Pricilla appeared to have died very early in their trip; based on her condition it was likely within the first couple of days after Mitch and Chandra departed. What they discovered was so unsettling that they immediately reached out to Advanced Bio Treatment for help.

Other than her orange fluffy fur, Pricilla hardly resembled a cat. I had to move the couch to get to her and when I tried to mover her, she came apart in the middle spilling maggots and this slimy liquid everywhere.

The bad odor left behind from cat urine can tend to be powerfully overwhelming. Cat urine odor can penetrate deeply into the carpet as well as the the contents of a dwelling. The urinary crystals in cats make it difficult impossible to remove by solely cleaning the carpet. It is important to call Advanced Bio Treatment and have a professionally certified  technician perform the bad odor removal services.

Pet Urine Odor Removal

Bad odor removal is usually what most people worry about, however many contagious pathogens can live in pet urine and feces. For the safety of your loved ones, it is important for the professionals at Advanced Bio Treatment to handle pet urine odor removal and feces cleanup problems. Advanced Bio Treatment is IICRC odor technician certified, providing the most current knowledge and services regarding bad odor removal, including extreme pet urine odor removal.

We were initially very worried about the health of our other three cats and the safety of living in our home after what had transpired over those three weeks. Advanced Bio Treatment worked quickly, professionally, and respectfully so that we could feel secure about the decontamination and safety of the air quality and surfaces throughout our home. Despite our anguish over Pricilla’s death and the lack of accountability of our young neighbor, we are grateful for how quickly we were able to have our home restored.

Whether it is a person or a pet, Advanced Bio Treatment can professionally and empathetically deal with sensitive situations involving death cleanup. As well as, the biological hazards that often result from the loss of a loved one. There are often many factors to address ranging from dangerous airborne bacteria, bodily fluid cleanup, bad odor removal, to the respectful removal of your loved one’s remains from your home.

Unfortunately death is a natural part of life, but in the event that you discover an unattended death in your home, on your property, or in your place of business, after the authorities have been notified, call Advanced Bio Treatment 24-hours a day at 1-800-295-1684 for a confidential consultation and immediate, professional service.

Crime Scene Cleanup

Home Invasion Crime Scene Cleanup

“Safety First”

Crime Scene Cleanup: We all know what steps to take to deter a burglar or to lessen our chances of a home invasion. We lock our doors, leave on exterior lights, install security systems, don’t answer the door to a stranger after dark, etcetera, etcetera. Most of us, however, fall into habits that aren’t in the best interest of our safety, and it usually takes a scare or a crazy news story to help us tighten back up.

Margaret and her husband David had taken measures to keep their family safe. They had deadbolts, kept their garage closed, shut their blinds at night, and even had an appointment to have a security system with cameras installed the week after a single, out-of-the-norm mistake resulted in a life-or-death situation for Margaret and her family.

I honestly never imagined someone breaking into my home in the middle of the day. I had no idea how common it was until I myself was standing there in my living room with an intruder.

It was a Friday around lunchtime in the middle of January when Margaret returned home from an attempt to go into work. Not only was her head pounding from what felt like a sinus infection, she had her 18-month-old daughter with her who also was sick with a fever and sent home from daycare. She’d called and texted her husband to see if he could come home early to take care of little Abigail so she could rest. Without any response, Margaret just prayed Abigail would nap.

I was dragging myself in and out of the house carrying Abby and all her things, my laptop, and my head was so stuffy and I felt so foggy. I think I made 4 trips back to the car and just forgot to close the garage when I went back in.

Margaret put in a cartoon DVD and tried lying down on the couch with Abigail. Within minutes, Abigail fell asleep and with a sigh of relief Margaret carried her cautiously to the crib, turned on the noisemaker, and closed the bedroom door.   Margaret headed back to the couch and planned to sleep there as long as Abby would let her.

Home Invasion Confrontation

I can’t explain the terror I felt when I walked into the living room and was standing 5 feet away from a strange man. I think I screamed, but he grabbed me in a choke-hold and told me to shut up or I’d be sorry. All I could think about from that second on was Abigail.

When David pulled into the driveway, he immediately knew something was terribly wrong. He remembers, The front passenger door was open and so was the glove box with everything emptied out and scattered on the garage floor. When I saw Margaret’s emptied purse and open wallet on the floor by the open kitchen door, I pulled my gun out of the holster and went inside quietly.

David walked into the kitchen, overlooking the living room, and saw what he says still gives him nightmares.

Margaret was sitting on the floor with her knees pulled to her chin crying and bleeding from her nose, and then I heard his voice. He was standing a good 10 feet from her with a gun in one hand and staring into a backpack he had propped on the back of the couch and said, ‘Shut the [expletive] up lady or I’ll blow your head off’. I shot him right then. I fired three times and hit him three times, once in the head, and twice in the torso.

Crime Scene Cleanup Services

David and Margaret were left with a tremendous amount of emotional, physical, and psychological trauma to endure, but David knew he could count on us for help with the physical recovery of his home. Due to the nature of the trauma scene, there was a tremendous amount of blood and body tissue splattered throughout the room in which the shooting took place as well as in the adjoining rooms which included the kitchen, dining room and home office.

Advanced Bio Treatment specializes in crime scene cleanup services and was able to clean and sanitize all rooms and go through with special UV light devices to ensure everything was perfectly cleaned of blood and body fluid. Most importantly, they were able to return home after a short stay at Margaret’s sister’s house and feel like our home was sanitary and void of any signs of the physical memory of what happened so that we could begin living our lives again and move forward.

Accident Scene Trauma Cleanup

Fall Turkey Hunt Turned Trauma Cleanup

“Fowl Play”

Anyone with in-laws can related to the pressure of winning them over early in marriage or even when you were just dating. It can be a challenge, but most would agree that laying a good foundation with your spouse’s parents is a major key to a healthy and happy marriage. Johnny called Advanced Bio Treatment late last fall after his attempt to bond with his new father-in-law ended disastrously.

Johnny and Mr. Slater were headed out for a fall turkey hunt and if things went well they’d bring home the main course just in time for Thanksgiving. Johnny had known for the past few weeks that this was going to be his opportunity to prove himself to Mr. Slater, so he’d already been to the hunting grounds and scoped out where they’d go this morning; as a demonstration of a sure kill. He’d even purchased the orange alert band. A bright orange cloth to wrap around their turkey alerting other hunters so that no one shoots at the turkey while they carry it. Mr. Slater was actually quite prepared too, with thick seat covers and even a special disposable liner for the bed of his new truck, both of which would come in handy, for all the wrong reasons.

It was a long fall morning that proved much less interesting than the spring turkey hunts Johnny had been on before. Hours went by with little excitement, but that all ended when three toms came into sight.

It all happened in an instant; I pulled the trigger and the next thing I know, Mr. Slater is screaming and hollering. I had to put him over my shoulder and drag him through the woods back to the truck

It wasn’t until Johnny pulled Mr. Slater into the passenger side of the cab that he realized the wound was to Mr. Slater’s left shoulder. There wasn’t any cellular service, so Johnny tore off back to the main road with all their gear spilling out into the road through the open tailgate.

Trauma Cleanup Services

There was blood all over me from carrying him and it got everywhere in the truck fast. I had to use my alert cloth to wipe the windshield from where I’d pulled him in just so I could see the road. It was spread all over us and smeared around every inch of that truck. I didn’t even think of it until Mr. Slater was about to come home from the hospital, but that truck was a mess, and it sat in the hospital parking lot for three days like that.

In was a gruesome sight when Johnny opened the truck door three days later as he and his family were preparing to take Mr. Slater home from the hospital.

I was really in a panic. Our turkey hunting trip was a failure, I accidentally shot my father-in-law, and now his brand new truck was basically destroyed.

Johnny needed professional trauma scene cleaning service to get his father-in-law’s truck back to clean condition. Cleaning blood and trauma cleanup are just two of the many types of professional cleaning services that Advanced Bio Treatment offers. I thought of bringing it to a car dealership to be cleaned up, but it smelled like something had died in the cab of that truck. The blood was all gummed up and had run down in the cracks between the seat and even pushed down in the controls of the dash. This really was a trauma cleanup scene, due to the time that had passed.

Johnny called Advanced Bio Treatment and was able to get a trauma scene cleaning technician that he needed to get the truck back in clean condition, all before Mr. Slater was discharged from the hospital. I was a little nervous helping him into the truck. I mean I’d seen how amazing the cab looked after Advanced Bio Treatment finished, and it even smelled like a new truck again. But I’d already screwed up so much that I really needed his truck to be perfect. As I ran around the truck to jump in Mr. Slater yelled at me as I was climbing:

Boy don’t you get in my new truck with those dirty boots

Those words were music to my ears!