Blood Cleanup Scene in Oakland, California Bathroom

Fast Food Filth It's probably not surprising that some studies have found that 90% of children in the United States visit the largest fast food chain in the nation monthly, if not more.  But when we add up the facts, it becomes more and more concerning.  Study after study shows that a single patty of ground beef from a fast food restaurant can contain meat from up to a hundred different cows.  Dateline NBC recently conducted a Consumer Alert investigation in which investigators were sent into 100 stores of each of America's top ten fast food chains.  The findings were alarming and included multiple accounts decomposing rodents, blood dripping from food and serving ware, countless accounts of foodborne illnesses including salmonella and e. coli.  But it's not always the fault of the food service industry and workers; sometimes it's simply the clientele. The Customer's Not Always Right Advanced Bio Treatment was called…

Bloody Mess Cleanup at Pool in Lakewood, Ohio

Alcohol Plus Water = Trauma In the United States, about ten people each day die from drowning in non-boat related accidents according to the Center for Disease Control.  Not surprisingly, in 2010 about 25% of drowning related emergency department visits involved the use of alcohol, and a whopping 70% of deaths related to water recreation involved alcohol.  Needless to say, alcohol and swimming pools aren't a wise mix, especially when you are a teenager.  The CDC reports 4,300 deaths each year related to underage drinking and almost 200,000 emergency room visits by intoxicated youth under the age of 21. A Balcony Jumper's Bloody Mess Last year, in Lakewood, Ohio, Advanced Bio Treatment arrived for a blood cleanup call at a home swimming pool.  Our operator was told about a party in which underage drinkers were jumping into a pool and one was injured, resulting in a bloody mess.  It turned out…

Raw Sewage for Breakfast in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Down and Dirty on Raw Sewage Anyone who's had raw sewage back up into their home knows what a nightmare the repercussions are.  The sheer expense alone is enough to make someone sick, not to mention the bacterial, viral, and parasitic concerns.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over seven million people a year become ill due to exposure to raw sewage.  And seven percent of those people suffer from severe, sometimes fatal illnesses. Bacterial infections are certainly a concern with the risk of exposure to Escherichia coli (E. coli), Campylobacter, Salmonella, Leptospira, and Shigella to name a few.  All of which are rampant in raw sewage.  Viruses are also commonly contracted from contact with sewage backups.  Rotavirus, adenovirus, Norwalk virus, Hepatitis A, and the frightening Poliomylitis Virus are likely present as well.  If somehow you've avoided becoming contaminated with one of these viruses or bacteria, there's always a…