Accident and Trauma Cleanup in Philadelphia, PA

Cleaning up the scene where an accident or other traumatic event has occurred isn’t only a terribly distressing task—it may also be an extremely dangerous one. Ensuring that the scene is thoroughly decontaminated and made safe again for occupants requires specialized products and equipment, plus an experienced and well-trained team of technicians. The Philadelphia accident and trauma cleanup services we provide meet all of these requirements and more.

Why accident and trauma scenes can be unsafe.

There are many types of traumas and accidents that require professional cleanup, such as homicides, suicides, severe injuries and accidental deaths, because of the blood and other bodily fluids that are left behind. Bloodborne and airborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials may be present that pose a serious health threat, particularly to the very young, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system. This is why you should never attempt to clean an accident or trauma scene yourself with bleach or household cleaners—it’s likely you will only be able to remove what you can see, while dangerous pathogens remain and can continue to be spread.

At Advanced Bio Treatment in Philadelphia, our technicians are trained in the latest methods for identifying health hazards at the scene, including those that unseen by the naked eye. We remove every trace of microscopic bacteria and viruses that can pose a threat, such as MRSA, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. After we clean, we test the area to ensure that people can safety return.

Comprehensive cleanup services for your home or business.

The professional accident and trauma cleanup services at Advanced Bio Treatment have extensive training in blood cleanup, biohazard cleanup, and death scene cleanup. We arrive at your home or business fully prepared to relieve you of the burden of cleaning the scene, working quickly and efficiently to decontaminate and deodorize your home or business.

Our comprehensive accident and trauma cleanup services include:

  • Strictly following OSHA recommendations on securing the scene and containing contamination
  • Removing all traces of blood, bodily fluids, bodily tissue, and other biological materials
  • Cleaning or removing any furnishings or structural materials that may have become contaminated
  • Thoroughly cleaning, deodorizing, and disinfecting the scene with hospital-grade products and equipment
  • Safely disposing all biohazardous waste materials

Just as important to our customers as our cleanup services are the professionalism of our team members and their dedication to supporting all of your needs. From your first call, we keep you thoroughly informed on our plans and our progress. We are always available to answer your questions about anything from how we do our work to what you need to know about payment options, property insurance claims, and much more.

We’re here for you any time of day or night.

We know that the times when you need our services are likely to be among the most difficult times of your life. That’s why a live operator is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. It’s also why our expert technicians are chosen not only for their skill, but also for their discretion, professional demeanor, and respect for our clients’ property and needs.

If you are faced with an accident or trauma scene, call Advanced Bio Treatment’s customer service team at 800-295-1684 now.

Richmond, VA Meth Lab Cleanup

It’s likely you’ve seen a story on a local Richmond newscast about the discovery of a meth lab and how a large area, perhaps an entire neighborhood, was evacuated and cordoned off by police tape. If you’ve ever wondered why such extreme precautions were taken, the answer is that every pound of methamphetamine made in these makeshift labs produces more than five pounds of highly dangerous and toxic waste. Should you ever find yourself in the distressing circumstances of owning a property where meth was produced, you should never endanger yourself or others by attempting to clean up a meth lab on your own. To ensure everyone’s safety, call the Richmond meth lab cleanup experts at Advanced Bio Treatment.

Why meth labs are dangerous

Chemical makeup: Methamphetamine is made from dozens of other products, almost all of which are dangerous in and of themselves. Just some of the products that may be used and the toxic chemicals they contain include drain cleaner (sulfuric acid), batteries (lithium), hydrochloric acid, brake fluid (toluene), nail polish remover or paint thinner (acetone), fertilizer or cleaners (anhydrous ammonia), and many more. When combined, some ingredients form new chemical compounds that are even more hazardous.

Health threats: At a minimum, exposure to the chemicals or by-products in a meth lab can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and, according to the National Institutes of Health, damage the respiratory tract, mucous membranes, eyes, and skin. At worst, exposure can result in chemical burns, blindness, liver damage, kidney failure, and birth defects.

Contamination reach and persistence: Once a meth lab is shut down—and even after law enforcement has removed equipment and meth ingredients—the threat to health can remain. When meth is “cooked,” the compounds formed disperse, lingering in the air and on surfaces. Entire structures and their systems can be contaminated, including HVAC systems, well water, plumbing equipment, and septic systems. Materials such as flooring, drywall and wood is likely to be contaminated as well. Even the soil in the surrounding yard may not be safe.

How Advanced Bio Treatment can help

According to the EPA’s guidelines for meth lab cleanup, a structure that contained a meth lab should not be occupied until after remediation has been completed. The guidelines also recommend hiring a contractor who has hazardous waste cleanup expertise to conduct cleanup operations.

At Advanced Bio Treatment, our expert meth lab cleanup technicians strictly follow the EPA guidelines as well as OSHA, state, and federal guidelines. Our meth lab cleanup services include these tasks and many more:

  • Securing the property until cleanup is complete
  • Properly ventilating the structure before, during, and after the cleanup
  • Identifying contaminated areas
  • Determining the proper cleaning chemicals to use based on the cooking method
  • Properly handling and removing contaminated items and hazardous waste
  • Cleaning all contaminated materials, surfaces, and systems, including plumbing and HVAC

To ensure your safety and protect future occupants of your property, call on the experienced Richmond meth lab cleanup teams at Advanced Bio Treatment. A live operator is standing by 24 hours a day, every day of the year to take your call.