One reason I enjoy this job as much as I do is because I never know what I’m going to be called to take care of on any given day.

Some days it is nothing but murders, other days it’s industrial accidents. Whatever I’m doing though, it’s guaranteed to be something someone else would find revolting. Even though it may seem like it, not every call that comes into our offices involves death or dismemberment.

Sometimes the case is as simple as cleaning up in the aftermath of some seriously upset or disturbed tenant, who had decided that they are going to teach their landlord a lesson.

One incident that thought brings to mind took place earlier this year in a neighborhood in the vast suburbs outside of Jacksonville, Florida.

The homeowner had called my office in a tizzy. Apparently the middle aged woman had really made herself the target of some pretty vengeful actions concerning the rental property she owned.

The young couple who had, up until just a few days ago, leased the home in a lower income community had fallen behind on their rent and even though they had scraped together every penny they could to give to the landlord, they had still come up nearly a hundred dollars short.

Unbeknownst to them, the landlord had already filled to have them evicted through the state, and after returning home from work one day, had found the notice to vacate taped to their front door.

Once they tried to call the homeowner with no success, they had set about destroying the property in a blind rage.

Standing inside the front room of the smaller house, it was unclear at first what was scattered throughout the home but then it became obvious… it was used cat litter mixed with all sorts of dust and debris which had fallen like snow from an unknown number of vacuum cleaner bags.

Dog feces had been smeared up and down the walls in nearly every room, and the toilets in the bathroom had been clogged with human waste and whatever else they could cram down them so that their contents began to overflow onto the floor, saturating the carpet and going all the way down to the sub flooring.

In the kitchen, eggs, dairy products and meat had been left to spoil on the counters and the cabinets had been coated with a mixture of peanut butter and honey to attract a surprisingly wide variety of household pests.

Since the toilets had been left running, the front yard had been reduced to a sess pool of stinking sewage which made the job particularly challenging because our gear kept getting stuck in the muck and we had to be extra careful not to track the foul smelling concoction back into the house once we had thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the home.

All told, it took about four days to completely restore the home to livable condition. At the end, I can honestly say that I am not sure whether or not the homeowner had learned the intended lesson, other than to be especially cautious who she rents the home to in the future, but I could be sure that the relief that relaxed her shoulders and eased the lines of stress around her eyes was genuine.

We pride ourselves on not only restoring someone’s home after a traumatic event, but to restore their sense of sanity.

Advanced Bio Treatment is a professional scene cleaning company. Regardless of whether the scene is at your home and personal property, a commercial business, or industrial site, we’ll strictly adhere to OSHA regulations and API Worksafe guidelines in our cleanup efforts.

We only deploy EPA registered hospital grade cleansers and disinfectants. If you need trauma or accidental death clean-up guidance, have questions about your payment options or current insurance policy covers don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call.


Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment