MRSA Mercy!

The idea of getting a manicure or a pedicure usually renders thoughts of relaxation and peace, not stress and doubt.  The statistics regarding the disinfecting processes used by nail salons nationwide, however, are alarming and Advanced Bio Treatment has had the opportunity to step in and help disinfect surfaces contaminated with MRSA bacteria and other clinical infectious diseases to minimize the spread of infectious disease.

Tiffany and Lydia have a tradition of getting pedicures together once a month.  It is difficult to carve out the time, but they are committed to the opportunity to decompress, catch up for an hour over a glass of wine, and enjoy a little pampering. The thought of disease and infection used to be far from thought.

I never dreamed that I was ever at risk for MRSA or staph infection.  Subconsciously, I guess I trusted that all places of business just regularly disinfect for MRSA disease and dangerous bacteria.

It wasn’t until Lydia’s toe got infected that she missed her first pedicure with Tiffany, but two weeks later Tiffany called Lydia with some disturbing news,

When I learned that I was experiencing a series of MRSA staph infection symptoms, I immediately called my doctor, and then I called Lydia to see if she’d been to the doctor about her toe yet

Tiffany had a scratch on the side of her calf from moving furniture that had gotten badly infected.  It was sore to even the slightest touch and burst one morning while showering, oozing pus and blood.  When she went to the doctor it was discovered that she had a MRSA staph infection, and that’s when the doctor mentioned the dangers of contracting these types of bacteria from spas that offer pedicures.  He suggested she exert more caution, covering even little abrasions when visiting salons or spas because of the higher possibility of the spread of these types of infectious diseases.  Tiffany’s thoughts immediately went to Lydia’s toe infection and sure enough, Lydia also had a MRSA infection.

What is MRSA Infection?

MRSA has become widely known as a super-bug, which means that it is resistant to common antibiotics and requires an alternative treatment.  It most commonly infects an open sore or even a tiny abrasion on the surface of the skin and is extremely easy to spread.  But, there are many other dangerous bacteria that linger on surfaces for sometimes months that together with MRSA can be completely destroyed with the professional services offered by Advanced Bio Treatment.

What other Infectious Diseases are Common?

After Lydia and Tiffany both reported their infections to the salon, the salon owner called us here at Advanced Bio Treatment.  Our technicians were able to treat all surfaces, all the way down to the tiny crevices between counters and within the seating surfaces installed in the facility.  MRSA along with other strains of staphylococcus bacterial infection, h1n1, the influenza virus, and even the dreaded clostridium difficile, are destroyed by the methods our technicians at Advanced Bio Treatment use, assisting in a business owner’s responsibility for infectious disease control.   In addition to initiating decontamination services with Advanced Bio Treatment, the salon has since implemented better methods of sterilization and can move forward in a manner that offers a cleaner, more sanitary environment for their clients.

If you find yourself in need of an emergency decontamination or infectious disease control services in your home, on your property, or in your place of business, call Advanced Bio Treatment 24-hours a day at 1-800-295-1684.  Our specialized, professional staff will provide you with a confidential consultation and immediate, professional service so that you can move forward and get back to business.


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