We Do More Than Clean Up Crime Scenes

This was a very busy summer, but a bit of an unusual one because it involved only a few “crime scenes,” or situations involving death or traumatic events.  It began with a call from a woman who needed her brother’s townhouse cleaned.  He recently got sick and was having trouble taking care of himself, including, but not limited to, having trouble throwing away things such as spoiled foods, drink containers and other trash.  Because he had recently been admitted into the hospital and was going to move in with their brother, his sister requested that we completely clear out the home, pull carpets, and sanitize the entire place so that could sell it.  As you can see by the before and after photo of just the living room it was no easy task, and it took 3 of us about 2 days to complete.

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The following month we completed a job for the owner of a home that had a rat and mouse infestation.  The owner had to move out due to respiratory problems, but left a finished basement full of furniture, carpets, and other miscellaneous items that were contaminated with droppings.  Also, the entire basement had drop ceilings that needed to be removed along with insulation as this is where the rodents made nests and called home.  On top of that, the entire first floor needed to be remediated and disinfected.  Luckily, I have the right equipment to handle a home of this size with use of an industrial fogger to better treat an entire home in just hours.  After two days in hazmat suits, the owner was ready to be moved back into the now, safe home.  The pictures below are just 25% of the basement.

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n July we handled what, might be, our largest hoarding job yet.  The square footage of the townhouse may not sound huge at 2,500 square feet, but the contents clean out, odor remediation, and cleaning that needed to be done made it the longest job yet at 4 full days.  The story is a sad one that involved a woman whose son was going through a terminal illness.  When EMTs came to take him to hospital after he collapsed, they saw the condition of the home and code enforcement was forced to condemn the home as “uninhabitable.”  They wanted to get the house back to livable ASAP so we got to work right away.  After 4 grueling days the house was cleared of all the disposable items, carpets were removed, floors were mopped and cleaned, and the house was fogged with disinfectant.  Unfortunately, the son had passed a few weeks later, and the owner wanted to sell the home, which I was able to help get it purchased and helped her move into a new apartment.  The pictures to the right are the just the entrance hallway of the 3 bedroom home.

While we were on that job I received a call from a retirement community who was desperate because they just found out that one of their residents has bleed and defecated all over their apartment.  Because of the urgency of this call, me and one of my technicians left the hoarding job to tend to this job for a few hours to return back and finish the hoarding.  I will spare you the pictures of second job here, but these are just 4 examples of the many jobs Bio-One Chester County did this summer. 

 

At Bio-One , we do everything from suicide, homicide, and undiscovered death clean-ups, to hoarding remediation, animal waste and odor removal, to medical waste pick-ups and much more.  If you find yourself in a situation that you aren't sure how to handle it, give us a call and we'll be happy to help with a free quote or even just some free advice.

 

Tom Gervasio

Owner

484-995-3949

 

www.BioOneChesterCounty.com

 

www.ChesterCountyHoarding.com

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