Clearwater, Florida’s Premier Biohazard & HAZMAT Remediation Company

Insured, Bonded, Licensed and Certified

Offering Avant-Garde Decontamination Solutions

Crime Scene, Blood, Dead Body, Loss of Life to Suicide, Homicide, Tear Gas, Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens, Illicit Drug Residue, Tear Gas Residue and Unattended Death (Late Discovery / Decomposition) Cleanup and Decontamination Services

Who we are

Advanced BioRecovery Solutions, (ABS), industry leader in bio recovery, decontamination and restoration services, specializes in crime scene cleanup, blood, bodily fluid and other potentially infections materials cleanup, loss of life to suicide, homicide and trauma cleanup, dead body and unattended death (decomposition / late discovery) cleanup, emerging and dangerous pathogen decontamination, illicit drug and tear gas residue recovery, restorative drying, smoke damage remediation and hoarding mitigation. We are certified and registered with IICRC, NIDS and ABRA.

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Our mission

Client Care, Integrity, Excellence and Accountability. These cornerstones define our company and guide our day-to-day operations. They are the values embraced by ABS employees, management and owners, the foundation on which we build our business, and the standard by which we measure our success and the quality of service we deliver to our clients.

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Employing avant-garde decontamination strategies and technologies to keep Florida clients and communities safe

THE NEW

Halo Disinfection System®

The Halo Disinfection System includes the choice of two proprietary hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants, each created to provide effective results against today’s disinfection challenges. Both healthcare-grade products are EPA-approved for use on hard, pre-cleaned, non-porous, non-food surfaces, and are bleach and PAA free. HaloMist™, is the first ever EPA-validated disinfectant fogging solution proven to kill 99.9999% of C. diff spores and is approved for whole-room disinfection. HaloSpray™ Multi-Purpose Surface Disinfectant is a broad-spectrum formula perfect for spot disinfection of surfaces that need to be sprayed or wiped, or used for adjunct fogging treatments.

The Halo Disinfection System also includes the HaloFogger™; a user-friendly, dry mist-dispensing device that delivers aerosolized disinfectant reaching into every nook, crevice and corner in a room to kill disease-causing pathogens where they hide.

This decontamination technology is ideal for homes, offices, aircraft, ships, emergency service vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, food trucks, trauma centers, examination rooms, hospital waiting rooms, patient rooms, clean rooms, food preparation centers, fitness centers, detention cells, funeral homes, medical examiner offices, schools, day care centers, assisted living centers, shipping containers, kennels and much more.

TESTIMONIALS

We found Advanced BioRecovery Solutions on the internet. Anil and his crew came right out, and they certainly fulfilled the ABS motto of being Professional, Thorough and Discrete. They offered assistance through the process of submitting the insurance claim. To ABS’ credit, our claim was paid in full. ABS exceeded our expectations by working very late hours as well as being quite personable and empathetic in our family’s time of need. We greatly appreciate Anil and the ABS crew for their high-quality service. With 100% confidence, we would recommend Advanced BioRecovery Solutions to anyone in need of biorecovery services.

I am the manager and part owner for a premier hotel and a well-known vacation stop in the Stuart / Jensen Beach area. Regrettably and sadly three of our guests lost their lives to suicide over the past five years. Advanced BioRecovery Solutions was brought in to clean the first event. Very pleased with their response time, work, attention to detail, documentation and professionalism, ABS became, and has remained the hotel’s go-to biohazard company. We appreciate that the company utilizes unmarked vehicles, conducts their work quietly after our guests have retired for the evening and, in general, does everything they can to maintain a very small footprint. The team goes to great lengths to ensure our guests and staff do not come in contact with anything that might be dangerous or distressing to see. The company values confidentiality, a very important attribute to our hotel. We had to file an insurance claim for the last event. ABS’ detailed reports and thorough photo documentation contributed to expediting the claim and payment. We were also impressed that ABS is fully insured with limits far beyond our businesses’ requirements. If you are an owner or manager of a hotel or resort, it is not a matter of if, but when you will need a biohazard cleaning company. We thought something like this could never happen in a place that has brought so much joy to our guests. It brings comfort and lowers our stress levels to know ABS is just a phone call away. We highly recommend ABS.

We were so pleased with ABS’ services. Exhausted from a lengthy flight, and grieving, I called the company at 2 AM on a Sunday. The very kind and understanding gentleman on the other end of the phone assured me they would have a team at my father’s home in an hour. The cleaners were at my door in less than an hour, with dinner in hand. I had casually mentioned on the phone that I did not have time to eat. I was so moved by the gesture. Everyone was professional and respectful, accommodating our family’s needs. In my time of despair, I had instructed the company to throw everything away. As the technicians worked they came across two collectables that they believed were of significant value. The manager notified me right away. I discovered later these items were worth several thousand dollars. It was so refreshing to see such honesty, to have someone looking after my best interests. The attention to detail was amazing. ABS’ compassionate and caring employees made an emotionally difficult experience bearable.

Going through the experience of losing someone is tough enough but coping with the loss of a loved one and navigating the most difficult task of dealing with a biohazard event associated with this loss is more than anyone can even imagine. It is tough enough but a situation such as this takes you into a new realm of reality I hope many never need to know about. If they do I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ABS! My safety and compliance officer, Anil Lartius, was not only by my side helping me through each and every unknown, scary step, he also became a friend through the process. Truly I would not have made it through without Anil and ABS. To further complicate things not only was this entire event very difficult but the insurance company we were dealing with was not very reputable and they fought the 40-page claim forms submitted with full photo coverage and every “T” crossed and “I” dotted. As you can imagine this was an awful experience. It was exasperated by a year and a half long litigation that ABS never relented on and I am pleased to tell you the claim was settled in full due to ABS’s due diligence and the excellent job done by Anil and team. Forever grateful to Anil and the ABS team.

A few years back, I received an unexpected call from my property manager about my tenant who had passed away in an apartment I had been renting him in Miami. Unfortunately, it was a week before the discovery and aside from the initial shock of his death, I was incredibly worried about the safety of my neighbors and apartment. My property manager told me that I’d have to hire a professional biohazard company due to the circumstances. I would never have known that the next phone call I made turned out to be the best possible call ever! I spoke to Anil at ABS and he immediately reassured me that “things will be fine” while making sure someone would be at my apartment to review the space that same day. I had received prompt calls after the initial inspection with his regular updates addressing any potential concerns. Since I had never experienced this before, I could not have been luckier to have had such an incredible professional and informative team at ABS. They were exceptionally supportive as all of the communication was done via phone (I live in New York City). Providing the safest cleanup and supporting me were their two top priorities which made me feel like we were all on the same team. Their expertise in this area is beyond comprehension and they took every step as seriously as the next. Neighbors who had expressed concern about their safety saw how ABS took all precautionary measures to minimize any concerns. Since I was receiving regular updates and pictures along the way, I could see the progress and appreciated how they stayed on schedule. Anil and his team were as professional as it gets; I had not seen anything like this in years. It was an absolute relief once the responsibility had been shifted from me to ABS as I knew they would go beyond the call of duty which I am forever grateful. Everything was taken care of safely, properly and within the timeline while being supported throughout this scary situation. Nobody ever wants to receive this kind of call but if you do, I can reassure you that Anil’s team was one of the most professional and honest people I’ve ever encountered. They take their work seriously and support you every step of the way.

Thank you Anil and ABS!

In April (2016) I needed to quickly find a competent, professional, and trustworthy BioRecovery Clean-up Team. I found ABS on the Florida Department of Health website. I called and arranged to speak to and meet Anil at the clean-up site. I was immediately impressed when I saw the ABS vehicle and the professional attire that Anil was wearing. Anil’s knowledge was noted. He explained everything in a way that was understandable to me. He was gracious and very kind. I knew that Anil and his team would be the “Right Team” for me. The team did an excellent job at the site. ABS would be a company that you should use. The company has my highest recommendation.

I found Advanced Biorecovery Solutions through the Florida Department of Health in September 2017. I live in TN and had an aunt who lived in West Palm Beach. Before Hurricane Irma came to town, I tried calling my Aunt to get her to come up here out of the path of the storm. Unfortunately, it was discovered she had passed away in her home. Because she lived alone, her death was a “late discovery”. I contacted Anil the day it was discovered that my Aunt had passed away. He was very helpful and professional on the telephone and in emails. Because of the hurricane, we had to wait another week before coming to Florida. We arrived on Sunday. Anil met us at the house to conduct the inspection. He told us that there may be coverage in the home owner’s insurance policy for a late discovery. I never would have thought of that. ABS submitted the claim and all the required supporting documentation. ABS met with the adjuster and examiner, answering all of their technical questions. The claim was paid in full. My husband and I did not have to lift a finger. ABS handled everything start to finish. I had not been able to locate my Aunt’s wedding rings. No one could find them and I asked Anil if he could look for them while cleaning the house. The team found the rings and placed them on her dresser for us. He and his crew did a wonderful job. They were professional, courteous, honest and most of all compassionate during a difficult time. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to this business.

ABS cleaned one of our condos after a beloved renter passed away. A full-service company, I literally did not have to do a thing. They filed the claim, provided all the documentation to the insurance company and met with the adjuster. They called me once a week, giving updates as the claim processed. When I had problems with the insurance company, ABS advocated on my behalf to promptly resolve the matter. I was very concerned about the anxiety this might create for my other renters. ABS accommodated me, working late at night after most of my tenants retired for the evening. The tenant’s relatives arrived just before ABS began work. The team was very kind and accommodating. They kept the family safe and out of harm’s way, disinfecting personal items and passing those things to the family members. ABS setup a small area for the family to work comfortably far from the apartment, ensuring they were kept safe and would not see anything that could be upsetting. When they were finished, you would never have known such a terrible thing happened in the condo. The entire condo was spotless and odor free. Testing was conducted to ensure the apartment was safe. I just cannot imagine all the terrible things these people must see. Yet, they hold kindness in their hearts that helped me through a very difficult time. Thank God for this company and the work they do.

I highly recommend ABS if you ever need such a service. I own a rental property where a tenant lost his life to suicide and wasn’t discovered for almost a week. To add to an already stressful situation, I was away at the time, traveling by car, 1,500 miles away. I was in unchartered territory and didn’t even know how to begin dealing with the situation. I reached out to a few companies that handled this sort of thing and was very fortunate to get a call back from “Anil” from ABS. He walked me through what needed to be done, step by step. ABS staff dealt with all the police and insurance issues, keeping me up to date day by day (and even hour by hour) of the ongoing operations involving the actual cleanup. There are technical, environmental, and legal issues that you can’t even imagine exist until you are confronted with this sort of thing. You can be confident ABS has your back with all that. All this while also being considerate of the surrounding neighborhood where the incident occurred.  The expertise and professionalism provided by ABS kept me calm and confident during a very difficult time.

I highly recommend Advanced BioRecovery Solution! Anil and his crew did a wonderful, thorough and extremely professional job in cleaning out a horrific hoarding situation in my late brother’s home. Anil was very considerate and helpful throughout the project. I live out of state and he sent photos showing the great progress that was made each day. The crew did painstaking work in harsh conditions each day and managed to clear out the home in a very timely fashion. Anil went above and beyond in his communications with me and was very kind throughout the process. As situations came up throughout the project, Anil went out of his way to help me with solutions. I can’t recommend ABS enough!

Thank you for the excellent job you did by restoring my property after the tragic loss of my tenant. The professionalism of your team gave me peace of mind during the storm. Thank you for a job well done. God Bless. Be the change you want to see in the world.

ABS Decontamination, Remediation, Testing and Consult Services

  • Dangerous Pathogen Decontamination Services

  • Crime Scene Cleaning Services

  • Hoarding Remediation Services

  • Late Discovery / Unattended Death / Decomposition Decontamination Services

  • Loss of Life to Suicide Decontamination Services

  • Restorative Drying Services

  • Feces & Urine Remediation Services

  • Trauma Cleanup Services ~ Residential, Medical, Industrial & Commercial

  • Vehicle, Watercraft & Aircraft Decontamination Services

  • Odor Remediation Services

  • Smoke Damage Remediation Services

  • Tear Gas Residue Recovery Services

  • Indoor Environmental Professional Consult Services

  • ATP Testing Services

  • Illicit Drug Residue Surface Testing Services

  • Illicit Drug Residue Recovery Services

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COMPLIMENTARY REFERENCE MATERIAL

Selecting a Reputable Biorecovery & Decontamination Company

A Guide to Asking the Right Questions

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MEET THE TEAM

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ABS Team Members are selected for their experience, professionalism, compassion and dedication to our Clients and the Community. In theme with service to Community many of our technicians compliment their ABS positions, working in fire/rescue, emergency medicine, crime scene investigation, and nursing. Technicians undergo comprehensive State and Federal background checks, to include confirmed character references.

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Charity Lartius

Chief Executive Officer

National Institute for Decontamination Specialists, American BioRecovery Association and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Maggie Gates Chief Financial Officer

Margalie Louis

Accountant, MIC
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Anil Lartius

Safety and Compliance Officer

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, National Institute for Decontamination Specialists, American BioRecovery Association and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Kai Johansson

Site Manager
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Alex Dieck

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Fitness Center Hygiene & Sports Nutrition Specialist

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Patti Patruno

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Crime Scene Investigation

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Caitlin Autry

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Crime Scene Investigation

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Paul Behrig

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Fire Rescue / Paramedic

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Camille Vigo

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Workforce Optimization Specialist

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Courtney Roberts

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Nursing, Criminal Justice

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Christopher DeCoursey

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Fire Rescue / Paramedic

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Robert George

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Manager

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Judith Beraha

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

National Institute for Decontamination Specialists

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Genelle Ramirez

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Crime Scene Investigation

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Damion Francis

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Fire Rescue / Paramedic

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Krystine Jackman

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Crime Scene Investigation

Maggie Gates Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Paz

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Paramedic

Maggie Gates Chief Financial Officer

Nadushka Del Rio

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Forensic Investigation, Crime Scene Technology, Criminal Justice Technology

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Brad Hamberger

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Fire Rescue / Paramedic

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Reginald Eugene

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Paramedic

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Anthony Hamilton

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Construction Specialist

Philip Jones Chief Operations Officer

Jonathan Price

Biohazard / HAZMAT Technician

Registered Nurse

ABS CERTIFICATIONS

National Institute Of Decontamination Specialists Certified BioRecovery Technicians

American Bio Recovery Association Certified BioRecovery Technicians

American Bio Recovery Association Certification Company

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certified BioRecovery Technicians

OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Certified BioRecovery Technicians

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    Crime Scene Cleanup in Clearwater

    Advanced BioRecovery Solutions (ABS) specializes in crime and trauma scene cleanup. Proudly serving Clearwater business, residential and industrial clients, ABS will promptly address your biohazard and HAZMAT cleanup needs. While many people plan for traditional disasters, few people plan for a biohazard or HAZMAT disaster. Our goal is to efficiently and effectively restore your property to a safe and healthy pre-loss condition. ABS specializes in biohazard, HAZMAT, non-biohazard and non-HAZMAT restoration and cleanup services.

    ABS is registered and certified with the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA), National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS), Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

    ABS experts are ABRA, NIDS and HAZWOPER certified, and all operations are conducted in accordance with ABRA, NIDS, IICRC, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Florida Department of Health (FL DOH), US Department of Transportation (US DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines, standards and regulations.

    No matter where you are located in Clearwater, ABS is there to assist you with your biohazard and HAZMAT service needs in order to provide you and your family with a safe and healthy environment. ABS experts are ABRA, NIDS and HAZWOPER certified, ensuring that no matter the tragedy, the cleanup will comply with state and federal regulations.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Blood Cleanup

    Blood exposures are one of the more common biohazards encountered. Certain pathogens can live outside the body in dried and liquid blood for hours, days and weeks (i.e., Hepatitis B and C viruses, Ebola, and HIV). Using incorrect blood cleaning techniques can result in dangerous pathogen exposures (direct contact and inhalation) and create Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health environments (IDLH). ABS experts will use the appropriate personal protective equipment, zoning, containment, biohazard recovery, decontamination and disposal protocols, as prescribed by OSHA, EPA, ABRA, IICRC, NIDS, FL DOH, US DOT, and HAZWOPER to ensure safe and successful blood cleanup.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Dead Body Cleanup

    ABS understands that the death of a family member, friend, coworker, or employee is a painful experience that can burden those left behind. ABS employs experienced, compassionate, certified biohazard technicians to clean up and restore the affected area(s), while also respecting the emotional nature of the work. There are many hazards associated with death cleanup, and our trained and certified biohazard technicians will remediate environments in which a death has occurred with dignity, respect and professionalism.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Suicide Cleanup

    ABS experts recognize the sudden, devastating circumstances of suicide. Forever altered, Loss Survivors must cope with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that occur when a loved one has lost their struggle to suicide. Adding to this emotional stress, our clients must deal with the physical aspects of the suicide; remediation and cleanup. ABS is committed to cleaning up the affected area safely, efficiently, and promptly in a professional, discreet and dignified manner. ABS eases the burden of recovering from the tragedy of suicide trauma. Our Certified Biorecovery and Decontamination teams will respond promptly to suicide cleanup requests. We work quickly and discretely to eliminate biohazards at the scene and provide attention to detail to remove all traces left behind.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Homicide Cleanup

    Violent crime rates in Clearwater triple the surrounding areas, and ABS understands that each one of these tragedies in Clearwater needs to be dealt with quickly and respectfully. The violent, unexpected death of a family member, friend, coworker or employee is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can face. A rapid response to remediate the biohazard is critical, as a delay may cause additional property damage, elevate risk for exposure to dangerous pathogens and increase the complexity of the clean, resulting in higher costs to complete the operation. Our Certified Biorecovery and Decontamination teams will respond promptly to homicide cleanup requests.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Meth Cleanup

    Clandestine Meth labs and the use of methamphetamine have become prevalent across the United States. Meth has become relatively inexpensive to produce and buy, easy to find, and meth use has a high addiction rate – 37%. Meth lab “cooks” leave approximately six pounds of hazardous toxic waste for each pound of methamphetamine produced. Meth manufacturing and its use also produces hazardous meth residue, often referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs bind to porous and non-porous surfaces and can result in dangerous secondary exposures. Homes, businesses and vehicles can be rendered uninhabitable by VOCs. VOCs may cause nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion and breathing difficulties. Benzene, a potential meth chemical, is a VOC known to cause cancer. Meth residue is extremely toxic to children. Children living in meth-contaminated homes can encounter chronic health problems, according to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Report. ABS provides a comprehensive spectrum of methamphetamine consulting and testing services. Our Decontamination Teams are trained and certified in meth level analysis, meth residue testing and decontamination services.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Tear Gas Cleanup

    Tear gas may be deployed into a property by law enforcement while apprehending a suspect. Tear gas is a pulmonary, ocular and skin irritant that can cause serious health hazards, including death in rare instances. Tear gas is also one of the most difficult substances to cleanup. ABS employs tear gas residue recovery and decontamination technologies to efficiently and effectively remediate tear gas residue exposures in a property.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.

    Late Discovery

    ABS professionals will handle a late discovery death with respect and professionalism in order to restore the safety of the home or business. There are many hazards associated with a late discovery cleanup. When a person dies, decomposition begins immediately, releasing potentially harmful microbial organisms (viruses & bacteria), spores and unpleasant organic and oily vapor into immediate and surrounding areas of a residence or business. Cross-contamination increases exponentially with the involvement of insect activity and their associated metamorphosis processes.

    Many individuals, the public, law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire rescue, medical examiner personnel, crime scene investigators and other officials who come in contact with the deceased are still unclear about, or miscalculate infectious risks associated with dead bodies and decomposition. The result, necessary precautions to minimize exposure risks and prevent cross-contamination are not employed or employed improperly. Poorly trained or untrained biohazard companies are not exempt. Often not certified, uninsured or underinsured, these companies may fail to understand and/or identify biohazard exposure risks and use inappropriate cross-contamination, PPE, recovery and decontamination protocols, placing their employees, the client and community at risk.

    ABS is certified, insured, bonded and licensed to conduct biohazard and HAZMAT operations in Florida. Our trained and Certified Biohazard Technicians will remediate environments in which an unattended death has occurred with dignity, respect and professionalism.

    ABS offers free discreet consultations and estimates. Most ABS services are covered by property insurance. Our experienced insurance claims team is fully committed to you and your rights to fair and just insurance benefits. Where coverage is available, ABS is strategic and resolute in helping clients obtain their maximum policy benefits. For more information please contact one of our Certified BioRecovery Solutions Support Specialist at 800-830-2465.