Mother Dies After Cleaning Up Son’s Drug Paraphernalia
In Portage, Pennsylvania, a woman came home from the hospital the day after her son experienced a drug overdose to clean up the drug paraphernalia he had left behind in his bathroom. Soon experiencing a shortness of breath herself, she went to the hospital and died the next day. Though not yet certain, the coroner… Read the full article
Who is Responsible for Cleaning Up After a Crime Scene?
What do you do when you have been the victim of a violent crime or a crime has taken place on your property? After the police write their reports and the investigators talk to all the witnesses, what is left is a scene full of blood, drugs, chemicals, or other bodily fluids with no one… Read the full article
Are Human Feces a Biohazard?
By definition, bio hazardous waste is any waste containing infectious material. Among many other infectious diseases, human feces can carry: C. diff cholera E coli Dysentery Norovirus Hepatitis A and E Giardia Pinworms All of these diseases are dangerous, even fatal, so human feces is a biohazard. However, human fecal matter is not classified as… Read the full article
What Do I Do with a Hoarder Home After an Unattended Death?
It’s difficult to lose a loved one when they die. Even more difficult is when the person died unattended in the midst of a hoard and you are the executor of the estate left to clean it up. When a person hoards belongings, the house and property gradually becomes overwhelmed with items and/or garbage, making… Read the full article
4 Types of Hoarding Cleanup Companies
With our culture of buying items we don’t need, it’s no surprise some people accumulate a lot of unnecessary objects in their homes. Most of us can name several things off the top of our heads that we no longer use yet still have. Among us, though, are people who accumulate a large amount of… Read the full article
Do Suicides Really Go Up During the Holidays?
Despite our popular cultural myth that suicide goes up along with the Christmas trees and tinsel, this is not actually true. Contrary to the images of George on the bridge in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” during the holidays when friends and family gather closer together, suicide actually drops to its lowest point all year. This… Read the full article