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Bio-recovery industry continues to grow

October 3, 2012

FORT MEYERS, FL — When the investigation closes and the funeral preparations begin, work at the scene of the crime or trauma is not done, according to the News-Press.

There are still remnants that need to be cleaned and decontaminated, flooring ruined by bodily fluids that needs to be pulled up, drywall that needs replacing and, for those left behind, these tasks can be unbearable, the article stated.

From bio-recovery to hoarding helpers

According to the article, it is because of this burden that companies like ACT Cleaning and Restoration LLC, a company that specializes in the cleaning and decontaminating of crime and trauma scenes, have popped up around the country.

Mike Hodgdon"Oftentimes, our clients have been victimized directly, or indirectly, and having to deal with this end of things would kind of double victimize them," said Michael Hodgdon, who owns the business with his father, Robert Preman.

"So, the fact that we could take this burden off of their shoulders, and do so while exceeding expectations, that's the positive," Hodgdon added.

Bio-recovery is a growing industry, and the American Bio-Recovery Association has certified 200 to 300 new technicians this year, with more than 1,000 new technicians certified within the past 10 years, the article noted.

However, the industry often attracts people who aren't qualified, and some people aren’t spending the money to get properly trained and certified, or they don't know such opportunities exist, the article added.

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Is your business involved in the bio-recovery segment of the industry? If not, is it something you consider getting into? What dangers do you see from unqualified technicians flooding the industry?