Frequently Asked Questions…
Absolute Bio-Recovery Service (ABRS) is proud to be Nebraska’s first and only biohazard remediation firm officially recognized and certified by the American Bio-Recovery Association. Locally owned and family operated, ABRS is readily available 24-hours a day / 365-days a year to serve those in need of immediate, discreet, and thorough crime & trauma bio-recovery remediation solutions.
From biohazard waste to waste water refuse, our highly trained bio-recovery technicians are committed to the professional remediation of all residential, commercial, industrial, and public properties exposed to a crime, loss of life, gross filth, disaster, illegal drug paraphernalia, and/or pandemic outbreak.
- Crime – Finger Print Dust, Luminal’s, Tear Gas, Pepper Spray, Vandalism, Drug Labs, Residual Contaminants from Violence and/or Homicides, Explosions, etc.
- Loss of Life – Homicides, Suicides, Unattended and/or Accidental Death, etc.
- Gross Filth – Hoarders, Human / Animal Feces, Pet / Rodent Clean-Up, etc.
- Natural Disasters – Black Water, Sewage, All Natural (Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Floods) and/or Man-Made Disasters, etc.
- Contamination – Odor, Chemicals, Fluids, Matter, Mold, etc.
- Infestations – Pest Control, Lice, Cock Roaches, Animal Feces from Bats, Rats, Mice, Birds, and Other Rodent Droppings, and Animal Hoarding.
- Outbreaks – MRSA, H1N1, Influenza, Hepatitis, HIV, CDAD, Bird flu, SARS, Norwalk, and Various Other Pandemic Outbreaks.
- Water Damage – We can assist in accessing needs to remediate Mold, Mildew, and Flooding damage.
- Meth lab remediation and testing – We provide expert remediation services and testing for homes, apartments, hotels, and other properties.
- Residential Cleaning – We’ll come to your home to provide regularly scheduled cleanings. We even have the resources to clean air ducts and basements. We can even help you out with spring cleaning.
- Commercial Cleaning – ABRS provides professional cleaning services for commercial properties, including malls, apartment buildings and corporate offices.
No biohazard remediation incident is too simple or too complex; nor is any property too big or too small for ABRS! We specialize in the biohazard remediation of all residential, commercial, industrial, and public properties; which may include, but is not limited to:
Abandoned Buildings, Airplanes, Apartments, Automobiles, Boats, Buses, Businesses, Churches, Condos, Convention Centers, Day Cares, Department Stores, Disaster Zones, Drug Labs, Elevators, Funeral Homes, Golf Courses, Grocery Stores, Gyms, Half-way Houses, Highways, Hoarder Homes, Hospitals, Hospice Rooms, Hotels, Jail Cells, Kennels, Laundry Rooms, Libraries, Malls, Military Bases, Mobile Homes, Motels, Movie Theaters, Museums, New Construction, Old Construction, Police Cruisers, Restaurants, Schools, Shops, Townhomes, Train Cars, etc.
Headquartered in Omaha, NE, ABRS’ biohazard remediation services reach beyond the state of Nebraska to include those of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. In the event of a major disaster, ABRS is always readily available to assist our partners serving other parts of the country and world.
Property owners risk fines that range from $7,000 to $70,000 for failing to precisely conform to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens regulation… 29 CFR 1910:1030!
ABRS recognizes that biohazard remediation is both an extremely complex process and an immense liability for property owners. Legally unable shift to the liability of proper biohazard remediation to another entity, property owners in need of biohazard remediation services are subject to stiff fines, penalties, and legal action if they fail to fully comply with a variety of multi-faceted OSHA, EPA, and State regulations that govern biohazard remediation.
Conducted by our highly trained, competent, and certified technicians, ABRS’ remediation methodology is extremely specialized and very dynamic. This approach enables us to fine-tune every aspect of the remediation process so that we may accommodate for the specific needs and sensitivities of our clientele; and too purge related liabilities for the property owner.
As an ABRS client, you will be assigned to your very own Remediation Liaison Aide (RLA) immediately upon contacting us. Your RLA will competently and compassionately guide you through each step of the biohazard remediation process. Several aspects of the remediation process may include determining a time and date to begin remediation, establish on-scene security and privacy needs, coordinating with relevant public safety officials, defining appropriate disposal of contaminated materials, managing needed contractors, and thoroughly explaining payment options.
Upon completion of the remediation process, you and your RLA will conduct a final tour of the scene. During the final tour, each aspect of the remediation process that was undertaken will be reviewed.
Bio-recovery remediation, no matter the scope, should only be performed by competent and highly trained professionals. Our technicians often encounter a variety of hazards, most of which are latent and which vary greatly in size and difficulty. Upon arriving at each scene, ABRS’ highly experienced Lead Crime & Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Technician’s systematically guide their remediation teams through our detailed S.O.P.’s and protocols; both of which have been painstakingly developed specifically by ABRS.
Our proven S.O.P.’s and protocols address a variety of critical topics including, but not limited to protective clothing / gear requirements, required equipment, preservation of client property / belongings, isolation of high risk areas, and hazardous material disposal, etc. Moreover, our S.O.P.’s and protocols ensure that we conduct our operations in full compliance with policy dictated by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as compliance with all regulations of the states in which we operate in.
Available to resolve your every biohazard remediation need, ABRS may be easily reached 24-hours a day, 365-days a year in one or more of the following convenient methods:
Absolute Bio-Recovery Service
2815 River Road Bldg A
PO BOX 5
Waterloo, NE 68069
24-Hour Cell: 402.677.9751
Toll Free: 877.823.6531
With extensive knowledge in all facets of remediation, ABRS takes great pride in the diversity of the real world experiences that our employees and technicians offer to clients, partners, and ultimately our firm. Accordingly, each of our Crime & Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Technician’s must successfully complete a rigorous, internationally recognized certification process. This intense certification process is administered by the industry’s foremost accrediting body, the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA); and includes training and evaluation in Crime & Trauma Scene Remediation, OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Decontamination, and First Aid and CPR.
In addition to successfully completing the ABRA certification process and prior to representing ABRS on-scene, our technician’s must also demonstrate their competence, understanding, and ability to adhere to our protocols and standard operating procedures (S.O.P.’s). Finally, in our pro-active effort to maintain proficiency and to stay abreast with new practices and procedures, each of our technicians are subjected to regular, ongoing training and re-certification throughout the duration of their employment with ABRS.
Comprised of crime and trauma scene recovery professionals, The American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA) is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the utmost technical, ethical, and educational standards and guidelines for the biohazard remediation industry.
Our number one priority at ABRS is to ensure that all of our clients’ needs are thoroughly and compassionately met. In most instances, the property owners insurance will cover the cost of all biohazard remediation services incurred. Thus, upon contacting ABRS, we immediately assign each of our clients to their very own Remediation Liaison Aide (RLA), who will guide them through each step of the biohazard remediation process.
Insurance claims, forms, and protocols are often confusing, particularly for those who have suffered from severe trauma. ABRS is well versed in the various steps taken to ensure appropriate settlement of insurance claims. We will be available, upon the request of the client, to assist with clients desiring assistance with this aspect of the biohazard remediation process.
In addition, for those of our clients and their property who have been victimized through crime, financial assistance may also be available through the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). Just as we do with your insurance claims, we are also available to offer guidance with the various protocols that the CVAP employs concerning appropriate client assistance solutions.
Please contact ABRS directly for information pertaining to the privacy of your personal information.