- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Augusta Housing Authority is holding a special training session to teach landlords and property managers how to clean an apartment after someone dies so it is rentable again.

Executive Director Amanda Bartlett says unattended deaths, suicides and even violent crimes are fairly frequent and landlords need to know how to clean up blood and other possible hazards, including the remnants of drug labs.

Simply wiping down surfaces and running a vacuum over the carpet are not enough.

Sometimes, a specialty company needs to be called in to properly clean a unit.

Bartlett tells the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1zrECqK ) that an improperly cleaned apartment could cause future tenants illness or even death.

The free session planned for Wednesday is held in conjunction with MaineHousing and the Waterville Housing Authority.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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