PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to remediate biohazard environments safely and in accordance with all applicable laws and standards. We understand that some events may be sensitive and must be handled with compassion and discretion. We bring a sense of calm back to those impacted, whether the loss is in a home, commercial property or business office.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard restoration professionals. This biohazard cleaning consists of the extensive cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the location. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are types of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clean crime scenes. When the authorities and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after the authorities have collected all evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect working individuals from the risk of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the area once the biohazard remediation is complete.
Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Regulations may be in place that call for the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed laws that affect businesses who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.
To protect the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE specific items change with each project, but should always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Additionally, well known restoration businesses offer biohazard remediation training for new technicians. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these methods reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean owners and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of restoration, it is important to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially interested individuals dealing with these traumatic situations.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This system aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness that we can deliver a completed project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.
*As not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 to help you find a PuroClean office that may be able to help you.
Cleaning and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to stop the spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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