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.
Biohazard cleanup often means cleaning up areas where a traumatic event has occurred and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning property during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence about the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
An estimated 5.6 million workers in the medical field and related positions are covered by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own individual safety but also for the people who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens.
The state of Georgia recently passed a law that affects any firm providing biohazard cleanup related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal laws that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting, or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
To protect the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from contacting hazardous materials via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE-specific items change depending on the job but should always include cut-resistant and nitrile gloves, a full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.
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The huge sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this unthinkable situation.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to three months of safe-guard against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you provide the cleanest premises possible.
If your home or business requires biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness that we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean vows to rescue and restore all properties within our service areas.
*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 location that may be able to help you.
Cleaning and applying hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended 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 thwart 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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