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Why Choose PuroClean of Augusta for biohazard cleanup?

Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Augusta provides a full range of biohazard removal services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. It is important that biohazard removal is completed with special attention to the safety of everyone involved. The team at PuroClean of Augusta will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Augusta area property back to pre-loss condition, with empathy and care.

PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority in Augusta

It is key to perform biohazard removal with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear special personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

Servant Leadership

PuroClean of Augusta leads by serving others, treating our neighbors with love and compassion, and their property as if it were our own.

Biohazard restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, working with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

  • Blood and Bodily Fluid Remediation
  • Virus Decontamination and Protection
  • Sewage Cleanup and Sanitation
  • Deodorization and Odor Control
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Hoarding Cleanup

Once police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. Once police release the crime scene area, the responsibility is with the owner of the property to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only begin their work after authorities have officially released the scene.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from dangers due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).

This standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:

  • Proper handling, transport and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations

Common Biohazard Situations

  • Crime or homicide scenes
  • Suicide or death
  • Blood and bodily fluid
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste or remains
  • Chemical hazards
  • Coronavirus contamination

Every time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own personal safety but also for the individuals who will reside in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a specific certificate to do their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you check the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is connected to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.

PPE ensures the safety of technicians and is the last line of protection. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different projects. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard project. Once a plan is devised, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All potentially infectious materials are eradicated from the site and properly disposed of.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are removed following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if the items appear to be salvageable, or taken away and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleaning is completed, technicians deodorize the affected areas, and will ensure all affected areas are returned to their previous state in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupants is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are usually enough to control odors, and in some difficult situations, other means of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired air cleanliness.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately suffering from this unthinkable situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help build a safe and clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your home or business is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the communities we serve.

*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.

Cleaning and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be guaranteed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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