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 West Simi Valley 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 West Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley area property back to pre-loss condition, with empathy and care.
In most cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that resulted in injury or death are situations that require biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have occurred.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration companies. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Situations
PuroClean specialists face significant risk each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the space once the biohazard work is complete.
It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when working with bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be needed to perform remediation work. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. The equipment prevents hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE is different from project to project, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous waste. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable lawsuits.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration teams strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to add to the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleanup process.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean team to clean and restore the contaminated site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the damage.
The quality of our restoration work, the quickness in which we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make PuroClean your go-to biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to restore and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities we serve.
*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 application of hospital grade cleaners of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, 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 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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