Why Choose PuroClean of Bartlett 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 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.

RPuroClean 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

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.

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean of West Simi Valley know that this may be a challenging time for your family or workplace. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

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

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.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

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.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

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:

  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • 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)

Common Biohazard Situations

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

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.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

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

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation team will inspect and find all affected areas, conduct a health and safety assessment, and make a determination as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the crew has a plan in place, remediation begins immediately.
  • PuroClean will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious waste from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will describe how hazardous medical waste is handled. For example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully removed and taken to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state laws, technicians have to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be adequately cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants are to be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items end up being non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of such items.
  • After the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize all affected areas and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One method that ensures areas are fully cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are usually controlled by the removal of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

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.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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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Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

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