Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Specialists

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.

Respectful

We treat biohazard-damaged property as if it were our own. Our technicians clean every affected item respectfully and professionally, from your floors to your walls.

High Standards

PuroClean uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide protection that prevents contamination and minimize the risk of spreading pathogens.

Compassionate

We understand the trauma you and your loved ones are facing. PuroClean rescues properties with compassion and care.

Innovative

PuroClean RapidDefense™ is the best way to sanitize public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and Norovirus.

Traumatic events or accidents that have resulted in injury or death, require certified biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleaning and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the location. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are types of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. After police investigators collect 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 all evidence pertaining to the crime.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.

Approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs are helped by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard has 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 Scenarios

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

Each and every time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is the reason that following correct safety methods and specific training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

It is not mandatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for possible licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be required to perform remediation work. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that involves companies providing restoration services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line 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 body parts. PPE specific items change depending on the job, but needs to always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits and injuries from accidents.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • The first step of the remediation crew is to inspect and flag all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the magnitude of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take measures to ensure their safety and that of anyone close to the biohazard affected areas.
  • The crew will then eradicate and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from your property.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste is to be handled. As an example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other bodily fluids are carefully handled and relocated to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are required to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that cannot be properly cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleaned with hospital grade disinfectants. If these items are unable to be restored, our technicians will remove and dispose of the items.
  • Following the cleaning procedures, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these places to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are completely cleaned and ready again for habitation is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable affected materials and by washing items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, tough situations may call for additional procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already stressful situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and attention.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

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 system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you to maintain the cleanest premises possible.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate the affected areas.

PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean and restore properties in all communities within our service area.

*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 items and surfaces are the much needed 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 are not guaranteed to prevent 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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