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 restoration often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has occurred, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning locations during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and complete deodorization of the affected space.
When police and investigators have gathered all the evidence from a crime scene, they are no longer responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. Once police release the crime scene area, the responsibility falls on the owner of the premises to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only begin their work after police have actually released the scene.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more are examples of Infectious pathogens.
This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related jobs, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following precise safety methods and exact training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only important 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.
To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear proper PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any business providing remediation services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
PPE protects the safety of employees and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job 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 restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is included in the training. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and other pathogen-based germs are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spreading of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help build a safe and clean atmosphere.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean team to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the damage.
The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make PuroClean your ideal biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and 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 since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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