Why Choose PuroClean Disaster Response

PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to safely remediate biohazard environments and comply 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 the 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 minimizes 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.

Biohazard restoration often means cleaning 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.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Services:

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 cleanup services. The biohazard cleanup crew can only begin their work after the police have actually released the scene.

BOPIM Standard

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, including biohazard remediation 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 Scenarios

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

Every time PuroClean technicians handle possibly hazardous materials, 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 important to the technician’s safety and the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration are finished.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

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. Georgia recently passed legislation that 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 contacting the 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, and 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

  • First, the restoration crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety assessment, and determines the scope of the biohazard remediation. Once a plan is in place, remediation will take place as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All possible 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 following OSHA regulations and given to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are disposed of following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials 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 finished, technicians deodorize the affected areas, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupancy is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to control odors, and in some difficult situations, other procedures of deodorization are used to accomplish the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

Whether you’re the customer, occupant, or property owner, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding to not worsen the sense of loss that you may feel. 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.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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 remediate the damage effectively.

The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time help make PuroClean your ideal biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all 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 you find a PuroClean location that can help you.

Cleaning and applying 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, we can’t guarantee PuroClean’s cleaning services 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, spread, and prevention.

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