Why Choose PuroClean Emergency Restoration Services

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.

In most cases, working with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that ended in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to sanitize crime locations. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 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 are helped by this standard in healthcare jobs and related fields, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.

Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:

  • 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

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

PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard work is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia voted in a new law that is directly related to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.

PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment stops hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE differs from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Additionally, well known restoration businesses offer biohazard handling training for new technicians. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these guidelines reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • The first task of the remediation crew is to inspect and identify all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety assessment, and identify the scope 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 the safety of anyone close to the biohazard affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then eradicate and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from your property.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly the way 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 transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry standards, technicians are obligated to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleansed with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of the items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these places to pre-contamination condition and appearance. One thing to do that proves areas are completely cleaned and ready again for occupancy 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 disinfectants. However, tough situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to accomplish success.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

As with any type of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean owners and technicians are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially interested individuals working through these traumatic situations.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps eliminate the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a 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 site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the damage.

The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be 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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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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