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 happened, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning property during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once 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.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the potential dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens for example are the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.
Approximately 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related occupations are helped by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own personal safety but also for the individuals who will reside in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
It is not obligatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Also, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for any licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be needed to perform remediation services. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the last line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment blocks hazardous material from coming into contact with 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.
Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration crews strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the restoration process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This process aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire 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 required locations in all communities within our service area.
*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 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 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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