Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Broken Arrow provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.
The team at PuroClean of Broken Arrow will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Broken Arrow property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care.
In most cases, dealing with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that caused an injury or death are situations that call for biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.
After police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. When police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the property to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only start doing their work after police have officially released the scene.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put out a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
BOPIM helps protect about 5.6 million people in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is performed at a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety procedures and the correct training is necessary. The importance of these guidelines are both for the workers and people who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard specialists are not required to get a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a prime example. The state passed laws that affect businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.
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 body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different job sites. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.
PuroClean has implemented a cleaning method that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help build a safe and clean environment.
If your property is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic empathy all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.
*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 application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because COVID-19 is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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