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.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard remediation professionals. This biohazard cleaning consists of the extensive cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard 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 others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
An estimated 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related positions are helped by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every instance that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety rules and proper training is necessary. The importance of these guidelines are both for the technicians and individuals who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard workers are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to go to work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is connected to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.
PPE protects the safety of workers and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may vary on different projects. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Reputable remediation companies provide biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any type of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses 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 cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our technicians to effectively treat your damage.
The quality of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make us your go-to biohazard damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to restore and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities with our service area.
*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 cleaners of frequently touched items and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-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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