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 cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
When police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. Once police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the property to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only begin their work after authorities have actually released the scene.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
Approximately 5.6 million workers in the medical field and related positions are helped by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every occurrence that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety guidelines and the correct training is necessary. The importance of these procedures are both for the technicians and residents who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents depend on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certification to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for possible licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be needed to perform remediation services. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that affects companies providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment blocks 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 have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation training for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when working with biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable lawsuits.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This system aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for using 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.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean team to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.
The expert level 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 choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities 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 with the use of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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.
Tommy was excellent through the whole process. The work teams were great, and we never felt we were "just a job," but like friends were doing our repairs!
All of the employees were courteous and professional. This is the second time we have used PuroClean of North Metro Atlanta and are again very happy with the work done.
PAUL / ALPHARETTA, GA
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