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 property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime scenes. When the authorities and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected all evidence and have re-opened the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect working individuals from the potential dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens for example are the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
An estimated 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related jobs are covered by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean technicians face significant risk each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard restoration is complete.
Biohazard technicians are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to go to work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to don the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to work in 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 cleanup.
PPE protects the safety of workers and is the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job 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 teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all parties involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already trying situation. With any type of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and attention.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you to maintain the cleanest premises possible.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our professionals use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the affected areas.
The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a completed 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.
*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 frequently touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to aid in stopping 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 are not guaranteed to stop 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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