Why Choose PuroClean of Western Reserve

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.

Respectful

We treat biohazard-damaged property as if it were our own. Our technicians clean every affected item respectfully and professionally, from your floors to your walls.

High Standards

PuroClean uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide protection that prevents contamination and minimize the risk of spreading pathogens.

Compassionate

We understand the trauma you and your loved ones are facing. PuroClean rescues properties with compassion and care.

Innovative

PuroClean RapidDefense™ is the best way to sanitize public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and Norovirus.

Biohazard remediation involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

  • Blood and Bodily Fluid Remediation
  • Virus Decontamination and Protection
  • Sewage Cleanup and Sanitation
  • Deodorization and Odor Control
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Hoarding Cleanup

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 the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

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 many others.

An estimated 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related positions are covered 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:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

Common Biohazard Scenarios

  • Blood and bodily fluid
  • Suicide or death
  • Crime or homicide scenes
  • Coronavirus contamination
  • Chemical hazards
  • Animal waste or remains
  • Hoarding scenes

PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation 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 area once the biohazard work is complete.

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

Biohazard technicians are not required to get a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that require the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a prime example. The state passed legislation that affects companies who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.

To protect the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE specific items change depending on the job, but should always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Additionally, well established restoration companies offer biohazard cleanup training for new technicians. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these guidelines reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • First, the cleanup crew identifies the affected areas, conducts a health and safety evaluation, and determines the magnitude of the biohazard project. Once a plan is in place, remediation will take place as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All potentially infectious materials are removed from the site and properly disposed of.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled following OSHA regulations and sent to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are disposed of following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or removed and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is finished, technicians deodorize the affected areas, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to guarantee that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupants is to have clearance testing performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are usually enough to dissipate odors, and in some difficult situations, other means of deodorization are used to accomplish the desired air cleanliness.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

As with any type of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals dealing with these traumatic events.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has implemented a cleaning method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this method for up to three months of protection from pathogens. Contact PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help build a safe and clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.

The quality of our restoration work, the quickness in which 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 promise to do whatever it takes to help 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 much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, 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 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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