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 have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard cleanup professionals. Our biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme 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.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleanup services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
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 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 the healthcare industry and related positions are helped by this standard. The biohazard cleanup field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, including:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant risk each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the area once the biohazard cleanup is complete.
Biohazard workers are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia voted in a new law that is connected to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
PPE protects the safety of technicians and is the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may vary 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.
Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard cleanup courses for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety procedures when working with biohazardous waste. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable lawsuits.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration crews strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to add to the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard cleanup particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to 90 days of safe-guard against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
Contact us when you are in need of biohazard cleanup professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated property with state-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures.
The quality of our restoration work, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make us your ideal biohazard damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities within our service area.
Cleaning and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent 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 for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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