Why Choose PuroClean Disaster Restoration Specialists of Charleston

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.

Traumatic events or accidents that have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard remediation 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.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

  • Hoarding Cleanup
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Deodorization and Odor Control
  • Sewage Cleanup and Sanitation
  • Virus Decontamination and Protection
  • Blood and Bodily Fluid 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 cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

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 remediation and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.

Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, including:

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

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

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 restoration is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard workers are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to don 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 remediation 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

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation team will inspect and identify all affected areas, conduct a health and safety assessment, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the crew has a plan put together, remediation begins immediately.
  • PuroClean will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious items from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will dictate how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids are carefully removed and taken to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry guidelines and state laws, technicians have to get rid of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be adequately cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants are to be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize all affected areas and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination cleanliness and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are totally cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations may require further methods of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

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 remediation 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

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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

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 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 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 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

A prompt response using the

PuroClean QuickDry System™ can save

15-40%
on water damage claim costs.

Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

“Excellent, professional service!”

ROSE S.
West Ashley, SC

“We were very happy with ALL aspects of our service and would definitely work with them again in the future.”

CHELSEY & DAVID S.
Folly Beach, SC

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