PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 restoration often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened, and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the responsibility of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup teams 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 workers from the risk of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean technicians face significant risk each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the space once the biohazard remediation is complete.
Biohazard workers are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend 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 put forth a new law that is connected to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
PPE protects the safety of workers and is the last line of protection. 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 project may vary on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated 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 implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean atmosphere.
If you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
The quality of our restoration services, the quickness in which we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make PuroClean 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 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 with the use of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because COVID-19 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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