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.
In many cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that caused an injury or death are situations that require biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
This standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every single time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is the reason that following correct safety methods and exact training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are strongly required to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any business providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment stops hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE differs from job to job, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Additionally, well known 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 things reduce risks of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures 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 premises possible.
If you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the newests, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.
The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness that 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 vows to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.
*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 cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after 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.
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