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Why Choose The Woodlands - PuroClean Mitigation Services

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.

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.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

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 Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

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:

  • 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)
  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations

Common Biohazard Situations

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

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.

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

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

  • The first task of the remediation crew is to inspect and flag all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety assessment, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take measures to ensure their safety and that of anyone close to the biohazard affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then eradicate and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste should be handled. For example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other bodily fluids are carefully handled and moved to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are required to eradicate porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that are salvageable will be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these areas to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One thing to do that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for habitation is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors can normally be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable contaminated materials and by cleaning items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, tough situations may call for additional procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

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 PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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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