PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to remediate biohazard and hoarding 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.
Biohazard cleanup often means working to clean up areas where a traumatic event has happened, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning property during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Once police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. When police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only start doing their work after authorities have officially released the scene.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can range from anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from dangers due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
An estimated 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related positions are helped by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every single time that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is performed at a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety rules and proper training is necessary. The significance of these procedures are both for the employees and people who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents depend on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.
Biohazard workers are not required to obtain a special certificate to do their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to don the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia voted in a new law that is connected to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.
PPE protects the safety of technicians and is the last line of protection. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may differ on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Additionally, well established restoration companies offer biohazard cleanup training for new technicians. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these guidelines reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration teams strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the restoration process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning system 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 three months of safe-guard against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you to maintain the cleanest conditions possible.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
The expert level of our restoration work, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make PuroClean 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.
*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.
Cleaning and application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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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