Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness, like Norovirus or Coronavirus rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Northern Kentucky provides a full range of biohazard hazmat cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for a viral or bacterial outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved. The team at PuroClean of Northern Kentucky will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will work with care to deodorize the area and return your Covington-area property to pre-loss condition.
Traumatic accidents or events that have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard hazmat cleanup professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the location. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for hazmat cleanup.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. After police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ hazmat cleanup services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
An estimated 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are helped by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every occurrence that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety rules and the correct training is necessary for all hazmat cleanups. The significance of these guidelines are both for the employees and people who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents depend on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
It is not obligatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for any licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be required to perform remediation services. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that affects companies providing remediation services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE ensures the safety of employees and happens to be the last line of protection. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed 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 designated waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
Our Biohazard Hazmat Cleanup Process
No matter if 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 worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be especially traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the hazmat cleanup process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This process aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for using Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
If you find yourself needing hazmat cleanup and restoration services, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the newests, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the right 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 and application of hospital grade cleaners of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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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