N0rthern Kentucky local biohazard cleanup services

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.

Northern Kentucky PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority

It is critical to perform biohazard hazmat cleanup with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear specialized personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well during the hazmat cleanup.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean of Northern Kentucky know that this may be a sensitive time for your workplace or office. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

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.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

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:

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

Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

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.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

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

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation specialists will inspect and find all affected areas, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a determination as to the scope of the hazmat cleanup. When the crew has a plan laid out, remediation begins right away.
  • PuroClean will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious waste from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will explain how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids are carefully removed and taken to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry guidelines and state laws, technicians have to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants are to be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items end up being non-restorable, our specialists will remove and discard such items.
  • After the hazmat cleanup process, technicians will deodorize the affected areas and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One method that ensures areas are totally cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations could require further procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

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 PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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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FAQ

What is Biohazard?

Biohazards are any biological contaminants such as those found in sewage, mold, or any viral or bacterial contamination such as MRSA. Biohazards also include toxins found in decaying organisms, as well as [...]

Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

What does BBP mean?

Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens [...]

Is blood a biohazard?

Blood itself is not a biohazard, it’s what may be in the blood that is potentially hazardous, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Most homeowners insurance will cover crime scene (biohazard) cleanup. We recommend that you consult your insurance agent/carrier to find out if you can make a claim for your particular circumstance. [...]