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Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Specialists

PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 prevent 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.

Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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

Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime scenes. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have re-opened the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.

BOPIM Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the risk of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.

This standard helps protect close to 5.6 million people in the healthcare industry and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation employees. Biohazard remediation falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every instance that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. The importance of these rules are both for the workers and residents who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a prime example. The state passed legislation that affects businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.

PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment stops hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE is different from job to job, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • The first step of the remediation crew is to inspect and identify all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan mapped out, restoration begins immediately
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and that of anyone near the biohazard affected locations.
  • The crew will then eradicate and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from your property.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste should be handled. For example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any additional bodily fluids are carefully handled and moved to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per state regulations and industry standards, technicians are required to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleansed with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of the items.
  • Following the cleaning procedures, technicians deodorize all affected locations and return these places to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can normally be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable affected materials and by cleaning items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, tough situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to accomplish success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists 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 extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

PuroClean has implemented a cleaning method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help build a safe and clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your property 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 affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.

The expert level of our restoration work, the quickness in which we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make us your go-to biohazard damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities with our service area.

*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 frequently touched items and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since 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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