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.
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 involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have occurred.
After police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are no longer responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. Once police release the crime scene area, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to hire biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only start doing their work after authorities have actually released the scene.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect working individuals from the risk of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens for example are the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.
BOPIM helps protect approximately 5.6 million people in the healthcare field and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is necessary not only for their own personal safety but also for the people who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are strongly required to wear proper PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal laws that may call for specific licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup businesses.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment stops hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE is different 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 handling training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally fragile. When working with this type of restoration, it is important to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic situations.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as 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 last up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our technicians to effectively manage your damage.
The quality of our remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns we serve.
*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 office that may be able to help you.
Cleaning with the use of hospital grade cleaners 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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