Why Choose PuroClean of Fairfield

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.

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 provide protection that prevents 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 restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, working with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

When police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are no longer responsible for any of the actual cleaning of the scene. Once police release the crime scene area, the responsibility is with the owner of the property to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only start doing their work after authorities have permanently released the scene.

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 possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.

The BOPIM standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard remediation falls within the coverage of 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)

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard remediation is complete.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

To work as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any business providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup businesses.

To help ensure the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE specific items change with each project, but needs to always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, 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 procedures when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety evaluation, and determines the magnitude of the biohazard cleanup. Once a plan is in place, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take precautions to maintain their safety and that of other individuals near the cleanup site.
  • All potentially infectious materials are eradicated from the site and disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and sent to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are disposed of following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials are either cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or taken away and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleaning is finished, technicians deodorize the affected locations, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to their previous state in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupants is to have clearance testing performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to dissipate odors, and in some difficult situations, other methods of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our remediation specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

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 program’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 maintain a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our professionals use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.

The quality of our restoration work, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make us your go-to biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow 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 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 following cleaning, and because COVID-19 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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

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