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.
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.
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.
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:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
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.
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
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 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.
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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