Why Choose PuroClean Disaster First Response

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.

In many cases, dealing with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are situations that require biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished gathering evidence from the scene, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put out a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more are examples of Infectious pathogens.

An estimated 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related positions are helped by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:

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

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every single time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is the reason that following proper safety methods and specific training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal laws 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 good example. The state passed laws that affect businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.

PPE ensures the safety of employees and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may be different on different projects. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.

Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard cleanup training for new employees. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these guidelines reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation team will inspect and find all affected locations, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a determination as to the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan in place, remediation begins immediately.
  • PuroClean will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove 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 certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state laws, technicians have to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our specialists will remove and discard such items.
  • After the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize all affected locations and assure they are returned to pre-contamination cleanliness and appearance. One method that ensures areas are completely cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are usually controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations could require further methods of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration teams strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to enhance the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to 90 days of safe-guard against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively clean and restore the damage.

The quality of our restoration work, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make us your go-to biohazard damage restoration choice. We promise to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities 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 location that may be able to help you.

Cleaning and application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched items and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

FAQ

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