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.
Biohazard cleanup often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened, and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and complete deodorization of the affected space.
It is useful to remember that the state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can range from anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from dangers due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
The BOPIM standard helps protect about 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every occurrence that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety rules and the correct training is necessary. The significance of these guidelines are both for the workers and people who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents depend on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.
Biohazard specialists are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to go to work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is connected to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the last line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from touching workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. Particular PPE can differ depending on the particular work, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their technicians to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our remediation specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have suffered property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this unthinkable 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 system 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 the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.
The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the 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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, 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 stop 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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