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.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard cleanup professionals. This biohazard cleaning consists of the thorough cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the premises. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.
Bear in mind that state employees aren’t required to clean crime scenes. When Police and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected all evidence and have re-opened the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 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 many others.
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare jobs and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies as well. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every time abatement specialists handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own individual safety but also for the individuals who will reside in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.
To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any business providing cleanup services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal laws that could call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.
PPE ensures the safety of technicians and happens to be the last line of protection. This equipment protects 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.
Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the training. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved may be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of restoration, it is imperative to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic events.
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 three months of safe-guard against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you to maintain the cleanest premises possible.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate the affected areas.
The quality of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make us your ideal biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to restore 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 and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended 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 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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