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 restoration 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 property during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Once police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. Once police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only begin their work after authorities have permanently released the scene.
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 others 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 restoration and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every instance 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 importance of these guidelines are both for the workers and individuals who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Also, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for any licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be needed to perform remediation services. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE protects the safety of workers and is the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from being exposed 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 and trustworthy remediation businesses train their workers to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of restoration, it is important to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially interested individuals working through these traumatic situations.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and other pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to three months of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help build a safe and clean environment.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the newests, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean vows to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.
*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 office that may be able to help you.
Cleaning and application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated following 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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