Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Specialists

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.

Biohazard restoration often means working to clean up areas where a traumatic event has occurred, 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 full deodorization of the affected space.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

Once police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleaning of the scene. When police release the crime scene area, the responsibility is with the owner of the property to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only begin their work after police have actually released the scene.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

The (BOPIM) standard stands for “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 workers from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).

BOPIM helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and similar occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:

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

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every single time that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety guidelines and the correct training is necessary. The importance of these procedures are both for the technicians and individuals who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

To work as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any company providing cleanup services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for specific licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of defense that helps keep workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Exact PPE does vary depending on the project, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.

Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for workers. 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 and injuries from accidents.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • Upon arrival, the remediation crew will inspect and find all affected areas, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a determination as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan put together, remediation begins right away.
  • PuroClean will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious waste from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will indicate how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully handled and transported to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state regulations, technicians have to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants are to be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of such items.
  • Following the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize the affected areas and assure they are returned to pre-contamination cleanliness and appearance. One procedure 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 removal of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations could require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the sense of loss felt by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and attention.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This system aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also 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 provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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

PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the top choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean and restore required locations in all communities within 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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants 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 contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to thwart 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.

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FAQ

What does BBP mean?

Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens [...]

What does BBP mean?

Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens [...]

Is blood a biohazard?

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