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, require certified biohazard remediation professionals. Our biohazard cleaning consists of the extensive cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for professional cleaning.
Bear in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clean crime locations. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from possible 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.
Approximately 5.6 million workers in the medical field and related jobs are covered by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean specialists face significant risk each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the area once the biohazard remediation is complete.
It is not obligatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when working with 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. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
To help ensure the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE specific items change depending on the job, but should always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation training for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous waste. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable lawsuits.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard cleanup particularly can be especially traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean environment.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean team to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate the damage.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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