Why Choose PuroClean Home Savers

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.

In many cases, working with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that resulted in injury or death are situations that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect working individuals from the potential dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens for example are the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.

BOPIM helps protect about 5.6 million employees in the healthcare field and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation employees. Biohazard restoration falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:

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

Common Biohazard Situations

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

Each and every time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following precise safety methods and specific training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of tenants who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

It is not obligatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when working with bloodborne pathogens. Also, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be required to perform remediation services. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that involves companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

PPE ensures the safety of workers and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from coming into contact to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different projects. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls and a respirator.

Additionally, well known restoration companies offer biohazard remediation training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these things reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • The first task of the remediation crew is to inspect and flag all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the magnitude of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration begins immediately
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and that of anyone close to the biohazard affected locations.
  • The crew will then remove and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from your property.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste is to be handled. As an example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other bodily fluids are carefully handled and moved to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry standards, technicians are obligated to eradicate porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleaned with hospital grade disinfectants. If these items are non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of the items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected locations and return these areas to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One thing to do that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can normally be managed by the removal of unsalvageable affected materials and by cleaning items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our remediation specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and compassion. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our technicians to effectively manage your damage.

PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the top choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean and restore properties 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 office 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 help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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FAQ

What is Biohazard?

Biohazards are any biological contaminants such as those found in sewage, mold, or any viral or bacterial contamination such as MRSA. Biohazards also include toxins found in decaying organisms, as well as [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Most homeowners insurance will cover crime scene (biohazard) cleanup. We recommend that you consult your insurance agent/carrier to find out if you can make a claim for your particular circumstance. [...]

Is blood a biohazard?

Blood itself is not a biohazard, it’s what may be in the blood that is potentially hazardous, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Insurance policies have many variables, while Crime Scene or Biohazard cleanup is often covered it is very important that you consult your insurance broker or agent to determine your specific [...]

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 [...]