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.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, working with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills and more.
Keep 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 employ biohazard cleaning services. So, a professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence about the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
BOPIM employs nearly 5.6 million employees in healthcare positions and related occupations and includes biohazard remediation companies. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Every occurrence that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Thus, adhering to safety procedures and the correct training is necessary. The significance of these procedures are both for the workers and individuals who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard technicians are not required to procure a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that require the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a good example. The state passed laws that affect companies who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of protection that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE stops any hazardous materials from touching workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. The type of PPE can differ depending on the particular work, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face guard, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their technicians to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. Also, this training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
PuroClean specialists understand the huge sense of loss felt from property damage. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and maybe emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. But, our technicians genuinely empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this unthinkable situation.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more 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. So, contact PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.
Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated areas. Our technicians will use state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and procedures to effectively treat your damage.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness that we can deliver a completed project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service areas.
*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 with the use of hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent 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. So, 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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