Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean Property Restoration provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.
The team at PuroClean Property Restoration will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Green Bay, WI property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished collecting evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 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.
The BOPIM standard helps protect about 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own individual safety but also for the individuals who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
Biohazard specialists are not required to obtain a specific certificate to go to work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is directly related to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from coming into contact with workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. Particular PPE can differ depending on the particular work, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Additionally, well known restoration companies offer biohazard cleanup training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration teams strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to enhance the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleanup process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in blocking 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 using Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, 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 quality of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make PuroClean your ideal biohazard damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to restore and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities 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 the use of hospital grade cleaners of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required 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 stop 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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