PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard cleanup professionals. Our biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the location. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional cleaning.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.
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 include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
This standard helps protect about 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and similar occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard restoration falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, including:
Common Biohazard Situations
Each time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important not only for their own personal safety but also for the person or persons who will reside in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.
It is not mandatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for possible licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be required to perform remediation services. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that affects companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE protects the safety of technicians and is the last line of protection. 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 job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their workers to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all parties involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
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 experienced 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 extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and attention.
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 system aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the affected 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 PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the 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 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 prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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