Why Choose PuroClean Disaster Restoration

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.

Traumatic accidents or events that have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard remediation professionals. PuroClean’s 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 types of biohazard materials that call for professional cleaning.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.

Approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related positions are helped by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.

Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

  • 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 technicians handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is the reason that following precise safety methods and exact training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

It is not obligatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when working with bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for possible licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be needed to perform remediation services. For 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 is the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may be different on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of 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 methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these methods reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • The first task of the restoration crew is to inspect and identify all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan mapped out, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take measures to ensure their safety and that of anyone close to the biohazard affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste should be handled. For example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any additional bodily fluids are carefully handled and relocated to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry standards, technicians are obligated to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be properly cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected locations and return these places to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One thing to do that proves areas are completely cleaned and ready again for habitation is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can normally be managed by the removal of unsalvageable affected materials and by washing items with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations may call for additional procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to enhance the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has implemented a cleaning method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public 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 spreading of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this method for up to three months of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to stop an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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

The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate 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 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 stop 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 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 [...]

Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

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 [...]

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?

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. [...]