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.
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.
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.
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:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
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.
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
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.
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.
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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