Why Choose PuroClean Disaster Response

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.

In most cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that ended in injury or death are circumstances that require biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have occurred.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators collect 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 enough evidence pertaining to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.

The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:

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

Common Biohazard Situations

  • Coronavirus contamination
  • Chemical hazards
  • Animal waste or remains
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Blood and bodily fluid
  • Suicide or death
  • Crime or homicide scenes

Every occurrence that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is performed at a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety rules and proper training is necessary. The significance of these guidelines are both for the technicians 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.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Regulations may be in place that require the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a good example. The state passed laws that affect companies who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.

To help ensure the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE requirements change with each project, but should always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes teaching OSHA’s directions 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.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • Upon arrival, the remediation specialists will inspect and identify all affected locations, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan put together, remediation begins right away.
  • Technicians will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious items from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will explain how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully handled and taken to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state laws, technicians have to get rid of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our specialists will remove and dispose of such items.
  • After the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize all affected locations and assure they are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are fully cleansed and ready for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the removal of uncleanable contaminated items and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations could require further methods of deodorization to achieve success.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and compassion. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your home or business is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

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 pledge 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 location 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 surface 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 COVID-19. 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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