Why Choose PuroClean Property Restoration Services

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 may have resulted in injury or death need the services of certified biohazard cleanup professionals. Our biohazard remediation services consist of thoroughly cleaning and applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the location. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.

Included Within The Biohazard Remediation Services

It is important to remember that state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished gathering evidence from the scene, cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleanup services, professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

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

This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs, including biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard additionally consists of specific requirements, such as:

  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • 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)

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

Every time abatement specialists handle potentially hazardous materials; they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary for their own individual safety and the individuals who reside in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Remediation?

To work as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. Georgia recently passed a law that affects any firm providing remediation services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal laws that could call for specific licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting, or further factors that may apply to biohazard remediation services.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the final line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE prevents hazardous materials from reaching the workers through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or another contact. The type of PPE does vary depending on the project. However, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, a full-face guard, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation courses for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when handling biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.

Our Biohazard Remediation and Cleanup Process

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation team will inspect and find all affected areas, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a determination as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan laid out, 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 materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will indicate how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully removed and taken to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry guidelines and state laws, technicians have to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items end up being non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize all affected areas and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination cleanliness and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are completely cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated items and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations could require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Biohazard Remediations Provided with Empathy

As with any property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen your feeling of losing the property owners. We believe in treating all of our clients as if they are a part of our ohana. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of restoration, it is imperative always to show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals dealing with these traumatic events.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

PuroClean has adopted a cleaning program that we feel is the adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza, and other pathogen-based germs are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this method for up to three months of protection from pathogens. Contact PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleanup Services, Call PuroClean!

If you need biohazard remediation and cleaning expertise, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the newest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.

The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness that we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic empathy show why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation & cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.

*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleanup services. Please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876, and we will help you find a PuroClean location that can help you.

Cleaning and application of hospital-grade disinfectants of high-traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not 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. [...]