Local biohazard cleanup with PuroClean of West Houston

Has your sewer backed up? Has an infectious illness or death occurred in your home or business? PuroClean of West Houston provides full biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. The team at PuroClean of West Houston conducts biohazard cleanup with particular attention to everyone’s safety. Our professionals carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our team will deodorize the area and return your West Houston property to its pre-loss condition.

PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority

It is critical to perform biohazard cleanup with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear specialized personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.

Compassionate Service

PuroClean of West Houston knows that this may be a difficult time for your employees, tenants or family members. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings as if they were ours.
PuroClean of West Houston is your local, trusted provider of biohazard cleanup services. We aim to treat you and your property as we would treat our family and possessions. Let us take care of cleaning your space so that you can more easily take care of yourself.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

Traumatic events or accidents that have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard cleanup professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

After police and investigators have gathered all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. When police release the scene, the responsibility falls on the owner of the property to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only start doing their work after authorities have actually released the scene.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth 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 others.

The standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

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

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

PuroClean specialists face significant risk each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard remediation is complete.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

It is not mandatory to obtain a certification to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Also, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be required to perform remediation services. As an 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 protection. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may differ 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.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes teaching OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
  • First, the cleanup crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety evaluation, and determines the magnitude of the biohazard cleanup. Once a plan is devised, remediation efforts begin as quickly as possible.
  • Technicians then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are removed from the site and properly disposed of.
  • Hazardous medical waste, like spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled following OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are disposed of following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or removed and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is completed, technicians deodorize the affected locations, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to guarantee that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupancy is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to dissipate odors, and in some difficult situations, other means of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired goal.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

The huge sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately suffering from this unthinkable situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based illnesses are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this method for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Contact PuroClean to stop an outbreak and help create a safe and clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.

The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 items 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 because the coronavirus is also 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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