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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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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