Why Choose PuroClean of North Pittsburgh

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 event that ended in injury or death are situations that require biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have occurred.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning 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) 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.

Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare jobs and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.

Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:

  • 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)

Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Each time technicians handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important not only for their own personal safety but also for the people who will live or work in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.

PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment prevents hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE is different from job to job, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

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

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation specialists will inspect and find all affected locations, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a determination as to the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the crew has a plan laid out, remediation begins immediately.
  • Technicians will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious items from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will indicate how hazardous medical waste is handled. For 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 regulations, technicians have to get rid of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize all affected locations and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are fully cleansed and ready for people 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 disinfectants. However, difficult situations may require further methods of deodorization to achieve success.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and attention.

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 stop 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 protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.

The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make PuroClean your go-to biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and 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 cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects 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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

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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. [...]