Why Choose PuroClean of Sammamish

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.

Biohazard remediation often means working to clean up areas where a traumatic event has occurred, and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and complete deodorization of the affected space.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

  • Sewage Cleanup and Sanitation
  • Virus Decontamination and Protection
  • Blood and Bodily Fluid Remediation
  • Hoarding Cleanup
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Deodorization and Odor Control

Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to sanitize crime scenes. When the authorities and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected all evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.

BOPIM Standard

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

BOPIM helps protect approximately 5.6 million people in the healthcare field and similar occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation employees. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard additionally consists of various 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

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every single time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is why following correct safety methods and exact training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a prime example. The state passed legislation that affects businesses who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the final line of protection that helps keep workers safe. PPE stops any hazardous materials from touching workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. The type of PPE does vary depending on the surroundings, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.

Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard handling training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these things reduce risks of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • The first step of the remediation crew is to inspect and flag all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety assessment, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan mapped out, restoration begins immediately
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of anyone near the biohazard affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then eradicate and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from your property.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly the way hazardous medical waste should be handled. As an example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other bodily fluids are carefully handled and transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry standards, technicians are required to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that are salvageable will be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are unable to be restored, our technicians will cart off and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected locations and return these areas to pre-contamination condition and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable contaminated materials and by washing items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may call for additional procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration teams strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to add to the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard cleanup particularly can be especially traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore properties in all communities within our service area.

*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 disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because COVID-19 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

Luis was professional and honest in his assessment. I was relieved by his genuine service and explanation. He was kind enough to provide sincere advice on other matters beyond his scope of work.

PARKJ6
Issaquah

I've used PuroClean of Sammamish for water damage and they are great. We handled outside of insurance due to high deductible and negotiated a much better price. Luis was awesome and a pleasure to [...]

SHELDON ESTEB
Issaquah

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