Why Choose PuroClean of Jacksonville Southbank

PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 prevent 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, Coronavirus, and Norovirus.

Biohazard restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

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

When police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. When police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only start doing their work after authorities have officially released the scene.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.

This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

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

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

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

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

Biohazard technicians are not required to procure a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Regulations may be in place that require the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed laws that affect businesses who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.

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

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

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • First, the restoration crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety assessment, and determines the magnitude of the biohazard project. Once a plan is in place, remediation will take place as quickly as possible.
  • Technicians then take precautions to maintain their safety and that of other individuals near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are eradicated from the site and disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are disposed of following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or removed and discarded 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 ensure 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 usually enough to control odors, and in some difficult situations, other procedures of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired goal.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already stressful 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 compound stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for using Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your property is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.

PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the top 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 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 any surface can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because COVID-19 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.

Had a great experience with PuroClean. The secretary was very nice and informative. They were able to get two technicians out within an hour of the call. The technicians were very professional, [...]

LIZ R.
Jacksonville, FL

I cannot say enough about this company. it is devastating to wake up to a flooded house because of a pipe breaking. I am a nurse and I am used to being calm cool and collected in emergency situations. [...]

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Jacksonville, FL

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