Why Choose PuroClean Property Damage Restoration?

Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean Property Damage Restoration provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.

The team at PuroClean Property Damage Restoration will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your West Palm Beach, FL property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care. 

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.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

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

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean Property Damage Restoration know that this may be a challenging time for your family or workplace. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

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

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).

Approximately 5.6 million workers are helped by BOPIM in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies as well. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.

The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:

  • 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 Scenarios

  • 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 precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the space once the biohazard work is complete.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

To work as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any business providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow 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 further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.

PPE protects the safety of employees and is the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may be different on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.

Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly reduces the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety assessment, and determines the magnitude of the biohazard remediation. Once a plan is in place, remediation efforts begin as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take precautions to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are eradicated from the site and properly disposed of.
  • Hazardous medical waste, like spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and given to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are disposed of following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or taken away and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After cleaning is completed, technicians deodorize the affected locations, and will ensure all affected areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupants 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 dissipate odors, and in some tougher situations, other methods of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired effects.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

As with any type of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is imperative to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic situations.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient 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 safe-guard against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you to maintain the cleanest premises possible.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.

PuroClean’s dedication 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.

*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.

Cleaning and application 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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