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Why Choose PuroClean Professional Restoration

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.

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

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining 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 much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).

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

Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:

  • 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 biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the people who will reside in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a specific certificate to do their work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to don the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is directly related to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.

To protect the safety of our employees, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE specific items change depending on the job, but needs to always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • Upon arrival, the remediation specialists will inspect and identify all affected locations, conduct a health and safety assessment, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the crew has a plan put together, remediation begins right away.
  • PuroClean will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious waste from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will explain 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 certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state laws, technicians have to get rid of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be adequately cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items end up being non-restorable, our technicians will remove and dispose of such items.
  • After the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize the affected locations and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are completely cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations may require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our remediation specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps prevent 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 provide 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!

When in need of biohazard remediation services in the Kingston NY area, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.

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 us your ideal biohazard damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities with 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 are not guaranteed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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