Why Choose PuroClean

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.

Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, require certified biohazard remediation professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleaning consists of the extensive cleaning and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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. Once police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only begin their work after authorities have officially released the scene.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect working individuals from the potential dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.

Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by BOPIM in healthcare positions and related fields, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.

Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:

  • 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

Every single time that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Thus, adhering to safety rules and the correct training is necessary. The significance of these rules are both for the technicians and residents who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a specific certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you find out the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that corresponds to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma remediation.

To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE types change with each project, but should always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Additionally, well known restoration businesses offer biohazard remediation 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.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • First, the restoration crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard cleanup. Once a plan is devised, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take steps to maintain their safety and that of other individuals near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are removed from the site and disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled following OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are removed following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials are either cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or taken away and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is completed, technicians deodorize the affected areas, and will ensure all affected areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to guarantee that the area has been cleaned and ready for occupancy is to have clearance testing performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to control odors, and in some difficult situations, other procedures of deodorization are used to accomplish the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean owners and employees are exceptionally aware, understanding that those involved can be emotionally fragile. When working with this type of restoration, it is important to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals dealing with these traumatic situations.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products 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 you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.

The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic empathy all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.

*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 cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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.

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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.

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 potentially hazardous blood, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Insurance policies have many variables, while Crime Scene or Biohazard cleanup is often covered, you must consult your insurance broker or agent to determine your specific coverages. [...]