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.
Biohazard remediation involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, projects with biohazards often mean dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills and more.
It is useful to remember that state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished collecting evidence from the area, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard remediation professionals. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence for the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers against possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more are examples of Infectious pathogens.
BOPIM helps protect about 5.6 million employees in the healthcare industry and similar occupations, including biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Each and every time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important not only for their own personal safety but also for the person or persons who will reside in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
Biohazard remediation technicians are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to don the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for exact licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or additional requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia voted in a new law that corresponds to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
PPE ensures the safety of employees and is the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, and other areas against coming into contact with hazardous waste. The extent of PPE used on each project may vary on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full-face protection, cut-resistant, and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard remediation field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling hazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and do not add to an already trying situation. With any property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with a complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care, and attention.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is an adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA-certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza, and other pathogen-based illnesses are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spreading of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Contact PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.
If your home or business requires biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed at which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the communities we serve.
*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 applying hospital-grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much-needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, we can’t guarantee PuroClean’s cleaning services 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.
Biohazard remediation involves cleaning, application of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains chemical spills and more.
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