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.
In many cases, dealing with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that caused an injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.
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 responsibility of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be 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 employees from risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
An estimated 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs are helped by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is the reason that following proper safety methods and exact training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
Biohazard specialists are not obligated to obtain a specific certificate to go to work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you find out 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 is connected to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.
PPE is the last line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment blocks hazardous material from coming into contact with the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE differs from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements 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 the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our specialists to effectively treat your damage.
The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness in which we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this difficult time, helps to make us your ideal biohazard damage restoration choice. We promise to do whatever it takes to restore 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 and the use of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be 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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