Why Choose PuroClean Mitigation/Restoration Services

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.

In most cases, dealing with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are situations that call for biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have occurred.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

It is useful to remember that the state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.

This standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million people in the healthcare field and similar occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard additionally consists of various requirements, such as:

  • 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)

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

  • Coronavirus contamination
  • Chemical hazards
  • Animal waste or remains
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Blood and bodily fluid
  • Suicide or death
  • Crime or homicide scenes

Each and every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own personal safety but also for the people who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

It is not mandatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for possible licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be required to perform remediation work. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that involves companies providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment blocks hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE is different from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when handling biohazardous waste. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard project. Once a plan is in place, remediation efforts begin 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 fluids, is handled following OSHA regulations and given 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 items are either cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectants if the items appear to be salvageable, or removed and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleaning is finished, 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 occupancy 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 control odors, and in some tougher situations, other means of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired air cleanliness.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the restoration process.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has adopted a cleaning method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in common 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 contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this method for up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help create a safe and clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of 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 technicians to effectively manage your damage.

PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore required locations 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 disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to aid in stopping 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 thwart 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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Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

FAQ

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