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Why Choose PuroClean Property Damage Experts

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.

Biohazard remediation often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened, and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning includes the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and complete deodorization of the affected space.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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

Bear in mind that state employees aren’t required to sanitize crime locations. When the authorities and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have re-opened the scene can biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.

BOPIM Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.

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

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

  • 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)
  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations

Common Biohazard Situations

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

Every instance that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Thus, adhering to safety procedures and the correct training is necessary. The importance of these guidelines are both for the workers and people who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.

Is Certification Required 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 wear the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you check the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put forth a new law that is connected to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.

To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE requirements change depending on the job, but should always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Additionally, well known restoration companies offer biohazard remediation training for new technicians. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these things reduce risks of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • Upon arrival, the remediation specialists will inspect and find all affected locations, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a determination as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan in place, remediation begins right away.
  • Technicians will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious items from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will explain how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids are carefully removed and transported to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry guidelines and state regulations, technicians have to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants are to be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our specialists will remove and dispose of such items.
  • After the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize all affected locations and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One method that ensures areas are completely cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated items and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations may require further methods of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

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

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has implemented a cleaning program that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and other pathogen-based germs are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to three months of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help build a safe and clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.

The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required 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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