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Why Choose PuroClean Emergency Restoration

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 cleanup often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened, and requires certified 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.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

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

Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

The (BOPIM) standard stands for “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 dangers due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).

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

Also, the BOPIM standard has 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

PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard work is complete.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

It is not obligatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Also, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain 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 includes companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

To help ensure the safety of our employees, 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 depending on the job, but needs to always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • Upon arrival, the remediation crew will inspect and identify all affected areas, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan laid out, 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 materials from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will dictate how hazardous medical waste is handled. For example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully handled and taken to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state regulations, technicians have to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items end up being non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize all affected locations and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are fully cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the removal of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations could require further methods of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of suffering you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to enhance the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard cleanup particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This system aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your home or business is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.

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 right 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 disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the recommended 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 stop 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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