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Why Choose PuroClean Of Livonia

When a sewage back-up has occurred in your property, call us for biohazard cleanup, we’ll clean and sanitize the area of pathogens such as MRSA or hepatitis thoroughly with our RapidDefense system. In the event of a death, serious injury, or hoarding situation in your home or business, we promise to restore your property quickly, respectfully and discreetly.

Respectful

We treat your 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, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that resulted in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have occurred.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

It is important to remember that the state officials are not required 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 seek biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

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

This standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

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

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

Common Biohazard Situations

  • 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 that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following proper safety methods and specific training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any firm providing cleanup services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal requirements that could call for specific licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of protection that helps keep workers safe. PPE stops any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. The type of PPE can differ depending on the project, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face guard, and a respirator.

Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard handling training for new technicians. The training includes 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 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 project. When the crew has a plan in place, remediation begins immediately.
  • Technicians will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will describe how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids are carefully handled and transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state regulations, technicians have to get rid of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be adequately 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 technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize all affected areas and assure they are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are completely cleansed and ready for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are usually controlled by the removal of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations could require further methods of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and compassion. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps eliminate the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your property is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

The quality of our remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We vow 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 application 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 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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on water damage claim costs.

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