Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Huntington Park LA provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.
The team at PuroClean of Huntington Park LA will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care.
Biohazard cleanup often means working to clean up areas where a traumatic event has occurred, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning locations during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Bear in mind that state investigators 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 services. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
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.
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by BOPIM in healthcare positions and related fields, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
The BOPIM standard additionally consists of various requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every occurrence that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Thus, adhering to safety procedures and the correct training is necessary. The significance of these procedures are both for the workers and individuals who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.
Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a special certificate to do their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to don the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow 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 working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.
PPE ensures the safety of employees and is the last line of protection. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may vary on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their technicians to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration crews strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to add to the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be especially traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the restoration process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This system aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’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 create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time 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 with the use of hospital grade cleaners 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 re-contaminated after cleaning, and because COVID-19 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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