Why Choose PuroClean Northwest

PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to remediate biohazard environments safely and follow 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.

We Are Proud to Be Certified

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

Biohazard remediation involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

COVID-19 CLEANUP

Bear in mind that state employees aren’t required to clear crime locations. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. So, only after the authorities have collected all evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.

Bio-Forensic Restoration: Microbial Warrior

Commonly known as “crime and trauma scene cleaning,” forensic restoration is the comprehensive cleaning and remediation of buildings and structures contaminated or suspected of contamination from biological materials.

Site and risk assessments need to be completed that start with the initial contact, acquiring critical incident data: the who, what, when, where, and how, which begins to lay the foundation of knowledge that helps forensic operators to prepare physically, mentally, and even spiritually to perform at a top tier level. We determine the scope of work from our incident site/risk assessment.

We at PuroClean Northwest have been certified as Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist® which includes:

  • Pandemic and infectious disease outbreaks
  • Biorisk management
  • Biosafety and biosecurity
  • Crime and trauma scenes
  • Hoarding conditions and unsanitary dwellings
  • Unattended deaths
  • Bioterrorism and the deliberate release of bacteria, viruses, insects, fungi, or toxins that can kill or disable people, animals, and food supplies
  • Mass casualties include active shooter situations, terrorist acts, explosions, natural disasters, vehicle accidents, and mass transit mishaps (planes, trains, ships, buses).

The BOPIM Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect working individuals 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 numerous others.

This standard covers an estimated 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations. The biohazard restoration and cleaning industry are also covered under the BOPIM standard.

Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:

  • 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

Risks Involved

Why you should have our team do the cleanup

Each time technicians handle potentially hazardous items, they do so at considerable risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is necessary for their own personal safety and for the individuals who will live or work on the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.

OSHA – biohazard technicians are obligated to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. To help ensure the safety of our employees, we use PPE as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or other body parts. PPE-specific items change depending on the job but should always consist of cut-resistant and nitrile gloves, a full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

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

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, complete a health and safety evaluation, and determine the biohazard cleanup’s scope. Once a plan is in place, remediation efforts begin as quickly as possible.
  • Technicians then take precautions to maintain their safety and that of other individuals near the cleanup site.
  • We remove all potentially infectious materials from the site and properly dispose of them.
  • Technicians handle hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, strictly 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 disposed of following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Technicians clean non-porous materials with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable. If not, they will remove and dispose of the items.
  • After they finish cleaning, technicians deodorize the affected areas. And they will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the area has been cleaned and is ready for occupancy is to have clearance testing performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removing uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and using hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to control odors. We will use other deodorization methods to achieve the desired effects in difficult situations.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

As with any property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen your feeling of loss to the property managers or property owners. So, PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of restoration, it is important always to show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals dealing with these traumatic situations.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, including using EPA, approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process also uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your property requires biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed at which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. Thus, we pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate, and rescue properties in our communities.

Cleaning using hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to prevent the spreading of respiratory diseases like coronavirus. However, PuroClean cannot guarantee the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus through its cleaning services. This is because the virus can re-contaminate any surface. Furthermore, the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person. So, 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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PuroClean QuickDry System™ can save

15-40%
on water damage claim costs.

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

What is Biohazard?

Biohazards are any biological contaminants such as those found in sewage, mold, or any viral or bacterial contamination such as MRSA. Biohazards also include toxins found in decaying organisms, as well as [...]

Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

What does BBP mean?

Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens [...]

Is blood a biohazard?

Blood itself is not a biohazard, it’s what may be in the blood that is potentially hazardous, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Most homeowners insurance will cover crime scene (biohazard) cleanup. We recommend that you consult your insurance agent/carrier to find out if you can make a claim for your particular circumstance. [...]