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.
Biohazard restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard additionally consists of specific requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean technicians face significant risk each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety precautions 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 area once the biohazard remediation is complete.
To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal laws that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup businesses.
To help ensure the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE types change with each project, but should always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for added care and compassion. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to 90 days of safe-guard against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you to maintain the cleanest conditions possible.
If your home or business is in need of 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.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the top choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore properties in all communities within our service area.
*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 cleaners 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 re-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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