Why Choose PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialist

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 occurred, and requires professional 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

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

It is useful to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

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 others.

The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related jobs, which also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, 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

Common Biohazard Situations

  • Blood and bodily fluid
  • Suicide or death
  • Crime or homicide scenes
  • Coronavirus contamination
  • Chemical hazards
  • Animal waste or remains
  • Hoarding scenes

Each and every time abatement specialists handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following specific proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the individuals who will reside in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into 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 regulations that may call for specific licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup businesses.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the final line of defense that helps keep workers safe. PPE guards against any hazardous materials from coming into contact with workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Exact PPE does vary depending on the particular work, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.

Additionally, well known restoration firms offer biohazard remediation training for new employees. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these things reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • The first task of the restoration crew is to inspect and identify all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan mapped out, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take measures to ensure their safety and that of anyone near the biohazard affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then eradicate and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA rules dictate exactly the way hazardous medical waste should be handled. As an example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other bodily fluids are carefully handled and transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are obligated to eradicate porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleansed with hospital grade disinfectants. If these items are unable to be restored, our technicians will remove and dispose of the items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these areas to pre-contamination condition and appearance. One thing to do that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable affected materials and by washing items with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, tough situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

The huge 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 may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient 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 illnesses, 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 protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest premises possible.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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

The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 cleaners of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the recommended 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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