Why Choose PuroClean of Coral Gables for biohazard cleanup?

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.

Traumatic accidents or events that have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard remediation professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleanup consists of the extensive cleaning and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the premises. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

It is useful to remember that the state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning professionals. 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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.

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

The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:

  • 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

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every instance that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is quite a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. The importance of these guidelines are both for the technicians and people who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety procedures. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be required to perform remediation work. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that involves companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment stops hazardous material from coming into contact with the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE varies from job to job, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation courses for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when handling biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable lawsuits.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • First, the cleanup crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard remediation. Once a plan is in place, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • Technicians then take precautions to maintain their safety and that of other individuals near the cleanup site.
  • All potentially infectious materials are removed from the site and disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are disposed of following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if the items appear to be salvageable, or taken away and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is finished, technicians deodorize the affected locations, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to their previous state in appearance and cleanliness. One way to guarantee that the area has been cleaned and ready for occupants is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to dissipate odors, and in some tougher situations, other procedures of deodorization are used to accomplish the desired effects.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean owners and employees are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially interested individuals dealing with these traumatic events.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard cleanup professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our technicians to effectively manage your damage.

The quality of PuroClean’s 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 pledge 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 frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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FAQ

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