Why Choose PuroClean of Middlesex

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 restoration involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, projects with biohazards often mean working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills and more.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to clean crime locations. When Police and investigators have completed 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 technicians start their work.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.

The BOPIM standard helps protect about 5.6 million employees in the healthcare field and similar occupations, including biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also has several 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

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

PuroClean specialists face significant dangers every time they handle potentially hazardous items. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions is critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project and the individuals who will be occupying the space once the biohazard remediation is complete.

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

To work as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. Georgia recently put into law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting, or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.

PPE protects the safety of technicians and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, and other body parts from coming into contact with the hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each project may differ on different job sites. However, PPE should always consist of full-face protection, cut-resistant, nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • Upon arrival, the remediation specialists will inspect and find all affected locations, conduct a health and safety assessment, and decide as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan put together, remediation begins right away.
  • Technicians will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious items from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will describe how hazardous medical waste is handled. For example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids are carefully removed and taken to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry guidelines and state laws, technicians have to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that we can’t properly clean.
  • We will use Hospital-grade disinfectants on non-porous items that we can save. If the items end up being non-restorable, our specialists will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize the affected locations and assure they are returned to pre-contamination cleanliness and appearance. One method that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by getting rid of uncleanable contaminated items and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may require further methods of deodorization to achieve success.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our remediation specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and maybe emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this unthinkable situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes applying EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps eliminate the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.

The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the communities we serve.

*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 and applying hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched items 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 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 regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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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. [...]