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Why Choose PuroClean of Odenton?

Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Odenton provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.

The team at PuroClean of Odenton will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Anne Arundel County property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care. 

PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority

It is critical to perform biohazard cleanup with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear specialized personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean of Odenton know that this may be a challenging time for your family or workplace. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

PuroClean of Odenton is your local, trusted provider of biohazard cleanup services. We know this may be a sensitive time for you, so we aim to treat you and your property with respect and compassion. Let us take care of cleaning your space so that you can breathe and take care of yourself. If you’re searching for crime scene or biohazard cleanup in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD or surrounding areas, look no further. Here’s a summary of our biohazard remediation services.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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

Once police and investigators have gathered all the evidence from a crime scene, they are no longer responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. Once police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to hire biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only start doing their work after authorities have permanently released the scene.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the risk of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens for example are the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.

BOPIM helps protect close to 5.6 million people in the healthcare field and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:

  • 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
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

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 steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the area once the biohazard work is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to do their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is directly related to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma remediation.

PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. The equipment blocks hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE differs from job to job, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation classes for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety procedures when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable lawsuits.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
  • Upon mobilization, the remediation specialists will inspect and find all affected locations, conduct a health and safety assessment, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan in place, remediation begins immediately.
  • Technicians will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of others near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will indicate how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully handled and transported to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state laws, technicians have to dispose of porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants are to be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items end up being non-restorable, our specialists will remove and dispose of such items.
  • Following the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize the affected locations and assure they are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One method that proves areas are completely cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are usually controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated items and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations could require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

PuroClean restoration specialists are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already trying situation. With any type of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps stop 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 prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our technicians to effectively manage your damage.

PuroClean’s dedication 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 put in the time to rescue, clean and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.

*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 with the use of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because COVID-19 is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot be 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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

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