PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened, 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.
It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the risk of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
The standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following precise safety methods and exact training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of tenants who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
To work as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are strongly required to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any business 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 could 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 companies.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment stops hazardous material from reaching the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE is different from job to job, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration crews strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to worsen the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be especially traumatic. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the restoration process.
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 process 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 safe-guard against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you to maintain the cleanest conditions possible.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our technicians to effectively manage your damage.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile 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 and application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because the coronavirus 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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