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.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, require certified biohazard restoration professionals. Our biohazard cleaning consists of the thorough cleaning and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for professional cleaning.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional hazmat clean up team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
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 include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
Nearly 5.6 million workers are helped by this standard in healthcare jobs and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Each and every time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is why following correct safety methods and exact training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certification to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for any licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be required to perform remediation work. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that affects companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
To protect the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE requirements change with each project, but should always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer 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 and injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Hazmat Clean up Process
PuroClean restoration specialists are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and compassion during the hazmat clean up.
PuroClean has adopted a hazmat clean up method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spreading of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this method for up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the damage.
The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate throughout 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 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 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 all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after 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 for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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