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 Conroe provides a full range of biohazard removal services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. It is important that biohazard removal is completed with special attention to the safety of everyone involved. The team at PuroClean of Conroe 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 Conroe, TX area property back to pre-loss condition, with empathy and care.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to clean crime locations. When the authorities and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from the 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.
Approximately 5.6 million workers are helped by BOPIM in healthcare jobs and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard additionally consists of various requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every single time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are potentially hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is the reason that following precise safety methods and exact training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only significant 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 restoration is finished.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard technicians are obligated to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any company providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the final line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE guards against any hazardous materials from touching workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. Exact PPE can differ depending on the particular work, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face guard, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their workers to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all parties involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any type of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and attention.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps prevent 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 solutions to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean team to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our technicians use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively clean and restore the 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 properties 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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to thwart 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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