Why Choose PuroClean Disaster Recovery Services

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 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, working with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers 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.

Approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs are covered by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.

Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes 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

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

Each time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following specific proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own individual safety but also for the individuals who will reside in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard specialists are not required to obtain a special certificate to do their work. They are to follow OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or close to bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to work in biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is connected to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.

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

Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard cleanup training for new technicians. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these guidelines reduce risks of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • Upon arrival, 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 put together, remediation begins right away.
  • PuroClean will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious waste from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will indicate 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 get rid of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize the affected locations and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are totally cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to add to the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard remediation particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

PuroClean has implemented a cleaning process that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and other pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spreading of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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 specialists to effectively manage your damage.

The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic empathy all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service areas.

*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 all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated following 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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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. [...]