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.
Biohazard remediation often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning property during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to clear crime locations. When Police and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have re-opened the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
The standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard additionally consists of specific requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is done so at a significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. The importance of these procedures are both for the technicians and individuals who will later occupy the previously contaminated space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and tenants from biohazard dangers is highly important during and after the project.
Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard remediation, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that call for the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a good example. The state passed legislation that affects companies who provide trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. The equipment blocks hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE is different from project to project, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable remediation companies provide 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 reduces the risk of potential lawsuits and injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians genuinely empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this unthinkable situation.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make PuroClean your go-to biohazard damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities with 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 cleaners of frequently touched items and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be guaranteed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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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