Why Choose PuroClean of Murfreesboro

Whether a sewage backup, infectious illness or death has occurred in your property, PuroClean of South Murfreesboro is prepared to remediate biohazards quickly and respectfully.

Compassionate

We understand the trauma you and your loved ones are facing. PuroClean rescues properties with compassion and care.

Trusted

Nationwide, PuroClean is a leader in emergency property damage services. We strive to rescue your home or business, efficiently and competently.

High Standards

PuroClean uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to protect your property, prevent contamination, and minimize the spread of pathogen.

Innovative

PuroClean Rapid Defense™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, like MRSA, norovirus, and influenza.

In most cases, dealing with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that ended in injury or death is a situation that requires biohazard remediation. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have occurred.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Services:

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 up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence about the crime.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers against possible blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more are examples of Infectious pathogens.

This standard helps protect close to 5.6 million employees in the healthcare industry and related occupations, including biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every single time that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials, it is performed at significant risk. Because of this, adhering to safety guidelines and the correct training is necessary. The importance of these guidelines is both for the employees and people who will later occupy the previously biohazard-affected space. The technicians and residents depend on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.

Does Biohazard Cleanup Require Certification?

It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However, OSHA does require biohazard technicians to wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens properly. Additionally, you will want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be needed to perform remediation work. For example, Georgia’s state passed a law that involves companies providing remediation services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

PPE protects the safety of technicians and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, and other body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may be different on different projects. However, PPE should always consist of full-face protection, cut-resistant, and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • The first task of the remediation crew is to inspect and identify all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration begins immediately.
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and that of anyone close to the biohazard-affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then eradicate and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly the way hazardous medical waste is to be handled. For example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any additional bodily fluids are carefully handled and relocated to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians must dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that are salvageable will be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants. If these items cannot be restored, our technicians will cart them off and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning procedures, technicians deodorize all affected locations and return these areas to pre-contamination condition and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for habitation is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be controlled by eradicating unsalvageable contaminated materials and washing items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, tough situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

As with any property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and employees are exceptionally aware, understanding that those involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is always important to show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic events.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This system aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that last up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.

For Biohazard Cleanup Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require 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.

PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the top 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 with the use of hospital-grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because COVID-19 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.

A prompt response using the

PuroClean QuickDry System™ can save

15-40%

on water damage claim costs.

Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

"Quick response and thorough bringing peace of mind."

VIKKI S.

"Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness"

PHILIP S.

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 potentially hazardous blood, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Insurance policies have many variables, while Crime Scene or Biohazard cleanup is often covered it is very important that you consult your insurance broker or agent to determine your specific [...]