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 Emergency Restoration Specialists provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.
The team at PuroClean Emergency Restoration Specialists 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 Nanuet, NY property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care.
Biohazard remediation involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, dealing with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the potential dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and numerous others.
Approximately 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related jobs are covered by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning Industry is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard additionally consists of various requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time technicians handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own personal safety but also for the person or persons who will reside in the property after the biohazard remediation is complete.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear proper PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any company providing cleanup services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal regulations that could call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE stands as the last line of defense that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from coming into contact with workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. Exact PPE does vary depending on the project, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation training for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when handling biohazardous waste. Doing this reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
PuroClean restoration specialists are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already trying 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 from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and compassion.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.
Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated property. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our specialists to effectively manage your damage.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your perfect 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 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 coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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