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Why Choose PuroClean Disaster First Response

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 remediation often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has occurred, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and complete deodorization of the affected space.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

  • Blood and Bodily Fluid Remediation
  • Virus Decontamination and Protection
  • Sewage Cleanup and Sanitation
  • Deodorization and Odor Control
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Hoarding Cleanup

Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime locations. When the authorities and investigators are finished 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 technicians start their work.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).

Approximately 5.6 million employees are helped by BOPIM in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.

The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:

  • 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

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

PuroClean specialists face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the individuals who will be occupying the space once the biohazard restoration is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any firm providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal laws that could call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.

To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE specific items change depending on the job, but needs to always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when working with biohazardous waste. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation team will inspect and identify all affected areas, conduct a health and safety assessment, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan laid out, remediation begins right away.
  • PuroClean will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will describe how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully removed and taken to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state regulations, technicians have to get rid of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be adequately cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • After the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize the affected areas and assure they are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One method that ensures areas are completely cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the removal of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations could require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already stressful 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 compound stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This system 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 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 Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.

PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean 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 and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended 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 are not 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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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Expert Restoration Service

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

Outstanding service – responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. Five-star service!

RICHARD C.
New Braunfels, TX

The workers worked tirelessly, proficiently, and quickly. They were concerned about your comfort. Would recommend them to anyone.

MARGORY S.
New Braunfels, TX

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