Why Choose PuroClean of Ocean Springs

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.

In most cases, dealing with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic accident that resulted in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

Bear 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 owner of the property 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 Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth 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.

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

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

  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • 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)

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

Each time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the person or persons who will reside in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any business providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning 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 further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup services.

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

Reputable remediation companies offer biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard project. Once a plan is devised, remediation efforts begin as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are eradicated from the site and properly disposed of.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and sent to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are removed following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectants if the items appear to be salvageable, or taken away and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is completed, technicians deodorize the affected areas, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupants is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are usually enough to dissipate odors, and in some tougher situations, other means of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired effects.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already stressful 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 add to this stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.

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 disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in blocking 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 using Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our technicians to effectively treat 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 clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore properties 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 because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to thwart 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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Expert Restoration Service

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 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, you must consult your insurance broker or agent to determine your specific coverages. [...]