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 of Fleming Island provides a full range of biohazard removal services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. It is important that biohazard removal is completed with special attention to the safety of everyone involved. The team at PuroClean of West Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley area property back to pre-loss condition, with empathy and care.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
It is useful to remember that the state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished gathering evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the area shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also consists of specific requirements, such as:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each and every time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is the reason that following proper safety methods and exact training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.
Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Regulations may be in place that require the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed legislation that affects companies who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.
PPE is the final line of defense and helps 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 is different from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard remediation training for new technicians. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the project location, PuroClean realizes and understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to enhance the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard cleanup particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the cleanup process.
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 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 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 maintain a clean environment, reach out to PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.
Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our specialists to effectively treat your damage.
The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a completed project, and our authentic empathy all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.
*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 with the use of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects 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.
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