Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? PuroClean of Meadow Woods provides a full range of biohazard removal services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to everyone’s safety. The team at PuroClean of Meadow Woods 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 Orlando, FL area property back to pre-loss condition, with empathy and care.
In most cases, dealing with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that ended in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events have taken place.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put out a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
The BOPIM standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million people in the healthcare industry and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single 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 precise safety methods and specific training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of tenants who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
It is not mandatory to obtain a certification to become a biohazard technician. Although OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when working with bloodborne pathogens. 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 required to perform remediation work. For example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing remediation services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the last line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment stops hazardous material from coming into contact with the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE differs from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for individuals. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the training. The technician’s training greatly reduces the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already trying situation. With any sort of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
Contact your local PuroClean when you’re in need of biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and procedures will be used by our technicians to effectively treat your damage.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your perfect damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the communities 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 with the use of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested 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.
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