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.
In most cases, working with biohazard materials means dealing with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that ended in injury or death are situations that call for biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.
Bear in mind that state investigators aren’t required to sanitize crime locations. When the authorities and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect working individuals 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 many others.
The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs, which also includes biohazard restoration companies. Biohazard remediation is within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard remediation is complete.
To work as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any firm providing restoration services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to 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 businesses.
To protect the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line 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 types 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 restoration companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous materials. Doing this reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
The huge sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this unthinkable situation.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean atmosphere.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean team to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our technicians use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the damage.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean and restore properties in all communities within our service area.
*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 the use of hospital grade disinfectants of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not 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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