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.
Traumatic accidents or events that may have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard restoration professionals. Our biohazard cleanup services consist of the extensive cleaning and application of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team 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 much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all employees from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
Approximately 5.6 million workers in the medical field and related positions are covered by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning field are also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Situations
Every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is necessary not only for their own personal safety but also for the individuals who will live or work on the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard cleanup technician. However, OSHA does require biohazard cleanup technicians to correctly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be required to perform remediation work. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing remediation services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
To help ensure the safety of our employees, 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 with each project, but need to always include cut-resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their employees to work in the biohazard cleanup restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that their actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When working with this type of cleanup, it is imperative to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic events.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the use of EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps eliminate 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 give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean atmosphere.
When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean team to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our professionals use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the affected areas.
PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion, and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition and makes us the clear choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean, and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.
*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleanup 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 disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t 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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