Why Choose PuroClean of Palm Desert

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.

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.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

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 Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

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:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

Common Biohazard Situations

  • Crime or homicide scenes
  • Suicide or death
  • Blood and bodily fluid
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste or remains
  • Chemical hazards
  • Coronavirus contamination

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.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

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

  • First, the cleanup crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard cleanup project. Once a plan is in place, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • The crews 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 disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled following OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials 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 they are salvageable, or removed and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleaning is completed, technicians deodorize the affected areas and will ensure all affected areas are returned to their previous state in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the area has been cleaned and ready for occupancy is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to control odors, and in some tougher situations, other methods of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired air cleanliness.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

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.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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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