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.
Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. After police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put forth a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
BOPIM helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and similar occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
More 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 why following proper safety methods and exact training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.
To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear proper PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any firm providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal requirements that could call for specific licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup businesses.
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the last line of defense that helps keep workers safe. PPE guards against any hazardous materials from reaching the workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. The type of PPE can differ depending on the particular work, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face protection, and a respirator.
Additionally, well known restoration businesses offer biohazard cleanup training for new technicians. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these things reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
As with any type of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen your feeling of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show additional care and compassion. PuroClean technicians sympathize with all materially interested individuals working through these traumatic events.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning process that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to thwart an outbreak and help create a safe and clean environment.
If you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile 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 application of hospital grade disinfectants 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 following 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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