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Why Choose PuroClean for your Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup Services?

Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Richmond provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza, Coronavirus, or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved.

The team at PuroClean of Richmond 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 Richmond property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care. 

PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority

It is critical to perform biohazard cleanup with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear specialized personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean of Richmond know that this may be a challenging time for your family or workplace. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

Traumatic accidents or events that may have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard cleanup professionals. This biohazard cleaning consists of the thorough cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the location. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

  • Blood and Bodily Fluid Remediation
  • Virus Decontamination and Protection
  • Sewage Cleanup and Sanitation
  • Deodorization and Odor Control
  • Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Hoarding Cleanup

When police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are no longer responsible for any of the actual cleaning of the scene. Once police release the scene, the responsibility is with the owner of the property to hire biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only start doing their work after police have actually released the scene.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally 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 workers from dangers due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).

Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.

The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:

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

Common Biohazard Situations

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

PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the implementation of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard work is complete.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

Biohazard specialists are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to do their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you find out the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that corresponds to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma remediation.

PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment blocks hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any additional area. Although PPE is different from job to job, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation classes for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety assessment, and determines the scope of the biohazard remediation. Once a plan is devised, remediation will take place as quickly as possible.
  • The crews then take steps to maintain their safety and that of other individuals 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 waste, is handled following OSHA regulations and sent to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous items like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are removed following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if the items appear to be salvageable, or taken away and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleaning is completed, technicians deodorize the affected locations, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to their previous state in appearance and cleanliness. One way to guarantee that the areas have 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 usually enough to dissipate odors, and in some difficult situations, other means of deodorization are used to accomplish the desired air cleanliness.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

The massive sense of loss felt from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for added care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning methods use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard remediation services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the affected areas.

The quality of our remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 and application of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-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 about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.

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FAQ

Is blood a biohazard?

Blood itself is not a biohazard, it’s what may be in the blood that is potentially hazardous, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

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Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Most homeowners insurance will cover crime scene (biohazard) cleanup. We recommend that you consult your insurance agent/carrier to find out if you can make a claim for your particular circumstance. [...]

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Is blood a biohazard?

Blood itself is not a biohazard, it’s what may be in the blood that is potentially hazardous, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

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Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

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Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

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