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 events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean’s biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the premises. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are examples of biohazard materials that call for professional cleaning.
Once 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. When police release the crime scene area, the responsibility falls on the owner of the property to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only start doing their work after police have permanently released the scene.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the potential dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens for example are the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.
Nearly 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each 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 important not only for their own individual safety but also for the individuals who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard technicians are obligated to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any company providing remediation services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal laws that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
PPE ensures the safety of workers and is the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may differ on different job sites. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Additionally, well established restoration businesses offer biohazard remediation training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
PuroClean restoration professionals are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already trying situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs, and to help you to maintain the cleanest premises possible.
If your property is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
PuroClean’s commitment 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 required locations 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 items and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be guaranteed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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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