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Why Choose PuroClean Disaster Response Services

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 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.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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

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.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

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:

  • 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)
  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

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.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

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

  • The first task of the restoration crew is to inspect and identify all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety assessment, and identify the magnitude of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan in place, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of anyone near the biohazard affected areas.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then remove and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA rules dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste is to be handled. For example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any other bodily fluids are carefully handled and transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are obligated to eradicate porous materials like fabric and carpeting that cannot be properly cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleaned with hospital grade disinfectants. If these items are unable to be restored, our technicians will remove and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning procedures, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these areas to pre-contamination condition and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable contaminated materials and by cleaning items with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to achieve success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

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 PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

PuroClean went over and beyond what I had expected. Their concern, compassion and integrity shined from start to finish. Awesome company.

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We are extremely pleased with the quick and professional response from Bobby Dean and Jennifer.

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