PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to provide biohazard and crime scene cleanup 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 accidents or events that have resulted in injury or death, need the services of certified biohazard cleanup professionals. Our biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleaning and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.
Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime scenes. When Police and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected all evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals start their work.
The (BOPIM) standard means “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).
Approximately 5.6 million workers are helped by BOPIM in healthcare jobs and related fields, and includes biohazard remediation companies too. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of serious risk to their safety. This is the reason that following correct safety methods and specific training procedures are imperative. Following these procedures is not only important to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of tenants who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.
Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their work. However, biohazard technicians are obligated, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for workers to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that require the technicians to be subjected to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a good example. The state passed legislation that affects businesses who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment prevents hazardous material from coming into contact with the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE varies 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 cleanup companies offer biohazard remediation classes for workers. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety precautions when working with biohazardous waste. Doing this reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.
The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup
The huge sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely empathetic to those who have suffered property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the clients that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this traumatic situation.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public locations. This cleaning process 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 products to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Call PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean team to clean and restore the contaminated site. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the damage.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time 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 high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not guaranteed to thwart 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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