Why Choose Purofirst of Sonoma County

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.

Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing property where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has taken place. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

After police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual sanitizing of the scene. When police release the crime scene area, the responsibility is with the owner of the premises to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only begin their work after police have permanently released the scene.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers from possible dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more are examples of Infectious pathogens.

The standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:

  • 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 risk each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians employed on the project as well as the persons who will be occupying the area once the biohazard work is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

It is not particularly necessary to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to properly wear PPE when dealing with bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for certain licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other factors that may be required to perform remediation work. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that involves companies providing restoration services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the final line of protection that helps keep workers safe. PPE prevents any hazardous materials from coming into contact with workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other exposure. The type of PPE can differ depending on the particular work, however, it should always consist of properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves that are also cut resistant, full-face guard, and a respirator.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation companies train their workers to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits reduces greatly.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • The first task of the remediation crew is to inspect and identify all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety assessment, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of anyone close to the biohazard affected locations.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then remove and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from your property.
  • OSHA rules dictate exactly the way hazardous medical waste should be handled. As an example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any additional bodily fluids are carefully handled and moved to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are required to eradicate porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be properly cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are unable to be restored, our technicians will remove and dispose of the items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these places to pre-contamination condition and appearance. One thing to do that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for habitation is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can normally be managed 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.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Provided with Empathy

Whether you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration crews strive to be exceptionally empathetic and understanding so as not to enhance the sense of loss that may be felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all individuals, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleanup process.

The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This system aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza as well as the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered products that are safe and offers protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your property is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your contamination and damage using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

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 go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore properties in all communities within our service area.

*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.

Cleaning and application of hospital grade disinfectants 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 since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t 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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Expert Restoration Service

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

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