Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Specialists

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.

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 prevent 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, Norovirus, and Coronavirus.

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

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

It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police officials are finished gathering evidence from the scene, the duty of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the risk of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others.

This standard helps protect about 5.6 million people in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard restoration falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:

  • 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 Scenarios

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

Every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at significant risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the people who will live or work in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not required 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 suggest you check the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is directly related to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.

To protect the safety of our employees, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE requirements change depending on the job, but should always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face protection, appropriately designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation courses for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when handling biohazardous waste. Doing so reduces the risk of accidents and probable legal action against you.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation crew will inspect and find all affected locations, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard project. When the technicians have a plan put together, remediation begins right away.
  • PuroClean will first take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations will explain how hazardous medical waste is handled. For example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully handled and taken to a certified hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state regulations, technicians have to get rid of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be properly cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be saved. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our specialists will remove and dispose of such items.
  • Following the cleaning procedure, technicians will deodorize the affected areas and assure the areas are returned to pre-contamination conditions and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are totally cleansed and ready for people is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors are normally controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may require further procedures of deodorization to achieve the desired goal.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

The huge sense of loss experienced 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 suffered property damage and could be emotionally vulnerable. This particular type of cleanup calls for additional care and compassion. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately experiencing loss from this unthinkable situation.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has adopted a cleaning program that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and many more pathogen-based illnesses are the goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to three months of protection from pathogens. Contact PuroClean to stop an outbreak and help build a safe and clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If your home or business is in need of biohazard restoration, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

The quality of our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the empathy we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the communities 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 the use of hospital grade cleaners 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 stop 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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