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Why Choose PuroClean Restoration 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.

Biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations 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:

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

Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence pertaining to the crime.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) 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 BOPIM in healthcare positions and related fields, and includes biohazard restoration companies also. The BOPIM standard also includes the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.

The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

Every single time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are potentially 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.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a special certificate to go to work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to use the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend you follow the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or other possible requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that is connected to any company performing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.

To help ensure 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 materials, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other body parts. PPE requirements change depending on the job, but should always include cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, 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 precautions when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable lawsuits.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • Upon mobilization, the remediation crew will inspect and find all affected areas, conduct a health and safety inspection, and make a decision as to the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan laid out, remediation begins immediately.
  • PuroClean will first take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of any individuals near the affected areas.
  • Technicians then gather and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the site.
  • OSHA regulations will indicate how hazardous medical waste is handled. As an example, spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other body fluids are carefully removed and transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per industry standards and state laws, technicians have to get rid of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Hospital-grade disinfectants will be used on non-porous items that can be salvaged. If the items prove to be non-restorable, our technicians will remove and discard such items.
  • Following the cleaning process, technicians will deodorize the affected locations and assure they are returned to pre-contamination cleanliness and appearance. One procedure that ensures areas are fully cleansed and ready for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors are usually controlled by the getting rid of uncleanable contaminated materials and cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. However, difficult situations may require further methods of deodorization to achieve success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps eliminate the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This procedure uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration services. PuroClean technicians will clean and remediate your contaminated areas. State-of-the-art equipment, tools and methods will be used by our specialists to effectively treat your damage.

The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a completed project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.

*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 with the use of hospital grade cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated following cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services are not 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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