PuroClean of Shreveport provides local biohazard cleanup services

Have you had a sewer backup? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? PuroClean of Shreveport provides a full range of biohazard removal services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard cleanup requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved. The team at PuroClean of Shreveport will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained and caring technicians will deodorize the area and return your ArkLaTex area property to pre-loss condition.

PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority

It is key to perform biohazard removal with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear special personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean of Shreveport know that this may be a challenging time for your family or workplace. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

Biohazard remediation often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has happened and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning property during a biohazard cleaning involves applying EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.

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 state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the property owner must employ biohazard cleaning services; professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

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

The BOPIM standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million people in the healthcare industry and related occupations, including biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the coverage of the BOPIM standard.

Also, the BOPIM standard consists of 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

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

PuroClean technicians face significant dangers every time they handle potentially hazardous items. For this reason, the practice of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety methods are important for both the technicians employed on the project and the tenants who will be occupying the area once the biohazard restoration is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard technicians are not required to obtain a specific certificate to do their work. However, they are to follow OSHA requirements to don the proper PPE when working with or near bloodborne pathogens. We also recommend checking the local city, state, and federal regulations for certain licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or other possible requirements to do biohazard restoration. For example, Georgia put out a new law that is directly related to any company working in restoration services for crime scene and trauma cleanup.

PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. Thus, the equipment blocks hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE varies from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly 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 procedures when handling biohazardous materials. So, doing this reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • First, the restoration crew identifies the affected areas, conducts a health and safety evaluation, and determines the biohazard cleanup’s magnitude. Once we devise a plan, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take precautions to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • Our team eradicates all possible infectious materials from the site and disposed of them correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily fluids, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are removed following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous materials are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if they appear to be salvageable or taken away and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After they complete the cleaning, technicians deodorize the affected locations and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the areas have been cleaned and ready for occupancy is to have clearance testing performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are usually enough to dissipate odors. In some tougher situations, other procedures of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired goal.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

PuroClean restoration professionals are very aware of their actions and do not add to an already trying situation. So, with any property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Thus, owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with a 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 has implemented a cleaning program that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of 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 germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spreading of such contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. So, contact PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

If you find yourself needing biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the newest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.

The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness that we can deliver a finished 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 areas.

*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 office that may be able to help you.

Cleaning with the use of hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. The coronavirus can re-contaminate all surfaces and objects after cleaning. This is because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person. Thus, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot be guaranteed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. So, 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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