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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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