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.
Traumatic events or accidents that may have resulted in injury or death, require certified biohazard remediation professionals. Our biohazard cleaning consists of the extreme cleaning and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then completely deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are situations of biohazard materials that call for professional restoration.
Bear in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clean crime locations. When Police and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the owner of the property to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens are generally anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
Approximately 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related fields, and includes biohazard restoration companies as well. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Also, the BOPIM standard has several requirements, including:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety steps are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the premises once the biohazard work is complete.
To work as a biohazard technician, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any business providing cleanup services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for specific licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
PPE protects the safety of workers and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment protects the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may be different on different job sites. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for workers. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits and injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any sort of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations present. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and attention.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute most efficient way to clean, which involves using of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning system helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact PuroClean before an outbreak can occur, and to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
If your property is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly cleanse and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
PuroClean’s commitment to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other competition, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.
*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 recommended actions to aid in stopping 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 thwart 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.