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.
In most cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that ended in injury or death are circumstances that require biohazard restoration. The actual biohazard cleanup involves cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.
Keep in mind that the state is not responsible for cleaning up a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is the responsibility of the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup team can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put out a standard in 1991 to protect all workers from the dangers of blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM). Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many others are examples of Infectious pathogens.
This standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare field and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that PuroClean technicians handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following precise safety methods and specific training procedures are so important. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of the people who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and restoration is finished.
To be employed as a biohazard specialist, a certification is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any firm providing remediation services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal laws that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.
PPE ensures the safety of workers and happens to be the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other body parts from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may differ on different projects. However, PPE should always consist of full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation businesses train their workers to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects everyone involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration specialists are very aware of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already trying situation. With any type of property damage, the sense of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care and compassion.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the use of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps stop 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 environment.
If you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration services, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the affected site. Our trained technicians use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your damaged property.
PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and speed of delivery throughout the entire project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the top choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to put in the time to rescue, clean and restore properties 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 application of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and since the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services can’t be guaranteed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information about coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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