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Why Choose PuroClean Emergency 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.

Traumatic accidents or events that have resulted in injury or death, call for certified biohazard remediation professionals. This biohazard cleaning consists of the extensive cleansing and application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and then thoroughly deodorizing the area. Chemical spills, blood, and human or animal remains are types of biohazard materials that call for professional remediation.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

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

Bear in mind that state investigators aren’t required to sanitize crime locations. When the authorities and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have released the scene will biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

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 more are examples of Infectious pathogens.

The standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard restoration businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the scope of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard additionally consists of various requirements, such as:

  • 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

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

Each and every time that PuroClean professionals handle materials that are possibly hazardous, they are taking a chance of significant risk to their safety. This is why following correct safety methods and specific training procedures are necessary. Following these procedures is not only significant to the technician’s safety, but for the safety of property owners who will later reside and occupy the affected space once the biohazard cleanup and remediation is finished.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

To work as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any firm providing cleanup services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow 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 additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup performance.

Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is the last line of protection that aids in keeping workers safe. PPE stops any hazardous materials from touching workers, through skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or any other contact. The type of PPE can differ depending on the surroundings, however, it should always include properly designated waterproof coveralls, nitrile gloves which are also cut resistant, full-face guard, and a respirator.

Additionally, well established restoration firms offer biohazard remediation training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these things reduce dangers of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.

Our Biohazard Cleanup Process

  • First, the remediation crew identifies the affected areas, completes a health and safety assessment, and determines the scope of the biohazard cleanup. Once a plan is devised, remediation work begins as quickly as possible.
  • Biohazard specialists then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All potentially infectious materials are eradicated from the site and disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled in strict accordance with OSHA regulations and sent to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are disposed of following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or taken away and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is completed, technicians deodorize the affected areas, 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 occupants is to have clearance tests performed by a licensed Industrial Hygienist.
  • Removal of uncleanable contaminated materials, cleaning, and use of hospital-grade disinfectants are often enough to dissipate odors, and in some tougher situations, other procedures of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired effects.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

No matter if you’re the customer, occupant or owner of the property, PuroClean completely grasps the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding so as not to add to the sense of loss that is already felt. Biohazard restoration particularly can be extra traumatic. Therefore, all technicians empathize with all involved, showing the utmost compassion and respect throughout the restoration process.

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 prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to help 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 procedures will be used by our technicians to effectively treat your damage.

The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We pledge to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the communities we serve.

*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 cleaners of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any location can be re-contaminated after 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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

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