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.
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.
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 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:
Common Biohazard Situations
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.
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
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.
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.
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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