Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Professionals

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.

In many 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 call for biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where traumatic events have taken place.

Included Within The Biohazard Cleanup Services

It is important to remember that the state officials are not required to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished collecting evidence from the scene, the responsibility of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup technicians can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.

BOPIM Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard 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.

BOPIM helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation employees. Biohazard remediation falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also has several requirements, as follows:

  • 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)
  • Record keeping
  • Mandatory training
  • Specific required vaccinations

Common Biohazard Situations

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

PuroClean technicians face significant risk each and every time they handle materials that are potentially hazardous. 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 as well as the persons who will be occupying the area once the biohazard restoration is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

To work as a biohazard specialist, a certificate is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear proper PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any company providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you should refer to local city, state, and federal laws that may call for specific licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup businesses.

PPE protects the safety of technicians and is the last line of defense. This equipment guards the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and other areas from being exposed to hazardous material. The extent of PPE used on each job may vary on different projects. However, PPE should always include full face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly assigned waterproof coveralls as well as a respirator.

Additionally, well known restoration firms offer biohazard cleanup training for new employees. The training consists of learning on-the-job safety methods as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous materials. Learning these things reduce risks of accidents, or even potential lawsuits.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup

  • The first step of the restoration crew is to inspect and identify all areas needing biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration begins immediately
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of anyone close to the biohazard affected areas.
  • The crew will then remove and dispose of all potentially infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly the way hazardous medical waste should be handled. For example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any additional bodily fluids are carefully handled and transported to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are required to dispose of porous materials like fabric and carpeting that cannot be properly cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that are salvageable will be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are unable to be restored, our technicians will remove and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning procedures, technicians deodorize all affected locations and return these places to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are completely cleaned and ready again for habitation is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be managed by the eradication of unsalvageable contaminated materials and by cleaning items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to accomplish success.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

As with any sort of property damage, PuroClean restoration professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally aware, understanding that the individuals involved can be emotionally fragile. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is important to always show extra care and compassion. PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic events.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean has implemented a cleaning process 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 goal of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions are used for this method for up to 90 days of protection from pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to stop an outbreak and help create a safe and clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

Contact your local PuroClean when you require biohazard restoration professionals. PuroClean technicians will clean and restore 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 our remediation services, the speed in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to fully clean, remediate and rescue properties in all the cities and towns 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 the use of hospital grade cleaners of high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required 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.

A prompt response using the

PuroClean QuickDry System™ can save

15-40%
on water damage claim costs.

Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

“The young man who came was very friendly and professional. Did a great job”

PERRY AND LAURA S.
Wisconsin Rapids

“PuroClean immediately responded to our emergency and kept us updated every step of the way!”

FACILITY SERVICE GROUP, PEWAUKEE, WI

FAQ

What is Biohazard?

Biohazards are any biological contaminants such as those found in sewage, mold, or any viral or bacterial contamination such as MRSA. Biohazards also include toxins found in decaying organisms, as well as [...]

Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

What does BBP mean?

Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens [...]

Is blood a biohazard?

Blood itself is not a biohazard, it’s what may be in the blood that is potentially hazardous, such as bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) or infectious microorganisms, that can cause diseases. [...]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Most homeowners insurance will cover crime scene (biohazard) cleanup. We recommend that you consult your insurance agent/carrier to find out if you can make a claim for your particular circumstance. [...]