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.
Biohazard restoration involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death has happened. Thus, projects with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.
When police and investigators have gathered all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. When police release the crime scene area, the responsibility falls on the owner of the premises to employ biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning technicians can only begin their work after police have officially released the scene.
The (BOPIM) standard means “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 employees from dangers due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).
An estimated 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related jobs are helped by this standard. The biohazard restoration and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several prerequisites, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Each time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is necessary not only for their own personal safety but also for the people who will reside in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.
It is not mandatory to obtain a certificate to become a biohazard technician. However OSHA does require biohazard technicians to correctly wear PPE when handling bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, you may want to check your local city, state, and federal regulators for any licensing requirements, laws, background checks, fingerprinting, or any other procedures that may be required to perform remediation services. As an example, the state of Georgia passed a law that includes companies providing restoration services linked to trauma and crime scene cleanup.
PPE is the final line of defense and aids to ensure the safety of workers. PPE equipment stops hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE differs from project to project, it should always include full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies offer biohazard restoration training for workers. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety processes for handling biohazard waste is included in the coursework. The technician’s training greatly lessens the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
Our Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already stressful situation. With any type of property damage, the feeling of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean strive to be extra sensitive, with full understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the best way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. Our system helps eliminate 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 provide up to three months of protection against pathogens. Contact us prior to an outbreak occurs to help you in creating a clean atmosphere.
When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean team to clean and restore the contaminated areas. Our professionals use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively clean and restore the affected areas.
The quality of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make us your go-to biohazard damage restoration company. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and 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 disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all surfaces and objects can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot be 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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