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Why Choose PuroClean Property 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.

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.

Our Biohazard Cleaning Services:

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

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.

BOPIM Standard

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:

  • 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)

More Common Biohazard Scenarios

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

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.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

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

  • The first task of the restoration crew is to inspect and identify all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the technicians have a plan mapped out, restoration begins immediately
  • All technicians will take precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of anyone near the biohazard affected areas.
  • The PuroClean technicians will then remove and dispose of all possibly 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 other bodily fluids are carefully handled and relocated to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Per state regulations and industry guidelines, technicians are obligated to eradicate porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be sufficiently cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that are salvageable will be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products. If these items are non-restorable, our technicians will cart off and dispose of these items.
  • Following the cleaning procedures, technicians deodorize all affected areas and return these places to pre-contamination shape and appearance. One procedure that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist conduct clearance testing.
  • Odors can normally be controlled by the eradication of unsalvageable affected materials and by washing items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, tough situations may call for further procedures of deodorization to accomplish success.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

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.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

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.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

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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