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Why Choose PuroClean of Terre Haute for biohazard cleanup?

Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death rocked your home or business? PuroClean of Terre Haute provides a full range of biohazard cleanup services, including the use of PuroClean RapidDefense™ for an Influenza or Norovirus outbreak. Biohazard removal requires special attention to the safety of everyone involved. The team at PuroClean of Terre Haute will carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Wabash Valley property to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care.

PuroClean RapidDefense™

Our PuroClean RapidDefense Program™ is the best way to sanitize public spaces. Our system helps stop the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza and MRSA. The Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products provide up to three months of protection to prevent contamination and minimize the risk of pathogens spreading.

Safety as a Priority

It is critical to perform biohazard cleanup with special attention to safety and industry and OSHA standards. Our trained technicians wear specialized personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the appropriate steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.

Compassionate Service

We at PuroClean of Terre Haute know that this may be a challenging time for your family or workplace. As we work to sanitize your home or business, we pledge to treat your space and belongings with the utmost respect and care.

Thorough Cleanup & Decontamination

All affected material will either be removed and discarded or retained and disinfected depending on industry standards and state regulations.

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

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

Keep in mind that state investigators aren’t required to clear crime locations. When Police and investigators are finished gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after the authorities have collected all evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.

The Blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (BOPIM) 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 others are examples of Infectious pathogens.

The BOPIM standard helps protect approximately 5.6 million people in the healthcare field and similar occupations, which also includes biohazard remediation specialists. Biohazard restoration falls within the scope 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

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 and every time technicians handle potentially hazardous materials, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following correct proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the people who will live or work in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.

Biohazard Cleanup Certification Requirements

Biohazard specialists are not required to obtain a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear appropriate PPE while working around bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state, and federal laws may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that calls for the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or further actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed laws that affect businesses that provide trauma and crime scene remediation.

PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. The equipment blocks hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE is different from job to job, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration industry. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training protects all parties involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the risk of accidents and potential lawsuits is limited greatly.

The PuroClean Process of Biohazard Cleanup in Terre Haute, IN

  • First, the cleanup crew will identify the affected areas, conducts a health and safety assessment, and determines the magnitude of the biohazard project. Once a plan is devised, remediation efforts begin as quickly as possible.
  • Technicians then take steps to maintain their safety and the safety of others near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are eradicated from the site and disposed of correctly.
  • Hazardous medical waste, like spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled following OSHA regulations and sent to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be effectively cleaned are removed following industry guidelines and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either washed with hospital-grade disinfectants if they are salvageable, or taken away and discarded if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is finished, technicians deodorize the affected locations and will ensure all affected areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to ensure that the area has been cleaned and ready for occupancy 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 means of deodorization are used to accomplish the desired air cleanliness.

Providing Biohazard Cleanup Services with Empathy

PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already difficult situation. With any type of property damage, the feeling of loss experienced by the property owners is already very present, and we try not to add to this stress. Owners and technicians from PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with a full understanding of the vulnerable emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will always show empathy, extra care, and attention.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the optimal cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program implements the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning products in all public areas. This process aids in blocking the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza, and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The procedure’s process calls for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work for up to three months. To help you create a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak occurs.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services in Terre Haute, Call PuroClean!

If your home or business is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated spaces. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a completed project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the perfect choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean vows to rescue and restore all properties within our service zones.

*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 with the use 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 any surface 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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