Have you had a sewer backup? Are you in need of crime scene cleanup services? Has an infectious illness or death shaken your home or business? PuroClean of Orchards provides a full range of biohazard removal 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 Orchards 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 Vancouver, WA area property back to pre-loss condition, with empathy and care.
Biohazard restoration involves cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing locations where a traumatic event such as an accident, injury, or death occurs. Thus, working with biohazards often means working with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills and more.
Bear in mind that the state does not require its employees to sanitize crime scene locations. When the authorities and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the burden falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning professionals. So, only after the police have collected all evidence and have released the scene can biohazard cleanup technicians start their work.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a standard in 1991 to help guard all workers against possible 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.
This standard helps approximately 5.6 million workers in healthcare positions and related occupations and include biohazard restoration companies. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and restoration industry.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
Every occurrence that technicians need to handle potentially hazardous materials is done so at significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety guidelines and proper training is necessary. These guidelines are important for the workers and residents who will later occupy the previously biohazard-affected space. So, the technicians and residents depend on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is paramount during and after the project.
One does not need to be certified to work as a biohazard specialist. However, standards require biohazard workers to wear the correct PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently put into law which affects any business providing cleanup services related to trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain laws in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or further factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.
To help ensure the safety of our technicians, PPE is used as the final barrier of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, via the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE requirements change with each project, but should always include cut-resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes teaching OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous materials. This training also protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down significantly.
As with any property damage, PuroClean remediation professionals ensure that any actions do not worsen the sense of loss of the property owners. PuroClean proprietors and technicians are exceptionally sensitive, understanding that those involved can be emotionally vulnerable. When dealing with this type of cleanup, it is important always to show additional care and compassion. So, PuroClean technicians empathize with all materially focused individuals working through these traumatic events.
PuroClean has implemented a cleaning method that we feel is the best way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program consists mainly of the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in public areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza, and many more pathogen-based illnesses 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 three months of protection against pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to stop an outbreak and help create a safe and clean environment.
If your home or business requires biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of technicians to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will effectively restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness in which we can deliver a finished 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 areas.
*Please note that not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 and we will help find a PuroClean location that can help you.
Cleaning with the use of hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since all characters and items can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because COVID-19 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 reach, and prevention.
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