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Why Choose PuroClean of Wakefield

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 remediation involves cleaning, application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event like an accident, injury, or death has occurred. Thus, projects with biohazards often means dealing with blood, human or animal remains, chemical spills, and more.

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

Keep in mind that state employees aren’t required to clear crime locations. When the authorities and investigators have completed gathering their evidence, the responsibility falls to the property owner to arrange biohazard cleaning services. Only after police have collected pertinent evidence and have re-opened the scene will biohazard cleanup professionals 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 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 others are examples of Infectious pathogens.

Approximately 5.6 million workers in healthcare and related positions are covered by this standard. The biohazard remediation and cleaning field is also covered under the BOPIM standard.

The BOPIM standard also consists of various requirements, such as:

  • Conduct a Health and Safety Assessment (OSHA requirement)
  • Using work practice controls
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous medical waste materials
  • Specific required vaccinations
  • Mandatory training
  • Record keeping

Common Biohazard Situations

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

Each time abatement specialists handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Therefore, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is necessary not only for their own individual safety but also for the people who will reside in the property after the biohazard cleanup is complete.

Is Certification Needed to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

Biohazard specialists are not obligated to obtain a special certificate to perform their work. They are subject to OSHA requirements, however, to wear the proper PPE when working with or around bloodborne pathogens. We also suggest you check the local city, state, and federal regulations for possible licensing obligations, laws, background checks, fingerprinting or additional requirements to perform biohazard restoration. For example, the state of Georgia put out a new law that corresponds to any company providing restoration services for crime scene and trauma restoration.

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

Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their employees to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s guidelines for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all parties involved: technicians, bystanders, and future tenants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits goes down greatly.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • First, the remediation crew will identify the affected areas, completes a health and safety evaluation, and determines the scope of the biohazard cleanup. Once a plan is in place, remediation efforts begin as quickly as possible.
  • Technicians then take steps to maintain their safety and that of other individuals near the cleanup site.
  • All possible infectious materials are eradicated from the site and properly disposed of.
  • Hazardous medical waste, such as spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and other bodily waste, is handled following OSHA regulations and transferred to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • Porous materials like fabric and carpeting that can’t be sufficiently cleaned are removed following industry standards and state regulations.
  • Non-porous items are either cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants if the items appear to be salvageable, or taken away and disposed of if non-restorable.
  • After cleanup is completed, technicians deodorize the affected areas, and will ensure all of the cleaned areas are returned to pre-loss conditions in appearance and cleanliness. One way to guarantee 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 difficult situations, other procedures of deodorization are implemented to accomplish the desired effects.

Biohazard Cleanup Provided with Empathy

PuroClean restoration specialists are very aware of their actions and make efforts to not add to an already stressful situation. With any sort of property damage, the feeling of loss felt 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 always show empathy, extra care and compassion.

The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program

PuroClean’s RapidDefense™ is the most effective way to clean, which includes the application of EPA approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions in public areas. Our system helps stop 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 give up to three months of barrier against pathogens. Contact us before an outbreak occurs to assist you in creating a clean environment.

For Biohazard Cleaning Services, Call PuroClean!

When in need of biohazard restoration services, call the PuroClean team to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively clean and restore the damage.

PuroClean’s dedication to quality, compassion and timeliness of delivery throughout the complete project propels us above all other cleaning companies, and makes us the clean choice in the industry. PuroClean vows to go the extra mile to rescue, clean and restore required locations in all communities within our service area.

*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 cleaners of frequently touched items and surfaces are the much needed actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, 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 can’t 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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PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

"PuroClean provides first-in-class support and customer service. Frank and his team were absolutely great and took the job very seriously. They continued to follow up in a timely manner and were [...]

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Frank and his team started the job promptly. Appeared always on time. Always described everything in detail and answered all my questions. They made sure everything was done thorough.


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FAQ

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