24/7 Emergency Response (910) 793-8586

Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Professionals

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

Biohazard Cleanup Services Include

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

It is important to remember that the state officials are not obligated to clean up a crime scene. When police investigators are finished gathering evidence from the area, the duty of cleaning the property shifts to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning professionals. Professional cleanup teams can arrive onsite only when the police have gathered enough evidence related to the crime.

The Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials Standard

The (BOPIM) standard stands for “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be 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 risks due to blood or other potentially infectious materials (BOPIM).

Approximately 5.6 million employees are helped by this standard in healthcare positions and related occupations, and includes biohazard remediation companies also. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.

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

PuroClean technicians face significant dangers each and every time they handle items that are potentially hazardous. For this reason, the use of proper training and safety precautions are critically important. The training and safety actions are important for both the technicians working on the project as well as the tenants who will be occupying the area once the biohazard work is complete.

Is Certification Required to Perform Biohazard Cleanup?

To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard technicians are strongly required to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed legislation which affects any firm providing remediation services related to trauma and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal regulations that may call for special licensing or have certain rules and regulations in place for licensing requirements, background checks, fingerprinting or more factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.

To help ensure the safety of our workers, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous items, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE specific items change with each project, but should always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, full face guard, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.

Furthermore, reputable restoration companies offer biohazard remediation classes for technicians. That includes learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods when working with biohazardous materials. Doing so reduces the potential of accidents and probable legal action against you.

PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures

  • The first step of the restoration crew is to inspect and flag all areas that need biohazard cleanup, perform a health and safety inspection, and identify the scope of the biohazard cleanup. When the specialists have a plan in place, restoration will start immediately
  • All technicians will take measures to ensure their safety and the safety of anyone close to the biohazard affected areas.
  • The crew will then eradicate and dispose of all possibly infectious materials from the project.
  • OSHA regulations dictate exactly how hazardous medical waste should be handled. For example: spinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, and any additional bodily fluids are carefully handled and moved to a licensed hazardous medical waste incinerator.
  • According to state regulations and industry standards, technicians are required to eradicate porous materials such as fabric and carpeting that cannot be properly cleaned.
  • Non-porous items that can be salvaged will be cleansed with hospital grade disinfectants. 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 thing to do that proves areas are fully cleansed and ready again for occupancy is to have a licensed industrial Hygienist perform clearance testing.
  • Odors can usually be controlled by the removal of unsalvageable affected materials and by cleaning items with hospital-grade cleaning products. However, difficult situations may call for additional procedures of deodorization to accomplish success.

Empathetically Provided Biohazard Cleanup Services

The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean technicians. Our remediation specialists and owners make all possible efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for added care and compassion. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this traumatic situation.

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 prevent the spread of pathogen-based illnesses, such as Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The process uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe solutions to provide 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 remediation services, call the PuroClean professionals to clean and remediate the contaminated areas. Our biohazard specialists use state-of-the-art tools and methods to effectively remediate the affected areas.

The high standard of PuroClean’s restoration services, the timeliness that we can deliver a finished project, and our authentic compassion all exhibit why we are the right 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 and application of hospital grade cleaners 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 are not 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.

A prompt response using the

PuroClean QuickDry System™ can save

15-40%
on water damage claim costs.

Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

"Angela and a team of professionals arrived at my home within an hour of my calling them when we had a broken water pipe that did extensive damage to my floors, baseboards, and contents. For 2 weeks- [...]

SAVING THE HOLIDAYS!
Wilmington , North Carolina

" Rob, Just talking to Janine over the years, I knew you were a great person and business-minded. What I did not know is your amazing and even more knowledgeable than I could have ever imagined. [...]

APPRECIATION OF KNOWLEDGE OR THE RESTORATION INDUSTRY
Wilmington , North Carolina

FAQ

What is Biohazard?

Biohazards are any biological contaminants such as those found in sewage, mold, or any viral or bacterial contamination such as MRSA. Biohazards also include toxins found in decaying organisms, as well as [...]

Read more

Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

Read more

Why can’t I clean up biohazard myself?

When a biohazard occurs, professionals are needed to clean and disinfect as improper treatment can spread contamination and lead to illness or life-threatening conditions. [...]

Read more

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Insurance policies have many variables, while Crime Scene or Biohazard cleanup is often covered it is very important that you consult your insurance broker or agent to determine your specific [...]

Read more

What does BBP mean?

Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens [...]

Read more