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.
Biohazard cleanup often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has occurred, and requires certified cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning locations during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. Once police investigators gather evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard cleaning services. A professional cleanup company can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered all evidence related to the crime.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted 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.
The BOPIM standard helps protect nearly 5.6 million people in the healthcare field and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation companies. Biohazard remediation falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
Additionally, the BOPIM standard includes several requirements, as follows:
Common Biohazard Situations
Each and every time technicians handle potentially hazardous items, they are doing so at considerable risk. Thus, following specific proper training and safety procedures are very important. This is important not only for their own individual safety but also for the person or persons who will reside in the property after the biohazard restoration is complete.
Commonly known as “crime and trauma scene cleaning,” forensic restoration is defined as the comprehensive cleaning and remediation of buildings and structures contaminated or suspected to be contaminated from biological materials. Site and risk assessments need to be completed that starts with the initial contact, acquiring critical incident data: the who, what, when, where and how, which begins to lay the foundation of knowledge that helps forensic operators to prepare physically, mentally, and even spiritually to perform at a top tier level. From our incident site/risk assessment, we determine the scope of work.
We at PuroClean of Redmond/Woodinville have been certified as Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist® which includes:
To be employed as a biohazard technician, a certification is not required. However, biohazard workers are obligated to wear proper PPE when working around bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law which affects any firm providing remediation services related to traumatic event locations 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 additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.
PPE is the last line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. The equipment prevents 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.
Additionally, well established restoration companies offer biohazard handling training for new employees. The training includes learning on-the-job safety procedures as set by OSHA, for handling biohazardous waste. Learning these methods reduce risks of accidents, or even potential litigation situations.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Procedures
The massive sense of loss experienced from property damage is not lost on PuroClean specialists. Our restoration specialists and owners make special efforts to be extremely sensitive to those who have experienced property damage and may be emotionally vulnerable. This special type of cleanup calls for additional care and sympathy. Our technicians truly empathize with the individuals that are unfortunately suffering from this unthinkable situation.
PuroClean has adopted a cleaning method that we feel is the most adequate way to clean. The PuroClean RapidDefense™ Program includes the application of EPA certified hospital-grade disinfectants in high traffic areas. The 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, Influenza and other pathogen-based germs are the focus of our RapidDefense™ Program, helping to stop the spread of such illnesses. Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products are used for this process for up to three months of protection against pathogens. Reach out to PuroClean to prevent an outbreak and help create a safe and clean atmosphere.
If you find yourself in need of biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and allow us to clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use the newests, state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.
The quality of PuroClean’s remediation services, the quickness in which we deliver them, and the compassion we demonstrate during the process make PuroClean your ideal damage restoration company. We promise to do whatever it takes to clean, clea, restore and rescue properties in all the cities and towns we serve.
*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 high traffic touched objects and surfaces are the required 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.
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