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, such as extreme hoarding disorder or crime scene cleanup, may be sensitive and must be handled with compassion and discretion. We bring peace and calm back to those impacted, whether the loss is in a home, commercial property or business office.
In most cases, working with biohazard materials means working with chemical spills, extreme hoarding situation, blood, human or animal remains. A traumatic event that results in injury or death are circumstances that call for biohazard cleanup. The actual biohazard cleanup consists of cleaning, applying EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants, and deodorizing areas where traumatic events occur.
Bear in mind that the state is not responsible for restoring a crime scene. After police investigators collect evidence from the scene, it is up to the property owner to employ biohazard cleaning services. Professional cleaners can arrive onsite only after the police have gathered enough evidence pertaining to the crime.
The (BOPIM) standard means “blood or other potentially infectious materials”. Infectious pathogens can be anything from Hepatitis B, HIV, and even the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and much more. In 1991, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set forth a standard to protect all workers from dangers due to blood or other possible infectious materials (BOPIM).
BOPIM helps protect nearly 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations, that also includes biohazard remediation businesses. Biohazard remediation falls within the bounds of the BOPIM standard.
Also, the BOPIM standard consists of several requirements, including:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every time biohazard workers handle potentially hazardous materials, such as when providing a professional hoarding cleaning service, they are doing so at significant risk. Therefore, following correct proper training and safety procedures are crucial. This is important for their safety and the individuals residing on the property after the cleanup of the biohazard.
Certification is optional to work as a hoarding cleanup company or a biohazard specialist. However, biohazard specialists are obligated to wear the correct PPE when working in areas with bloodborne pathogens. The state of Georgia recently passed a law that affects any firm providing cleanup services related to traumatic event locations and crime scene cleaning and restoration. Therefore, you need to review and follow local city, state, and federal requirements that may call for specific licensing. This may include background checks, fingerprinting, or additional factors that may apply to biohazard cleanup companies.
To protect the safety of our employees, PPE is used as the last line of defense. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects the body from coming into contact with hazardous materials, through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. PPE specific items change depending on the job. It must always consist of cut resistant and nitrile gloves, a full face guard, properly designated waterproof coveralls from top to bottom, and a respirator.
Reputable and trustworthy remediation firms train their technicians to work in the biohazard restoration field. This training includes implementing OSHA’s directions for handling biohazardous waste. This training protects all involved: technicians, bystanders, and future occupants. Furthermore, the chance of accidents and potential lawsuits is greatly limited when you get your business or house cleaned.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleaning Process
Whether you’re the customer, occupant, or family and friends of the owner of the project location, PuroClean understands the magnitude of pain you’re going through. Our restoration specialists strive to be exceptionally sensitive and understanding not to worsen the loss that may be felt. A biohazard or hoarding cleanup service can be extra traumatic to mental health. Therefore, all PuroClean employees empathize with all involved, showing the utmost delicacy and respect throughout the cleaning process.
The RapidDefense™ Program by PuroClean is the absolute best way to clean, which involves the use of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in common areas, high traffic zones. This cleaning process helps halt the spread of pathogen-based sickness germs, like Influenza, Norovirus, and the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cleaning procedures use Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe cleaning solutions to give up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. Call PuroClean for a professional hoarding cleaning service or before an outbreak to help you provide the cleanest conditions possible.
If you need a professional hoarding cleaning service or any other biohazard cleaning and restoration expertise, call PuroClean and let us clean and remediate the contaminated site. Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and methods to effectively and efficiently clean and restore your affected property.
The high standard of PuroClean’s remediation services, the timeliness we deliver a completed project, and our authentic empathy all exhibit why we are the right choice for your biohazard remediation cleanup needs. PuroClean promises 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 and using hospital-grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the required actions to aid in stopping the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. However, since coronavirus can spread person-to-person, it can contaminate any surface after cleaning. 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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