What are biohazards, and why are they so hazardous? Biohazardous materials are materials that are dangerous and can cause serious illnesses to those who come into contact with them. Coming into contact with these things can be extremely dangerous. These materials can pass on diseases or, in the case of chemicals, be toxic to the human body. If there is a biohazard issue at your home or business, PuroClean is here to clean it up.
We are experts in biohazard cleanup. We can get the mess cleaned up and the area sanitized so that it does not pose a risk to occupants of the building. In addition to our standard biohazard cleanup services, we now also provide disinfecting services for COVID-19.
What are Biohazard Materials?
Biohazard materials are common in places like doctors’ offices and other medical facilities. They can also be in homes as well. When biohazard materials are properly contained and disposed of, there is no threat to human health. The issue is when these items are not properly handled, resulting in exposure to those in the building. Here are some things that are biohazardous:
- Animal waste
- Urine and feces
- Used bandages
- Test tubes
- Used cotton swabs
- Household cleaners
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As noted above, when handled properly, these items can be safely disposed of. But what happens when a medical lab accidentally spills test tubes of blood all over the lab floor? Or what if a store owner finds needles all over the floor of their bathroom? In these scenarios, it is crucial to make sure everyone stays away from the area of the mess and that PuroClean is called right away. We are trained to clean and sanitize the area so that there are no further risks.
What Is the Biohazard Cleanup Process?
Once we arrive at the scene, we inspect the area to determine the level of cleaning and decontamination that we will need to do. After that, we can get started. First, we work to remove the biohazardous materials. Then we thoroughly sanitize the entire area to make sure there are no toxic, disease-causing materials left behind. We also remediate any leftover odors, as those can be toxic as well.
Hazards in the Time of COVID-19
In addition to our traditional biohazard cleanup services, we are currently offering special services to help combat COVID-19. At PuroClean, we are here to clean buildings where occupants have COVID-19, or buildings whose owners are simply taking precautionary measures. As with our biohazard cleanup services, our COVID-19 services focus on disinfecting and sanitizing. We seek out high-touch areas and use strong EPA-registered disinfectants that will remove 99.99% of germs. We also use commercial-grade sprayers and electrostatic sprayers. Our tools and cleaners are much more powerful than items that could be bought off a Home Depot shelf.
At PuroClean, we clean everything from handrails to bathrooms to elevators. We provide these COVID-19 cleanup services to a variety of different buildings. This includes apartment buildings, office buildings, military bases, banks, schools, retail stores, vet offices, and more! If you have just reopened your business, you may want to have these thorough cleaning services done every month or so while the pandemic is going on. If you learn of a building occupant getting sick with COVID-19, it is absolutely essential that the space be cleaned by a professional. With this illness, it is better to be safe than sorry. Contact us for preventative cleaning measures or if an occupant in your building has tested positive for COVID-19. Rest assured that we are well-qualified for the task of disinfecting. We are IICRC certified, as well as being an American Red Cross Disaster Responder. In addition, we have certifications by the Restoration Science Academy.
At PuroClean, our goal is to make sure that our customers are happy and healthy. Health is our number-one priority when it comes to biohazardous cleanup. We know that biohazardous materials and substances can cause severe health issues if they are not taken care of promptly. Do not try to take care of cleanup yourself! When it comes to biohazardous cleanup, leave it to the experts. At PuroClean, all of our technicians are IICRC and American Red Cross Disaster Responder certified. We are available for biohazardous waste cleanup any time day or night.
In addition, we have extended our biohazard cleaning services to provide disinfecting care during the time of COVID-19. We use commercial-grade cleaners and tools to sanitize the area and reduce the chances for viruses and bacteria to spread. In today’s world, disinfecting services are more important than ever! Contact us right away if there is a biohazardous mess/spill at your business or home. We will be there as soon as possible and will live up to our 60-minute rapid response time!