Commercial cleaning companies often think they can provide Kelowna medical clinic cleaning services. Unfortunately, it takes an “accident” to alert the medical clinic management that the cleaning company doesn’t know what it is doing.
Medical staff, patients, or even the cleaning staff can get infected with germs or blood-borne pathogens before the cleaning company realizes they should have taken precautions.
Medical Office Cleaning Is Different From Commercial Office Cleaning
A commercial cleaning company knows how to dust, vacuum, scrub the bathroom sinks and kitchen floors. They don’t understand that they have to wear cleaning, goggles, latex gloves, and protective clothing ALL the time they are cleaning the medical clinic.
Commercial office cleaning companies don’t understand they should use extra thick garbage bags or how to disinfect safely in a medical environment.
They don’t know when to use hospital-grade disinfectants or how to handle sharps containers. And they don’t know to use Green Cleaning chemicals and techniques that have been approved for Kelowna medical clinic cleaning.
A study found more than 100,000 deaths linked to infections patients received at hospitals. Taking care to make sure all areas from waiting rooms to medical equipment are cleaned the right way can save lives.
Healthcare cleaning demands a deeper cleaning to ensure a sickness from one person is not passed on to many others.
Medical office cleaning is different from other types of cleaning. There are special techniques and cleaning materials needed to do the job correctly in Kelowna medical clinic cleaning.
High Priority Cleaning Areas In Healthcare Environments
The waiting area sees all kinds of traffic – from dribbling babies to small children who go out of their way to touch everything and taste them.
This is a critical area for thorough sanitization and disinfection.
Counters, toys, furniture, telephones, and windows all need to be wiped down with a dry cloth, and then disinfect to remove germs.
All furniture, chairs, and counters need to be sanitized and disinfected. Linens, patient gowns and towels need to go into medical disposal bags and placed in a specified area for the laundry service.
Trash cans, the examination table, doors and doorknobs, and all the sinks need to be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly.
Of course, the floor needs to be swept, mopped, and disinfected and the carpet needs to be thoroughly vacuumed.
Each doctor’s personal office
Each doctor’s personal office also needs to be properly cleaned. They may or may not have patients in their office, but they often come back to their office after seeing a patient. Pathogens don’t drop off at the door as soon as a doctor leaves the examination room.
Special treatment for bathrooms
Spray disinfectant on and around the toilets, the countertops, and sinks, stall walls, and doors and allow to sit for at least five minutes to thoroughly disinfect. Use a vinegar solution to clean mirrors and windows. Wipe down soap and paper towel dispensers with disinfectant cloths. Sweep the floor and mop with disinfectant.
Specialty cleaning requires certification and special training.
Because a sanitized, hygienic medical environment is required by law, the best specialty cleaners are trained and certified to do the best job possible.
You can’t hire just anyone to complete this type of work, so it’s best to hire someone who specializes in Kelowna medical clinic cleaning.
Terminal cleaning is an intense disinfecting procedure that involves removing all detachable objects in the room, cleaning lighting and air duct surfaces in the ceiling, and cleaning everything downward to the floor. Items removed from the room are disinfected or sanitized before being returned to the room.
Highly infectious patients are put in operating rooms and isolation rooms where visitors are normally not allowed. Nursing staff and doctors have special protocols when treating patients in these rooms.
Medical clinic cleaning staff need to have special training for terminal cleaning.
Make sure you hire the right medical office cleaning company to ensure safety for everyone.
Cleaning Vs. Disinfecting
Cleaning removes dust, debris, and dirt from a surface by scrubbing, washing, and rinsing.
Disinfecting destroys or inactivates both the bacteria and viruses identified on the product’s label (like influenza and rhinovirus) on hard, nonporous surfaces.
Cleaning can be accomplished with soap, or detergent, and water. It removes the surface-level dirt and grime. Cleaning can also remove some of the germs sitting on the surface.
Cleaning tools like sponges and cloths, simply move germs from one surface to another.
Disinfecting, on the other hand, refers to killing a high percentage of the germs on a surface or rendering them incapable of reproducing.
Preventive Disinfection of High Touch Surfaces
Maintaining a clean and sanitary office is important for the health of employees and patients. It can mean the difference between life and death.
High traffic areas must be cleaned throughout the day. The following touchpoints must be thoroughly disinfected at least once every day:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Elevator buttons
- Microwave ovens
- Refrigerator doors
- Water coolers
- And more…
The cleaning needs of every medical clinic can vary widely. A high touch-point cleaning plan should be customized for every healthcare environment.
We use hospital-grade disinfectants and cleaning supplies along with thorough cleaning routines to make sure your medical office is always ready for business.
Cleaning And Security Guarantee
Evergreen Building Maintenance’s overnight janitorial staff will clean your clinic, making sure it is clean while the clinic is closed. You’ll come back in the morning to a bright, clean, and sanitized environment.
Medical facilities often have private patient information, so you need to choose a company that ensures their workers understand the need for confidentiality and security. All Evergreen Maintenance cleaning crews have full background checks and are all guaranteed bondable.
If you need a better medical clinic cleaning solution for your medical clinic give us a call!
We’ll make sure your medical office looks and smells great so you can focus on what you do best.