Cleaning in a typical office environment is important to improve morale, keep productivity up, and reduce the use of sick days. No doubt, all of this is important—but in a medical setting, a clean, sanitary, and disinfected environment is absolutely critical. Not only do doctors and nurses need a tidy facility in which to provide the best service, but patients must be confident the place they are going to be treated isn’t going to cause further harm.
Clean Each Space Correctly the First Time
Cleaning for the healthcare industry is different than in most other commercial or public sectors. Anywhere else, clutter might interfere with productivity or a kitchen counter that wasn’t disinfected might result in some sick days, but a medical setting is different. If an area isn’t cleaned properly the first time, it could result in negative patient outcomes.
In medical settings, cross-contamination can be a major problem, and even small risks are unacceptable. It might be alarmist to say an improperly disinfected bathroom is going to cause dramatic harm to a patient, but the risk is always there, especially for patients with compromised immune systems. If you or your staff aren’t 100% confident that every nook and cranny is being serviced appropriately, why not consider a professional medical or hospital cleaning company?
Are You Using the Right Tools and Products?
A roll of paper towels can be a pretty versatile piece of “equipment,” but don’t mistake it for a catch-all solution to keep your space clean. This example is just a metaphor for all the improper ways people clean every day and, in a hospital or healthcare setting, this makes a huge difference.
Just as a doctor always washes their hands when entering an exam room, all countertops and other surfaces should be disinfected, clutter should be removed, and the room should be neatly prepared for the next occupant. Vacuuming and mopping likewise often have specific tools to make the job easier and more effective. A mop, for example, that leaves behind a lot of water or cleaning liquid where people may slip is probably not the right mop for the job. Do some research to ensure you are using the correct tools, or consider hiring a professional hospital cleaning service. Medical cleaning companies have the training, equipment, and expertise necessary to keep your facility safe for all patients and staff. In many ways, medical office cleaning companies are the right tool for the job.
We Can Get the Job Done
You may find that keeping up with the stringent cleaning requirements in the medical industry—regulatory and otherwise—are simply too much for you and your in-house staff. Why not consider hiring a professional cleaning service with a specialty in medical and hospital cleaning? Kep Klen has the expertise to deliver the results you need. Contact us today!