Best Practices for Cleaning Medical Offices

Best Practices for Cleaning Medical Offices 

When it comes to medical offices, there are some very specific methods that need to be considered in order to ensure that your facility is clean. If dentists, physicians, surgeons and other medical personnel perform services at your facility, then it should be cleaned to the highest standards. Here are some of the best practices for cleaning medical offices to ensure that your facility is properly cleaned. 

Deep Clean Surfaces 

All areas that have carpet within the facility should receive regular carpet cleaning. Any hard surfaces in or around the building should also be cleaned. If there are any stains or dirt on the inside or the outside of the building, this may cause patients to worry about the cleanliness of the facility overall, in addition to creating places for bacteria to flourish. Make sure to place special focus on areas that have grout and other hard to clean areas because these areas can collect bacteria. 

Remove Dust and Allergens 

Vacuums that contain HEPA filters can help to reduce the instances of dirt and allergens in your facility. In combination with microfiber cloths, these tools can help to reduce the allergens, such as dust and mold, and improve the health of your patients and the indoor air quality of your facility. 

Clean High-Risk Areas at Least Daily 

The areas where the most interaction with patients occurs is where your cleaning regime should place the most focus. These areas include bathrooms, prep rooms, patient-care room and patient lounges. These areas must be cleaned at least once per day and should be cleaned using disinfectants. If any incidents have occurred where there was direct contact with diarrhea, vomit, blood or other bodily fluids, these areas should be cleaned and disinfected right away.  

Use Cleaning Techniques That Reduce Cross-Contamination 

Our cleaning techniques also help to lower cross-contamination because we use:  

  • hospital-grade disinfectants  

  • cleaning and mopping techniques to avoid cross-contamination  

  • no-touch contact surface cleaning 

The probability of contamination is high for medical facilities that routinely see patients. Therefore, it is essential to keep these areas clean. 

ATP Scan for Your Medical Office 

Ideally, you want to aim for a service that can provide full cleaning services with limited downtime. Customized Cleaning Services can clean your medical facility so that it meets the highest standards. We use an ATP meter to determine how clean your facility is. ATP meters are scientific tools that are commonly used in hospitals, schools and restaurants in order to prove that germs have been removed or to test pre-clean germ levels. At the conclusion of our cleaning process, we will perform an ATP Scan which will demonstrate the effectiveness of our cleaning program.  

If you are looking for a medical office cleaning service in or around Bakersfield, CA, call us today us at (800) 834-1286 to request your free quote for janitorial cleaning services!