Thorough cleaning is important everywhere, but nowhere is it more essential than at a healthcare facility. Medical practices are full of people who are sick or otherwise unwell, which means germs and other contagions can be spread through the air, high-touch surfaces, and bodily fluids. Medical facilities can essentially be an incubator for disease if thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting is not performed on a regular basis, which is why it is so important to hire a commercial cleaning company with expertise in specialized healthcare facility cleaning.
Proper cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of medical centres reduces the number of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) that patients pick up—a medical centre should be somewhere you go to get healthier, not come back with a new illness or infection that you didn’t have before.
What Types of Places Need Specialized Medical Cleaners?
A hospital is the most obvious thing that comes to mind when we think of the type of place that would require medical-specific cleaning practices, but it is important to follow specialized procedures when cleaning any space where medicine or wellness is practiced. This includes dental clinics, medical offices, chiropractors, hospitals, hospices, long-term care homes, physiotherapy clinics, nursing homes, research facilities, labs, massage therapy studios, and more.
What Makes Medical Cleaning Different from Any Other Cleaning?
Avoid Cross Contamination
Cross contamination is a very real safety risk in facilities that deal with illness and bodily fluids. A specialized cleaning team will clean everything from top to bottom, paying close attention to sanitizing and disinfecting the surfaces that need it most (including high touch-point area like doorknobs as well as medical equipment) in order to maintain safety.
Safe Medical Waste Disposal
Improper disposal of medical waste and sharps is a danger to those who are doing the disposal, visitors to the facility, patients, and staff. Careful, methodical disposal of this material is essential and should only be performed by a professional cleaning company with knowledge of the appropriate way to do so.
Strict Procedures Always Followed
In addition to having the appropriate knowledge for health facility cleaning, it is essential to hire a cleaning company that you can count on to have a specific procedure in place and always follow the same steps. This ensures that nothing gets missed. At Anago, our cleaners always follow procedure and leave a written record of the steps they’ve completed at every facility they clean so you can rest easy knowing exactly what was done.
Anago’s franchisees have a wealth of experience cleaning healthcare facilities and always follow procedure. Call Anago today at 1-604-359-2255 to come up with a customized cleaning plan for your medical or wellness practice.