Your patients should walk into a clean and sanitary medical office that always looks its best, right? No one wants to walk into a medical or dental office that hasn’t been dusted or vacuumed in a while, and with obvious messes and fingerprints all around. A medical office carries the expectation that it should be exceptionally clean. With that said, we want to discuss some of the top cleaning processes for medical offices.
Top Cleaning Processes for Medical Offices
Cleaning your entire medical office will involve a variety of tasks. Many of these tasks should be done throughout the day to make sure your office is looking good all day long. Waiting until the end of the day (or week) will only make the facility look bad, dirty, and unprofessional. Take the time to implement a cleaning and disinfecting schedule to keep momentum going, and you’ll likely find that the cleaning will become more of a maintenance type of activity. Here’s an example of a regular cleaning schedule for your medical office.
- Pick up and organize throughout the day
- Dust daily
- Wipe down and disinfect high-touch surfaces throughout the lobby and waiting area a number of times a day
- Disinfect medical exam rooms after each patient visit
- Clean and disinfect bathrooms often throughout the day
- Vacuum as necessary during the day. Don’t let a mess accumulate in an office or in the waiting room. It will quickly look bad and unprofessional.
- Dry or wet mop any areas necessary
If you have been in a medical, dental, or doctor’s office that looks poorly maintained, you probably wondered what was going on and why the practice thought that was appropriate. Everyone finds a highly-cleaned medical office to be the most pleasant and professional experience.
What Should you Clean in a Medical Office?
The short answer is: everything in a medical office should look and be clean. Some surfaces that are touched often should be disinfected more often avoid the spread of germs and illness. Medical offices will be a high-traffic location and will naturally have many sick people visiting.
It’s crucial to keep the transmission of illnesses to a minimum. I think you would agree these areas should be cleaned and disinfected regularly in a medical office:
- Door handles
- Tables and chair handles in waiting areas
- Countertops and desktops
- Exam room tables
- Keyboards, copiers, and desktop phones
- Window surfaces that show fingerprints
- Kid toys
How Often Should a Medical Office be Cleaned?
As pointed out earlier, cleaning a medical office should be done regularly, and in high traffic areas or locations with sensitive environments, cleaning and disinfecting should be done often.
Depending on the location of the cleaning, some areas will need attention more often than others. Having a timeline set and designated to keep a routine in place can help keep your medical office looking fantastic. Cleaning hourly and more often for some areas will be necessary for this type of environment. Also, to provide a fully-disinfected medical office, consider electrostatic disinfecting after your regular cleaning has taken place.
When You’re Ready for a Consistently-Clean Medical Office
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