The health and safety of your patients is paramount. That’s why when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing your healthcare facility, it’s vital that you choose the right medical office cleaning services. Not every commercial cleaning company has the training, knowledge, and expertise to do the job.
If you’re hiring a new medical office cleaning company, we’ve pulled together some tips on what to look for, and some questions to ask prospective service providers to ensure your facility is cleaned and disinfected according to industry requirements.
Tip #1: Ask About Their Cleaning Practices and Certifications
Hiring someone to clean your medical office isn’t the same as hiring a cleaning lady to clean your home. Be sure to ask lots of questions about the medical office cleaning procedures for disinfecting, what products they use, and what specialized training they have to clean medical facilities.
At the very least, they should follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines with regard to bloodborne pathogens, disposal of hazardous materials, disinfecting to avoid cross-contamination, etc.
Any medical office cleaning company you would want to hire should be able to answer your questions knowledgeably and completely and ask questions of their own about your specific needs.
Tip #2: Ask About Ongoing Training
Requirements and best practices for cleaning in a healthcare environment change frequently. Just look at what changes COVID-19 brought. Ask prospective cleaning companies what they do to stay up to date on best practices. Do they undergo continuing education? Attend seminars and webinars?
You want a company that stays on top of things. This will result in a safer environment for you and your patients.
Tip #3: Ask About Communication
Ask how the medical office cleaning service will communicate with you. Will you be assigned cleaning technicians that you will grow to know and trust, or will it be a different person each time? Do you communicate things directly to the technician, or do you call the main office? If you have concerns, will they be addressed immediately?
You want to feel confident that the medical office cleaning service you hire will maintain open lines of communication.
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If you’re looking for a new medical office cleaning company because your existing provider isn’t up to your standards, we can help. And if you’ve always had janitorial workers on staff but you’re looking to outsource your commercial cleaning services in the Baltimore area, we would love to meet with you.
ServiceMaster Clean PBM has decades of experience providing a superior level of cleaning to medical offices, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory care facilities, urgent care facilities, dentist offices, assisted living facilities, and more throughout Baltimore and Harford counties.
We follow CDC and OSHA guidelines, we’re a member of the Association for the Health Care Environment and have completed training to be Certified Surgical Cleaning Technicians.
Schedule an on-site consultation by filling out the Get a Quote form, or calling (410) 618-4527. We’ll meet with you to discuss what you want to be cleaned, how often you want us to clean, and what time of day you want your medical office cleaning done. We can do it at night after everyone is gone for the day, or provide discreet daytime cleaning. - whatever you need.