Any kind of medical facility needs to keep the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Unfortunately, an ordinary office cleaning service is unlikely to be suitable. Here are some reasons why you would need a medical cleaning service.
Training and experience
Firstly, a specialist service will know exactly how to go about cleaning a medical facility. A surface that is clean enough for a home or an office may not be clean enough in a medical centre. Apparently clean surfaces can still harbour bacteria that can cause infections in vulnerable patients. A specialist cleaning service will make sure that these bacteria and other microbes are properly removed in the cleaning process and will not be able to spread disease. They may also have to deal with medical waste such as bodily fluids or disposable items that need to be removed safely. A medical cleaning service will know how to handle these items safely and securely.
Equipment and supplies
Because of some of the hazards that might be experienced in a medical environment, ordinary household and office cleaning equipment may not be adequate. Surfaces will need to be fully disinfected, which may require different and stronger substances. These cleaners can in themselves pose a hazard to humans, so the cleaners will need safety equipment such as gloves or visors. They may also need safety equipment to protect themselves from the hazards already present in the medical environment. Only a specialist medical service will have the correct kit to perform a thorough clean while keeping your staff, your patients and themselves safe from harm.
Compliance with regulations
Finally, you will need a service that is capable of conforming to all legal standards and regulations concerning cleanliness in the medical environment. There are guidelines for numerous activities, including disposing of sharp objects and medical waste, safety procedures and even confidentiality. Regular inspections can uncover a host of problems if the cleaning has not reached the right standard, which can result in severe financial penalties. A specialist medical cleaning service will be familiar with all the rules and will ensure that your facility is legally compliant. A standard cleaning service may simply be unaware of all these regulations and could land you in a lot of trouble as a result.
Because of their expertise, equipment and knowledge of the relevant law, a specialist medical cleaning service is the only option for keeping any type of medical facility safe and healthy.