A medical office cleaning job is very different from an office building cleaning job. The disinfection of each area is important for a medical office cleaning job. There is greater emphasis in the disinfection of areas with high concentration of germs, or basically the areas where patients immediately go in the medical office space for a preventive action against contamination.
What is usually cleaned up in the waiting room is the trash bin, and the other cleaning task in this area involves keeping things like magazines in order. You can sweep the waiting room’s floor for any dust and trash if it is not carpeted. A carpeted waiting room floor has to be vacuumed for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. The medical office waiting area is not just your ordinary waiting area found in other offices, the standards of cleanliness for it greatly differs from those of the others.
Starting with the reading materials given to the patients while they are waiting, these should be wrapped in plastic sleeves. A reading material wrapped in plastic sleeve, before placed in the rack, should be thoroughly disinfected. The rack containing all of the reading materials must be free from any viruses and germs and must be disinfected, so that it would not infect other people.
Typically, the waiting area furniture are only cleaned once a month. Cleaners of medical offices, clean the furniture in the waiting area everyday. The cleaning personnel makes sure that the tables, benches, and chairs are disinfected. To protect the patients from contracting any form of viruses and germs, that is the goal of disinfecting the waiting area furniture daily. The plants that are in the waiting area has to be disinfected also. Viruses and germs can hide in the plant’s leaves or stem, to stop its multiplication, daily wiping and disinfecting has to be done.
The floors of the medical office should be tiled for it to be swept and then mopped from any dirt easily. The thing with carpeted floors is that they are a challenge for those who does the removal of viruses and germs. The tile should be the flooring for a medical office.
There are airborne germs and viruses that might be present in the medical office, so the filters for the air condition has to function really well to keep any contamination and infection.
If there are disposable materials used, for example syringes and vials, then the cleaner should get rid of them immediately. Special treatment is applied to the disposal of the infectious waste, so a separate container should be available and prepared for these waste to be properly dealt with.