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.
If you are a cleaner you would be busy with setting the magazines in the right place and on clearing the waste basket if it is full already. A non-carpeted waiting room floor can be swept of any trash and dust to keep it clean for the patients and visitors. For floors that are carpeted, it can be vacuumed for any trash and dust to keep it clean for the patients and visitors. 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.
Before they are placed in the waiting room, the reading materials have to be wrapped in a plastic sleeve for the patients to read. The cleaner makes sure that each of the plastic sleeve-wrapped magazines are disinfected already once it is placed in the rack. Aside from that the reading material’s rack has to be disinfected also for any possible viruses or germs that has accumulated in it.
The usual practice is to clean up the waiting room furniture once in every 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. The goal here is to prevent a possible contamination and infection of the patients that are visiting the medical office the next. Disinfection is even done to the plants that are placed in the waiting area. The wiping and spraying of a disinfectant prevents any germs and viruses to multiply in any part of the plant.
To make the cleaning of the floors of the medical office hassle-free, you can have it tiled so that the cleaning only involves sweeping and mopping. Carpeted floors are harder to get cleaned up from germs and viruses. A medical office needs a tiled flooring.
To keep virus and bacteria from spreading in the air of the medical office, a cleaner has to regularly check the filter of the air condition if it is still working.
Things like vials and syringes, which are disposable, are not to be used again and should be put in the garbage. 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.