A medical office cleaning job is very different from an office building cleaning job. In the cleaning of a medical office, you have to make sure that every part of it gets disinfected. Particular attention is given to areas in the medical office where patients stay, to get rid of the germs and prevent further 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. For floors that are not carpeted, a cleaner can sweep it for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. You can vacuum the waiting room’s floor for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. However the cleaning of the medical office waiting area, goes beyond that and there are actually more things that has to be done.
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. 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. To protect the patients from contracting any form of viruses and germs, that is the goal of disinfecting the waiting area furniture daily. 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.
An easier way for the medical office floor to be cleaned up is to tile it up so that you can just mop and sweep it. The thing with carpeted floors is that they are a challenge for those who does the removal of viruses and germs. A medical office needs a tiled flooring.
Cleaners are also given the task of making sure that the filters in the air condition are functioning well to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria and virus.
Things like vials and syringes, which are disposable, are not to be used again and should be put in the garbage. There is an infectious waste bin for those kinds of wastes and garbage, do not put them in the same bins with your typical trash.