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A Clean Waiting Room Promotes Patient Health

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A clean waiting room ensures healthier patients.

A waiting room is the first impression your patient’s get of your practice, and cleanliness is paramount when people are entrusting you with their health. After all, your goal is not to make them sicker! Nobody wants to pick up the flu or a nasty virus when they’re getting a physical, so keeping the waiting room clean should be your top priority.

Providing a Safe and Healthy Environment

A clean waiting room reassures your patients that their health is being safeguard. A disorderly room will only cause anxiety about the kind of care your patients will receive. It’s important that furniture is free of stains and rips. Magazines should look new, and bathrooms kept spotless. Make sure that your custodial team is wiping down all surfaces. If you’re wiping down surfaces with a cloth, make sure you use the eight-fold system. The eight-fold system involves folding your cloth over and wiping each new surface with an unused section of cloth.


Cross contamination is a big problem in a waiting room environment. You can help minimize risks by making a few proactive choices. If your waiting room features toys for kids, avoid things like stuffed animals and other objects that aren’t easily cleaned. Invest in board books and toys with smooth, hard surfaces that won’t be damaged by cleaning products.

Don’t Overlook the Details

It’s important to regularly vacuum carpets and other upholstered items. Routinely vacuuming will help ensure that you remove germs from your furniture. In addition, it’s important to pay extra attention to metal door handles, as these surfaces are a breeding ground for germs. Spray them with a cleaner and wipe them off with a clean rag. Once your waiting room is fully sanitized, you’re ready for business. Just remember that it’s an ongoing responsibility, especially as flu and cold season come into full swing.

Professional Cleaning Services from A 360 Cleaning

A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. Our experience helps us understand exactly what you and your medical office needs. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. To explore how we can help keep your medical office clean and green this summer, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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