It’s hard work to run a business, and often it doesn’t leave time for mundane tasks like cleaning. While some businesses may get by with adding maintenance duties to the staff’s job descriptions, many find it more economical to hire a commercial cleaning service. Cleaning a medical facility is not like cleaning the average office, however. Medical office cleaning is highly specialized, and it can be hard to find the right company to meet your needs. Follow these tips to help!
Medical Office Needs
The biggest thing that you have to keep in mind is that your medical facility has two different types of areas: clinical and non-clinical. Any commercial cleaner could handle the non-clinical areas since those are not all that different from any other office. The clinical areas are another story – if they’re not cleaned correctly, you could be putting patients at risk. Look for a cleaning company that has at least five years of experience with medical office cleaning and trains their staff in key areas, such as biohazard issues.
In a medical office, it is vital that you find a cleaning service that values clear communication. You know your office the best, so you are uniquely able to tell them about the sanitation requirements for different areas or equipment. Your service should be willing to listen to your expertise and help you determine the best cleaning regimen. That communication will also be essential in determining who is required to purchase and stock bathroom supplies – which medical offices go through more quickly than other offices. If you’re going to buy the supplies, you have to have them on hand to use to restock the restrooms. If they’re expected to buy them, you should expect your costs to reflect that.
Not Too Good To Be True
If a price feels too low to adequately cover the cost to clean and sanitize your space, don’t expect their work to be up to where you need it to be. Low prices are tempting, but you get what you pay for in the end.
Plan For The Future
Sometimes things need to change in a medical office. For example, you may find in time that you need to turn an exam room into a records office or turn a reception area into a triage area. When these changes happen, your cleaning service should be willing to work with you to adjust their costs. If they aren’t willing to be flexible, find someone else.
Commercial Cleaning Services from A 360 Cleaning
A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. Whether you need a glitter spill cleaned up or an entire office building, we are happy to help! We currently serve the following areas: Baltimore, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park. To explore how we can help keep your facility clean all year long, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.