There are stark differences in the cleaning job offered for a typical office and a medical office. 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.
The main task of the cleaner in the waiting room is to empty the waste basket, throw all the trash out, and arrange all the magazine in the rack. For floors that are not carpeted, a cleaner can sweep it for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. For floors that are carpeted, it can be vacuumed for any trash and dust to keep it clean for the patients and visitors. The cleaning of the medical office waiting area does not end there and there are other tasks that are unique to it.
The reading materials that are available in the waiting area are wrapped in plastic sleeves. The cleaner makes sure that each of the plastic sleeve-wrapped magazines are disinfected already once it is placed in the rack. A cleaners has to make sure also that the rack for the reading materials has been disinfected from all of the germs and viruses that could be reproducing in it already.
Only once in a month are the waiting area furniture cleaned up. In case of the medical office, the waiting area furniture has to be cleaned at the end of each day. The cleaners do the job of wiping all of the chairs, tables, and benches so that they 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. Viruses and germs can hide in the plant’s leaves or stem, to stop its multiplication, daily wiping and disinfecting has to be done.
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. You will have a hard time removing those viruses and germs on a carpeted floor. Tiled flooring is the best one for a medical office.
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.
If there are disposable materials used, for example syringes and vials, then the cleaner should get rid of them immediately. Since this type of waste is infectious, you do not throw it in the same trash bins as your other garbage, but throw them in special infectious waste bins.