There are stark differences in the cleaning job offered for a typical office and a medical office. In the cleaning of a medical office, you have to make sure that every part of it gets disinfected. 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. You can sweep the waiting room’s floor for any dust and trash if it is not carpeted. You can vacuum the waiting room’s floor for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. 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.
Starting with the reading materials given to the patients while they are waiting, these should be wrapped in plastic sleeves. A disinfectant is used in wiping these plastic sleeves so that they are clean before it is placed in the racks. 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. The plants that are in the waiting area has to be disinfected also. It is possible for germs and viruses to be present in the plant’s parts, so it needs to be wiped and sprayed with a disinfectant.
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. You will have a hard time removing those viruses and germs on a carpeted floor. 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.
If there are disposable materials used, for example syringes and vials, then the cleaner should get rid of them immediately. 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.