A medical office cleaning job is very different from an office building cleaning job. A medical office cleaning job requires thorough disinfection in every nook and cranny of the office. A cleaner has to put more effort in killing the germs on spaces in the office where patients come into contact with, so that contamination is stopped.
What is usually cleaned up in the waiting room is the trash bin, and the other cleaning task in this area involves keeping things like magazines in order. You can sweep the waiting room’s floor for any dust and trash if it is not carpeted. For floors that are carpeted, it can be vacuumed for any trash and dust to keep it clean for the patients and visitors. However the cleaning of the medical office waiting area, goes beyond that and there are actually more things that has to be done.
The reading materials that are available in the waiting area are 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.
Only once in a month are the waiting area furniture cleaned up. Cleaners of medical offices, clean the furniture in the waiting area everyday. The cleaners do the job of wiping all of the chairs, tables, and benches so that they are disinfected. The goal here is to prevent a possible contamination and infection of the patients that are visiting the medical office the next. 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. Carpeted floors are harder to get cleaned up from germs and viruses. 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.
Disposable materials in the medical office, like syringes and vials, should be immediately thrown away and not reused. 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.