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Setting-Specific Cleaning Protocols in Healthcare Facilities

When it comes to your janitorial healthcare cleaning crew, do you they know the difference in cleaning standards for the various rooms in your facility? An examination room will have different health code requirements than an isolation or operating room. As a healthcare professional or facility manager, you can rest assured that ServiceMaster Elite Cleaning [...]

December 18th, 2017|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial, Special Projects|

Degrees of Clean: When to Use Sanitizers or Disinfectants in Your Healthcare Facility

Healthcare facilities require much higher standards of clean than other commercial facilities to ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients and providers. Without proper cleaning techniques, potentially illness-causing pathogens and bacteria can collect on surfaces or remain in the air. It’s crucial for any healthcare facility to have a firm understanding of the differences [...]

December 8th, 2017|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial, Special Projects|

Sanitizing Your Office – How Often is Enough?

Usually around spring time, more and more people are hiring services to go for an in-depth cleaning of their offices. However, spring shouldn’t be the only season that pushes you to clean up and sanitize your office. You and your staff spend lots of your time in the office; therefore, it is necessary for your [...]

What are HCAHPS Scores and Why Do They Matter to Your Medical Facility?

HCAHPS scores are a way for patients to provide feedback to healthcare facilities. HCAHPS is an acronym for Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. There are several categories that influence the overall score: the patients’ perception of the attractiveness of the facility, the cleanliness of the area, and the interaction between staff and [...]

October 25th, 2017|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial, Special Projects|

Popular Cleaning Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

What immediately comes to your mind when it comes to cleaning? Generally, we've learned to trust the advice on cleaning this or that as handed down by generations but is there some actual truth to the tips or are they all myths kept alive when it comes to cleaning? The following are some myths that [...]

October 17th, 2017|Cleaning|

Cleaning the Green Way

One of the major headlines these days is green cleaning. For those who know little about this technique, green cleaning is the unique combination of cleaning products, equipment, methodologies, and procedures that is based on maximizing cleaning efficiency while minimizing the negative impact on the environment and health of people. Green cleaning is aimed to [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Carpet Cleaning, Cleaning, Janitorial, Upholstery|

3 Crucial Janitorial Skills Needed for Proper Healthcare Cleaning

Healthcare facility cleaning requires more comprehensive knowledge of commercial cleaning than any other janitorial service. With a variety of regulatory agencies to answer to as well as remaining in compliance with specific health codes, the stakes are higher than any other industry. If you are a facility manager for any type of healthcare facility, it’s [...]

September 26th, 2017|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial, Special Projects|

Cleaning Shouldn’t Be a Headache

Cleanliness is a state of being clean and free from dirt. Also, it is the process of achieving and maintaining that state. We may have a brief gist of knowledge about cleaning services and what precisely are their intentions. So, what are cleaning services? Well, you can term it as an agency which renders cleaning [...]

September 8th, 2017|Cleaning, Janitorial|

Post Construction Cleaning: What to Clean After the Dirty Work is Done

Once a big construction or renovation project is complete, there’s always just as big a mess leftover. Besides the basic cleanup involved of removing large debris and returning tools and equipment, a critical part of post construction cleaning is removing all the dust that was produced. Construction projects generate an immense amount of dust from [...]

August 31st, 2017|Cleaning, Special Projects|

Dangers of Using Bleach for Cleaning

Bleach is frequently used and is found in almost all household cleaning products. It is a very strong, corrosive material and is also highly toxic. When using on the commercial level, it can possibly ruin carpets and be harmful to those inside of the building. When bleach is mixed with other cleaning products it can [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Cleaning|