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Essential Cleaning Supplies That Should Part of Your Supplies Cart

Maintaining a clean, sanitary and germ-free environment is essential at any medical facility. Regular professional cleaning ensures a clean and safe environment for your patients as well as employees. No matter the size of your healthcare facility, there are a few essential cleaning supplies that should be part of the supplies cart. Some of the [...]

May 16th, 2019|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial|

What is Sick Building Syndrome and How Can You Avoid It?

As defined by U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is when occupants of a building experience acute ill health symptoms, however, no specific illness or cause can be identified. It can be easy to confuse SBS with a virus like a cold and flu virus. However, unlike a cold or flu virus, [...]

What is the difference between Pathogen, Viruses, and Bacteria

Pathogens, bacteria, and viruses are often interchangeably used to refer to microorganisms, a few of which are considered harmful to health. The aisles in a grocery market are lined with products, some claiming to get rid of all pathogens, a few claiming to eliminate all possible viruses.  Often due to lack of correct information, there [...]

March 12th, 2019|Cleaning, Hard Surface Floor Care, Healthcare, Janitorial|

Why is Training Important in the Cleaning Industry

Much like every other industry, training and career development are essential for any cleaning company that seeks growth and progress in the sector. Training employees provide employees with the required skill set to successfully complete a certain task. There are specific goals within the training itself such as understanding a process or learning to operate [...]

Common Hand Washing Mistakes Your Employees Might Be Making Too

We are all aware of how things like a common cold or flu can often spread like an epidemic, especially in a place of work where people are in close contact with each other all day. Controlling the spread of cold and flu with regular cleaning and disinfecting the facility is definitely a step in [...]

February 25th, 2019|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial|

7 Steps To Prevent The Spread of Infections in Hospitals

7 According to the Center for Disease Control(CDC), one in 25 patients have to deal with a hospital-acquired infection or HAIs. HAIs can cause permanent damage to a patient’s health, lead to high health care costs as well as give your hospital a bad reputation. To limit patients’ exposure to dangerous pathogens, it is important [...]

January 19th, 2019|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial|

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|