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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|

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|

Got a Special Cleaning Project? Challenge Accepted.

We’re a janitorial and property disaster restoration business, but our cleaning crews and restoration technicians at ServiceMaster Elite Cleaning Services can do so much more. Our skill sets go beyond what other janitorial or restoration companies in New Orleans can provide because we’re rigorously trained cleanup professionals. Not only do we require our staff to [...]

May 12th, 2017|Cleaning, Healthcare, Special Projects|