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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Cleaning Service for a Medical Facility

New Orleans area, contact Service Master Elite Cleaning Services for a consult today!  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) over 1.7 million people in the country suffer from some type of infection that they pick up while in a medical facility. These are sobering numbers considering these are the very same medical facilities [...]

September 12th, 2019|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial|

5 Money-Saving Tips For The Housekeeping Department At Your Hospital

When the economy takes a downturn, everyone gets affected including hospitals. Hospitals can often have large running costs, especially with their housekeeping department. A few simple tips will help you cut back on expenditure without having to compromise on patient care and the safety and wellbeing of your patients and employees. Fewer Trash Liners A [...]

May 29th, 2019|Cleaning, Healthcare, Janitorial|

Precautions To Take When Using High-Level Disinfectants

Precautions To Take When Using High-Level Disinfectants High-Level Disinfectants (HLD) are used specifically in health care facilities to clean and disinfect semi-critical surfaces and eliminate all kinds of microorganisms other than bacterial spores. However, since HLDs contain harsh chemicals, proper precautions are required to use them to ensure the safety of healthcare professionals. High-Level Disinfectants [...]

May 21st, 2019|Cleaning, Healthcare, Industrial Cleaning, Janitorial|

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|