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 most common cleaning supplies that should be a part of every healthcare cleaning cart are:
- Cleaning Checklists
Cleaning Checklists help the cleaning crew ensure they don’t miss any area during scheduled cleanings. Often checklists also help keep track of inventory.
The right disinfectants can kill germs and pathogens so that your medical facility is a safe environment for all. Disinfectants used in a medical facility include sporicidal disinfectants and quaternary disinfectants.
- Cleaning Solutions
Common cleaning solutions include window cleaners, floor products, bathroom cleaners, and mild abrasive cleaners.
- Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths are a great cost-effective and environmentally friendly options. Stock up on ample microfiber cloths so that you can clean a variety of surfaces throughout your facility.
- Disposable Wipes
Disposable wipes prevent cross-contamination during the cleaning process.
- Duster Kits
Duster kits can help keep your facility dust-free. They should include extension handles to be able to clean ceiling-vents.
- Mop Kits
Pick mops with microfiber heads so that they can be disposed of after multiple uses. A good mop kit also includes wet floor signs to indicate freshly mopped floors.
- Waste Containers
Carry one waste container on the cleaning cart along with a stock of extra waste bags.
- Brooms and dustpans
Brooms and dustpans can be used in common areas sweep and pick up dirt and debris. Clean the brooms and dustpans after every use.
- Adequate Personal Protective Equipment
When cleaning a medical facility, workers should rely on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as mask, gloves and disposable gowns. Additionally, PPE should be restocked on a regular basis.
Maintaining a healthcare facility requires extensive cleaning, sanitation, and disinfecting methods. Service Master Elite Cleaning Service professionals are extensively trained and experienced in cleaning and servicing heatlhcare facilities. They understand all the processes that go into maintaining a clean, germ-free and safe medical facility. Contact us today for a consultation.