How Can MasterCorp Help You Enhance Your Waiting Room Experience?
The waiting room of your medical facility is an important, but often overlooked step for both patient’s treatment, as well as their overall experience. It’s more than just a first impression, it is a hub for patients who are sick, high-risk, or who are healthy, but are assisting someone seeking medical care. This level of activity makes medical office cleaning a necessity for hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.
But a clean waiting room isn’t just important for health and safety reasons, it is essential for the overall guest experience. That’s why in this article, we are going to cover the importance of waiting room cleaning, tips, and tricks to keep your area disinfected, and finally, how MasterCorp can help you stay a step above the rest!
Waiting Rooms, A Ground-Zero for Germs
Waiting rooms are a first impression to people visiting medical care facilities, not just to how well you take care of your property, but also how well you will take care of your patients. Dirty floors, unkempt rooms, overflowing trash cans, and stained carpeting will give the negative impression that the quality of the care you provide is subpar.
Many people are already scared to visit the doctor, but that fear increases when they think they could catch something FROM the doctor. Bacteria is easily transmittable in medical environments. Flu viruses can live on the flu virus can live on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours. Someone who touches that surface can then potentially get sick if they touch their mouth, nose, or eyes. That’s why healthcare providers need a comprehensive cleaning plan to stop the spread of illness withing their facility, and promote a healthy, happy image.
Investing in professional cleaning services and partnering with quality expert will help you keep your high traffic areas clean and leave you with more time to focus on providing the best care possible to your patients.
Focus Areas for Disinfecting
When considering your vendor, take a look at their cleaning practices and janitorial services. We know you only want to partner with the best, which is why we have compiled a helpful list of checkpoints to consider when vetting your commercial cleaning services company.
A cleaning and disinfecting services company should always focus on taking care of their designated areas but should go above and beyond to clean the amenities people don’t readily think about. By handling these tasks, and ensuring the consistent, quality clean of your waiting room, you will be able to focus more on your own day-to-day.
Your commercial cleaning provider should be trained to:
- Clean and disinfect all door handles and grips.
- Sweep, vacuum, and mop hard flooring.
- Strip and wax floors upon request.
- Provide upholstery cleaning.
- Clean and disinfect tables and hard chairs.
- Clean counters, check-in area, pens, and tablets with a disinfecting cleaning products (preferably sustainable cleaning products).
- Sanitize children’s toys, and books.
- Wipe down dusty surfaces.
Remember, this list is to inform you of the basic services your partner should provide. To ensure the healthiest and safest environment possible, choose a vendor that can customize a cleaning plan for more thorough results. Learn More About Our Services
The Benefits of Partnering with a Janitorial Services Partner
Outsourcing your medical facility cleaning will save you money on hiring, training, and paying for an in-house cleaning staff. Additionally, you’ll save extra money and resources on recruiting materials, and cleaning supplies.
An outsourced commercial services company will have set safety policies and procedures in place. These policies ensure that the cleaners are well-trained to use cleaning equipment and chemicals safely and appropriately, which can help prevent accidents and injuries while on the job.
Professional cleaning companies, especially those who cater to the medical field, are up to date with a detailed understanding of regulations that apply to your facility, and the cleaning practices needed to keep within your standards.
Companies trained in healthcare cleaning service should relevant and documented work experience with other healthcare accounts!
The MasterCorp Advantage
MasterCorp Commercial Services is more than just a cleaning company. We ARE your full-service partner. We work WITH you, listening to your needs and drafting a customized cleaning plan tailored to your needs. We recruit, train, and manage a team of professionals, selected for your specific facility, and we provide onsite oversight to ensure you get a timely, quality, consistent, clean!
We have previous experience providing janitorial services for medical facilities and are well-versed in federally regulated cleaning practices and disinfecting requirements. We also ONLY use environmentally sustainable cleaning products and practices, as we find these are the best solutions for immune compromised, high-risk, and potentially ill patients.
We also have a dedicated Risk Assessment department to ensure all standard operating procedures are being met, and that safety and regulatory standards are being upheld throughout the cleaning process. We are also certified in OSHA, HIPPA, and Bloodborne pathogen training. As well as holding daily safety trainings and refresher courses.
For 40 years, we have upheld our history of cleaning excellence with amazing clients across the U.S, and now, we want to move confidently into the future with you!