Being prepared to combat the flu season this time of year, especially in your work environment, can be challenging. Of course, no one has to tell you how many germs float around in a medical office every day. Likely, every countertop in your office is “adorned” with hand sanitizers, while bathrooms prominently remind everyone to “WASH YOUR HANDS.” But, more work is required to prevent the spread of germs. This article will offer helpful reminders to keep your medical office clean this flu season.
Stay Home If You’re Sick!
Staying home when you are sick is imperative. But for many, they feel this is not an option, but consider the consequences? How many touch surfaces do you come in contact with at your office? Too many to count? Door handles, cabinet handles, shared mobile devices, clipboards, faucet handles, and the list goes on. These can all be considered germ-bearing potentials. Both in terms of ‘leaving behind’ germs as well as ‘picking up’ germs.
Of course, no medical office can be completely free of bacteria and other illness-causing germs. If you venture into your medical office, you put yourself and others at greater risk. So, why not just stay home, get the rest you need, and you will be back to work soon enough!
Keep Your Personal Workspace Sanitized
Keeping your workspace clean and sanitized may seem like common sense. However, how often do you sanitize your keyboard, mouse, desk, conference tables, and other touchpoints in your office? It may not be overkill during cold and flu season to sanitize your work areas at least once per day, if not more.
Having a supply of sanitizing wipes close by can make this quite convenient. It is advisable to look for wipes that contain verbiage on appropriate levels of germ-killing effectiveness for your environment. Here’s an example using the common Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (for example purposes only):
- Kills 99.9% of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours
- Kills 99.9% of Viruses and Bacteria
- Kills Staph, E. coli, Salmonella, Strep
Contract a Professional Medical Office Cleaning Company
The first two tips, that of staying home if you’re sick, and sanitizing your workspace, are undoubtedly helpful and personal in scope. What about the appropriate rotational cleaning needs of your entire healthcare facility? Entrance door handles, waiting rooms, exam rooms, bathrooms, floors, and the like can be dense hubs of sickness-inducing germs. Professional cleaning by an experienced healthcare facility cleaning company can be considered vital.
It is essential to work with your cleaning company to ensure the appropriate quantity of cleanings, a well-designed task-based cleaning program, and the correct germ-killing cleaning products. An experienced commercial cleaning company can assist you with all these requirements.
Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services – We Can Help!
While there is much that we can personally do to prevent cold and flu from spreading, nothing can replace a deep clean, especially in a medical office. Professionally cleaning medical offices from top to bottom takes time and experience. But, since the health of everyone who enters your office is so important, then it is a highly recommended investment. Let us help!
At Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services, we’ll help keep your medical office clean this flu season! Schedule a free consultation to discuss your cleaning needs, and we’ll get you started on a custom cleaning program.