Medical practices cleaning

Medical practices should receive the most attention. Doctors’ offices, laboratories, hospitals and clinics are areas of high risk of contamination. It is our goal to ensure sanitary medical places. It is also critical to remove the maximum amount of dust. Dust can have adverse effects on your lungs. You can find more information about dust in our article: what are the effects of dust on lungs?

 

How to clean a medical practice ?

Careful cleaning must be done to prevent the spread of viruses or microbes. The entire space must be cleaned and disinfected.
To guarantee maximum efficiency and eliminate bacteria, several actions must be carried out:

  • Carefully clean fabrics and curtains.
  • Frequently ventilate to remove as much virus and bacterias as possible. Airing helps renew the air and protect patients.
  • Floors should be vacuumed and cleaned with adequate products like Hakasinol. Hakasinol helps eliminate bacterias and fungi. Compatible with EN 1276 standards, this disinfectant successfully neutralizes bacterias with a destruction rate of more than 99.99%. It is a very effective disinfectant against fungi and yeasts.
  • Total cleaning and disinfection of areas that can be in contact with hands: switches, door handles, elevator buttons, drink and snack dispensers, waiting area…
  • The toilets need to be cleaned by the means of by vacuuming, washing and disinfection of the floors. Using products such as HAKATOP: smell-free and color-free pH2 cleanser. It cleans resilient stains on sinks, tables, toilets, stainless steel sinks, refrigerators, freezers, electric kettles, shower heads, stainless steel dishes and plastics. Contains a powerful disinfecting agent.

The cleaning agent must follow strict rules

Mandatory hygiene rules must be followed by the cleaning agents in order to clean medical practices, such as:

  • Washing and disinfecting hands.
  • Use interior exclusive footwear.
  • Use daily cleaned clothing.

There is also specific procedures for each room. It is important to follow a decontamination plan. Always start with the least contaminated parts to the most sensitive parts, the ones subject to significant bacterial contamination.

Various cleaning technics can be used:

  • Vacuuming and wet wash with detergent.
  • Dusting.
  • Mopping.
  • As well as a meticulous disinfection of all sensitive areas with a disinfectant.

To ensure a healthy and comfortable space for your patients, it’s also important to consider cleaning your interior and exterior windows.

How to identify the different cleaning areas in hospitals?

When setting up the cleaning plan, the medical installation must be divided into zones. Always start with the least contaminated parts to the most sensitive parts, thoses subject to significant bacterial contamination.

Here is an example for a dental office:

  • Reception area, lobby and other corridors are part of Zone 1, which requires standard care with daily cleaning.
  • Waiting rooms, consultation rooms and laboratories are classified as zones 2, they must be fully bio-cleaned using detergents and disinfectants.
  • Sanitary and surgical rooms belong to zone 3 and are to be treated by bio-cleaning.

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