Medical Facility Cleaning Minnesota
Choosing a cleaning company is essential – you want a company that shares your commitment to health and safety. Blue Ribbon Cleaning provides a first-class, responsive medical cleaning service that promotes a cleaner, healthier, and safer environment for your patients, visitors, and employees. Blue Ribbon Cleaning’s commitment to health starts with our branded tools and materials. We utilize top-of-the-line germicides, quaternary disinfectants, glass cleaners, restroom cleaners, and all-purpose cleaners, which are environmentally safe and Green Seal Certified. Not to mention our floor wax and strippers are also eco-friendly.
Our eco-friendly chemicals are clean without the pollutants of toxic acids, don’t leave a foul smell in the air, and are non-allergenic. Plus, our four-level filtration backpack vacuums are much more efficient and cost-effective than traditional cleaning methods like mops or rags, resulting in a healthier environment.
Blue Ribbon Cleaning consistently demonstrates excellence and upholds high standards. Every staff member of the Health Care Division must pass our hospital/medical clinical training program to be fully certified. This process requires completing 15 hours of classroom training as well as giving a final exam covering topics such as:
- Hospital Grade Commercial Cleaning
- Disinfecting Services for Medical Offices
- Knowing and comprehending microbes, contagious diseases, and how they’re transmitted.
- Bloodborne Pathogen, OSHA, and JCAHO Standards
- Floor Care and Sanitation
- Patient Room Cleaning
- Restroom Cleaning
- Hospital Department-Specific Procedures
- Cleaning of Offices, Exam Rooms, Surgical Suites, and Imaging areas
What is the difference between commercial and medical cleaning?
“Clean” is a relative term, especially when discussing commercial cleaning compared to medical cleaning. Our Mangers and employees, who typically manage locations like schools, banks, and offices, have to deal with materials such as dirt, debris, grease, and spillages daily. However, at the hospitals we serve, our employees might encounter bodily fluids or other difficult-to-clean substances that contain pathogens that could potentially cause infection or other severe effects on people’s health.
People utilizing commercial cleaning services are, for the most part, already healthy. So while you still want to clean to stop the sickness from spreading, regulations and methods can be more relaxed than in an intensive care unit or isolation room where the patient’s immune system is vulnerable.
What is Terminal Cleaning?
The terminal cleaning method is used to clean and disinfect hospitals so that they’re a place of healing, not infection. To ensure this money goes where it should, every hospital regularly assesses how effectively they’re doing and whether patients are satisfied. The head of hospital housekeeping should always communicate with the infection control officer to ensure that everyone is updated on what’s going on.
Only professionals who have received extensive training in terminal cleaning should be performing these duties, as it requires specific knowledge about properly cleaning and disinfecting an area.
The main products that are used for cleaning purposes are surfactant based.
Surfactants are cleaning agents interacting with water to break down and remove dirt, oil, food, or any other substance that makes an object or surface dirty. On the other hand, products used for disinfection kill germs on feelings rather than just removing them as cleaners do.
Disinfectants, on the contrary, are used to eliminate bacteria.
A surprising number of people don’t know that disinfectants are classified as pesticides. This might seem alarming initially, but it’s essential to understand that there are different pesticide classifications. Disinfectants specifically target germs and microbes such as bacteria and viruses. Cleaning medical facilities require both cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a sterile environment.
Get Medical Facility Cleaning Services from Blue Ribbon Cleaning
If you live in or near Saint Paul, Minnesota, or Minneapolis, give us a call today to inquire about the professional office cleaning services we offer commercial businesses and organizations.