There are stark differences in the cleaning job offered for a typical office and a medical office. In the cleaning of a medical office, you have to make sure that every part of it gets disinfected. Particular attention is given to areas in the medical office where patients stay, to get rid of the germs and prevent further contamination.
The main task of the cleaner in the waiting room is to empty the waste basket, throw all the trash out, and arrange all the magazine in the rack. You can sweep the waiting room’s floor for any dust and trash if it is not carpeted. For floors that are carpeted, it can be vacuumed for any trash and dust to keep it clean for the patients and visitors. However the cleaning of the medical office waiting area, goes beyond that and there are actually more things that has to be done.
Starting with the reading materials given to the patients while they are waiting, these should be wrapped in plastic sleeves. A reading material wrapped in plastic sleeve, before placed in the rack, should be thoroughly disinfected. A cleaners has to make sure also that the rack for the reading materials has been disinfected from all of the germs and viruses that could be reproducing in it already.
Typically, the waiting area furniture are only cleaned once a month. Cleaners of medical offices, clean the furniture in the waiting area everyday. The cleaners do the job of wiping all of the chairs, tables, and benches so that they are disinfected. The goal here is to prevent a possible contamination and infection of the patients that are visiting the medical office the next. Disinfection is even done to the plants that are placed in the waiting area. The wiping and spraying of a disinfectant prevents any germs and viruses to multiply in any part of the plant.
An easier way for the medical office floor to be cleaned up is to tile it up so that you can just mop and sweep it. Carpeted floors are harder to get cleaned up from germs and viruses. The tile should be the flooring for a medical office.
There are airborne germs and viruses that might be present in the medical office, so the filters for the air condition has to function really well to keep any contamination and infection.
Things like vials and syringes, which are disposable, are not to be used again and should be put in the garbage. Since this type of waste is infectious, you do not throw it in the same trash bins as your other garbage, but throw them in special infectious waste bins.