Hospitals and medical centers are held to a higher standard of cleanliness than most commercial or public buildings. Why? Because these facilities deal with the inner workings of the human body. Dirt, bacteria, and viruses in terminal areas like patients’ rooms and operating rooms could make sick people even sicker. Let’s look at the standards that terminal cleaning services must meet and why those standards exist.
This article covers:
- The standards and guidelines terminal cleaning services have to meet
- What terminal spaces are in medical facilities
- What terminal cleaning services involve
- Whether Pro Squared Janitorial offers terminal cleaning services
Terminal cleaning has to meet OSHA’s standards and guidelines for healthcare cleaning services. These cleaning standards for medical clinics and hospitals prioritize both employee and patient health and safety, encouraging medical facilities to create cultures of safety among their employees and supervisors. They also advise healthcare facilities on how to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. If your facility doesn’t meet OSHA’s standards, you could face hefty fines or other penalties.
How does terminal cleaning factor into meeting OSHA’s guidelines? Terminal areas of hospitals and medical centers require sterile cleaning services to ensure patient and employee safety. These cleaning services reduce hazards caused by chemicals and infectious diseases. How? Sterile cleaning is a form of deep cleaning that removes even microscopic hazards, like viruses and bacteria, from terminal surfaces.
Terminal comes from the Latin word “terminus,” meaning end, so a terminal space in a medical facility is an area where services are delivered, or ended. They include patient rooms, operating rooms, and waiting rooms. These spaces need lots of sterile cleaning and disinfecting because they often have many employees and visitors passing through them.
Terminal cleaning services start at the top, in a room’s HVAC vents. Then the cleaning professionals work their way down the room’s walls and across its surfaces. This process removes bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants from both the room and the facility as a whole, reducing opportunities for cross contamination and creating safe environments for patients and staff.
Want to keep your healthcare facility safe? Deep clean and disinfect your terminal areas with us.
Yes, we do. We provide professional cleaning staff who come directly to your facility to remove contaminants in terminal spaces, from the HVAC vents to the floor. We provide these services to medical offices, medical centers, and hospitals, so we know how to scale them to meet your facility’s specific needs.
Yes. Along with deep cleaning services for terminal areas, we also provide medical office cleaning services and janitorial services. When you partner with us, you can receive any combination of these services to ensure your facility gets the comprehensive clean it needs. We understand how to disinfect a hospital room, and we develop customized plans to deliver the right cleaning processes to each room in your healthcare facility.
Partnering with Pro Squared is a great idea because we always take our medical facility cleaning services beyond typical janitorial services. While we do offer basic janitorial services for medical offices and facilities, we know you need more than that. We provide cleaning services that go deep into your surfaces to remove all contaminants, because we know you need a cleaning company that creates healthy environments throughout your facility.
Connect with us today to thoroughly clean your terminal spaces. The highly trained professionals we send to your facility are certified to perform terminal cleaning services, and we work hard to provide a healthy environment for your patients. Reach out to us when you’re ready, and we’ll begin developing a cleaning plan for your facility.