A YEAR IN REVIEW – 6 OF THE MOST POPULAR STORIES FROM 2021
Even if you vacuum your carpets on a regular basis there are still some pretty nasty things hiding in those carpet fibers. According to microbiologist Dr. Philip Tierno of NYU Langone Medical Center, carpet can contain a shocking 200,000 bacteria per square inch. That’s more than your toilet seat!
Are you feeling a little underserved by your cleaning service? Have they become complacent in their cleaning duties and no longer go the extra mile to make your facility shine? Has the cost of the service steadily increased without any recognizable benefit to you? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, it might be time to consider a new provider. Here are five signs that you need to fire your cleaning service and look for a new provider:
There is no denying it. The new normal demands that everyone steps up their cleaning and disinfecting protocols and procedures.
Let’s put all of our cards on the table and stop him-hawing around. There is no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in a new normal for all of us and change is in the air. There is no longer time for a wait-and-see mentality. We have waited. We have seen. The elephant in the room can no longer be ignored.
Oftentimes the spread of germs is facilitated by cross-contamination. Cross-contamination is defined as the transfer of bacteria or other microorganisms from one substance to another. Surprisingly, cross-contamination often occurs as a result of cleaning. While this may sound counter-intuitive, poor cleaning practices are a major source of cross-contamination. Professional cleaning companies recognize this fact and put in place procedures and protocols that are designed to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt seen the effects of the current labor shortage. With businesses across the country navigating the troubled waters of reopening amidst an ongoing pandemic, the lack of qualified workers is a menacing problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer expectations and business owners know that they need to provide a visibly clean and sanitary environment if they are to survive. Upgrading cleaning and disinfecting protocols are imperative, but finding the staff to manage these additional duties is proving difficult. In response, many businesses are turning to commercial cleaning services to fill the gap.
Medical facility and hospital cleaning is serious business. Proper cleaning and disinfecting is crucial to overall health and safety and is a vital aspect of any infection control program. And while hospitals and medical facilities are very stringent with infection control protocols, recent studies show that there are still areas within these facilities that are routinely overlooked. Here are five areas within your medical facility that cleaning crews might be missing: