Choosing a cleaning company for your medical office can be a stressful task. It’s important to be able to rely on the chosen company and know all the required tasks are being accomplished. The priority should be ensuring your needs are met and all tasks are completed during each cleaning. Make sure the task list is in writing, fully understood, and contractual. Be sure to have a strong and open line of communication with your cleaning team should any adjustments to the tasks list need to be made. Go over any guidelines or requirements that need to be met for your facility and ensure they will be met, and you can be confident in your facilities cleanliness. Here are 3 things to consider when choosing the right cleaning company for your facility:
1. Experience and Quality
Your cleaning company should be experienced in cleaning medical facilities. Medical offices and facilities require a different level of cleaning than most other businesses, an experienced company can make all the difference. Experienced cleaners will know what is expected of them and required to keep your office clean and healthy. They will also be able to recommend the best cleaning products to clean your facility safely and thoroughly. Be sure to ask them what types of cleaners will be used in the different areas of your building. Will disinfectants be used on the floor? Do you have a preferred cleaner or disinfectant? How often will patient waiting areas be disinfected? Do they have references from other clients? These are the types of questions you should consider asking.
2. Cleaning Inspections
Medical offices often have quality inspections and it should be clearly communicated when such inspections will occur, how often, and who will be performing them. Knowing these things can help your cleaning team keep up on important cleaning practices and be prepared when inspections occur. Determining if inspections are documented by your cleaning company can help them train and prepare. This will help to build a strong relationship between your business and cleaning provider.
Set a line of clear communication from the beginning. Ensuring you have a direct line of contact and understand directly how and with whom to communicate can help things run smoothly. Should an incident occur, or plans change having a clear line of communication is key. When choosing a company look for one that is responsive and has a clear way to communicate. Having a clear point of contact as well as a back up point of contact can help ensure your business runs smoothly.
At Kleen Office Environments we have over 20 years of professional cleaning, including medical office cleaning. We offer a variety of services and years of experience. Check out our website for more information and references or call us 616-889-3720!