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Feb 1, 2020

Choosing the Right Cleaning Team for Your Clinic


One of the first considerations for any medical clinic looking for a reputable commercial cleaning team to partner with should be, “Does this Calgary cleaner offer green house cleaning and what standards do they meet?”
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Medical clinics are high traffic businesses that, by definition, see more than their fair share of germs. As winter (and flu season) rages on, sick patients come and go throughout the day, leaving behind billions of microscopic pathogens in their wake. Containing these germs to protect vulnerable patients and staff is a true challenge. And, of course, keeping your clinic clean goes beyond ensuring no one is exposed to a nasty virus — the cleanliness of your clinic is an important part of your professional image. So how do you choose the right commercial Calgary cleaner for your clinic?

 

Green Cleaning. One of the first considerations for any medical clinic looking for a reputable commercial cleaning team to partner with should be, “Does this Calgary cleaner offer green house cleaning and what standards do they meet?” While traditional cleaning methods certainly get the job done, green cleaning initiatives should be understood as the next step in cleaning. This eco-friendly approach not only increases sustainability and reduces your clinic’s carbon footprint, but it also prioritizes improving air quality and occupant health. 

 

By meeting LEED Canada’s requirements for green housekeeping, Strathcona Cleaners is proud to offer Calgary businesses complete confidence in our eco-friendly methods and the benefits that come with choosing environmentally-friendly cleaning services.

 

Better Air Quality. As a medical clinic, one of your top priorities is providing a space where all Calgarians are comfortable. Excessive VOC’s, airborne dust, and other air pollutants can irritate the respiratory system of even the healthiest occupants, but those with an acute respiratory infection, asthma, or other respiratory weakness are the most vulnerable. Choosing green cleaning strategies significantly reduces the airborne particles, ensuring maximum comfort for all your patients.

 

How Often Does Your Clinic Need to be Cleaned? One question we hear a lot from medical and dental clinics is just how often do we recommend a professional cleaning? Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, and it’s going to really depend on your specific clinic. For example, how large your clinic is, how busy the clinic is, your budget, how many days a week you’re open, and even the season all have a huge effect on how often you’ll need extra cleaning support from a commercial cleaner. 

 

On average, a clinic will most benefit from a professional cleaning team coming in bi-weekly.  If your clinic is open seven days a week, you may need additional help. Similarly, during the winter, patients bring in a significant amount of snow and muck from outdoors. Your clinic will therefore likely benefit from more support during the cold months. It’s also important to keep in mind that with a bi-weekly schedule, your staff will need to handle much of the cleaning labour. Bathrooms will still need to be cleaned and sanitized daily, and exam rooms should ideally be disinfected between every patient.

 

From ensuring a clean and welcoming waiting room to tidying the staff break room and keeping the flooring shiny throughout your clinic, it’s vital to keep on top of cleaning. The professional, commercial cleaners at Strathcona Cleaners can help. Give us a call today.