Sanitation, cleanliness, sanitization and disinfection are not a luxury in the healthcare industry. Medical facilities require a much higher standard of cleaning to prevent the spread of disease and infection, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the high volume of people coming and going from medical facilities every day, these offices will generally choose a commercial cleaning company that offers overnight services and specializes in cleaning for the medical field such as GreenPro NYC.
Cleaning, Sterilization, Sanitization, and Disinfection Are Different Things
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) differentiates cleaning, sterilization, sanitization, and disinfection using these definitions:
- Cleaning is the removal of visible soil (organic and inorganic material) from objects and surfaces using water with surfactants like detergents or enzymatic products.
- Sanitization and disinfection describe a process that eliminates many or all pathogenic microorganisms (except for bacterial spores) on inanimate objects.
- Sterilization is a process that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life including bacterial spores.
Proper Commercial Cleaning Prevents Medical Complications That Can Hinder Patient Recovery
Maintaining a sterile environment with a low level of pathogens is a priority in the care and recuperation of patients. In 2002, U.S. hospitals reported about 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which were associated with almost 99,000 deaths. And we all remember what happened in hospitals and long-term care facilities during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At GreenPro NYC, our focus is not just on cleanliness. We understand the importance of infection prevention and control, which is why we take all the time that is necessary to properly clean and disinfect all surfaces within the medical facility.
Our GreenPro NYC team is trained to clean using a sanitization and disinfection process that removes these dangerous pathogens and prepares safe medical facilities for patients.
Conventional Cleaning Products Are Associated With Adverse Health Effects
While cleaning and disinfecting have essential benefits when combating infection, there is evidence that suggests conventional cleaning products can cause adverse health effects among cleaning staff and building occupants, especially respiratory irritation and asthma. In addition to health hazards, these products are also associated with numerous environmental risks.
New York State (along with Connecticut, New Jersey, and others) has issued Executive Orders for greener, cleaner practices including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
GreenPro NYC uses organic cleaners and disinfectants that are non-hazardous to people and the environment. We strictly follow all LEED guidelines to ensure patient, staff, and visitor health to help medical facilities maintain their certified status.
Your Commercial Cleaning Services Must Set the Right Expectations
Patients and their families are comforted by healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing medical facilities because it gives the impression of good quality care. Cleaning and disinfecting help to attract and retain patients while playing an essential role within the medical facilities in helping to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
GreenPro NYC’s cleaning and disinfecting services include making sure that all of the offices, exam rooms, bathrooms and other areas within all medical facilities that we service are clean and tidy so that patients, staff, and visitors feel comfortable and trusting that the organization takes sanitization and disinfection as seriously as every other aspect of patient health.
Proper sanitization and disinfection within the medical facility will also prevent your doctors, nurses, and departmental staff from contracting an illness while working, which helps keep them at work and helping the people who need it most.
Contact GreenPro NYC Today About Commercial Cleaning and Disinfecting
Discuss your needs with a commercial cleaning service that specializes in the medical field. Contact GreenPro NYC today to discuss your needs and for pricing information by calling (212) 457-8858 or through our website.