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Medical Office Cleaning: How to Compare Cleaning Bids

Medical office Cleaning

If you run a medical facility in or around the New Jersey area, you know that one of the most important parts of your job is to make sure that it stays clean. After all, if patients walk into a hospital or doctor’s office that appears messy or dirty, they’re very likely to be turned off and worry about the level of care they’re going to receive. Many won’t come back, and some may not even stay for that initial visit. They have a reason to be worried, too, because research has shown that less-then-cleanly conditions further the spread of disease – not something you want in a place where people are coming to get well.

sanitizing a medical officeThis is absolutely vital to remember when looking at bids from local cleaning companies, because it can be tempting to skip straight to the bottom line and simply go with the cheapest janitorial service to save money. While the cost of the service should obviously be a big part of your decision, there are other factors that you need to consider when comparing bids from medical cleaners.

Do they use EPA-approved cleaning products? Along with potentially causing environmental issues, some chemical cleaners can exacerbate allergies and even make certain people sicker, which is obviously the last thing a medical facility wants. At Eagle, we always use spore-killing disinfectants that have met with approval from the EPA so that you can be sure the only impact on your patients will be a positive one.

Are they experienced? It’s not hard to start a cleaning company, and there are lots of fly-by-night operations in New Jersey. Companies like this might be fine for a simple job every now and then, but cleaning a medical facility is a job that demands extensive training and experience. Eagle has not only been working as a regional cleaner for more than 15 years, a big part of our business comes from hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other medical buildings.

Do they know proper infection-control strategies? A big part of the reason you want a janitorial service with medical cleaning experience is because there are specific and extensive requirements. Medical cleaners need to know how to account for things like dwell time and follow all applicable regulations and protocols. Everyone at Eagle is trained for exactly this purpose.

Are they compliant? To keep your patients and staff members as safe as possible and protect your facility from legal action, you want to make sure that the cleaning company you hire is compliant with all applicable laws. At Eagle, we not only make sure that we stay up-to-date with local, state, and federal, regulations, but also keep up with safety compliance training for HIPPA, OSHA, and blood-borne pathogens.

Beyond this, you want to make sure that any cleaning service you choose presents a janitorial plan to you that is comprehensive, flexible, and designed to meet your specific needs. Only once you’ve compared all of these things and weeded out the companies that don’t make the cut is it time to look at cost.

Posted: 4/30/2014 1:28:03 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments
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