Healthcare facility cleaning

Key Places to Clean in a Healthcare Facility

For most healthcare practices, keeping their facilities clean and safe is not a choice, but a priority. They must provide and maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment for both patients and staff members. That’s why they call on professional cleaners to clean, sanitize, and disinfect their healthcare facility on a regular basis.

But while the entire building should be cleaned, there are key places that should receive specific attention. It’s essential for any medical or dental facility, whether it’s a large hospital or a small, private practice. These rooms are breeding grounds for illnesses; thus it’s important that professional cleaning crews hit them hard in their rounds.

Waiting Room

Waiting rooms are frequently where patients spend the most time, and thus where germs tend to congregate. They see a lot of foot traffic from not only sick patients, but nurses and other members of the medical office’s staff, so there’s lots of opportunities for germs, bacteria, and viruses to spread.

Exam Rooms

Another place in a medical facility that sees frequent patient use, and thus frequent germs, is the exam rooms. Exam rooms are also usually much smaller than waiting rooms, too. So when patients sneeze or cough, the airborne germs don’t have to travel far to land on surfaces or wait long to be breathed in by the next person to walk into the room.

Exam rooms can also be where certain biohazards get tracked in, like blood, mucus, or other bodily fluids. It’s essential to have these rooms sanitized and disinfected to remove such waste so bacteria can’t be spread further.

Ideally, thorough disinfection should be done of your facility’s exam rooms at least once a day to cut down on spreading illnesses.

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Doctor’s Offices

Doctors see a lot of sick people every single day. Thanks to this, they are exposed to a lot of germs on a regular basis. So it’s easy for them to bring those germs into their offices, or even colleagues’ offices, when they sit down to fill out paperwork, prepare for their next appointment, or even just take a breather. 

These offices usually have more places for dirt and bacteria to hide, like carpets, upholstery, and nooks and crannies. This means they require a thorough cleaning by the janitorial services to ensure that the doctors don’t get sick themselves.


This one might not seem as obvious, but elevators can actually be extremely germy without the right equipment. If an elevator doesn’t have equipment designed to purify the air, airborne viruses could be waiting for anyone who gets in. On top of that, elevators see a lot of foot traffic, and elevator buttons get used a lot. Touchpoint cleaning is a necessity to ensure germs don’t spread, and using cleaning technology like the Silver Defender can be a major protection against germs.

If you’re the administrator for a healthcare facility, keep these key places in mind when scheduling cleaning services. Whether it’s a dentist’s office or a hospital, your patients depend on it. Our specially- trained cleaning teams can help keep your facilities safe and healthy, so you can focus on providing excellent care to your patients.