One thing all healthcare facilities have in common is that they need to be maintained clean at all times. An unclean facility can be terrible for employees and especially patients who may already be sick, therefore, a clean clinic can be beneficial to all.

Let’s discuss if your assistants are properly trained to clean your whole clinic, so it can be a healthy environment for all.

In most clinics the moment new staff is hired they should already know the basics of proper disinfecting a workstation however on a normal day where time is critical and everyone is rushing for the next patient, important cleaning details are left unseen and uncleaned. This can lead to a potential hazard for your employees and even worse, your patients who came to get better in the first place.

Cleaning procedures have been put in place by the Provincial Infection Control Network of BC. This documents contain the latest procedures for the Best Practices in Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in All Healthcare Settings and Program. This usually taught to new employees along hiring which is great to maintain a visibly clean space but let’s be realistic will they have the time to focus only on having a clean office all the time?

What are the little details in the cleaning and disinfection procedures that are often missed.
  • Office surfaces
  • Office equipment such as computer screens, keyboards, phones
  • Furniture
  • Doorhandles/doorknobs
  • Staff room appliances such as microwave, refrigerator, sink
  • Lightswitches
  • Children’s toys
  • Washrooms

More commonly-found germs that are present in an inefficiently sanitized office are harmful bacteria that can potentially survive for months on inanimate objects. These bacteria include: Enterococcus spp, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pyogenes (SOURCE: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, 2006).

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Influenza A and B
  • HSV Types 1 and 2
  • EBV
  • Adenovirus
Using a reliable cleaning service is safer and more cost effective than training your staff yourself.

Benefits of having a professional cleaning service provider Staff have been trained to effectively clean your clinic Custom cleaning plan based on your clinic’s specific needs More time for your staff to focus on helping the patients Your office will be ready to start fresh each day no need to worry No need of supervision
A clean office at all times within a set budget no unexpected charges Having someone who cares about you the same way you care about your patients

It can get costly and time consuming training your staff to properly clean everything, where as our staff is already trained to give you a healthy environment for you and your employees.

By using environmental friendly techniques and Bio-cleaning products to avoid any allergic reactions here are some tasks we can help you with:

  • Replace all garbage/recycling
  • Refill consumables such as paper products, hand soap
  • Disinfect high touched points
  • Disinfect washrooms
  • Vacuum
  • Organize and sanitize workstations and furniture
  • Disinfect kitchen surfaces and appliances
  • Floor care
  • Vacuum surfaces with HEPA certified equipment will allow to eliminate any dust -left behind and airborne particles
  • High dusting and cleaning surfaces and fixtures that are difficult to reach
  • Wipe walls and any soiled spots for a fresher look

In most cases your staff is most likely trained upon hiring, but, in the day to day work life of the clinic it can get very busy. Therefore, the assistants can be busy doing other things such as answering phone calls or cleaning a room for the next patient.


Although your staff have been trained there isn’t always enough time to clean everything. Here at Innovative cleaning solutions we provide the best cleaning service in Metro Vancouver maintaining a Healthy work Environment for you and your staff. We ensure no small detail is missed and our mission is to provide you with peace of mind so you can focus on providing a great service to your patients.

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