The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

School Cafeteria: Cleaning, Sanitizing and Targeted Disinfecting

Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. Soon, the halls and classrooms will be filled with returning students and staff. This extended vacation is the ideal time to get some targeted deep cleaning done.

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Tackle School Cleaning Over Summer Break

Summer Offers the Perfect Opportunity to Get Caught Up on School Cleaning

For school custodial workers and commercial cleaning companies, the summer months can be some of the busiest and most important when it comes to school cleaning. The absence of kids in the halls, classrooms, bathrooms, gymnasiums and cafeterias offers the perfect time for a deep and thorough cleaning in preparation for a pristine and germ-free new school year. While most schools are still in partial use during the summer months for summer school, sports team practices, summer camps and community events, the foot traffic is limited and will make the task of cleaning much easier than during the school year. Summer vacation goes by quickly and a clear and definite plan is crucial during the summer months.
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8 Reasons to Outsource Medical Cleaning Services

A spic and span hospital environment (on a both surface and molecular level) is an indisputable must in order to promote patient health, lower Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAIs) rates, keep regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission at bay, and score highly on the “always clean” portion of the HCAHPS survey.

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Handwashing: We're Not as Clean as We Say We Are

If I tell you that it’s Global Handwashing Day today and that it’s important to spread the word about proper hand washing tell me, what is your first response?

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Raising the Standard of Clean in Environmental Services Part II

In our last post we talked about the importance of proper cleaning in Environmental Services and how many hospitals are unwittingly doing a poor job of it. In a presentation for the CDC on “The Role of Environmental Cleaning in Preventing HAIs”, Dr. Keith Woeltje of the Washington University School of Medicine cited studies that showed that though most hospital surfaces looked clean, their current cleaning program was not effectively removing pathogens. This negligence has serious implications on patient health, namely that it dramatically increases a patient’s likelihood of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI). The primary purpose of his talk, however, was not to point fingers but to provide solutions.

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