The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

Cleaning Tips To Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI)

The healthcare setting is a potential haven for dangerous pathogens that can pose a great risk to patients. Prevention of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) has always been one of the biggest challenges for EVS departments. Despite the increased effort, HAI are still responsible for approximately 75,000 deaths per year. HAIs are a significant threat to patient safety. While minimal effort is required to prevent the spread of these dangerous germs, many commercial cleaning services are not taking the required steps to stop HAIs.


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Cleaning For Health vs. Appearance

 Just because it looks and smells clean doesn't mean that it actually IS clean.

If your medical facility or other office building is in need of a janitorial contractor, make sure that you're not signing up for just a superficial clean. It is important to look at your cleaning service as an investment in your business' success and the cost of cutting corners can negatively impact the health of your patients and staff.
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Is Your Dirty Restroom Giving Your Business a Bad Reputation?

Most people try to avoid public restrooms whenever possible. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Bathrooms, especially public ones, are known for being a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
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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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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Selecting New EVS Equipment

I recently made a purchase of a large ticket item for our hospital’s Environmental Services Department. A brand new 20" battery burnisher sold by a major manufacturer. Although the procurement process went smoothly there have been a few hiccups in obtaining warranty support from the manufacturer. Though the vendor I purchased the burnisher from has been very supportive, this experience reminded me of the importance of doing your proverbial homework before making expensive equipment purchases.

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