Nothing is more important for a healthcare facility than the safety and wellbeing of its patients, and part of keeping patients healthy is keeping your building clean. After all, a clean, sterile environment helps avoid disease transmission and infection. However, a study performed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that as many as one in twenty-five hospital patients contract infection after hospital admission. The bottom line is that hospitals need to be cleaned meticulously to keep patients and medical staff safe from disease, and that means keeping your floors clean.

Uncleaned Hospital Floors Make Dangerous Hospitals

If you don’t regularly clean the floors of your healthcare facility, your patients are at risk of contracting diseases that they otherwise might be able to avoid. Dirty floors are breeding grounds for bacterial infections and other diseases, many of which are resistant to antibiotics.

For example, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a staph infection that can cause skin irritation and pneumonia if untreated, and it is resistant to common antibacterial medicines. When combined with other conditions, MRSA is quite dangerous. While it’s possible to use medical alcohol or bleach to wipe down surfaces that come into contact with patients, the floors and pathways of your clinic are harder to keep clean in the long term.

housekeeping worker cleaning healthcare facility floor

Dirty facility floors make people sick and present health hazards for at-risk patients. Carpets act like traps for dust, bacteria, and other irritants in the air. Cleaning carpets to get rid of these deeply embedded health hazards requires special cleaning techniques and chemical agents. Similarly, uncleaned grout can support bacterial growth and mold growth, both of which can be detrimental to patients’ health.

Keep It Clean, and Keep It Safe for Your Patients

Keeping a medical clinic clean is difficult enough, but keeping your floors clean in a healthcare facility can be even harder. Not all disinfectants will eliminate all microbial pests on your floor. It’s important to find a combination of detergents and disinfectants that’s both safe and effective. On top of that, simply scrubbing floors often isn’t enough to get the deep clean you need to keep your walkways safe. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a professional floor cleaner in addition to any internal teams you have to help maintain your facilities.

While conventional cleaning methods aren’t as effective at decontaminating floors, floor cleaning contractors have a variety of tools that allow them to eliminate even the most ingrained health hazards. From disinfectants to steam, a commercial floor cleaning contractor has the tools and know-how to make your carpets safe. The same is true for tile, grout, stone, and other flooring surfaces, many of which require specialized treatment to avoid damage. Tiles, for example, can often prove difficult to disinfect, but trained professionals can kill off any bacterial or microbial pests present.

Professional cleaners offer other benefits in addition to offering a deeper clean for your healthcare facility. Hiring an outside service to clean your tiles can increase the longevity of your flooring. Build up of dirt and grime in carpeting can deteriorate its longevity, but if properly cared for, a carpet can be maintained for years longer than it would be otherwise. Professional cleaning services also offer faster services, resulting in less downtime and giving your staff time to meet other needs.

Need Help Deep Cleaning Your Billings Healthcare Facility’s Floors?

While having your own maintenance or dedicated custodial team can help keep your healthcare facility tidy, getting help from a professional contractor is a good way to improve the cleanliness of your entire operation. If you’re looking for floor cleaning and disinfection services, consider what we at Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration can do for you.

Contact Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration today 406-628-0178 for emergency property damage cleanup and restoration services by Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration of Billings and Laurel, MontanaFrom carpet to tile, we offer deep cleans by hand using EPA-approved products. We serve businesses out of south-central Montana in Billings West End, Billings Heights, Laurel, and Red Lodge. So, reach out to us today, and let us know what we can do for you.