Six Tips for Spring Cleaning your Medical Facility

Spring is in the air, and so is the mess that winter left behind. Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning your medical facility – a good ole’ fashioned purge, organize, and deep clean.

Let the season of new beginnings be the motivation to kick start a fresh new feel in your office. Not only will spring cleaning your office make it look and smell fresh, but you will feel lighter, and this will help produce more efficient employees. Here are six tips for spring cleaning your medical office.

Tackle the flooring.

The flooring of your medical facility has taken a beating this winter season. A thorough cleaning of the floors should be a top priority this spring.

Not only does a good cleaning give old floors a revitalized appearance, but it also adds a freshness in the air and extends the life of the floors.

Choosing the right cleaning products and equipment is as essential to effective cleaning as training the cleaners themselves. So be sure to research what products are best for your floors, facility, and your patients.

Dusting away the cobwebs.

With spring come allergens, so it’s essential to clear out the particles that have settled in your office. Pay close attention to those hard-to-reach areas such as ceiling corners, light fixtures, air returns, and baseboards.

Pull out filing cabinets, bookcases, desks and ensure the dust bunnies are cleared away. And while you are at it, wipe all the surfaces with an accepted disinfectant cleaner. This includes countertops, chairs, desk areas, patient tables, door handles and knobs, and any other surfaces that have been touched.

Freshen up the furniture.

Schedule a time to have the upholstery in your office professionally cleaned. Removing grime, dust, and stains from furniture gives your office a more professional feel, gets rid of germs, and helps it last longer.

Don’t forget about wiping down the waiting area and discarding out-of-date magazines. This is also a great time to focus on deep cleaning and organizing desks, eliminating clutter, throwing away old papers, and implementing a new filing system.

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Pressure washing.

A nasty winter build-up is expected and will affect the appearance of buildings and sidewalks after the season. Mold, salt, dirt, and other types of build-up can take away from your professional image.

Make an appointment to have your building and sidewalks pressure washed, so your property looks as fresh as the inside.

Washing those windows.

No one likes to do windows, but it’s an essential part of spring cleaning and necessary after pressure washing.

Dingy windows coated with dirt and grime not only detract from your spring view but will have a significant impact on the appearance of your building.

Clean up the website.

While you’re in the cleaning mood, now is the time to pay attention to your website and online presence. In this age of modern technology, your website must reflect your practice. Some things you can do to spring clean your site include:

  • Polish up your website design.
  • Review the content.
  • Add a blog section
  • Replace outdated images with new ones.
  • Reinforce any calls to action.
  • Link your social media pages.

Once that is done, check the internet for negative reviews and ensure any information that comes up in a search is accurate, such as contact and location information.

While it may seem tedious, spring cleaning your office will be worth your effort. When you and your staff enter a rejuvenated and fresh office, you will all feel less stressed, more energized, and ready to start your day.

More importantly, your patients will feel this as well!

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