Olympia Terminal Cleaning
The prevention of the spread of illness and infections is crucial in healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and outpatient surgery centers. Terminal cleaning is an effective way to lower the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The process involves cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces and reusable equipment in individual patient rooms, wards, departments, or units to prevent cross-contamination and lower the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
At Cleanstart, we excel in providing extensive terminal cleaning services. Our team is well-equipped and highly experienced to tackle even the most complex cleaning requirements. Utilizing specialized equipment and cleaning solutions, we effectively remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants from all surfaces, including those that are hard to reach. We strictly adhere to safety protocols to ensure that our cleaning projects are carried out safely and efficiently. Our team members use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety guidelines to minimize the risk of cross-contamination, accidents, and injuries.
Cleanstart Terminal Cleaning Services
Our team adheres to the following protocol:
- Gather all equipment necessary for terminal cleaning at the point of use (e.g., mop bucket, mop, disposable color-coded cloths, yellow clinical waste bags & tags, alginate & red bags, wet floor sign, and HEPA filter vacuum cleaner.
- Don personal protective equipment (PPE), i.e., disposable apron and gloves, before entering the room; discard all disposables in the room/bed space/unit (e.g., hand towels, magazines, bottles, toilet rolls, etc.) All materials must be disposed of as clinical waste.
- Prepare cleaning and disinfecting solutions in a container (dilution as per manufacturer instructions). We never mix chemicals.
- Ensure adequate ventilation of the area or room; the door should be left open if there is no window when applying hypochlorite/chlorine dioxide solutions.
- Use disinfectant solutions, such as dwell time, per the manufacturer’s instructions. In particular, rinse chlorine-containing solutions from stainless steel surfaces to prevent corrosion.
- Use disposable cloths/paper rolls for cleaning during the terminal cleaning. Where available and appropriate, use disposable mop heads. After use, these should be disposed of into a clinical waste bag before leaving the area/room.
- Start top to bottom, meaning the ceiling to the walls to the floor, and clean from the edge to the center; the center of the room is typically the dirtiest.
- Use a checklist, and move uniformly — clockwise or counterclockwise — throughout the terminal clean to eliminate the potential for oversight.
- Use each disinfecting agent according to the manufacturer’s instructions, ensuring adequate dwell time for proper disinfection. Some take 2 minutes, while others take as long as 10 minutes.
- Disinfect every surface, including all wheels and casters and every nook of every vent.
- Validate that the work has been completed before releasing the room.
- Ensure that PPE is changed when moving from one room or area to another and disposed of into a clinical waste bag.
- Decontaminate hands after removing and disposing of PPE.
Certain healthcare facility areas require much more attention due to their sensitive procedures.
#1 Olympia Terminal Cleaning Service
Cleanstart is the top option for Olympia Healthcare terminal cleaning services. Our dedication to detail, advanced equipment, and emphasis on training and safety make us the ideal selection for your terminal cleaning requirements. We provide tailored cleaning services to suit the specific needs of your facility, and our skilled team adheres to all standard terminal cleaning procedures and protocols.
For more information about our extensive terminal cleaning services and to request a free quote, please call (253) 921-2593 or fill out our contact form, and we’ll respond promptly.
Medical and Terminal Cleaning Services in Olympia