Across the country, social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders have forced many businesses to close up, at least temporarily, until the dangers of the coronavirus have passed. Even some medical offices and clinics are shut down or only allowing for emergency visits. Most elective or non-emergency visits and procedures have been postponed or cancelled for now.
For any medical office that is closed or operating at a reduced capacity, now is the perfect time for a deep cleaning.
Here are the main reasons why a professional medical office deep cleaning is so important:
Deep Cleaning Kills the Virus
Perhaps most importantly, a proper and thorough deep cleaning can get rid of the virus that may be lingering on surfaces in the office. Scientists are still studying and learning about the coronavirus, but they do know that the virus can live on certain surfaces for quite a while. This depends on the type of surface. For example, the virus can survive longer on glass or ceramic surfaces than on material like copper. A professional cleaning team can disinfect all surfaces where the virus might be living.
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Deep Cleaning Shows Your Patients That You Care
Any medical office should take their patients’ health seriously, and a good deep cleaning at this time is an important way to communicate to your patients that you value their health and safety. Patients may have concerns about commonly touched items and surfaces in the office, like doorknobs, countertops, and furniture.
Many waiting rooms also have some toys for children to play with, as well as magazines and informational pamphlets for waiting patients to read. It’s important at this time to deep clean all of these items and communicate to your patients just how everything is being cleaned.
Deep Cleaning Sets Everyone’s Mind at Ease
Fears run rampant in a pandemic, but a clean environment can put everyone’s mind at ease. Patients and staff members want to feel safe and comfortable in their environment, and a deep cleaning can help everyone who later enters your office to feel comfortable and cared for.
During the coming weeks, while businesses are closed and more people are staying at home, it is a great time to schedule a deep cleaning for your medical office. Professional Surface Restoration has the expertise and experience needed to deep clean your office and keep your patients and staff safe from coronavirus exposure. Contact us for more information.