Best Practices for Commercial Cleaning and Disinfection for Ambulatory Care and Healthcare Facilities

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Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting

While cleaning can remove pathogens and significantly reduce germs on contaminated surfaces, it will not disinfect surfaces. Cleaning should be your first step, however, because organic matter left on surfaces can reduce the effectiveness of disinfectants.

Commercial cleaning services should use hospital-grade EPA-registered disinfectants that are effective in mitigating the effects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Disinfectants should be prepared and used according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Using the incorrect concentration levels can reduce effectiveness. Failing to leave surfaces wet for the required amount of dwell time can also reduce effectiveness because surfaces need to remain wet long enough for the product to deactivate pathogens.

These best practices include:

  • Proper procedures
  • Frequency and methods for healthcare facilities
  • Cleaning and disinfection checklists
  • Monitoring
  • Training and experience

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