Tips to Keep Your Medical Office Clean During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is known for being the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it can be the most stressful. Entering the holidays as a healthcare practice usually means updating office hours, managing last-minute appointments and planning staff holiday celebrations. Whether your practice is closed for the day or the week, here are some cleaning tips to ensure your holiday stays jolly.

Keep Treats Confined to One Area

During the holidays in the healthcare field, it is common for patients to want to thank their healthcare providers with holiday treats. It is helpful to designate one area in your office space to keep food and drink. Designating an eating and drinking area ensures that any spills or crumbs are kept in one spot. Encourage your staff to keep treats and drinks away from their desks and workstations; or encourage them to tidy their desks afterward so cleaning staff can easily wipe down surfaces.

Another benefit to keeping food and drink confined to one area is the ease of cleanup. The more space your office holiday party needs, the more you have to clean afterward. Especially when food and drink are involved, things can get messy. If you have to spread out, it will likely mean more to clean. This also helps cleaning staff concentrate on problem areas without chasing stains and sticky spots throughout the practice.

Continue to Keep Cleanliness a Priority

As a healthcare practice, you understand the importance of maintaining a clean working environment more than any other profession. That cleaning routine shouldn’t stop over the holidays. Cleaning should continue to be a top priority even if your normal working schedule has changed.

The holiday season and flu season are best friends. Closer contact during holiday celebrations means an increased risk of spreading germs and bacteria. You want your employees to be healthy and focused in the new year. Use EPA and CDC-approved disinfectants correctly and make sure that frequent touch points are disinfected regularly. These touch points can be door handles, light switches, and shared telephones.

Don’t Forget about the Floors

Whether it’s cookie cake, dirt or sparkles, floors take a beating during the holiday season. Inclement weather and increased foot traffic can also leave your floors exposed to more pollutants like dirt, dust and germs.

Maintaining a safe and clean office requires regularly cleaned floors to prevent the spread of dirt, germs, and viruses. Floor care is also more important when you hold holiday office parties and host holiday treats. More food and drink translates to an increase in sticky spots, carpet stains, and food crumbs.

To help keep your floors clean, safe and looking as new as the day they were installed, we recommend cleaning them regularly and staying on top of spots. Work with your commercial cleaner to address stains and sticky spots.

Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

If the thought of cleaning your healthcare office over the holidays has you feeling anything but jolly, hire a professional! Elite Touch Cleaning is a team of experts in the cleaning industry. They have current clients throughout the healthcare field and know what it takes to get the job done. They use their Elite Standard to provide medical practices with 5-star service:

✅  Customized Cleaning Plans
✅ Cleaning Specialist Matching
✅ Best In Class Cleaning Supplies
✅ Verified Clean: Third Party Rating System
✅ 24/7 Availability


If you’re ready to get your medical office prepared for the holiday season, let Elite Touch help! Click here to get in touch with an Elite representative TODAY.


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