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HEALTHCARE BUILDINGS

SPECIALIZED CLEANING FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. WHEN ONLY THE BEST CARE WILL DO.

In 1962, ServiceMaster Clean recognized that healthcare facilities require specialized cleaning and disinfection in order to maintain optimal health and safety standards. We were pioneers in the field then, and today we continue to bring new and better ways to maintain the cleanliness, safety and health standards of the healthcare facilities we serve with our Patient-Centred Cleaning Program.

 

SERVICEMASTER CLEAN INVENTED SPECIALIZED CLEANING FOR HEALTHCARE. Today we continue to innovate the industry.

In addition to regular janitorial cleaning and disinfection such as trash collection, dusting, damp mopping, restroom care, floor and carpet care, window washing and more, ServiceMaster of Vancouver - Janitorial Management Services provides the following healthcare-specific services:

  • Checking and changing privacy curtains
  • Thoroughly cleaning stairs and other high-traffic areas
  • Meticulous cleaning of exam and procedure rooms

HEALTHIER CLEANING METHODS.

The ServiceMaster Clean Capture and Removal Cleaning® system combines advanced equipment and microfiber technologies to dramatically decrease airborne dust, VOCs and bacteria, resulting in a healthier environment for both staff and patients.

EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (EVS) TRAINING.

The ServiceMaster Clean healthcare training series ensures that our staff and technicians are able to properly provide specialized cleaning and disinfection services customized for your facility.

CLEAR COMMUNICATION + highly trained staff.

Our emphasis on clear communication with our customers sets us apart from other cleaning and disinfection service companies. We ask the right questions and listen closely to the answers in order to deliver your standard of clean the first time, and every time.

Extraordinary cleaning starts with excellent staff. We endeavor to recruit and hire individuals who are well suited to working in the healthcare environment. We train our cleaning and disinfection specialists intensively on patient relations, and we hold them to a high standard of conduct.

 

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

A Healthy School Environment = Enhanced Educational Performance

Canadian schools are faced with a tough challenge since COVID-19.  Not only are they working with tight budgets, but the requirements to provide cleaning and now ongoing disinfection to reduce the risk of infection have put a further strain on budget.

Our patented, efficient cleaning and disinfection processes produce a cleaner, healthier indoor educational environment. They also reduce cleaning and disinfecting time, ultimately saving you money.

Our highly trained cleaning professionals offer dedicated service to school administrators that go above and beyond the standard of care you expect. With constant accessibility and clear communication, we do the job right the first time, every time.

 

State-of-the-Art CLEANING METHODS

The ServiceMaster Clean’s proprietary Capture and Removal Cleaning® system combines advanced equipment and microfiber technologies with a proven process to trap and remove dirt—not just move it around. This state-of-the-art system can dramatically decrease airborne particulates, VOCs and bacteria, helping result in healthier, happier and higher-achieving students and teachers.

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of disinfection has grown dramatically, not only in the minds of the teaching staff, but also for students and parents.

Our disinfection process abides by the guidelines of all public health authorities such as Health Canada and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

BENEFITS FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Cleaning and disinfection services from ServiceMaster of Vancouver - Janitorial Management Services can help:

  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Reduce the risk of infection
  • Reduce sick-day absences*
  • Reduce contributors to asthma
  • Raise reading and math scores*
  • Influence positive attitudes toward the school and green cleaning**

*Source: Healthy School Environment and Enhanced Educational Performance, The Case of Charles Young Elementary School, Washington, D.C., Carpet & Rug Institute, January 2002.

**Source: Dr. Michael A. Berry, PhD

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RESTAURANTS

Today, a clean and disinfected restaurant is essential to the success of your food service business. Your customers expect a high level of cleanliness when they choose where they want to eat. ServiceMaster Clean’s restaurant cleaning services focus on achieving the highest standards of health and cleanliness that is required and expected of restaurants. And we go beyond your expectations. Our cleaning services range from providing overall cleaning, sanitizing and maintenance of your entire facility, or a high-focus concentration on cleaning and disinfecting the restaurant and seating areas or a full commercial kitchen clean. Contact us today for the cleaning and disinfection plan that is right for your restaurant.

 

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Did you know?

How long will acrylic floors last?

Wear of any finish depends greatly on the foot traffic in your facility, how the floor is used and the cleaning practices that are employed. Typically, the average lifespan of acrylic finish is about one year.

Will the application process produce dust?

Procedures that are required to prepare the floor can be done with a wet screening and/or wet conditioning pad, thereby reducing dust.

Isn’t “clean”, “disinfect” and “sanitize” the same thing?

To the general public, these three terms — clean, disinfect, sanitize — are often used interchangeably. However, to a cleaning professional, these terms are not the same and can refer to very different outcomes. According to Public Health Canada and the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the definition of these terms are as follows:

Clean
This refers to the removal of visible dirt and debris through the use of soap or detergent and water. While this process may remove germs from surfaces, it does not necessarily kill the germs. This said, the mere act of germ removal lowers their numbers and does help in reducing the risk of infection.
Disinfect
With disinfection, germs are actually KILLED on surfaces through the use of chemicals. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitize
Lastly, the term sanitize has its roots in the word “Sanitary” which is defined as “of or relating to health”. When you keep this in mind, to sanitize means lowering the number of germs on surfaces to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This can be achieved by either cleaning and/or disinfecting surfaces to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Not to confuse you anymore, but as an added bonus, we’ll also define the term “sterilize” which is the process in which chemicals are used to kill ALL microbial life including bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi. This is a process that is very rarely undertaken in a facility outside of a healthcare setting.

So, for a cleaning professional, our disinfection process for your commercial facility is routinely a 2-step process - We clean first, then disinfect - in order to provide you with a sanitary facility in which to work!

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/cleaning.htm
  2. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/cleaning-disinfecting-public-spaces.html
  3. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/bp-cleaning-disinfection-sterilization-hcs.pdf?la=en
  4. https://www.foodsafety.ca/blog/understanding-difference-between-cleaning-sanitizing-sterilizing


 
 
 
 
 

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