If you work in the medical laboratory industry, then you know just how important it is to keep your facility clean, especially during the cooler season. If you don’t get ahead of the bad bacteria that can cause infections and other health problems, they may grow out of control and start infecting your patients. Take some time now to clean and prepare your medical laboratory, before having to hire a Los Angeles janitorial services company to do all the tidying.
Run HVAC Routine Maintenance
One of the first ways to prepare your medical lab during the cooler season is by running routine maintenance on your HVAC system. It’s important that you inspect your air filters before winter and replace them if they’re dirty or worn out. You also need to make sure that all of your vents are unclogged so that air can flow freely. Inspecting and repairing leaks in pipes, as well as replacing old gaskets and hoses, will keep water and moisture from seeping into your building where it can cause mold growth. Finally, make sure you run a routine check on your generator if you have one installed in order to make sure it’s ready when you need it most!
Disinfect and Clean
It’s important to take some time each year to prepare your laboratory for the cooler months. During this time, you’ll want to disinfect and clean your laboratory with ethical, sustainable cleaning products. The last thing you want is icky bacteria lingering in your lab, so disinfecting your lab will help prevent any bacterial infections from coming back next season.
Wiping surfaces is a simple way to remove all dirt and debris that has accumulated on surfaces in your laboratory. In addition to wiping, try spraying cleaning solution on any areas that need more attention. Leave a window or door open so you can use cross ventilation, which will help remove any unwanted odors from the air. If possible, run a dehumidifier in your laboratory overnight, as this will eliminate any excess moisture from your lab and prevent mold growth.
Schedule Maintenance and Additional Cleaning Visits
With the cooler season approaching, we hope that these tips help you prepare your medical laboratory! In addition to the tips we mentioned in the previous sections, we highly recommend scheduling a maintenance visit or hiring a Los Angeles janitorial services company to make sure that you covered everything in your lab. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to an ICS expert.