The purpose of this cleaning is a bit different than a residential or commercial cleaning service mainly because the work is much more labor-intensive. There is often heavy lifting, ladder work and some debris removal required.
Construction cleanup crews are the people who make sure newly built or renovated homes are “ready” before the owners move in and take possession. Duties can include cleaning windows inside, dusting and washing all surfaces, removing stickers on windows and appliances, hauling away the last of the construction debris, polishing all the interior glass, marble, and tile surfaces, dusting and washing walls and ceilings, and vacuuming the floors.
Terminal Cleaning (Hospital, OR and ER)
The purpose of this cleaning and disinfection process is to remove bacterial contamination from environmental surfaces and equipment surfaces where patients receive care to prevent the transmission of the microorganism from patient to patient, from patients to healthcare worker, and from patients to visitors. Environmental services (ES) personnel should receive proper training and education on patient room cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and they must use all barrier precautions (such as masks, gloves, and gowns) when cleaning in rooms or units where surfaces may be contaminated with infectious microorganisms.
ES personnel should use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved, hospital-grade cleaning and disinfectant products on all horizontal surfaces and other surfaces in the room that may have become contaminated. Terminal cleaning includes several steps: from using EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant to the removal of gloves after the process is completed, avoiding touching the outside of the gloves, and hands should be washed with an antimicrobial soap and water, or an alcohol rub should be applied.
“Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning” from the
American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES).