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SERVPRO of South Columbus Delivers the "Hospital Clean” Required After a Plumbing Breach

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Hospitals require a higher level of clean to make sure that diseases aren't spread. Contact SERVPRO if your hospital facility is facing water damage.

Many Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages After Commercial Water Damage in Columbus

Hospital environments and surfaces demand enhanced cleaning and disinfecting for health and safety even under normal circumstances. Best practices in infection control practice used consistently reduce the incidence of hospital-associated infections. The challenge of monitoring and controlling infectious diseases increases when a water disaster occurs in a healthcare institution. Patients depend on a partnership of our trained crews and the highly-qualified cleaning and disinfecting staff to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When a Columbus hospital suffered a water pipe break, the cleanup and disinfection necessitated following research-based protocols. In taking on the project, we committed to working closely with the hospital housekeeping staff to ensure our efforts resulted not only in a cleaned and sanitized facility but also in the achievement of “hospital clean” -- a higher standard of clean and disinfection than typical mitigation.

The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) develop and continually review standards in environmental and surface cleaning in hospital settings. SERVPRO adopted the procedures prescribed by these reputable organizations when restoring the hospital back to pre-water loss condition.

Whenever water floods through a building, fast action is needed. The potential for microbial growth increases as time passes and the moisture remains. SERVPRO has the high-efficiency equipment to remove the water and clear the soiling that accompanies the accidental flooding. We used flood cuts and other techniques to access the water behind walls, making sure we get to all the moisture to prevent secondary complications.

Thorough environmental cleaning is the first step to reduce microbial contamination of surfaces in the hospital. The more efficient the mechanical cleaning, the more effective the action of the EPA registered disinfectants used after the cleaning procedures. SERVPRO consults with hospital personnel and their industry experts to select and administer the most properly targeted treatments at both the cleaning and the disinfecting stages.

Hospital housekeeping staff are experts in the multifaceted processes and strategies used to keep surfaces, especially those frequently touched by patients and health care workers, clean per the APSIC and CDC protocols. When SERVPRO shares this knowledge and expertise while responding after a plumbing crisis the best outcomes are more assured. Our successful Columbus hospital water restoration project is proof of the benefit of this collaboration.  

SERVPRO of South Columbus is up for any water damage restoration challenge, ready to meet or exceed the expectations of any commercial customer. Contact us at (614) 863-1392 when disaster strikes your business so we can work together toward a solution.

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