The English language can be challenging at times. English often doesn’t follow its own rules. In addition, there are times when vocabulary can be confusing. Take the clean room. We offer clean room cleaning services despite the fact that some people assume clean rooms are already clean. But don’t be fooled by the name. Clean rooms need a good cleaning on occasion.
Clean rooms can be tricky depending on the level of cleanliness required. In some situations, our commercial cleaning teams only need to ensure that a clean room is free of dust and fine particulates. But in other cases, clean rooms also must be germ free. The level of cleanliness a clean room requires dictates how we go about cleaning it.
More About the Clean Room
If you are not familiar with the clean room concept, try to imagine an indoor environment that needs to be as clean as humanly possible. A clean room is a room designed to be free of dust, airborne organisms, vaporized particles, or anything else that might interfere with the work being done in the space or the materials being handled therein.
By its nature, a hospital surgical suite is a clean room. Surgeons cannot take the risk of allowing anything in the space that could potentially harm a patient. Surgical suites are clean rooms of the highest level. They need to be both clean and disinfected on a regular basis.
Likewise, science makes good use of clean rooms for laboratory tests. Whether it is a medical lab testing a new drug or an optics lab working on sophisticated lasers, scientific labs must be free of dirt and airborne contaminants. Otherwise, sensitive equipment could be damaged. Test results could even be skewed by an environment that isn’t clean enough.
A Special Kind of Cleaning
Clean room cleaning is unlike most of the other commercial cleaning services we offer. It is a special kind of cleaning utilizing cleaning solutions and strategies designed around the specific space in order to achieve and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. It is accomplished via a 5-step process:
- Preparation – Both the room and workers must be prepared prior to doing any actual cleaning. In the room, unnecessary equipment and supplies are removed. All cleaners assigned to do the work must put on specialized gowns and masks.
- Cleaning & Disinfecting – The actual cleaning process has two phases. The cleaning phase removes dirt, debris, and visible contaminants. The disinfecting phase removes invisible contaminants along with germs. Note that not all clean rooms have to be disinfected.
- Rinsing – Certain portions of a clean room may have to be rinsed following disinfection in order to remove any cleaning solution residue. Why? Because cleaning solutions themselves can be contaminants.
- Drying – Clean rooms need to be free of microorganisms. Therefore, drying follows rinsing. A clean room must be dried quickly so as to prevent microscopic growth.
- Room Inspection – Before a clean room can be released for use, it must be inspected. Inspectors are tasked with making sure the required level of cleanliness has been achieved.
Needless to say that cleaning a clean room isn’t an easy process. It is also something that cannot be done quickly. Great care must be taken to ensure that everything is done correctly and according to any and all requirements.
If your organization has clean room facilities that require highly specialized commercial cleaning services, let us talk. Our clean room teams are fully trained professionals with the required knowledge and experience to ensure a clean and disinfected clean room that meets your high standards.