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Cleanliness in health


Nosocomial diseases are aggravating factors for patients in hospital; the appearance of an infection thus increases the risk of death by three.

To address this issue, cleaning in hospitals and clinics is of paramount importance to maintain a clean and hygienic environment, thus guaranteeing the safety of patients, medical staff and visitors.

Cleaning protocols in healthcare professions are developed strictly, regularly reviewed and updated to align with best practices in hygiene and infection prevention.

The recommended methods are to use impregnated microfibers, to never use the same microfibers from one room to another (what we call single use), and to wash and disinfect the microfibers in the machine.

Basic rule: you do not disinfect a dirty surface; which requires, in the event of dirt, two actions, one to remove the dirt, a second to disinfect. Using one or two products (detergent and/or disinfectant) has no impact on the cleaning rate.

Thanks to our Cleanea machines, these 2 products will be manufactured on site. The Red product to disinfect all surfaces such as sanitary facilities, taps, door handles and the Blue product to clean and degrease floors, windows and furniture.

We can estimate the cleaning of a room at 1 headband and 3 cloths. To obtain these ratios, you must use all 8 sides of the cloths to use as little as possible and thus avoid waste (single-use cleaning).

Thus, the support (paper, microfiber) is changed each time a new surface is cleaned.

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Cleaning protocols in the healthcare sector aim to eliminate germs, prevent the spread of infections and ensure optimal sanitary conditions.


Here are some key points related to cleaning in healthcare professions:

Surfaces in healthcare settings, such as floors, walls, counters, examination tables and medical equipment, should be cleaned regularly. This involves the use of appropriate cleaning products, such as disinfectants (Red product) and specific detergents, as well as proper cleaning techniques to remove contaminants.


Reusable medical instruments must be properly disinfected after each use to prevent the transmission of infections from one patient to another. Specific cleaning and disinfection procedures are put in place for each type of equipment, taking into account the manufacturer's recommendations and current regulations.


Some specific areas in healthcare facilities require special attention in terms of cleaning. These may include operating rooms, intensive care units, isolation rooms, or areas containing patients with contagious infections. Special protocols are in place for cleaning and disinfection of these sensitive areas, paying particular attention to the risks of cross-infection.


Healthcare facilities must adhere to strict protocols for biomedical waste management. This includes the proper collection, sorting, packaging and disposal of waste such as used syringes, soiled dressings, medical chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials.


It is essential to train cleaning staff in healthcare facility-specific cleaning protocols and techniques. This includes learning proper cleaning practices, proper use of cleaning chemicals and equipment, and awareness of the risks associated with exposure to pathogens.


The surfaces to be cleaned are divided into zones, according to the infectious risk incurred by the patient and each with its protocol: 

Zone 1: Minimal risks (halls, offices, retirement homes, technical and administrative services, etc.)

Zone 2: Medium risks (circulations, elevators, stairs, waiting rooms, maternity, rehabilitation rooms, psychiatry, pharmacy, laundry, toilets, etc.)

Zone 3: Severe risks (intensive care, emergencies, delivery room, nursery, surgery, pediatrics, medicine, radiology, laboratories, autopsy room, etc.)

Zone 4: Very high risks (operating theater, transplant department, neonatology, burn department, etc.)

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Per room, you need 400 g of microfiber, which is equivalent to 1 headband of 200 g and 3 cloths of 80 g.

For example, for a clinic with 100 beds, there will be more than 50 kg of microfiber to clean and impregnate each day.


Which leads to an 8 kg machine, 80% filled, running 9 hours a day.

Some establishments prefer to have two 6 kg machines to overcome technical problems.

For pre-impregnation, it is accepted that an impregnation rate of 100%  (100 ml per 100 g strip), allows the right residual humidity to clean 20 to 40 m² (same for cloths).

Some metrics

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