The renovated Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has approximately 390,000 square-feet of flooring that requires daily cleaning. The majority of the facility is comprised of Nora Flooring – a sound absorbent and slip-resistant flooring system – with Terrazzo flooring installed in the lobby. Other unique design elements that require the implementation of a comprehensive, multi-faceted cleaning plan include:
- Laminate artwork throughout the building
- An intensive care unit featuring a 360-degree layout
- A dedicated elderly unit featuring non-glare floors and special lighting
- Approximately 250 private patient rooms
Additional cleaning challenges to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital include the facility’s expanded trauma center and the existence of several high-activity zones, including the emergency room.
As a level 1 trauma center providing inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services, the facility management team at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center consistently encounters unique cleaning challenges that need to be addressed quickly and efficiently. As a result, training and easy to use products are paramount for success. In an effort to ensure cleanliness throughout the facility and the safety of its patients, the hospital partnered with 3M to use 3M™ Easy Trap™ Sweep and Dust Sheets for its dusting needs.
As an early adopter of the 3M Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets, the hospital’s cleaning and maintenance staff of 197 individuals has been utilizing the product for approximately 10 years. Specifically, hospital porters begin the floor cleaning process by dusting with 3M Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets to eliminate dust and debris. Without this step, a haze can be seen on the floor, impacting the facility’s overall appearance.
Designed to trap and hold up to eight times more debris than a conventional flat-fringed cotton mop, the 3M Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets provides an effective solution for dust control. Most importantly, the product is safer for employees as it captures dust without spreading it and can be used on both wet and dry surfaces.
“The 3M Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets has been a great tool. If we just wet mop the floor with a microfiber mop, a slight film is left on the surface. However, if we use the Easy Trap before mopping, it eliminates the debris on the floor,” said Francisco Saenz, EVS Director at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
Saenz also noted that the versatility of the 3M Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets allows his porters to utilize the product for high-dusting, eliminating the need for other tools and taking the guesswork out of surface cleaning.
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