Effective cleaning processes and what they mean for hotels
As cleanliness, hygiene and health are increasingly important, effective cleaning processes are more relevant than ever in the hotel industry. They are the only way to ensure that hotels create a pleasant, reassuring atmosphere that guests will equate with safety.
Cleanliness for comfort and safety
Some leaves in the foyer, dust on the indoor plants, a fingerprint left on the window – it’s the little details that determine whether hotel guests feel like they have found a comfortable place to stay. This first impression can unintentionally tarnish how guests see other areas, such as bedrooms and bathroom facilities. Since cleanliness, hygiene and health are currently hot topics, effective cleaning processes are more important than ever in the hotel industry. They are the only way to ensure that hotels create a pleasant, reassuring atmosphere that guests will equate with safety.
Whether business travelers or holidaymakers, often the first thing guests do on arrival is to park their car. There are a number of methods to create a pleasant atmosphere right from the start and to prevent dirt being brought in from outside.
When it comes to hygiene and preventing the transmission of germs, it is the reception area that plays the most important role. Contact surfaces that are touched by multiple people should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. For the hotel staff, the area behind the counter must also be checked for anything that could be relevant during shift changes. For instance, the telephone and desk should be cleaned and disinfected. Alongside these measures, staff should adopt a policy of washing and sanitizing their hands before starting a shift, in order to avoid transferring germs to one another.
Depending on their size, hotels can occasionally contain several kilometers of corridors, which are very often furnished with carpets, lots of staircases, flooring made of fabric, resilient materials or stone. To save time we recommend using of battery operated cleaning equipment. Their primary advantages are that there is no tripping hazard from a cord, and that unnecessary routes from and to the last or next socket are a thing of the past.
Day-to-day maintenance cleaning is performed under time pressure – it is therefore all the more important to ensure that it is a systematic process which will create a reassuring, comfortable environment for hotel guests.
Not just “done”: Achieve outstanding results despite time and cost pressure
This brief overview shows that alongside the obvious, major tasks when it comes to room cleaning, there are many smaller tasks that need to be performed in order to maintain high levels of overall cleanliness and hygiene in hotels. Those who invest in the right cleaning technology and suitable cleaning concepts will relieve their staff of this extra burden and achieve better results in no time at all. In the long term, this is more cost-effective than many established processes and provides hotel owners and operators with what they need most – satisfied guests who will return to their hotel.
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