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Color-Coded Cleaning: Preventing Cross-Contamination

Color-Coded Cleaning: Preventing Cross-Contamination

Selecting the right tools for each housekeeping task is imperative, not only to achieve a high level of cleanliness, but also to prevent cross-contamination and to control potential infection. Consider implementing a color-coded system for rags and cleaning chemicals that ...

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Ozone Laundry Systems Can Help Save Water and Energy

Ozone Laundry Systems Can Help Save Water and Energy

Ozone is a compound in which three atoms of oxygen are combined to form the molecule O3, which is a strong, naturally occurring oxidizing and disinfecting agent. By injecting ozone gas directly into a laundry wash cycle, hotels can save ...

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When to Refurbish Guestrooms

When to Refurbish Guestrooms

Hotel owners are often hesitant to refurbish their guestrooms because of the significant expense that it entails. However, refurbishment is necessary at periodic intervals to ensure that quality is maintained, brand image is secured, and guests’ expectations are fulfilled. Investing ...

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Safeguarding Room Keys and Guest Privacy

Safeguarding Room Keys and Guest Privacy

Room attendants will service about 16 guestrooms per day. In between rooms, they’ll make trips to the housekeeping office, supply storeroom, linen closets, employee break room, locker room, and more. To ensure guest privacy isn’t compromised, housekeeping employees must follow ...

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An Alternate Approach to Increase Productivity, Morale

An Alternate Approach to Increase Productivity, Morale

On average, a room attendant spends 25 to 30 minutes servicing a standard guestroom. But is there a more efficient and productive way? Consider the possibilities of using a team cleaning approach. Increased productivity and task specialization. When two attendants ...

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Cart Prepping for Efficiency

Cart Prepping for Efficiency

A well-organized and well-stocked housekeeping cart is the key to efficiency. It enables room attendants to avoid wasting time looking for a cleaning item or making trips back to the linen room for more supplies. The specific amounts of items ...

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