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Six Tips for Pest Prevention at Hotels

Six Tips for Pest Prevention at Hotels

Pest infestations can quickly get out of hand—one bug turning into tens, turning into hundreds. However, management and staff can take simple measures to protect a property from infestations. Tim Husen, Technical Services Manager for Orkin, LLC., offers the following ...

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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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How Clean Are Your Hotel’s Bed Linens?

How Clean Are Your Hotel’s Bed Linens?

How clean are your hotel’s bed linens? Whatever hotel management’s answer, there is typically scant evidence, if any, supporting their conclusion. Pointing out that a property has never had a problem with such hygiene is fast becoming an inadequate response ...

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Five Considerations for Choosing Laundry Services

Five Considerations for Choosing Laundry Services

Hotel managers who consider shutting down on-premises laundries (OPLs) and consider outsourcing their laundry services might view these vendors as a commodity. Cost savings are often viewed as the primary advantage of such a shift. Outsourced linen services operate more ...

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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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Housekeeping Hand Hygiene: The Key to Cleanliness

Housekeeping Hand Hygiene: The Key to Cleanliness

In honor of International Housekeeping Week, it’s important to not only recognize housekeepers’ hard work, but also the importance of maintaining their health. And there’s no better way to keep germs away and prevent the spread of infection than through ...

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