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Eight Places to Clean to Avoid Norovirus Outbreak

Eight Places to Clean to Avoid Norovirus Outbreak

CINCINNATI—Most prevalent in the winter months, norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in the United States resulting in as many as 21 million cases each year and 1.9 million hospital visits. To help reduce the spread ...

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The Evolution of Housekeeping

The Evolution of Housekeeping

As LODGING celebrates its 40th anniversary, we can reflect on the changes to hotel housekeeping that have occurred during this time period. Though not driven solely by technology, there have been some noticeable transformations that have affected how housekeepers do ...

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Top Five Overlooked Tasks When Cleaning Guestrooms

Top Five Overlooked Tasks When Cleaning Guestrooms

When room attendants are centrally focused on cleaning the more visible living areas of the guestrooms, some items may go overlooked. Here are the top five tasks room attendants often fail to complete when cleaning an on-change guestroom: Lighting. Turn ...

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Three Tips for Hazard Communication Compliance

Three Tips for Hazard Communication Compliance

Does your hotel staff know how to properly handle the hazardous chemicals they are exposed to every day? Earlier this year, a hotel in Rochester, N.Y., faced this question when a dangerous vapor cloud formed after hotel staff mixed chlorine ...

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Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Tips

Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Tips

With so much ground to cover, finding a way to keep carpets in tip-top shape for guests while also considering the environment is no small feat. Doug Berjer, brand manager for floorcare cleaning equipment manufacturer Tornado Industries, chatted with LODGING ...

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Determining the Proper Order to Clean Guestrooms

Determining the Proper Order to Clean Guestrooms

Many housekeeping attendants often express confusion about the proper order in which guestrooms should be cleaned each day. The ideal order should be based on ensuring the front desk has an appropriate inventory of clean and vacant rooms to assign ...

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