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Unwelcome Guests: Preventing Rodents from Moving In

Unwelcome Guests: Preventing Rodents from Moving In

Underestimating a rodent infestation can be a reputation-ruining nightmare for successful businesses. Prevention measures that hotels can take include sealing entry points, monitoring at-risk areas of the property, and reporting sightings. Desiree Straubinger, market technical director at Rentokil Steritech North ...

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Why Outsourced Laundry Is More Common in Europe

Why Outsourced Laundry Is More Common in Europe

Whether a hotelier chooses an outsourced linen and uniform service or maintains an on-premises laundry (OPL), there is no disputing benefits that come with economies of scale. Massive wash capacity means that the cost per pound of laundry is lower, ...

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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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