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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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The Economics of Off-Premise Laundry

The Economics of Off-Premise Laundry

One factor that hotel operators may be considering as they manage expenses is whether to operate on-premise laundry facilities or to outsource laundry through an off-premise service. While operating an on-premise laundry facility has its benefits, off-site facilities give hotel ...

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Meth Labs: A Dangerous Hotel Challenge

Meth Labs: A Dangerous Hotel Challenge

Methamphetamine manufacturers often seek to “cook” meth in hotel and motel rooms because it provides them an enclosed, private environment that they can abandon on a moment’s notice. Meth manufacturing in hotels is a significant concern, as it creates danger ...

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Keeping HVAC Systems in Top Working Order

Keeping HVAC Systems in Top Working Order

Because they’re found in almost every hotel room, maintaining HVAC systems should be a priority for hoteliers, housekeeping, and maintenance staff. According to Don Fort, a national quality and training manager for LG, an HVAC system can last up to ...

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Finding Housekeeping Employees

Finding Housekeeping Employees

A hotel without a reliable and consistent housekeeping staff will likely experience diminished cleanliness, face lower quality assurance scores from inspectors, be subjected to higher labor and training costs due to frequent employee turnover, and experience more complaints from guests. ...

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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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