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Steps to Increase Housekeeper Safety

Steps to Increase Housekeeper Safety

Because they often work alone, room attendants are vulnerable to assault. In the past five years, several housekeeping attendants have become the victims of battery, sexual assault, and, in at least one case, murder while working alone on guestroom floors. ...

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How to Avoid Cross Contaminating Clean Linens

How to Avoid Cross Contaminating Clean Linens

There are several ways that freshly laundered linens can be cross contaminated and rendered unsanitary. Here are a few points to focus on to prevent possible cross contamination: Avoid cross contact. Common sense dictates that once any linen has been ...

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Bouncing Back After Bed Bugs

Bouncing Back After Bed Bugs

The only thing that scares hotel operators more than bed bugs is an empty hotel room, yet the two often go hand in hand. Rooms can be out of service as long as two weeks, and treatment costs range from ...

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The Value of Clean

The Value of Clean

Historically, hotel owners and operators have viewed cleaning as a cost center. Consequently, decisions about housekeeping expenditures have focused solely on the amount spent. Yet, several recent studies have revealed that a relatively modest investment can have a significant effect ...

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How to Calculate Housekeeping Times

How to Calculate Housekeeping Times

Time is money. For the lodging industry, this is especially applicable when it comes to cleaning costs. Many facility managers assume they can multiply the number of guestrooms by some theoretical productivity rate to determine the time and resources needed ...

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