Hotel Cleaning Tips: Six Ways to Keep Allergies Away

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One way to retain and attract customers is by maintaining a high level of cleanliness. But some cleaning products can be too harsh for people with allergies. Failure to clean certain areas can also lead to allergy attacks. Keep allergies away by checking out these suggestions:

Tools to Use to Avoid Allergies

Be mindful of the mops and cleaning cloths you use. Dust clings better to microfiber towels for cleaning than paper towels and those made of cotton. When it comes to mops, pick the ones with removable heads so that they can be washed after use. You will also be able to clear away more dirt with a moist cloth, so slightly dip the rag and the mop in a bucket of water before beginning to clean.

Choose Products Wisely

People with asthma are sensitive to strong scents, so it would be best to use unscented and dye-free fabric softeners and detergents. Doing this will also lessen the possibility of skin irritation. Use unscented cleansers for other surfaces as well. 

If possible, avoid using cleaning products that contain high amounts of sodium hypochlorite, ammonia, and formaldehyde. There are a lot of natural alternatives to choose from, such as hydrogen peroxide, salt, and lemons. The same goes for air fresheners. Instead of using artificial products, you can replace them with simmered nutmeg, cinnamon, or citrus fruit peels. This will lend a sweet smell to the hotel minus the irritants.

Wear Protection

Use either washable or disposable face masks when you clean. This will shield your sinuses from harsh-smelling cleaning products and dust inhalation. You should also wear gloves to protect your skin from coming into contact with corrosive chemicals. To avoid skin irritation, use cotton-lined rubber gloves instead of latex gloves. Avoid cleaning substances from getting in by wearing elbow-length gloves.

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Don’t Forget About the Mattress and the Pillows

Every once in a while, the bed must be completely stripped. After doing this, put some baking soda on the mattress and then vacuum it. Once it has been thoroughly cleaned, remake the bed.

If it’s appropriate, the pillows should also be washed at least every two months. To prevent allergen buildup, you may wash them more often. Take a look at the care instructions to see if they can be machine-washed. Normally, latex and memory foam pillows should not be washed. If they are safe to wash, use hot water, and ensure that they are completely dry before using them again. 

As Above, so Below

You have washed the mattress, the pillows, and the sheets, but have you cleaned the area below the bed? The real monster hiding under the bed is an accumulation of dust, hair, and fur. That’s if you allow pets within the premises. Banish these allergy fiends by using the vacuum cleaner’s hose attachment to clean this hidden spot.

Caring for the Bathroom

Protect bathrooms from mildew growth by installing an exhaust fan. Ideally, it should be used every time someone takes a bath. Ensure that this is done by connecting the lights and exhaust fan to a single switch. Frequently washing the shower curtains and bath mats will also prevent mold and mildew from sprouting. 

If mildew has taken hold on some spots, combine one part of chlorine bleach and three parts of water, then start scrubbing. Before you begin, make sure that the area is well ventilated. Use a toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas. Leave the solution on the surface for around ten to fifteen minutes, scrub again, then rinse it off with water.

Cleaning doesn’t have to be uncomfortable because it can be safely done. Following these pointers can improve the staff’s cleaning experience and ensure an enjoyable stay for the guests. 

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