Monday, June 18, 2012

Shining Light on a Hotel Room's Dirtiest Things

Wow, here is another story about what you might get from your next stay in a hotel.  Hotels are missing the opportunity of saving guests from taking home more than a pleasant night's sleep by not validating their cleaning processes.  Here is part of the story from the My Health News Daily web site.  If you are a hotel and want to learn on how to validate the cleaning processes in your hotel, get in touch with us and find out about the Hygiena ATP testing system.

Want to stay away from germs during your next hotel stay? Then don’t turn on the TV or lights — new research shows that TV remotes and light switches are among the most contaminated items in hotel rooms.  Researchers from the University of Houston took bacteria samples from several items in hotel rooms in three regions of the United States. While the toilet and sink were expected to have high levels of bacteria, researchers also found more surprising items with high contamination levels, such as the remote and the switch on the bedside lamp.  Hotel rooms “don’t have to have it ready for surgery,” said study researcher Jay Neal, a microbiologist at the University of Houston, but there certainly is room for improvement in their cleanliness.

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  2. For example, instead of using a myriad hotel light switches for the lights, heat, air conditioning, and more, a hotel can implement a centralized lighting and HVAC system for the room, and have one device that controls its various features.