You make about a million decisions every day, so simplifying as many of them as possible is key, starting with your hotel cleaning products.
Taking the guesswork out of choosing and handling products will go a long way toward making linen laundry a seamless part of hotel operations.
With simplifying things in mind, here are some do’s and dont’s for hotel cleaning products.
Do: Choose Hardworking Products without the Harsh Chemicals
It certainly used to be true that getting luxury hotel sheets and towels both bright and well-cleaned required using chemicals we now know were tough on both stains and the environment.
But today’s cleaning technology has allowed hotel cleaning products to toughen their stance on using toxins, yielding the same or even better results without the harsh chemicals.
Look for products that are 100 percent biodegradable, free of NPE, phosphate, EDTA, NTA and aromatic solvents.
Do: Store Products Properly
Once you’ve selected effective and eco-friendly products, it’s important to make sure they’re stored in a way that preserves them and protects your linens.
Store hotel cleaning products the way the manufacturer recommends and far from your sheets and towels to prevent damage from accidental spills or leaks. The latter is one of the hotel housekeeping tips that can lengthen the life of your linens.
For OPL hotels, or hotels with on property laundry, that goes even for laundry-related chemicals such as commercial laundry detergent.
Don’t: Forget to Do Regular Inventory
Ideally, you have a system in place that automatically tracks or estimates when you’re running low on cleaning supplies, but we know that conditions are rarely ideal.
If you don’t have something in place that alerts you when to replenish your cleaning products supply, do a regular inventory to ensure you never run out. That goes both for cleaning chemicals and rags and microfiber cloths.
Done and (Not) Done
Being savvy about selecting, storing and securing the right amount of hotel cleaning products will make it one less thing you have to worry about, giving you more energy to focus on guest satisfaction in hotels.