Entries by Jessica Donnan

Bed Bugs In Hotels

Think you could recognize a bed bug if you saw one in your hotel room? Most people can’t. According to a study in the scientific journal American Entomologist, over 40% of the nearly 2,000 travelers surveyed said that they didn’t know.

Practices for Removing Carpet Stains and Maintaining Rugs

Commercial carpets and rugs pose a special cleaning challenge. Offices and other public spaces are often high traffic areas, so these carpets are under heavy use compared to residential areas. While many commercial spaces use carpet that is designed to hide stains and dirt, facilities should perform regular maintenance on carpets and rugs and should also consider professional cleaning on a regular basis. 

Hotel Cleanliness May Need Improvement

Mattress company Amerisleep conducted a huge review of existing hotel inspections (over 8000 inspection results were compiled – covering over 3000 individual hotels nationwide) and found some unsettling and surprising results. All hotels, across all price ranges, had unresolved issues.

Summer Storm Checklist

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost forty percent of small businesses who experience a disaster will never reopen. Having a disaster recovery plan, which includes a preparedness component, will help protect your business and your employees so that you can increase the chances of recovery after a disaster.

Unclean Hospital Rooms and Patient Risk

Hospitals are under intense pressure to be economically efficient, which most often translates to cutting staff and costs. Often, one of the first areas to be cut is in the resources for infection control and cleaning, generally handled by the Environmental Services (ES) team.