22 Jan Chambermaid Services Tips
In this article we look at why it is advisable to hire a provider of professional chambermaid services to handle cleaning services and other tasks. It is a known fact that poor housekeeping is more likely to turn away visitors than uncomfortable beds, poor service, or itchy bathrobes. For example, if a guest were to walk into a 4- or 5-star hotel and is greeted by dirt and dust, they are likely to not return, and furthermore they may file complaints or leave an unfavourable review.
For those who wish to succeed as a hotelier or hotel chain manager, it is advisable to establish a solid cleaning strategy to ensure that your guests enjoy a clean and comfortable stay in their home-from-home. In most cases, hotels will hire providers of professional chambermaid services such as ECS Commercial Cleaning. For those that do not hire chambermaid services, fortunately many resources exist on the internet that will prove to be of use. The following link provides a useful guide for hotels and hospitality related business in relation to the prevention of Coronavirus (Covid-19): https://en-uk.ecolab.com/offerings/public-health-resources-for-hospitality
Chambermaid Service Tips
To assist you with your in-house chambermaid services, we have compiled a list of useful tips and strategies:
The functions of chambermaid services and professional cleaning services
Guests will usually be aware when a hotel or similar environment is not kept to a high standard in relation to cleanliness. Some of the areas that you should pay particular attention to are as follows:
- Hotel lobby/reception
- Guests’ bedrooms
- Guest’s and hotel bathrooms
- Other key rooms within the hotels
Hiring chambermaid services to ensure that your hotel is always as clean as possible
In order to ensure that your guests’ rooms are always as clean as possible, you will need an excellent housekeeping and cleaning plan. To begin, you will need to decide upon the number of staff that will be required for each housekeeping shift. This can then be followed by the preparation of checklist to cover all areas of the hotel.
In order to reduce the stress put on not only your hotels resources, but also your staff, it is advisable to hire the services of a professional chambermaid services provider such as ECS Commercial Cleaning.
Preparations for hotel cleaning
Before you commence with your hotel cleaning and chambermaid services regime, you will first need to establish a detailed checklist on a per-room (or area) basis within the hotel. Not only should this include guest areas, but also back areas/staff areas within the hotel.
It is important to consider that different areas of the hotel will have very specific cleaning requirements, and therefore may require different types of technologies and products in order to ensure a thorough clean. For example, commercial kitchen deep cleaning is a subject that needs great consideration. You can read more in relation to the commercial kitchen deep cleaning services that ECS provide on the following link: https://ecscommercialcleaning.co.uk/commercial-kitchen-cleaning/
Next you will need to decide with members of staff are more suitable to different areas of the hotel. Once decided, the cleaning services and chambermaid services checklist can be assigned to the appropriate member of staff.
A professional cleaning services provider will dust from the top of the room to the floor to ensure that all surfaces are clear from dust and other particles that may be lurking.
Chambermaid services for sanitising
In order to ensure that all areas are germ-free, it is important to ensure that all surfaces are appropriately sanitised. Items placed upon surfaces must be carefully moved to a safe location so that surfaces can be sanitised in their entirety. It is also important to pay attention to the interiors of cabinets, wardrobes, doors and other items.
Cleaning electrical equipment
When cleaning electrical equipment, great care must be taken. Electrical equipment can include devices such as telephones, televisions, radios and other gadgets. Ensure that any screens are wiped with a damp cloth as opposed to cleaning products that could cause harm.
Vacuum cleaning upholstery and furniture
A professional chambermaid services provider will ensure that all upholsteries and furniture is cleaned with a specialised brush attachment. This will ensure that all furniture and upholstery is kept free of allergies and dust. In addition, curtains can also be attended to using the vacuum cleaner.
Allow natural airflow
Natural air flow is important when cleaning duties are undertaken. Opening windows or balcony doors before cleaning will allow fresh air to pass through the space and eliminate lingering odours from the room and also the cleaning products that are being used to clean.
To find out more about how ECS can assist you with your chambermaid service requirements in London and throughout the country, please click the following link to contact us: https://ecscommercialcleaning.co.uk/contact/