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Apr23

Nobody wakes up in the morning hoping to greet a day full of grumps.  Obviously, that’s true for travelers looking for some much deserved R&R.  It is surprising, though, how many “happy” travelers forget that everyone, including hotel staff, deserve to experience happiness in their days, too.  Unfortunately, many travelers treat hotel staff with an inordinate level of rudeness.  (This is also true for others in the hospitality and travel industry, including and especially airlines).

Of course you expect hotel staff to be courteous, kind, and professional.  From Marriott to Motel 6, it’s part of the lodging experience.  However, if you want them to be extra nice, a little reciprocated courtesy can go a long way toward that end.  Want a free upgrade to your room?  Trust me, your chances will improve if you ask politely.  It really is elementary.

With that said, here are three simple things guests can do to make hotel staff happy

  • Acknowledge their presence with a polite greeting

The maintenance staff pushing those cleaning carts down the hallway are real people, not robots.  It’s okay to say hi. Walking past them, pretending like they’re not there, makes you look uncaring and sometimes snobbish.  Your encountered silence would be expected on a bustling New York sidewalk, but when it’s just the two of you in a long hotel hallway, at least give a nod and pleasant “Good Morning!”

  • Tip them

I’m always amazed at how willing society is to tip the folks who bring us food and gather our dishes, but that same society is unwilling to tip the folks who make our beds and clean our toilets.  Part of this tipping-inequality conundrum can be explained through the issue of anonymity.  We usually don’t see the people who clean and tidy our hotel rooms, and therefore feel less guilty as sans-tipping hotel guests.  Whereas, we interact quite a bit with servers at restaurants.

It is entirely appropriate to tip your cleaning staff.  According to a CNN article written on this topic, a good rule-of-thumb is to tip $1 to $2 per person, per night.  So, if there are two people in your room, leave a tip $2 to $4 per night.  Not only is it polite to tip, it’s quite affordable, and . . . also quite fashionable!

  • Tidy-up after yourself

Tips are appreciated, but so is not being a slob.  Just because you know the cleaning staff will make your bed, doesn’t mean you have to suddenly turn into a 3-year-old and throw the covers on the floor in a bundle.  Just because you know the staff will pick up the pillows, doesn’t mean you can’t help a little.  Show a little grown-up decorum by doing 90% of the bed-making and let them tighten things up.

Your hotel’s cleaning staff aren’t supposed to be hazmat specialists.  Don’t expect them to make everything germ-free.  As a frequent traveler, I’ve learned that people are pretty gross.  That’s why I always keep a handful of Melaleuca products formulated to help combat against the seen (and unseen!) nastiness of hotel rooms.  Just because the cleaning staff wipes down toilet seats doesn’t mean you can’t add an extra level of disinfectant by giving another wipe to the seat.  The same is true for handles on doors and sinks.  Don’t forget the remote control.

janitorial services in orange county
Apr02

During this time Myriad Property Services wants to ensure that we are taking the proper measures to ensure that are clients are safe and in terms means that their employees are safe.

 

How are we making sure that we stay safe while entering your building? We are practicing 6 key ways to keep us from contacting the Covid-19,  which in essence will prevent us from spreading the virus.  We are dedicated to keeping your business office,  dental practice,  churches and pre-schools clean from not only Covid-19 but also the everyday dirt that can leave your businesses unkept.

 

Our staff is prescreened to ensure that they’re able to work.  The current rise in Covid-19 cases in Orange County has left more and more companies to have their staff work from home.  This has provided an opportunity for businesses to get into their offices and begin deep cleanings so that their facilities will be ready to go when they are able to open.

 

We have been and will continue to be a pillar in the Orange County business community.  Our janitorial and commercial cleaning services are available today as they have been for the past 10 years.  We are here to serve the community to the best of our capability.

 

Please review the steps below:

Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.

Clean

  • Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

High touch surfaces include:
Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

Disinfect

  • Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is dirty. Then, use a household disinfectant.
  • Recommend use of EPA-registered household disinfectantexternal icon.
    Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.
    Many products recommend:

    • Keeping surface wet for a period of time (see product label)
    • Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
  • Diluted household bleach solutions may also be used if appropriate for the surface. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
    Leave solution on the surface for at least 1 minute
    To make a bleach solution
    , mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
  • Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.

More details: Complete Disinfection Guidance

Soft surfaces

For soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes

  • Clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.
  • Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.

OR

Electronics

For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls.

  • Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics
  • Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting
    • If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.

 

Clean hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
    • Always wash immediately after removing gloves and after contact with a sick person.
  • Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available and hands are not visibly dirty, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
  • Additional key times to clean hands include:
    • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After using the restroom
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • After contact with animals or pets
    • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Trash

  • Dedicated, lined trash can: If possible, dedicate a lined trash can for the sick person. Use gloves when removing garbage bags, and handling and disposing of trash. Wash hands afterwards.