Best Western rolls out new cleaning procedures
Program is responding to a lack of confidence in midscale hotel cleanliness, chain says
Black-light inspections, UV sterilization among its new housekeeping tools
Out of sight, out of mind. That’s a mantra hotel guests tend to adopt as they tuck into rooms inhabited by hundreds of previous guests — and possibly the microscopic germs and debris they leave behind.
Best Western International on Thursday announced a new approach to cleaning those things visitors can’t see. The chain said its……… was inspired
We’ve all seen one of those news-program exposés on the filth in hotel rooms that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Best Western is determined to never be the target of this type of “gotcha” again, by arming its cleaning staff with UV inspection and sterilization technology.
Each of the hotel chain’s room will receive high-tech cleaning using UV wands and black lights. Rooms will also get seamless remote controls that are easier to clean and each pillow will be wrapped with a single-use (and recyclable/biodegradable) cover to show they’ve been cleaned between stays.
Best Western’s goal is to become recognized as the cleanest of the mid-range hotel chains says Ron Pohl, the chain’s senior vice president of brand management and member services. ……..
UV, or ultraviolet, light disinfects waste water by damaging the DNA and RNA of microorganisms such as salmonella, giardia, microscopic worms and viruses. Treating waste water with UV light is effective and safe for those who work with it. In addition, it does not leave a chemical product that can cause pollution. The disadvantage of UV light is that it is less effective if the waste water has high amounts of particles that absorb UV light and shield microorganisms from harm.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are part of the light that comes from the sun. The UV spectrum is higher in frequency than visible light and lower than x-rays. As a water treatment technique, UV is known to be an effective disinfectant due to its strong germicidal (inactivating) ability. UV disinfects water containing bacteria and viruses and can be effective against protozoans like, Giardia lamblia cysts or Cryptosporidium oocysts.
UV has been used commercially for many years in the
pharmaceutical, cosmetic, beverage, and electronics industries, especially in Europe. In the US, it was used for drinking water disinfection in the early 1900s but was abandoned due to high operating costs, unreliable equipment, and the expanding popularity of disinfection by…..
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You have to be practically superhuman to get to every nook and cranny when cleaning a hospital room. And the abundance of soft surfaces makes it even tougher to feel confident that all the bacteria has been eliminated after the cleaning staff has moved on. But Clorox thinks it may have the solution.
Clorox has teamed up with UltraViolet Devices, Inc. to create the Optimum-UV, a device that casts ultraviolet (UV) light into a room to kill bacteria. Consisting of four UV lights carried on a wheeled, six-foot aluminum mast, the device bathes a room in light to kill 99.992 percent of bacteria the CDC says threaten patient safety, according to statements in the Los Angeles…