Archive for the ‘Housekeeping Cleaning’ Category

housekeeping terms clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

housekeeping terms "clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition" as stated in the osha standard for floors and aisles is difficult to define. what resources and methods could a safety and health manager use to help determine if a condition exists that might result in an osha citation

Well ray jay if it aint STERILE it aint good enough that is how high it goes 1 sterile 2 sanitary 3 clean 4 icky 5 well lets just not go there you do know sterile means pure free from everything zero evidence of anything sorta how i keep my kitchen counters then end up going mad try to keep the floors equally sterile.

What are the worst housekeeping, cleaning-wise, offenses? When you go to someone’s house and go OMG?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

I have about half an hour to clean before company will be here. It needs a good general cleaning – It’s not bad but since I can’t get everything perfect in a half-hour, what would you focus on if you were me? I guess load the dishwasher and then do the bathroom……

What are the things that most gross you out?

I always notice smell first thing…so get rid of anything that could smell bad and maybe light a candle or open a window if its not too cold where you are.

Anything that is dirty in a manner congruent with unsanitary should be cleaned: ie dirty dishes, stained toilet bowl, toothpasty bathroom sink or overflowing trash cans.

Then focus on whatever room you will be doing the brunt of your entertaining in, by removing all clutter, possible allergens (cat hair on upholstery) or anything that would make your guests feel claustrophobic in that room. For instance, you probably dont need your treadmill in front of the couch or your bike leaning on your dining room table kind of stuff.

As long as it smells good and doesnt remind me of a frat house….I can forgive most other things though. :)

What is the grossest / most interesting thing you’ve ever encountered while cleaning a hotel room?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

This question is for cleaning ladies or any individual who works in the hotel industry.

I have never had to clean a room at a hotel. However, I have worked in hotels for years with many great housekeeping staff.

Usually the most common embarrassing items left behind, for the guest who wants it back, are adult toys and products. (We do mail them their missing items, usually free of charge, if they contact us. I am also surprised to see how many people want their item back rather than just buying a new one.)

It is not uncommon to have everything from cell phones and computers to dogs and cats left behind.

Do I have to check out at the front desk of a hotel or just leave?

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I wanted to know when I stay at a hotel if I would have to check out at the front desk or just leave since I’m only paying for 1 night’s stay? Obviously when housekeeping comes to clean the room they’ll notice nobody is home anymore. This is assuming there is no express check-out on the television for example.

That depends on the hotel. I would check out anyway, just in case or at least give them a call and ask.

Do I have to check out at the front desk of a hotel or just leave?

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

I wanted to know when I stay at a hotel if I would have to check out at the front desk or just leave since I’m only paying for 1 night’s stay? Obviously when housekeeping comes to clean the room they’ll notice nobody is home anymore. This is assuming there is no express check-out on the television for example.

If there is no express check out, you should check out at the front desk and turn in your key.

What should i do when an opposite gender housekeeper comes in to clean the restroom when i’m in a stall?

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The housekeeper did say "housekeeping" but i was a little tuned out in a bathroom stall when that was said so the housekeeper did come in probably thinking nobody was there. What should i do next time that happens? I just stayed quiet the first time that did happen.

Say Im using the restroom

Any recommendations on cleaning products for people with severe allergies?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

I have severe allergies to pollen, dust, most trees, and most grasses. I am looking for cleaning products. Does anyone have any experiences with the Green Works products from Clorox? I know they are supposed to be all natural.

make your own! It is cheaper and by far the safest thing out there. I have a pup with severe allergies and this is all we use to clean any area she is going to be in! (We also use All free and clear for her bedding http://www.all-laundry.com/ ) Go here:

http://housekeeping.about.com/cs/environment/a/alternateclean.htm

best and easiest way to clean a bath tub to make it shine?

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

I recently stayed a a Four Seasons Hotel and was amazed when I left my room in the morning within 10 minutes housekeeping came in and the bathroom was gleaming especially the shower and tub.How the heck is it done? Any answers?

I find that letting some lestoil and hot water sit in the tub for a few minutes helps a lot….then after it has sat for a bit I take a sponge with a plastic scrubby side (you don’t want to use something that will scratch) I give a once over to the tub. The lestoil does a great job so it doesn’t require a lot of effort to get it clean. Wear a glove though, the stuff is a bit harsh on the skin!

Who does housekeeping and cottage or house maintenance in the Haliburton Minden area?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

I’m looking for a handyman and maid service to fix up and clean my cottage. I have a few odd jobs and my cottage could use some general repair. If anyone knows a dependable and reliable company please let me know.

I hired Highland Cottage Services to clean my cottage and replace my kitchen faucet. There were very friendly and efficient. I would defiantly recommend them. I believe there website is

www.highlandcottageservices.webs.com

Where can I find a good housekeeping schedule?

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

I am clueless when it comes to keeping my house clean. I don’t want to find a rigid schedule, but having a list of how often certain tasks should be done would really help!

Check this out for cleaning schedules and info from Real Simple Magazine —

http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/channel/clean (look at the "Worksheets" box at the bottom of the page

and also

http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/gallery/0,21863,1033650,00.html

Hope that helps!
JAMRDH – a dental hygienist