When we go on vacation, we want to stay in a comfortable and tidy place. And when we stay in a hotel room, it’s cleanliness is the last thing we want to think about. Nevertheless, according to some reports it’s better to add a bottle of disinfectant into your travel essentials while you’re taking a break.
There is no universal cleaning ‘code’ for hotels. Strive to find a hotel with professional cleaning stuff and high levels of surface sanitation. Stay away from a hotel with a bad reputation for poor cleanliness.
Researches show that the television remote and bedside lamp are on the top of the list of items contaminated by bacteria in a hotel room.
Unfortunately these two hotel room staples are most-commonly only glossed over by cleaners. Cleaning stuff may give them a light dusting or polish. Many guests are handling the remote or lamp directly after using the bathroom. This in its turn spread bacteria.
Hotel cleaning staffs’ sponges and mops have the highest potential for cross-contaminating surfaces between rooms.
Speaking of bathrooms, the toilet and bathroom sink are also high on the list. As expected very high levels of bacteria are found on their surfaces. To your surprise, the bathroom door handle and the headboard of hotel beds are the cleanest places in most rooms.