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Cleaning & Maintenance

From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Autumn is Ideal Time to Inspect Roofs, Perform Preventative Maintenance

LOUIS, MO.—For property owners and facility managers, premature roof failure equals unexpected and often significant expenses. According to Bob Gender, Region Manager at Western Specialty Contractors, the neglect of preventative maintenance is often the cause of premature roof failure. “Roofing materials such as BUR, TPO, EPDM, PVC, Modified Bitumen and even green roofs can be vulnerable to environmental stressors such as organic debris, growing vegetation or ponding water,” said Gender. “Other contributors to premature roof failure may include poor craftsmanship, improper flashing, clogged or leaking downspouts, or damage by other contractors.” When roofs are not maintained properly, open seams, splits, blistering,...

Tersano to Present New Innovation at ISSA, Chicago 2022

CHICAGO—Cleaning innovations company Tersano will present new innovation at Chicago’s ISSA from October 10 to 13, 2022. From a wearable backpack sprayer to a dashboard interface that logs product usage and sustainability targets, Tersano brings to market technologies that prioritize safety, sustainability, and efficiency in the way we clean. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) hosts the ISSA tradeshow in North America each year. It opens the exhibition floor for businesses to present emerging cleaning technologies to target brands, organizations, and consumers. World-renowned as one of the leading tradeshows of the cleaning industry, ISSA attracts thousands of attendees annually, connecting categorized products and services to...

What Makes an Effective Hotel Maintenance Strategy and How to Craft One

It remains more important than ever for a hotel to offer a product that stands out amid the competition. Hotel maintenance, which can be considered the combination of all activities necessary to keep hotel facilities and assets in prime condition, is an excellent and hands-on way to set a hotel apart. Unfortunately, many hotel guests don’t appear happy in the post-COVID era, as found by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Travel Study 2021-2022. Hotels fared worse with their score of 71 in overall satisfaction than did online travel agencies, car rental companies, and airlines in the study, and had the...

Wooster Products Names New Regional Sales Manager

WOOSTER, OHIO—Wooster Products, the industry leader in anti-slip safety stair treads and walkway products, has promoted Erin Miller to the position of Central and Western Regional Sales Manager. She has served as an Inside Sales Coordinator at Wooster for the past five years. Prior to that she had extensive sales and executive management experience within the hospitality industry. In her new role, Miller will work with sales channel partners to promote the entire line of Wooster Products safety stair nosings and treads, anti-slip tapes, and coatings to architects, specifiers, contractors, OEMS, and end-users within the territory. She is based...

Green Seal Bans All PFAS in Cleaning & Personal Care Products

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Seal recently announced a prohibition on any per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in all Green Seal-certified cleaning and personal care products. Products certified to Green Seal’s updated standards will be verified to be PFAS-free and to meet one of the highest benchmarks for safety and environmental protection in the marketplace, the group announced. Green Seal’s standards have prohibited long-chain PFAS formally classified as hazardous. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that short-chain PFAS have the same harmful health and environmental effects as the legacy PFAS they are replacing. Green Seal’s updated cleaning and personal care product standards now prohibit...

arbOUR Introduces Plant-Based Cleaning & Laundry Solutions

COLUMBUS, OHIO—arbOUR announces the debut of its eco-effective cleaning and laundry collection. The launch introduces consumers to arbOUR’s commercial-grade cleaning products, which are formulated with plant-based, non-toxic ingredients strong enough to cleanse and disinfect, and safe for people, pets, and the planet. Already used by pro-sports teams, hospitals, restaurants, schools, and other corporate, civic, and commercial institutions, the affordably priced collection is now available directly to consumers. arbOUR’s launch products include eight essential cleaning and laundry solutions that elevate “clean” hygiene for everyone and every environment. “No one should have to choose between strong cleaning products and safety,” said Carol Mehas,...

Nominations Open for 2022 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. Awards for Housekeepers

CINCINNATI—With staffing shortages and a spotlight on hotel cleanliness since the pandemic, housekeeping professionals experienced a challenging year. To acknowledge and honor these hardworking individuals, Cintas Corp. opened nominations for its 2022 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers in a New Era) Awards. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and additional prizes for their property. The awards program is open to housekeeping professionals employed at hospitality properties in the United States. Submit nominations at cintas.com/SHINEAwards/ through Friday, October 14, 2022. “Clean has a new meaning because of the pandemic, which is why it’s so important to celebrate the talented professionals in the hospitality...

Force of Nature Launches EPA-Registered All-in-One Cleaner

BOSTON—Force of Nature, the toxin-free cleaning brand on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, launched their new commercial-sized Force of Nature Pro for businesses and organizations of all sizes including spas, hospitals, schools, health clubs, hotels, and more. The brand is making it easier for businesses and organizations to make their facilities toxin-free and sustainable by helping them eliminate single-use plastic bottles and reduce their plastic waste by 97 percent. Force of Nature Pro is an appliance that uses electricity to convert tap water, plus a capsule of salt, water & vinegar, into an all-in-one multi-surface...

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Installs Water Bottling Plant

DUBAI, U.A.E.—Jumeirah Beach Hotel is saying goodbye to single-use plastic bottles by installing a top-of-the-range Nordaq glass bottling plant at the resort. With roughly 300 million tons of plastic produced each year and nearly 8.8 million tons dumped directly into our oceans, the Dubai family resort is contributing to the fight against discarded plastic by replacing single-use water bottles in its rooms and suites with reusable glass bottles. The hotel’s in-house water treatment and bottling operations will eliminate single-use bottles and give guests an eco-friendly alternative. This is in-line with the Dubai Can initiative from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin...

Nimbus Debuts Reusable, Plant-Based Makeup Removing Towel

SAN DIEGO—Hotels and resorts struggling with loss of towels have a new option for their guest’s makeup removal and hygiene needs. Continuing in its spirit of innovation, Nimbus has debuted a new plant-based towel that can be used on the face, body, and even surfaces to clean away dirt and germs while also carrying several eco-friendly credentials including being FSC Certified, compostable, reusable, plastic-free, and flushable. These towels come in a compressed form when shipped and expand when water is added so companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their ESG ratings stand to benefit by replacing...