With its customer centric emphasis and attention to even the smallest of details the hotels/hospitality industry is one of the most demanding in any economy.
As many novice South African hospitality operations found out the hosting of
visitors for the Soccer World Cup in 2010 is not as easy as it might seem at first glance.
The first step in the process to becoming an accredited hotels/hospitality service provider is to be evaluated by the bodies that govern the granting of stars to both hotels and guesthouses. There are variety of factors that go into the granting of the different levels of accreditation, amongst these the provision of services, such
as room services, the facilities available on the premises and the number of
rooms of different types, as well as the location of the facility.
Amongst the more important of these considerations is the ability of the hotel or
guesthouse to maintain exceptional standards of hygiene, both in food and
beverage production and in the day to day cleaning of the facility.
The maintenance of exceptional levels of hygiene and cleanliness in the hotels/
hospitality industry can be a real challenge due to the extremely high levels
of customer turnover. Each area of the operation, for example bar and
restaurant areas, as well as the rooms themselves experience extremely high
levels of foot traffic and this necessitates cleaning on an almost continual
basis. In order to achieve the necessary levels of cleanliness and hygiene
operators must make sure that cleaning staff have access to the best and most robust cleaning equipment available.
Seeing as the investment in this cleaning equipment is almost certain to be substantial every effort must be taken to ensure that equipment purchased is of the highest quality. For this reason hotels/hospitality operators are encouraged to
investigate the history of success that the manufacturer has had in their
particular area of operation, as well as ensure that each piece of equipment
comes with a comprehensive warranty.
The most important factor to take into consideration when cleaning hotels/hospitality enterprises is the happiness and satisfaction of the guests staying in the facility. Any equipment and machinery used must therefore be quiet and used when the guests will be least disturbed. Kärcher provides a range of cleaning equipment that is designed to take this factor into consideration.
The vacuums are more powerful than normal vacuum cleaners to take care of the cleaning much quicker to cause less inconvenience to guests while ensuring that all the dirt and dust is sucked away. The capacity of these vacuum cleaners is also larger than that of regular household vacuum cleaners. This allows the housekeeping staff to clean a much larger area before the vacuum needs to be emptied of dust and dirt that it has cleared away. This minimises the amount of time that a cleaner needs to spend in hotels/hospitality rooms or in the hallways while there are guests around.
The vacuums come with a range of accessories and attachments that will get into hard to reach places as well as allow the convenient cleaning of hard surfaces where dust can build up.
You can choose between a dry vacuum cleaner or a wet & dry vacuum cleaner. A wet & dry vacuum will allow you to quickly suck up any spills and messes on carpets or hard surfaces. The dirt and moisture will be sucked away
immediately leaving very little or no residue.
A deep clean extraction cleaner can be used to clean the carpets and upholstery in the facility on a regular basis eliminating dust mites and any dirt that may build up over time. The powerful vacuum can extract most of the water and detergent used in cleaning the carpet or upholstery ensuring that it dries quickly.
For more information regarding equipment that is designed for use in hotels/hospitality, contact us.