For many hotels, the slower winter months are a perfect time to ramp up deep cleaning efforts in guestrooms. Deep cleaning is the process of taking a room out of a hotel’s salable inventory and thoroughly cleaning it to more exacting standards than is normally performed during the daily housekeeping maintenance. Most guestrooms are deep-cleaned between two and four times a year depending on the occupancy level of the hotel.
Here are some important areas to tackle:
High dusting. Use a dust wand with long handle to reach all the high areas of the guestroom, including smoke detectors and sprinklers. Dust light diffusers, air vent grates, and the tops of entertainment hutches, armoires, and door jams.
Lights. Clean all globes, diffusers, bulbs, bases, and shades.
Window areas. Dry-clean fabric draperies; wipe clean vinyl draperies, launder window sheers. Wash the inside of the guestroom windows; clean the window frame and track. Ensure window locking mechanism engages properly. Vacuum the PTAC unit grates and replace PTAC filter.