To many with careers in the hospitality industry, the most prominent word may simply be “clean.” A fresh and clean room makes the best first impression on any guest. The bathroom is one of those areas that guests especially want to be clean and sanitary. Housekeeping staff will regularly be cleaning toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs, etc. However, there are many other bathroom accessories that may not be as high of a priority, but they are still essential to keep clean. This blog will explain the ways that properties can be cleaning certain bathroom accessories.
Soap and Lotion Dispensers
Soap and lotion dispensers are bathroom accessories that are often neglected when it comes to which accessories will receive the most cleaning attention. It is important to clean both the inside and outside of the dispensers. If the inside of the dispenser is not cleaned, soap or lotion may begin to dry and increase on the inside which will cause a massive buildup. The buildup means there will be less space available, and the substance will need to be replaced more often costing you time and money. If the pump begins to clog, run a warm water and vinegar mixture through it. If it still doesn’t unclog, try using more vinegar or poking at it with a small object like a toothpick. Then, make sure the pump has dried out before filling it back up with either soap or lotion. It is essential to also keep the outside of the dispenser clean to make it look nice and presentable and improve the overall quality of the bathroom. A great soap dish and bathroom accessories collection offered at InnStyle is the Regency Bath Accessories.
Toothbrush holders are one of the bathroom accessories that transmit the most germs in a property. According to industry experts, two other areas of the property with similar levels are the kitchen sink and dish sponges. It is such a neglected bath accessory, but it is important that they are regularly cleaned as fluids like leftover toothpaste and saliva can make their way into the holder. The following is a list of steps to clean toothbrush holders.
- Lay the toothbrush holder in hot, soapy water to help loosen up any of the gunk that may be stuck inside.
- Use a small brush with soap to help remove substances that are sticking to the holder.
- Once the residue has been removed, it is recommended to run the holder through the dishwasher or let it sit in vinegar for at least 30 minutes.
- Regular cleaning will help prevent the buildup and clogging of fluids to help prevent this problem in the future.
Towel Racks and Toilet Paper Holders
Towel racks and toilet paper holders are common items in bathrooms. It is recommended to use a general cleaning solution to disinfect the rack and holder between each guest stay. Also, some properties may have towel warmers as a feature in their bathroom that should be cleaned as well. They help dry out towels quicker and prevent the growth of mold. They may be a good option for your property if it is looking to cut back on laundry loads and water usage to help save money. A towel warmer recommended by InnStyle is the Hyde Park Free Standing Towel Warmer.
Other Bathroom Accessories
Other common bathroom accessories include trash cans, tissue box covers, and shower dispensers. These accessories will all need to be periodically wiped down. Trash cans are dirty and can also promote bacteria growth and produce bad smells, so it may be wise to add a liner to the garbage can that is easily replaceable to help prevent items and liquids from sticking to the bottom and sides of the can. Tissue box covers can collect dust and germs, so they should be dusted and cleaned periodically as well. Shower dispensers can experience mold growth if not properly cleaned which can add expenses to the budget to keep constantly replacing.
InnStyle Offers Bathroom Accessories for You
InnStyle has many different types of bathroom accessories including items like soap dishes, lotion pumps, amenity trays, wastebaskets, etc. Along with that, they also have accessories like towel warmers, wall mirrors, bath rugs, etc. These products come in many different styles and colors so there will be lots of options for choosing which will best match the design of your bathroom. If you have any questions about bath accessories or hospitality questions in general, please give them a call and speak with one of their account managers. They will be happy to answer your questions and make their own recommendations about products they like. InnStyle can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Their website is https://www.innstyle.com/.