C-19 Special - unprecedented times
Nowadays my neurotic need for cleaning is no longer a defect, but a quality. Don’t you think so?
Studios are my own house, I prepare them with the same attention I put to my bedroom. I like choosing the color of terry towels and linen depending on the next guest. Studio apartments are always ready to guest my mommy’s judgment without fearing her sentence. Every time I rent a studio, it’s a 2person/3hours cleaning and reviewing the job of my maid, enslaving her for cleaning once more a surface.
It is all a matter of details
Every check-in, when we “dress” the apartment, we go back and forth from my house bringing a new soap or the bottle of water I was going to forget, double-check sponges or colored bags for different trashes. Cushions and mattresses are covered with disposable liners. I supervise the hard work of the lady working with me, passing through a list of things and critical points.
For every check-out, we work 3person/3hours, and we move all kitchen tools and dishes and pots putting all of them in the dishwasher of my apartment, which is on the other side of the villa. The dishwasher is up to my husband. My working position is the washing machine and the lady manages all the rest: kitchen furniture is cleaned inside. I ask for deep cleaning of drawers, I even revamped some furniture with recycled – plastic ones for deep and easy cleaning with spring water…..
Well, I told you it’s a neurotic cleaning need. Besides, in the years I had been helped by different ladies, turnover of seasonal workers is so common, and some of you can easily figure out what this implies: explaining everything from the beginning once more. The studios I rent are definitely much cleaner than my own apartment. When I used to travel by job I was so sophist for judging cleanliness. So, here I want to be above any standard; and the scores and reputation of my apartments are very high, mainly on cleanliness. But this is the result of the hard work of the checklist and review details.
By the end of the cleaning day, we put on surfaces alcohol or bleach-based disinfectants. Well, bleach is usually spread in the bathrooms and on floors.
Unlike before this pandemic, we put special attention to door handles that were simply polished, or switches were dusted. Now an alcohol-based solution is spread over. We are referring to the hotel checklist for our disinfection.
Hotels adhere to OMS suggestions with a new cleaning process. A checklist made by point-of-interest and frequency tables.
Another reasoned choice had been avoiding cleaning companies for daily management. This is also my own idea Linens are washed in my own washing machine, 60degree with steam power addiction, and disinfecting with Napisan (oxygen-based sanitizing – components). Sometimes I wash at 95degree, depending on how we feel about our guests, I admit being suggestible.
It is a precise choice not to rely on an industrial laundry for two main reasons, definitely connected to my suggestion: my own sheets and towels are of superior quality and definitely more beautiful than white cotton linen provided by the laundry; last but not least, my washing machine is clean and used for my stuff only.
Any company uses a different protocol, most of them are not prepared for the virus and fungus protection. They often use vapor of oxygenated water best suited for a bacterial fight. Their cleaning activity is completed in 30-40 minutes, not even comparable to the 3 hours we spend. As a matter of fact, I decided to call the cleaning company simply for fighting the insects living in the country nearby.
Environmental sanitization is an operation to remove any bacteria and contaminants that, with common cleaning and detergents, are impossible to remove. It brings microbial and viral load within optimal hygiene standards.
We studied different solutions
We searched among different sanitation devices, from the Ozonator to the UV light-based and eventually we focused on two technologies: continuous ionization combined with UV-C light and nebulization of silver ions with disinfectant:
- Continuous sanitization, in the long-term rental formulation proposed by Sanixair, becomes more affordable than periodic sanitization interventions. It guarantees a constant air quality level.
- Nebuliser SilverBarrier: silver ions with didecyl-dimethylammonium are active against fungi and bacteria viruses. It maintains its action on objects for up to 5 days. It atomizes during nighttime between one check-out and the check-in. 60minute warming up – 15min spray for 2 hours – 3 hours deposit film
Today at LeCaRaMeLle di Baratti we are keeping few days between check-out and check-in days. This allows us to leave the room empty for one whole day before cleaning and another day to nebulize Silver.
The common-sense rule and the care of a good family woman
It would be better to make the environmental sanitization not only in an extraordinary way but thinking it as an ordinary activity to respect your neighbor. Hygiene is a welcome package for my guest. Besides these days everyone should adhere to the existing laws in order to guarantee the health of the people. For your serenity, here you can find what is up in terms of regulation or exceptional measures given by the Government’s Public Health. Travel safe!