where germs live

hotels

 

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE IN

 HOTELS

HOTEL PATHOGENS

Some of the dirty dozen germs commonly found in the hotel room include:

 

How clean are hotel rooms?

Hotel rooms are places of residence and they will be covered in organic material. Although the number of surfaces tend to be smaller than that of the home, they tend to be touched often. In addition, the high turnover of people suggests the germs that live in these areas will change regularly.

The most likely place to find organic material is the bathroom. However, other surfaces can be coated in organic material allowing for members of the Dirty Dozen to thrive. These include:

  • Light Switches
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Telephones
  • Remote Controls
  • Furniture
  • Ice buckets
  • Bar fridges