So, your bags are packed and you’re ready for vacation.
Before you head out on your trip, there’s something you should know.
While you’re probably aware of all the germs you’re exposed to on airplanes, trains, and buses, you may not realize how many germs and bacteria are in your hotel room. Hard surfaces that are constantly touched by hotel guests provide a prime breeding ground for germs, including the surfaces in hotel rooms.
While you’re probably aware of all the germs you’re exposed to on airplanes, trains, and buses, you may not realize how many germs and bacteria are in your hotel room.
Hard surfaces that are constantly touched by hotel guests provide a prime breeding ground for germs.
Based on scientific studies, here are some of the dirtiest, bacterial hot spots in hotel rooms.
1.Light Switches & Phone
As it turns out, light switches and the telephone are among the most heavily-contaminated surfaces in any hotel room. They’re the most frequently touched surfaces, and therefore carry the most germs.
2. Headboard & Bedding
While it is common for hotels to wash bed sheets between guests, it’s not as common to wash bedspreads or headboards. To avoid germs and bacteria, fold down the bedspread or give it a spritz of PlaneAire.
3. TV Remote & Alarm Clock
As they are commonly found bedside, TV remotes and alarm clocks collect plenty of bacteria from travelers hitting the snooze button or tuning into their favorite programming.
Most travelers will adjust their room temperature at some point during their stay, and yet the thermostat is also frequently overlooked during the cleaning process. PlaneAire spray can neutralize the germs to put your mind at ease.
5. Drawer Handles
If you’re taking advantage of the furniture in your hotel room, beware of the drawer handles, which are rarely cleaned by housekeeping staff. Be sure to disinfect the dresser handles as well as the inside of the drawers.
6. Coffee Maker
The coffee maker is touched by many, cleaned by few. Give the exterior a spray of PlaneAire before your caffeine fix. Be sure not to spray inside the coffee maker!
7. Shower Head & Drain
The crevices around the shower head are difficult to clean and provide the perfect place for harmful germs and mold to grow. Give your shower head and drain a spray of PlaneAire before bathing.
8. Sink, Faucet, & Wash Basin
Like the shower, sinks are difficult to clean because they have so many nooks and crannies. The places that stay damp are a breeding ground for bacteria. Avoid allowing your toothbrush head to contact surfaces.
9. Blow Dryer
One of the more surprising places for germs to grow is the blow dryer. Because the blow dryers are hardly ever disinfected, they’re the perfect place for harmful germs and bacteria to proliferate.
10. Towel Rack
Your towels may look clean but what’s hiding under them may surprise you. Dripping hands, ridden with bacteria, deposit countless germ on towel racks and shelving.
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Infection Control, flushing the toilet actually spreads contaminants well beyond the toilet, including to the back of the toilet, handle, and the toilet paper.
So, what’s the solution to combating these germ-ridden surfaces?
Disinfect your hotel room surfaces with PlaneAire.
Our laboratory-tested travel mist is great for sanitizing your hotel room items, including the bedspread and blow dryer. Simply shake and spray on any surface to erase the bacterial history someone else has left behind.™