TV remote, light switches, toilet and bathroom sinks are some of the dirtiest places in a hotel room with researchers from University of Houston finding that these spots are highly contaminated with bacteria.
The researchers analyzed items from nine hotel rooms in each of Texas, Indiana and North Carolina and found that apart from items inside the rooms, the highest levels of contamination was in housekeeping maid's cleaning cart.
AdvertisementThe researchers said that it was a matter of concern since it showed that bacteria were being carried from room to room.
"Currently, housekeepers clean 14 to 16 rooms per eight-hour shift, spending approximately 30 minutes on each room. Identifying high-risk items within a hotel room would allow housekeeping managers to strategically design cleaning practices and allocate time to efficiently reduce the potential health risks posed by microbial contamination in hotel rooms", lead researcher Katie Kirsh said.