Traveling means coming into contact with all kinds of exciting new foods, people, and experiences. Of course, it also means encountering pesky germs. You may already be aware of germy hazards in airplanes, restaurant bathrooms, and public spaces. But what about the germs lurking in your hotel room? One study published in Scientific American found that approximately 81 percent of surfaces swabbed in a hotel room had at least “some” fecal bacteria. That statistic is definitely enough to leave your skin crawling, but it doesn’t have to keep you from traveling. Find out how to disinfect your hotel room before you travel. That way, you can eliminate your worries about germs and enjoy peace of mind during your getaway.
How to Disinfect Your Hotel Room
Know the Danger Zones
First things first: Before you get settled into your hotel room, make sure you’re aware of the germiest surfaces. Multiple studies have suggested that the TV remote control and room light switches are the germiest surfaces – even worse than those in the bathroom. These germ-packed surfaces could leave you vulnerable to everything from the common cold to potentially dangerous staph infections. You’ll also want to exercise caution with soft fabrics like drapes and bedspreads. While hotel staff members do change bedsheets on a daily basis, bedspreads may not get the same thorough care. Drapes can also be a breeding ground for allergens and germs. Finally, try to wear socks in carpeted rooms as much as possible to avoid picking up a fungus.
Bring Your Own Germ-Fighting Toolkit
Sure, high-end hotels may look and feel luxurious and squeaky clean, but there’s always a chance that members of the hotel cleaning staff will miss germs left behind by previous guests. Your best defense against sneaky hotel room germs is a portable germ-fighting toolkit like our Germ Fighter Kit, which includes our Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer, SafeSpace® Disinfectant & Deodorizing Germ Fogger, and Auto Disinfecting & Deodorizing Mist for your rental car. Keep in mind that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) doesn’t allow liquid and aerosol items of this size in your carry-on luggage, so you will need to pack them in your checked baggage. Or if you’re not checking a bag, you can easily ship the fogger directly to your hotel. Our germ foggers are easy to use and won’t disrupt your travel plans – just set the fogger and leave your hotel room for about an hour while it works its magic.
Don’t Forget to Wash Up
Traveling can be a dirty business. You’re touching doorknobs, elevator buttons, money, and taxi surfaces that countless other people have touched. Germ foggers and germ-fighting kits are a great way to stay germ-free on the go, but they’re no substitute for regular hand washing. Make sure to wash your hands immediately upon arriving in your room and before eating, drinking, or touching your face. We also recommend traveling with hand sanitizer – like our American-made Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers – to keep your hands clean on the go.
Now that you’re in the loop regarding how to disinfect your hotel room, stock up on germ-fighting essentials before heading out on your summer vacation. With SafeSpace products, the only things you’ll bring home with you are souvenirs and memories – not harmful germs that could make you sick.
The SafeSpace Company is a family-owned small business proudly selling American-made Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers to keep you safe and healthy. To keep germs at bay year-round, stock up on germ-fighting essentials like the original SafeSpace® Disinfectant & Deodorizing Germ Fogger (since 2005). You might also be interested in our Germ Fighter Kit, which includes our Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer, Germ Fogger, and Automotive Disinfectant & Deodorizing Mist. For more information about SafeSpace, contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-800-735-2506.
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