ATP Testing in your Hotel or Resort - Using the Oso Sanitized Process

With concerns worldwide about the coronavirus hotel owners and their guests want to know that the facilities are clean and properly disinfected but how do you know if the facility or room has been cleaned correctly?

“Using the Oso Sanitized process in hotels will validate the cleanliness of your facility and give consumers and employees peace of mind,” said Chad Baehr, of Oso Chem, a Nationwide ATP company based in Phoenix Arizona. “Present an easy to understand message to your customers and employees that the new cleaning standards you’ve put in place are working. Everyone will feel better knowing that they are in a cleaner facility.”

ATP Cleaning Verification tests can tell you in 10 seconds if a surface has been properly cleaned. All organic matter living or once-living contains ATP, including food, bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms.

ATP meters can measure extremely low levels of ATP collected with testing devices. Measuring the amount of bioluminescence from an ATP reaction indicates surface cleanliness because the quantity of light generated by the reaction is directly proportional to the amount of ATP present in the sample.

Hotels and resorts around the world are using ATP testing for training and spot-checking employees. ATP testing is also being used in the kitchen, food and beverage halls, and convention centers.

It works best to show an employee how to properly clean and disinfect different surfaces. That could be taking a rag and spraying it with some cleaning solution, wiping it down then not taking that same rag and using it on different areas to spread the bacteria.

This will help you understand why you don’t take a rag and move it from one location to the next because it will cross-contaminate a surface.

While you can explain this process to an employee, it will be better to hire an independent ATP testing company like Oso Chem.

You can prove that a surface looks clean, but it is really isn't clean. This process can be an eye-opening experience for anyone because they realize that the surface looks completely clean, but it isn’t.

ATP testing is also used to spot-check employees and processes just like hospitals and quick-service restaurants.

Constant random testing is the best way to monitor your employees to find those who are not cleaning correctly or not following the procedures that you put in place.

At the end of each month, electronic reports are sent to the person in charge that shows the test results for the facility and independent testing companies like Oso Chem can see data across the country to use as comparisons so you can quickly see whos doing well, or doing poorly.

You can reward employees or cleaning crews for good test scores and that helps motivates them.

Hotels can let their guest know that they are Oso Sanitized so the guests and employees feel confident in the cleanliness of the facility. That gets people traveling and staying in the hotels again.