Expert guidance from P&G Professional on how to reassure guests with cleanliness concerns

While we're still in the heart of the winter, cold and flu season is once again in full swing - and as the spread of Omicron continues, there is no room for complacency when it comes to stemming the current tide of the pandemic.

Hospitality staff are often short on time, and as such, they need products that are easy to use yet highly effective, and cleaning regimes that are simple to follow but deliver stellar results.

To ensure your B&B is in tip-top condition this winter, P&G Professional recommends following three guiding principles: prepare, establish,
and enforce:

PREPARE: Being ready for everyday infection control can help when an outbreak occurs
  • Have a written and posted plan for infection control
  • Ensure a stock of cleaning products, tools and supplies
  • Train employees on PPE and keep it available
ESTABLISH: Consistent and frequent cleaning policies and procedures are critical
  • Proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures should be part of every employee's training plan
  • Managers are the role models - exhibit the behaviour you want to see
  • Post your policies and make them easily accessible
ENFORCE: Enforcing the ‘good behaviour' of cleaning and disinfection can help ensure it's done right
  • Catch your employees cleaning and reward the actions
  • Have frequent spot checks
  • Train by doing - when you notice improper procedure, correct it by showing the right way

In addition to an effective and enforced cleaning regime, it's important to choose high quality products to provide a thorough clean and reassure guests. P&G Professional offers a range of trusted household name brands to help business owners keep their B&Bs pristine.

Two products in the Flash Professional portfolio - Flash Professional Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner and Flash Professional Disinfecting Power Degreaser - provide cleaning professionals with effective formulas that both clean and disinfect hard surfaces.

When used according to label directions, both products are proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, including flu viruses and SARS-CoV-2,1 the virus that causes COVID-19, providing reassurance to guests that your establishment is not just clean, but hygienically clean.

Flash Professional Multi-Surface cleaner2 offers disinfection and fast contact time to kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses in as little as 15 seconds, and can be used on a variety of surfaces, such as tables, counters, chairs, door knobs, drawer or cupboard handles, and windows.

Meanwhile, Flash Professional Disinfecting Power Degreaser3 leverages its degreasing power with the additional benefit of disinfection. What's more Flash Professional Disinfecting Power Degreaser can be used on all kitchen surfaces, is food contact safe and kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.

As part of its ongoing aim to help businesses thrive, P&G Professional offers business owners the opportunity to try the CleanPLUS Experience. This stamp of approval from P&G Professional's trusted household name brands - including Flash Professional, Fairy Professional and Ariel Professional - serves as a mark of assurance for guests.

B&Bs can prominently display the CleanPLUS Experience sticker - both physically and digitally - as a gold standard in hygiene, reassuring their customers that the establishment has been cleaned to the highest levels using known and trusted brands.

To find out more about the CleanPLUS Experience - from P&G Professional's trusted household name brands Fairy Professional, Flash Professional and Ariel Professional - including applying for complementary materials and signage, call 0800 716 854 or visit

1 Tested on H1N1 & SARS-CoV-2 and enveloped viruses according to EN14476.
2 Flash Disinfecting Multi-Surface cleaner: Kills Enveloped Viruses (EN14476 - 15sec, clean conditions); Kills H1N1 & SARS-CoV-2 (EN14476 - 5min); Kills Non-Enveloped Adenovirus (EN14476 - 15min); Kills Bacteria (EN1276 - 15sec, EN13697 - 1min, EN13704 - 15min), Kills Fungi (EN1650 - 15min).
3 Flash Disinfecting Power Degreaser: Kills Enveloped Viruses (EN14476 - 15 sec, dirty conditions); Kills H1N1 & SARS-CoV-2 (EN14476 - 5 min); Kills Bacteria (EN1276 - 15sec; EN13697 - 2 min; EN13704 - 15min); Kills Fungi (EN1650 - 15min).