Although we obviously did not wait for the Covid-19 pandemic to respect very good hygiene rules, recent events have forced us to redefine the notion of "cleanliness" within our establishment.
To ensure the well-being of our guests as well as the health safety of all, here are our 7 golden rules now in force in our house.
We laugh a little, of course, but we take it all very seriously. This has been going on for more than a year, but many of these common-sense measures were introduced much earlier.
The healthy air of the countryside, the spring breath that fills the room when dawn breaks. Summer will soon be here...
It's already here, lurking in the still shy rays of a sun that is asserting itself.
A few months ago, the mention of "barrier gestures" would have made you think of the guards of the same name who secured the roads when trains passed by - which, at the time, could hide others.
But now, having heard it repeated over and over again, you know what these gestures mean: masks, gels, and social distancing, the triptych of victories against the spread of the virus that has so suddenly burst into our lives.
We strictly follow the guidelines laid down by the health authorities concerning the cleaning of rooms and the preparation of breakfasts.
However, it is difficult to apply "social distancing" to the cleaning of a guest room, as we do not yet have a robot advanced enough to pick up the towels lying around in the bathroom. One day, perhaps, with responsibility and care, they won't even be necessary.
In times of pandemic, can we distinguish between "good" and "bad" disinfectants? In itself, a disinfectant disinfects, that's understood and that's already very good. A disinfectant that degreases is a degreaser. And a disinfectant that "diffuses essential oils of lavender and orange peel" is a scam.
We use eco-labelled virucidal disinfectant household products.
This means that not only do they eliminate germs, bacteria and viruses, but they also respect the environment by not emitting any persistent toxic substances.
We take particular care with all areas that may have come into contact with previous occupants of your room and common areas (not an exhaustive list and in no particular order!)
We have chosen not to use disposable cleaning supplies: a global pandemic threatening the survival of mankind should not be an excuse for the destruction of his environment (which, all in all, would have more or less the same consequences!)
During our cleaning operations, each room has its own set of washable microfibre wipes to make sure that the virus is not transferred from one room to another. We don't want to share everything either!
We use the HACCP colour codes used in the hygiene industry, to ensure that your table is never cleaned with the same wipe as the one in the toilet!
This is one of our old jobs, so we didn't wait for the pandemic either!
All our textiles (sheets, towels, table linen, etc.) are washed at high temperatures.
After having tried 600°C and having noticed a certain loss of material in the washing process - as well as in the personnel assigned to these tasks - we have opted for 60°C which, in comparison, is much more modest, but is nevertheless sufficient and much more suitable if you want to be able to enjoy our textile-based supplies.
The microfibre wipes used for cleaning are washed at 90°C.
Exceptionally, we will remove all non-essential documents and objects in accordance with the authorities' requests:
On the other hand, we still can't do anything for your brother-in-law...