The Ugly Side of Hotel Rooms and the Bacteria Lurking Beneath the Sheets

Going on holiday is an experience you want to remember, and where you stay is a big part of that. Those crisp white sheets, beach front view, even that hotel smell, it all makes your stay more a little bit better. However, your family holiday is about to take a turn for the worse as a recent study reveals a shocking number of unwanted guests… bacteria. (Yes, even in the 4 to 5 star hotels!) 

A study by Travelmath revealed that in 4-star hotels most bacteria hide on bathroom counters.
Bacteria is invisible to the human eye and it’s hard to know where they hide. But there is another form of bacteria which can be seen, mould.
Mould is inevitable in hotel rooms. Think about it, have you ever noticed how most hotel bathrooms don’t have windows?
This is a breeding ground for mould to grow. Mould thrives in moist environments, and hotel bathrooms are just that.
And if you think because the mould is on the wall it won’t affect you… well that’s where you are wrong. Mould forms from mould spores in the air due to poor ventilation and damp, affecting everyone including your loved ones.

What Does This Mean for Hotel Guests? 

The indoor air quality standard in hotels is not great. 
Did you know indoor air pollution is 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution? 
Now we’ve put indoor air polluton into perspective, the next thought is, what is the solution? 
Here at Home-Fresh®, we are big believers that prevention is better than a cure, and we can give you just that. 
Home-Fresh® is incorporated into construction materials such as plaster, paint or flooring, which prevents mould, bacteria and odours. Additionally, Home-Fresh® has air purifying technology which can improve indoor air quality to provide a healthier living. 

So What? 

Over 37,500 premature deaths have been caused by indoor air pollution in the UK. 
There is an increasing concern about indoor air quality standards as we spend 90% of our time indoors whether that’s at work, school, on holiday or when we go to shops and restaurants. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be five times as polluted as outdoor air and since indoor air is not circulated as much as outside air, many airborne pollutants continue to thrive inside and threaten our health. 


Our air-purifying technology can be incorporated into building and construction materials like: 

  • Paint 
  • wall coverings 
  • carpets 
  • gypsum 
  • plaster
  • Wood lacquer 
So you can promise a permanently healthier living and better indoor air quality standards. 
Home-Fresh® is also anti-fungal reducing the amount of mould spores entering the air by controlling mould growth. 

The Benefits of Home-Fresh®

Relieves Symptoms of Asthma - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 12 people have asthma. Pollutants such as pet dander, pollen, or dust mites irritate their airways, causing difficulty breathing.Eliminates  
Harmful Chemicals from Indoor Environments - Nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide are commonly found in areas of high motor vehicle traffic and may get inside your homes.Research from the National Library of Medicine shows exposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide PM increases the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 
Neutralizes Unpleasant Odors – The odour from VOCs commonly found in paints, aerosol sprays, upholstered furniture, or air fresheners can cause nausea, breathlessness, and even affect your cognitive functions. Other NIH studies show low VOC levels in ambient air improves productivity and performance. 
Reduces the Chances of Airborne Diseases– Airborne diseases such as the common cold and flu are spread through tiny pathogens floating around. When one family member catches the flu, it’s not uncommon for the rest of the family to get sick as well. This happens because everyone is breathing the same air that’s infected with bacteria and viruses. 
Improves Sleep– Indoor allergens such as bacteria, fungi, and dust mites can trigger allergies or hay fever which can last up to several weeks. Frequent sneezing, coughing, nose congestion, watery eyes, or sore throat are some common allergic symptoms, disrupting your sleep. Lack of sleep causes daytime drowsiness, affecting your productivity the next morning. 
Eliminates Hazardous Asbestos Particles - Asbestos roofing materials or insulation pipes were common from the 1940s to the 1960s. If you live in an old house or work in an old commercial building you may be exposed to asbestos particles. 
Can Increase Life Expectancy - Indoor air pollution can affect your cardiac, respiratory, and even neurological systems. Chemicals and gases from common household products can accumulate in your lungs and penetrate the blood-brain barrier, impacting your brain and cognitive functions. 

How does Home-Fresh® Air Purifying Technology Work? 

Our technology contains mineral salts which are effective natural anti-bacterial agents. It also contains photocatalytic components which work in a similar way to photosynthesis in plants, when our technology comes into contact with light it helps to break down indoor pollutants such as odour.
Banish bad bacteria with built in freshness and improve indoor air quality standards now with Home-Fresh®