Cleaning in holiday resort locations: camp sites, tourist villages, hotel complexes…

Camp sites and tourist villages must meet certain standards by law. Different indicators of quality are monitored, and these resorts are then classified according to the presence of specific services. This classification is often determined via a star system, like those used to distinguish different categories of hotel.

The most important indicators of quality for holiday resorts include: the percentage of communal spaces available to guests, the materials used to create access roads within the structure, the pitches for tents and camper vans, the comfort of bungalows, the presence of adequate parking spaces (best if undercover), and finally, the cleanliness of the whole structure.

But looking beyond these standards, it’s simply good sense that the manager of these structures does their upmost to offer clients the best service possible and make their stay enjoyable and safe.

Wide, well-surfaced access roads, a green, leafy environment, high levels of cleanliness…these are key factors for every holiday maker when deciding where to spend their holidays. Every manager that wants to develop their business must therefore carefully address these aspects.

The larger the camp site or resort, the higher the objective for overall quality, however the challenges of organization are also more demanding. From differentiated waste collection, to maintaining tent pitches, or cleaning bungalows between check out and check in…this all requires more people and better organization.

Also cleaning open communal spaces, the performance of a floor cleaning machine can have a significant impact on operational overheads and the quality of service provided.

When does it make sense to use a sweeper to clean resort facilities? 

to clean dusty access roads, full of leaves and pine needles, for example, an operator armed with only a broom and dustpan could take days to completely clean the space.

The same activity carried out with a manual sweeper such as the Picobello, the smallest sweeper in the Eureka range, takes a fraction of the time. Less than one hour to obtain the same results that without a machine you couldn’t even achieve in a whole day of work. Then if you take into consideration the possibility to use a motorized industrial sweeper with a wider cleaning path and faster forward speed, hourly productivity rate rises even further, and with it the comfort of the operator.

Furthermore, using specialized equipment instead of a broom, improves cleaning results, and any dust that would be raised during sweeping is instead vacuumed and filtered, eliminating the possibility that it becomes airborne and then is redeposited everywhere.     

How do I choose the right sweeper for the job?

When making the decision about which sweeper is most suitable to maintain a camp site or holiday village, there are lots of variables to think about such a cleaning path width and operating autonomy. The overall width of a sweeper needs to be adequate to cover the square meters of surface area that are to be cleaned, and at the same time suitable for the narrowest points on site which the machine will need to pass through. Autonomy of operation, or uptime, is dependent not only on power source (fuel tank capacity, or battery life) but also loading capacity of the hopper. The larger this dirt container is, the less frequently operation is interrupted to unload debris in the service area.

This element is often under valuated but has a significant impact on the cost of cleaning, most of all when the waste collection site is far away from the areas being cleaned. The sweeper is not in operation during the journey to and from this site, or when the hopper is being unloaded, therefore increasing the time necessary to complete cleaning and operating costs.  

At Eureka the capacity of every machine is studied to guarantee sufficient autonomy in relation to the productivity of the machine. The dirt containers of our sweepers are made of steel and undergo treatment by both cataphoresis and painting to enhance resistance to corrosion and stress. Furthermore, for the walk-behind and compact rider sweepers, the hopper is mounted on wheels and can be fitted with optional lift out baskets, instead for the larger ride-on models there is a hydraulic high dump system as standard. All of this to give greater security and comfort to the operator in exchange for greater productivity.

With the new BULL 200 industrial sweeper, Eureka has introduced to the world of cleaning new technologies, which include the new BULLsystem® and LoadBooster® loading systems, that allow the operator to compact debris during collection therefore using 100% of the capacity of the hopper. Useful in any situation LoadBooster® is particularly well suited to the collection of light and bulky debris, such as leaves, pine needles, cigarette butts, cans, plastics cups etc.…all types of rubbish which can be found in campsites, holiday villages, or resorts.