All Posts

The Executive Housekeeper – Vol 23 No 2/2019

Welcome to this edition of the Executive Housekeeper. Many of you will know Donna Musarella in her role as the PEHN president, it’s great to have her writing for us. In her first article for us she talks about housekeeping productivity and asks a simple though maybe controversial question “Have…

Read more

The Executive Housekeeper – Vol 23 No 1/2019

Welcome to this edition of the Executive Housekeeper. You may think of superheroes as ones wearing capes and shooting spider webs. Yet have you ever considered how housekeepers make magical results when they are up against enormous pressure? In another brilliant piece by Janet Marletto, we learn how housekeepers balance…

Read more

The Executive Housekeeper – Vol 22 No 3/2018

Welcome to the final edition of Executive Housekeeper for 2018. The team here wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We are looking forward to bringing you more informative and timely articles in 2019! We begin this issue with the recent relaunch of PEHN. Formed in 1996,…

Read more

PEHN Christmas Party 2018

70’s Extravaganza Get into your 70’s Disco gear and come celebrate at the PEHN Christmas Party. Thursday 29th November 7.30pm – late Basco Brunswick307 Sydney RoadBrunswick(Enter via Phoenix Street for Red Room function space) Members – $50.00Non-Members – $65.00 Includes finger food and drinks. RSVP: by 19th November Christmas Party Invite 2018Download

Read more

Notice of AGM 2018

The President and committee of P.E.H.N. hereby give notice of the intention to hold the 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Monday 26th November 2018 at Crown Towers Boardroom Level 3, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. Registration starts at 4.30pm and the meeting will commence at 5.00pm sharp.  Light refreshment will be served. …

Read more

Mattress and Bed Maintenance (A.H. Beard)

HOW LONG SHOULD MY BEDS LAST? This is a frequently asked question when we are talking to hotels who are either looking to purchase new beds, or starting to see some negative feedback on their current beds. The short answer is, that like most things, the better quality you buy…

Read more

Common Carpet Stains

Vinegar is the superhero of stain removal (and cleaning in general!). Try these different formulas for homemade carpet cleaners to remove a variety of common stains: Rub light carpet stains with a mixture of 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Let the solution dry, then vacuum. Coffee…

Read more

Carpet Stain Removal Guide

Prompt and immediate attention to any spillages or stains is paramount to avoid the penetration of a stain into the carpet fibres. Liquids (particularly hot liquids) must be attended to immediately. If allowed to cool or dry, the stain will be almost impossible to remove. Care must be taken as…

Read more

Bed Bugs Factsheet

Introduction Bed bugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, which declined in incidence through the mid 20th century. Recently however, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic resurgence and worldwide there are reports of increasing numbers of infestations. Australia has also been included in this trend and the Department…

Read more