It’s no secret that Airbnb, and the tourism industry as a whole, has taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic. With people traveling less than ever, and many Airbnb hosts deciding to temporarily close their doors, there’s no telling how severe the long-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis will be.
In order to help protect Airbnb hosts and guests from harmful germs, the company has created an enhanced 5-step checklist for Airbnb cleaning in Orange County. The hosts who adopt this new cleaning protocol will not only help America get over the coronavirus epidemic faster, but are also sure to get more positive ratings from their guests.
In the following article, we’ll give you a quick rundown of Airbnb’s new cleaning process and tell you how to ensure your vacation rental property is always squeaky clean. Keep reading to learn more.
How do I implement Airbnb’s new 5-step enhanced cleaning protocol?
Airbnb’s new cleaning protocol is designed to be universal. In other words, you can use it regardless of whether your property is a condo near the Anaheim Convention Center, or an oceanside cottage on the Orange County coast.
Step #1: Preparation
-In addition to your regular cleaning supplies, you’ll also need an EPA-approved disinfectant.
-Wash your hands thoroughly before and after the cleaning. If washing is out of question, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
-Wear disposable gloves and a face mask, and refrain from touching your face while cleaning.
-Extensively ventilate the entire property.
-Unplug your appliances before you start cleaning to prevent potentially dangerous accidents.
Step #2: Cleaning
-Give your property a standard cleaning by wiping down and dusting surfaces, and then vacuuming and mopping the floor.
-Throw out the garbage.
-Wash the dishes.
-Wash all linens and towels on the highest appropriate heat setting.
-Use specialized cleaning products to clean your furniture, carpets, curtains, bedding, and other soft items.
Step #3: Disinfection
-Once you’ve cleaned a surface, apply your disinfectant to it. If you haven’t used this disinfectant before, it’s highly advised that you first familiarize yourself with the instructions on the bottle.
-Allow the disinfected surfaces to air-dry.
-Pay extra attention to high-touch surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, handles of all types, AC and TV remotes, game controllers, keyboards, desks, tables, toilet seats, keys, and so on.
Step #4: Check each room
-Double-check to make sure all frequently-touched surfaces have been cleaned and disinfected.
-Look for any damaged items or items that may have been left by a previous guest.
-Take inventory of items such as paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, soap, detergent, etc., and restock, replace, or refill any items that are running low.
Step #5: Make sure everything is where it should be
-Throw disposable cleaning supplies (for example, disinfectant wipes and empty bottles) into the garbage bin.
-Wash microfiber cloths, mop heads, vacuum cleaner attachments, and other cleaning supplies at the highest heat setting allowed by the manufacturer.
-Empty your vacuum cleaner and sanitize it. Do the same for any other cleaning devices or tools you used.
-Take a step back and visually examine each room to ensure everything is where it should be.
-Some guests want to make sure your Airbnb has been properly cleaned by doing some cleaning themselves, so remember to set your cleaning supplies out for them.
Where can I book the finest Airbnb cleaning in Orange County?
Here at MaidThis, we team up with tried-and-true cleaning professionals who specialize in providing top-of-the-line home and vacation rental cleaning and disinfection services.
Every maid we work with has passed an extensive vetting process in order to make sure they have the training, the experience, and the work ethic necessary to provide a truly exceptional cleaning.
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