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COVID-19 Cleaning Guidelines for Airbnb Hosts: Part I

The coronavirus pandemic has caught us all by surprise and forced many industries into a lockdown. While some Airbnb hosts have closed their doors for the time being, many still open up their homes for local guests or provide housing for COVID-19 response teams. 

If you’re one of the latter, you should consider revising your vacation rental cleaning across the East Bay to help keep yourself and your guests safe. The best way to do this is to thoroughly disinfect your vacation rental property using CDC-approved cleaning guidelines

In the following article, you’ll find out how to clean an Airbnb against the novel coronavirus, and how you can help your guests protect themselves from infection. Read on to learn more.

How do I clean my Airbnb rental against COVID-19?

It’s important to remember that keeping an Airbnb or vacation rental germ-free during the coronavirus pandemic is hard work. If you get tired or can’t find the time to do it properly, consider outsourcing the cleaning to a professional cleaner. Just make sure they follow the professional guidelines recommended within the new coronavirus cleaning protocol

Here’s how to clean your Airbnb during the coronavirus outbreak:

Protect yourself

Always wear disposable gloves and face masks while cleaning. Refrain from touching your face at any point during the cleaning (the virus can get inside your body through your eyes) and immediately wash your hands after taking off the gloves.

Ventilate thoroughly

Throw open the doors and the windows before you start cleaning. Not only will this make the place feel infinitely more fresh, it will also protect you from any emissions from your cleaning agents.

Clean first, disinfect second

Cleaning supplies such as water and soap, or household detergents, remove grime and dust, but they don’t necessarily kill germs. Disinfectants don’t remove dust and dirt, but they kill germs. Always clean first, the proceed with the disinfection.

Use appropriate products

When cleaning electronics such as screens and keyboards, use specialized wipes designed for these items. Same goes for soft surfaces such as rugs, drapes, and so on: use the appropriate cleaning product, or put them in the washing machine if possible.

Wash cloth at the warmest setting

Clothes, bed sheets, towels, blankets, mattress covers, etc., should all be washed at the highest heat setting the manufacturer recommends. Refrain from shaking dirty laundry or touching it with bare hands.

Disinfect clothes hampers and laundry baskets after each use

To make things easier for yourself, consider purchasing a disposable clothes liner or one that can be washed in the washing machine. 

Empty and disinfect the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning

If your guests used other appliances such as the oven, the dishwasher, or the washing machine, consider wiping their interiors down as well.

Use disposable trash can bags that can be easily tied off at the top

This will make throwing out the garbage both easier and safer: just remember to wear disposable gloves when handling any waste.

Restock household supplies frequently

Make sure they aren’t past their expiry date. Supplying your Airbnb with disposable gloves and face masks for your guests’ use will not only help keep them safe, it’ll make them more likely to give you a good rating. 

Who provides the finest vacation rental cleaning across the East Bay?

How do I clean my Airbnb rental against COVID-19It doesn’t matter whether you live in Downtown Berkeley, or at the foot of the Diablo Range, nowhere is safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. We must all do our part in keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and our Airbnb guests safe from this dangerous disease.

This is where MaidThis comes in. We team up with the premier cleaning experts in East Bay who can make sure your vacation rental property receives a top-of-the-line cleaning that removes harmful germs and toxins like nobody’s business. Get in touch with us today!

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