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How To Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in Your Vacation Rental
Many business owners make the mistake of assuming that office or vacation rental cleaning in the East Bay area is basically the same as keeping your own home clean. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is that rental properties are held to much higher standards of cleanliness than residential ones. This is especially true during the coronavirus crisis. Keeping your place clean is not only good for business: it’s necessary to curb the spread of this dangerous disease.
What are the steps to clean and disinfect facilities/equipment to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
Cleaning during COVID-19 is all about adding disinfection into your regular cleaning routine and taking the appropriate precautions to reduce the possibility of exposure. When booking a cleaning service for your vacation rental, always choose a reputable cleaning service that follows CDC-approved guidelines.
Here’s a quick 8-step guide for ensuring your property is germ-free:
Stay safe by wearing disposable gloves and a face mask throughout the cleaning. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after the cleaning. Refrain from touching your face.
Routinely clean high-touch surfaces. Light switches, elevator buttons, handles, doorknobs, desks, tables, countertops, phones, computer keyboard and mice, touchscreens, and so on are all surfaces that have an increased risk of carrying microbes and parasites.
Clean and disinfect. Surfaces should first be wiped down with soap and water (or a general-purpose household cleaner), and then disinfected using an EPA-certified disinfectant. Always follow the instructions on the packaging when using a new disinfectant.
When cleaning soft surfaces such as drapes, rugs, and carpeted floors, use only the appropriate cleaning products for those surfaces. Launder cloth items at the warmest appropriate water setting and let them dry thoroughly before using them again.
Clean electronics such as keyboards, TV remotes, touchscreens, tablets, and TVs using alcohol-based sprays or wipes with a minimum of 70% alcohol content. Dry them completely after cleaning them.
Laundry such as linens and towels should also be washed at the warmest setting and the items should be dried completely afterward. Refrain from shaking dirty laundry to avoid spreading germs into the air and remember to disinfect and clean clothes hampers after use.
Outdoor areas such as walkways, playgrounds, terraces, etc., can be cleaned normally. There’s no need to disinfect them, as spraying disinfectants on outdoor areas hasn’t been shown to lessen the risk of coronavirus.
Replenish supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, hand sanitizer, and so on if needed. If you’re an Airbnb host, leaving face masks and disposable gloves for your guests’ use will leave a positive impression on your clients.
Where can I book professional vacation rental cleaning in the East Bay area?
It’s not easy being an Airbnb host during the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of having to ensure your property is regularly cleaned and disinfected, you can’t even relax by doing fun activities with your family, such as visit the Chabot Space and Science Center.
That’s where MaidThis comes in. The cleaning experts we team up with are trained and equipped to provide the full range of residential and vacation rental cleaning services. Book the top cleaning in the East Bay area today or give us a call if you have additional questions.