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Airbnb’s New Coronavirus Cleaning Protocol: Everything You Need to Know
Like other industries, Airbnb has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. With countless travelers canceling their trips and many hosts choosing to close their doors until the health crisis is resolved, it was only a matter of time when Airbnb would adopt changes to its policy.
In order to protect its business and its clients, the company has decided to change its rules for vacation rental cleaning during COVID-19. If you’re one of the many Airbnb hosts who are still receiving guests, you’re probably wondering what these new rules mean for you.
In the following article, we’ll explain how Airbnb cleaning in the East Bay Area has changed under the new rules, and how to go about making the most out of this new situation. Keep reading to learn more.
What does the new Airbnb coronavirus cleaning protocol entail?
The Enhanced Cleaning Protocol (which Airbnb will release next month) will include new step-by-step cleaning guidelines and list the recommended supplies, room-by-room instructions, sanitization techniques, and so on.
According to the information released in April, the hosts will be able to choose between two different cleaning programs. Hosts who adopt the new coronavirus cleaning protocol will have to agree to a 24-hour buffer after a guest checks out and before another guest checks in.
Hosts who want to be a part of the program, but can’t commit to the cleaning protocol will have to let at least 72 hours pass between the previous check out and the next check in. The goal of these booking buffers is to lessen the risk of a COVID-19 infection.
How do I find an Airbnb cleaner during the coronavirus pandemic?
When you come right down to it, being an Airbnb host is a business, and all businesses require professional cleaning in order to keep their clients happy and their premises hygienic. To do otherwise is to risk receiving negative ratings from dissatisfied guests, or possibly even getting penalized by Airbnb.
Look for the following traits when hiring a cleaning service during COVID-19:
They follow CDC-approved cleaning guidelines
Their cleaners should wear face masks throughout the cleaning and carefully wash their hands for 20-30 seconds before and after the cleaning. They should also maintain a 6 feet distance from you and the other members of your household to reduce the chance of infection.
They practice proper cleaning and disinfection routines
Expert cleaners should bring their own supplies with them, and make sure to only use products that have been certified by reputable organizations. They should also take special care to clean high-touch surfaces, as these are most likely to spread the virus.
These frequently-touched surfaces include:
* Light switches
* TV remotes
* Exteriors of appliances
Where can I book top Airbnb cleaning in the East Bay area?
We’re all dreaming of the day when this pandemic will be over and we’ll once again be able to take a carefree walk through the Kennedy Park. Until then, we must all keep doing our part in reducing the possibility of COVID-19 exposure for us, our loved ones, and our Airbnb guests.
Here at MaidThis, we’d like to lend you a helping hand. As soon as this crisis started, we adjusted our policies in a way that ensures the cleaners we work with take every precaution and follow CDC-approved sanitization guidelines while cleaning your home or workplace.
Feel free to give us a call if you have further questions, or use our cutting-edge online booking form to safely and quickly schedule the top Airbnb cleaning in the East Bay area.