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Airbnb’s 5 Step Enhanced Cleaning Process

November 4th, 2020 · No Comments


If you own a vacation rental home or provide any short-term rental service at your property, it is very important that you abide by Aibnb’s cleaning protocols in order to ensure the safest environment and protect your guests from potential COVID-19 exposure. You may want to hire a house cleaning service that has experience following these 5 guidelines provided by Airbnb:


When preparing your home to be cleaned, make sure that there is proper ventilation when possible. This can be accomplished by opening the doors or windows. You must use disinfectants that are effective in removing the coronavirus from surface areas. Effective disinfectants include soap and water, bleach solution and bleach based cleaners. Also, make sure the house cleaners wear gloves and face masks during the entire home cleaning.


Proper house cleaning entails removing all dust and dirt from the surface areas such as floors and countertops. It is also important to do the following:
  • Dust, weep, vacuum and mop areas before they are sanitized
  • Wash all dishes and laundry at the hottest possible temperature
  • Scrub hard surfaces with soap and water
Sanitize the Home
Spray a disinfectant solution on surface areas along with objects that are often touched such as doorknobs and television remote controls. Be sure to: 
  • Disinfect often touched surfaces in every room with an effective disinfectant solution
  • Allow the disinfectant to sit for the length of time specified by the product’s manufacturer
  • Let the surface areas air-dry
Hosts or cleaning companies responsible for overseeing the house cleaning must check each room, one at a time, to carefully make sure that these cleaning guidelines have been followed correctly. 
In order to prevent cross-contamination, cleaners must finish cleaning and sanitizing one room before replacing items for the upcoming guest. House cleaners must be sure to: 
  • Wash their hands and change their gloves prior to replacing linens, guest supplies, and cleaning supplies
  • All cleaning supplies and protective face masks must be safely disposed of or washed.
  • After a room has been sanitized, the cleaner should not re-enter to avoid possible contamination
Airbnb has stated that these cleaning and sanitation procedures are required from all hosts. Failure to comply with proper house cleaning guidelines could potentially result in a home’s listing being removed from the Airbnb platform. 
If you’d like to avoid the hassle of keeping up with these protocols, we are always here to help. Feel free to reach out to us today as we are a team of highly experienced house cleaners!