Top Cleaning Tips for Vacation Rentals during COVID-19

The COVD-19 pandemic has changed how vacation rental homeowners clean and maintain their Kissimmee vacation rentals to keep themselves and their guests safe.

The following top cleaning tips for vacation rentals help you comply with local and national standards while getting the most out of your vacation rental home.

Understand the Needs of Guests Staying in Your Vacation Rental Home

Staying in a clean home and keeping loved ones safe has become the top priority for guests when booking a vacation rental property. Homeowners need to make sure that cleaning staff and property managers understand what to do before and after every guest stays in your home.

Cleaning staff must safely use germicides and other specialized cleaning products while following new standards for washing linens, gathering and throwing out trash, and storing cleaning supplies.

Increase Time Between Bookings

The most recent information from the World Health Organization suggests that the coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours. The longer you wait, the less risk of exposure there is to guests and cleaning staff. The time you set aside for cleaning your home after a guest has checked out will depend on how much time is needed to disinfect surfaces in your home.

Waiting 24 hours between guests is a reasonable measure to put in place. But short-term rental platforms like Airbnb have their own guidelines. Airbnb recommends that homeowners wait 72 hours between guests to allow time to disinfect the home.

If you list your property on other sites like VRBO, be sure to find out what guidelines they have in place, so your vacation home can be in compliance.

Clean Linens and Bedding Thoroughly

Cleaning staff should avoid shaking out your home’s bedding and linens to prevent viral particulates from being distributed into the air.

Dissolvable laundry bags allow linens and other items to be removed and washed while reducing exposure to you or your cleaning staff. The bag can be placed directly into the washing machine, making it easy to transport and clean your home’s bedsheets, towels, and other items.

Safe Trash Removal

Using gloves and masks when collecting and removing trash is an important safety measure. Cleaning staff should avoid packing trash down with their hands. Sharp objects and broken glass may not be visible, and they can cause injuries that increase the risk of infection. Clean and disinfect trash cans before lining them with new bags. Wash hands thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds after removing safety gloves.

Knowing how to disinfect your home keeps you and your guests safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It demonstrates to your guests that you’re taking the extra steps needed to ensure their comfort and peace of mind.

Team Donovan specializes in helping today’s home investors get the most out of their Kissimmee vacation rentals. If you’re interested in buying or selling a property in the Orlando area, near Disney World and the other attractions, contact us at (407) 705-2616 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.