The 5 Steps For Cleaning at Airbnb

Cleaning is a crucial step in protecting people from harmful microorganisms. Whether you’re washing your hands or disinfecting high-touch surfaces in your workplace, effective cleaning is essential to your health and wellbeing.

The 5 Steps For Cleaning at Airbnb

The first step in the cleaning process is to prepare the space by gathering all the tools and products you need to clean the space. This includes picking up any trash and collecting misplaced items, like magazines or books, so they can be returned to their proper place.

Next, dust all the hard surfaces in the room, including walls and ceilings, and sweep or vacuum carpeting. Finally, wipe all surfaces with an accepted disinfectant cleaning service, including countertops, tables, sinks, cabinets, and floors. Make sure to pay special attention to high-touch areas, like door knobs and handles.

The third step is to rinse off the surface of all the loosened dirt, grease, and debris with clean, hot water and detergent. Then, allow the disinfectant to do its work and let the surface dry completely.

This is called sanitizing, and it’s the only way to get rid of the germs that are still alive on the surface. It’s also the only way to make sure the surfaces are safe for use, as sanitizing reduces the amount of germs by up to 99.9% and meets all health and safety standards. Airbnb requires Hosts to sanitize all high-touch areas, and we have additional guidance, tips, and best practices for you to follow.