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Airbnb Cleaning Service: Why You Should Hire a Specialist

May 2, 2022
Guest Writer

Cleanliness is a hot topic. The pandemic has understandably led to higher standards of cleaning across all industries, particularly accommodation. Guests now have higher expectations when they stay in hotels, and holiday homes are no different.

Cleanliness is a hot topic. The pandemic has understandably led to higher standards of cleaning across all industries, particularly accommodation. Guests now have higher expectations when they stay in hotels, and holiday homes are no different. Even pre-pandemic, holiday rental cleaning can be difficult to manage on your own especially during the peak season when bookings are back to back. Hiring a company that can clean your Airbnb for you can help save you time, and ensure it’s done by a professional! Read on for how an Airbnb cleaning service can help.

The Importance of Thorough Cleaning

From a traveler’s perspective, renting a bach instead of a hotel room should come with desired advantages. For example, travelers expect a bach to have individualised character, to be more private, and to have a few more homely amenities than a hotel room. They also expect a holiday home to be in pristine condition. Things you may associate with the classic Kiwi bach such as sandy floors and cobwebs are no longer acceptable in the era of reviews and ratings. And, given the current pandemic , it is essential that you consistently provide your guests with a hygienic, comfortable environment. A property which hasn’t been properly cleaned will inevitably receive bad reviews, and this will directly impact your bookings and rental income .

Airbnb & Holiday House Cleaning

The Importance of Thorough Cleaning For Airbnb Properties

From a traveler's perspective, renting a bach instead of a hotel room should come with desired advantages. For example, travelers expect a bach to have individualised character, to be more private, and to have a few more homely amenities than a hotel room.

They also expect a holiday home to be in pristine condition. Things you may associate with the classic Kiwi bach such as sandy floors and cobwebs are no longer acceptable in the era of reviews and ratings.

And, given the current pandemic , it is essential that you consistently provide your guests with a hygienic, comfortable environment. A property which hasn't been properly cleaned will inevitably receive bad reviews, and this will directly impact your bookings and rental income.

What It Takes to Clean an Airbnb Between Occupants - Airbnb Turnover

Thoroughly cleaning your Airbnb or holiday house in between occupants is often easier said than done. This is because all signs of previous guests must be removed, and it may require you to go above and beyond the normal steps that you follow to clean your own home.

You will need to sanitise the bathroom and vacuum or mop all floors in the house. While you are cleaning the house, you will need to strip down the beds and launder the bedding and towels.

The beds must be made, and the clean towels should be returned to the bathrooms. In the kitchen, the fridge should be emptied and cleaned and all trash needs to be removed. Your cleaning tasks are not done until your bach is as clean as you would expect from a quality hotel room.

If you have a new occupant each night, these chores will require daily attention and that type of Airbnb turnover can be extremely time consuming!

Basic Airbnb Cleaning Chores Include:

  • Sanitise bathrooms & Toilets
  • Replenish Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Vacuum & Mop Floors
  • Launder Bedding & Towels or Arrange a Laundry Service
  • Beds to be Made & Clean Towels Returned to Bathrooms
  • Clean Kitchen & Fridge
  • Clean All Surface Areas
  • Remove Any Trash and Empty Bins 
  • Check for Damage

The Need for Deeper Cleaning Sessions For Your Airbnb Holiday Home

While all of these steps require your routine care, your holiday rental house will require deeper cleaning at less frequent intervals. For example, the carpet will need to be steam cleaned, furniture and appliances moved to clean behind them, and the oven cleaned.

These deep cleans tackle things that build up over time and are essential to keeping on top of maintenance.

The Impact of Airbnb Cleaning on Your Lifestyle

Depending on the size of your property and how well the previous occupants took care of it, you may reasonably need to spend several hours of your time cleaning the space in between occupants.

Your goal as a host is likely to keep the property as close to 100 percent occupancy as possible, and this means that you may only have a few hours to clean the house before the next guests arrive.

Do you have time to spend several hours cleaning your vacation home in between occupants? If you have a job, a busy personal life, or even a desire to live a less hectic lifestyle, cleaning the property regularly could be a major inconvenience.

Of course, not cleaning the property as needed could ultimately prevent you from receiving bookings and of course, income!

The Future Effects of a Well-Maintained Short-Term Rental Property

Meeting your guests' expectations for cleanliness is only one of the reasons why you need to keep up with it. A clean property leads to more positive reviews,  an increase in your overall review ratings, and this can increase the appeal of your property for future travelers.

You could see the occupancy rate improve, and you may even be able to charge a higher nightly rate. Staying on top of cleaning can also keep maintenance and the need for repairs at bay: a stitch in time, saves nine!

The Easier Way to Keep your Airbnb Holiday Home Clean

There are a few solutions available to mitigate the stress and time drain associated with frequently cleaning your holiday home. For example, you could establish a minimum length of stay. You could also book an Airbnb cleaning service with a local housekeeping company and cleaning crew.

With this solution, however, you will need to regularly schedule one-time service based on occupancy. You also will need to monitor the quality of the cleaning services to ensure that the results live up to your high standards. Cleaning costs may also fluctuate.

Another solution is to let our team at Bachcare manage the property for you.

We not only handle all cleaning in between bookings, and laundering linen, but our property managers can also help with deep cleaning and maintenance requests. Our cleaning is carried out by a professional cleaning team and to the highest standard.

If you want peace of mind, to get your spare time and weekends back, enquire with the team today!

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