How to clean for AirBnB

How to clean for AirBnB

You might be wondering how to Clean for Airbnb? Worry not, we’ve put together a summarised step-by-step, so you can understand what we do when we enter an Airbnb. Basically, it means we clean a property to get it ready and to high cleaning standards, not missing any details, for the next guests checking-in. However, if you need more services related to your Airbnb, please contact us and we will try our best to tailor our service to your needs. We obviously must follow Airbnb’s strict cleaning policies, which you can read here, this copied directly from their help pages:


How to clean for Airbnb with their 5-step enhanced cleaning process

The 5-step cleaning process is a set of cleaning practices that all Hosts are required to follow between guest stays, in addition to local laws and guidelines.

Step 1: Prepare

Proper preparation can help you and your team clean more efficiently and more safely. Make sure you:

  • Ventilate the space before and during cleaning when possible
  • Use disinfectants approved by your local regulatory agencies for use against COVID-19
  • Always read the directions and warnings on your cleaning products carefully
  • Wash or disinfect your hands


Step 2: Clean

Cleaning is removing dust and dirt from surfaces, such as floors and worktops. Make sure you:

  • Sweep, vacuum, dust and/or mop areas before sanitising
  • Wash dishes and laundry at the highest heat setting possible
  • Wipe down hard surfaces with soap and water


Step 3: Sanitise

Sanitising is when you use chemicals to reduce bacteria on surfaces such as doorknobs and TV remotes. Be sure to:

  • Spray high-touch surfaces in each room with an approved disinfectant spray
  • Let the disinfectant sit for the length of time specified on the product label
  • Allow the surface to air-dry


Step 4: Check

Once you’ve finished sanitising, it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve not missed anything. Be sure to:

  • Refer to the best practices in each room-by-room checklist in your handbook to make sure you haven’t missed a spot
  • Share these best practices with your hosting team and cleaning professionals


Step 5: Reset

To help prevent cross-contamination, it’s important to finish cleaning and sanitising a room before replacing items for the next guest:

  • Wash your hands before replacing guest supplies, linen, and cleaning kits
  • Safely dispose of or wash cleaning supplies and protective gear
  • Don’t re-enter a room once it’s been sanitised
  • Clean your equipment between each turnover


Knowing how to clean for Airbnb is required as a Airbnb host

Now you know how to clean for Airbnb try your best to do as best you can, as hosts who don’t agree to their COVID-19 safety practices, including the 5-step enhanced cleaning process, may be suspended from accepting new reservations. These practices also require mask wearing and social distancing when mandated by local laws or guidelines. Hosts who repeatedly or severely violate cleaning standards may be subject to warnings, suspensions and, in some cases, may have their accounts removed from Airbnb.   I know, its a lot, but after you commit and complete the cleaning process, your commitment will be visible to guests on your listing.  

We know how to clean for AirBnB

We’ve had some queries about ‘How to Clean for Airbnb’ through our website. We’ve been asked several times what our step-by-step process is when we enter an Airbnb to do a turnover cleaning. So, we thought it would be of interest to expand a bit more about this and add more detail to the information we already have in our Airbnb Cleaning in Brighton page.  

What you can expect from our AirBnb cleaning in Brighton

Our professional and dedicated team of cleaners specialise in AirBnb cleaning and in making your guests first impression the right one! Our staff are all trained to the highest standards following Airbnb’s cleaning policies. The cleanliness and presentation of your property is the most important aspect of running a successful holiday home. It will be one of the first things that your guests will look at, the cleanliness and tidiness of your Airbnb which will be their home for a few days during their stay.  

At the AirBnB

  • When our dedicated team of AirBnB cleaners arrive at your rental, the first thing they will do is to carry out an assessment of any damage to the property potentially caused by the guests that just left and if there are any visible missing items. They also check if there are any maintenance issues and report them; check if TV, Wi-Fi, and other appliances are in working condition. This is all reported immediately.
  • While walking through the property making their checks, they will open windows for ventilation.
  • Photos are taken of any damage and sent to you.
  • Photos are taken before and after the clean is done.
  • When the initial check is completed, the team will proceed to remove all bedding from all beds and the used towels and leave them at the front door for the linen collection company, who will take the dirty linen and replace it with freshly clean ones.
  • All beds are freshly made, and towels left on the bed, depending on number of guests and their sleeping requirements.
  • All rooms in the Airbnb are vacuumed, furniture dusted and polished, hard floors are mopped, bathrooms and kitchen are thoroughly cleaned. Dust cleaned from skirting boards. Doors are all cleaned and sanitised.
  • All appliances and buttons are cleaned and sanitised.
  • Sanitising of HTP – doorknobs and handles, light switches, remote controls, bannisters, and any other high-touch surfaces.
  • All areas are cleaned, shined, and reset so that everything is in its right place.
  • We replenish top-ups for guests such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, body gel, toilet rolls, kitchen paper towels, coffee and teas if required. You might have your own requirements (as many hosts do) and that can be agreed and arranged beforehand.
  • We ensure keys are in position on time for the next booking.
  • We use disinfectants approved by local regulatory agencies for use against Covid-19.
  • We can use both environmentally and pet friendly products to carry out cleans as well as specialist cleaning products and techniques for those tougher cleans should you need.