cleaning mistakes

Cleanliness is the one thing that Airbnb guests are going to demand from the properties they book. It may sound like an exaggeration, but even the slightest stain can lead to a bad review on your Airbnb property. This is the reason why we are going over the top 5 biggest mistakes that you should always avoid when it comes to your Airbnb cleaning process.

Airbnb guests have been surveyed regarding their preferences with this service and it has become quite apparent that the number one thing they want to see is a clean property. Everything else seems to take second place to this particular demand. With that taken into account, you need to make sure that you can provide an impeccable place for your guests when they arrive.

Here are the five most common things to watch out for when cleaning your property:

1-The outdoor areas
If you have a pool or a courtyard in your property, you need to make sure they are kept in optimal conditions. Very few things are going to give you bad reviews as much as a poorly maintained swimming pool or yard. This is one of the most common mistakes that we see all the time. Unfortunately, a bad review can mean a huge drop in business for anyone who is renting a property
with Airbnb.

2-Clean appliances
Your appliances are a very touchy subject for guests, and they don’t want to make use of anything that looks dirty. Take the time to ensure that everything in your kitchen is being cleaned properly and this is going to allow you to achieve optimal results. Microwaves, grills, fridges, dishes, toasters, pots, pans, etc.

3-Pest control
We said that very few things are as dreadful to an Airbnb guest as a dirty pool or yard, but this is an even bigger problem. If your property has roaches, ants, spiders, scorpions, or rodents, you are going find that a terrible is almost guaranteed if anyone happens to stumble upon one of these uninvited guests in your property. You need to keep the pests under control if you want to keep
those positive reviews coming.

4-Remove hair
If you have any quests in your property, you can be 100% sure that they will leave hair in several places of the house. A single strand of hair from someone’s head can lead to a bad review. Human hair is not particularly dangerous top anyone’s health, but finding hair of any kind in the property is
always going to create a negative impression.

5-Replace amenities
There are many Airbnb hosts that don’t replace things like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and other amenities. When a guest finds a roll of toilet paper that is nearly finished or a bottle of shampoo that is half empty, they are likely to complain. The expectations of modern Airbnb guests are much higher, and you need to make sure that your property lives up to those expectations.

Invest in professionals

We know that some people will prefer to do the short term rental cleaning themselves, but investing in a professional cleaning service after each guest leaves is going to be very helpful. They are usually going to be more careful not to miss any spots.

Final thoughts

Running an Airbnb property is a great business, but you need to make sure that you can provide an experience that your guests are going to find optimal for their needs. Taking the time to keep everything within the property clean is going to provide a huge advantage and it gives your rental a competitive edge.

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