Disinfecting in Relation to AirBnB Cleaning

Disinfecting in Relation to AirBnB Cleaning

Disinfecting is the process of killing or eliminating germs, viruses and bacteria to create a hygienic and safe environment for guests. Disinfection is particularly important in communal areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and high-touch areas, to minimise the risk of spreading germs. Here are the key aspects of disinfecting a room in a short stay rental:

Selecting the Right Disinfectant

Choose an appropriate disinfectant that is effective against a wide range of germs. Look for disinfectants that are approved by health authorities and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

High-Touch Surfaces

Identify high-touch surfaces in the room, such as light switches, door handles, remote controls, thermostats and keyboards. These surfaces should be the primary focus for disinfection because they are frequently touched and can harbour germs. Use the chosen disinfectant to thoroughly clean and disinfect these surfaces, ensuring that all areas are covered.

Furniture and Fixtures

Pay attention to commonly used furniture and fixtures such as tables, chairs, worktops and sinks. Wipe them down with the disinfectant solution to remove any potential germs. Also disinfect bathroom fittings, including taps, toilet handles, shower heads and towel rails.

Kitchen and Food Preparation Areas

Disinfect kitchen surfaces, including worktops, cutting boards and food preparation areas to prevent cross-contamination. Pay particular attention to areas where raw meat or other perishable food may have come into contact with surfaces.

Bathroom Disinfection

In the bathroom, focus on disinfecting surfaces such as toilet seats, handles, flush buttons, shower walls and bath edges. Use the appropriate disinfectant to thoroughly sanitise these areas.

Soft Surfaces

Where appropriate, disinfect soft surfaces such as sofas, cushions or upholstered chairs. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for disinfecting these items, or consider using fabric-safe disinfectant sprays.


Although it is not usually necessary to disinfect floors unless there has been a specific contamination event, it is still important to keep them clean. Sweep and mop floors regularly with a suitable cleaner to remove dirt and debris.

Ventilation and Air Quality

Although not directly related to surface disinfection, it is important to ensure good ventilation in the room to maintain air quality. Open windows, use fans or consider the use of air purifiers to improve ventilation and circulation.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

When carrying out disinfection, wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks to protect you from exposure to chemicals or pathogens.

Regular Disinfection Schedule

Establish a regular disinfection schedule based on the frequency of guest stays. Thoroughly disinfect rooms between guests to ensure a clean and hygienic environment for each new arrival.

Disinfection Practices

Proper disinfection practices in short stay rental accommodation are essential for the safety and well-being of guests. By following health authority guidelines, using effective disinfectants and focusing on high-touch surfaces, you can create a clean and hygienic room that promotes a healthy stay for your guests.

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