Tips for cleaning your rental during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage you to clean your properties using these to refer to recommendations and guidelines from your local government authority on disease control.


Tips to help cleaners protect themselves
  • Before they clean, cleaners should wash their hands, and put on impermeable, disposable gloves.
  • Cleaners should avoid touching their face during the clean.
  • Gloves should be thrown away after each clean.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • Cleaners should be sure to air and ventilate the property during and after cleaning.


Tips for cleaning

  • High-touch surfaces — Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces after each stay. Examples of high-touch surfaces include tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, remotes, wardrobe and cabinet handles, desks, toilets, sinks, bedside tables, and kitchen and bathroom surfaces. A two-step approach is recommended for cleaning high-touch surfaces: Use a detergent or soap and hot water for visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection to kill germs on surfaces.
  • Low-touch surfaces — Floors, walls, blinds, and other low-touch surfaces can be cleaned using hot water and detergent. Mop or wipe down from one end of the surface to the other.
  • Towels, linens, and other laundry — Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry and discard after each use. If possible, don’t shake dirty laundry. Wash items using the warmest setting and dry items completely. If you use a laundry service, request that they use the hottest setting.
Tips for disinfecting
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective for disinfection. A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available here.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for (concentration, application method and contact time, etc.). Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite) can be used if appropriate for the surface.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
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