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The Airbnb Cleaners' Guide to Electronics

October 03, 2020

Vacation rental properties need to provide sufficient amenities to thrive in a competitive environment. This includes electronics. If you outfit your Airbnb with charging stations, gaming consoles, or a TV, your Airbnb cleaners must clean them. Allowing your guests to use your gaming consoles can turn a dull family trip into an exciting night for […]

Vacation rental properties need to provide sufficient amenities to thrive in a competitive environment. This includes electronics. If you outfit your Airbnb with charging stations, gaming consoles, or a TV, your Airbnb cleaners must clean them.

Allowing your guests to use your gaming consoles can turn a dull family trip into an exciting night for everybody. However, these amenities cannot be appreciated if the remotes and monitors are covered in dust and grime. To ensure that your guests receive full enjoyment from your property, your Airbnb cleaners must learn the basics of safely cleaning electronics.

Cleaning Remotes

Remotes are normally the most unsanitary component to any television or gaming system. Guests may be touching them frequently throughout their stay. Because of this, it’s important to sanitize them. Use a 1:1 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water. Spray some of the mixture onto the microfiber cloth ensuring not to overly soak the cloth. Now, just gently wipe down both sides of the remote and allow it to fully dry before use.

The key to cleaning electronics is to ensure that no water or cleaning solutions damage the internal components. As long as damage to the internal components is avoided, your remote controls will be clean and good as new for each guest. These precautions can help to slow the spread of COVID-19 using your vacation rental.

Cleaning Screens & Monitors

Preferably, guests will not be touching the TV screens and monitors in your property. However, properly dusted and shiny screens bring even shinier reviews. To dust a large television screen, use a glass cleaner and microfiber cloth. Like the remote control, do not apply too much liquid to the cloth. Your Airbnb cleaners don’t need to clean the screens as frequently as the remotes, but it helps. Before cleaning any electronics, be sure to read the product manual for cleaning instructions and safety information.

Shutting Down

No matter what type of electronic you are cleaning, it’s recommended to shut down the device prior to cleaning. Following strict cleaning protocols for electronics will keep your guests and your Airbnb cleaners safe. With the importance of electronics in today’s world, there’s no doubt your guests will appreciate clean remotes, screens, and more. Technology is helping hosts and cleaners more than ever. Services like TurnoverBnB use state-of-the-art technology to automate otherwise daunting tasks.

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By Matt Braverman