COVID19 Cleaning

COVID19 Cleaning 

Cleanliness has always been top of our lists for guests.  We have always been commended for the standard of all of our homes. But even more critical as we all aim to reduce the spread of infection. In accordance with NSW Health, AirBnB and Homeaway, we have ensured our cleaning practices exceed state based and global standards.

It is possible for someone to contract COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface—like a doorknob or light switch—and the virus may live on some surfaces for several hours or even days. That’s why we take such care to clean our homes both prior and post your stay ensuring to  disinfect frequently touched surfaces often.

We use detergent or soap and water to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Once the surface is clean we ensure we spray spray with a disinfectant. Let it stand for a few minutes, then wipe. We always pay special attention to frequently touched surfaces, like light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, and key boxes.

Most importantly we wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. That includes bed sheets, mattress covers, hand and bath towels, kitchen towels, and blankets. Remember to wear gloves when handling dirty laundry, and take care to avoid shaking laundry, which could increase the spread of germs.

To assist our guests to maintain a higher standard of cleanliness and hygiene, we make sure your home is well-stocked with some of the following items:

  • Hand soap

  • Sanitizer

  • Paper towels

  • Tissues

  • Toilet Paper

We do encourage our guests to clean up after themselves by leaving disinfectants and other cleaning supplies for them. You may even want to print and share the above cleaning guidelines so that if they decide to clean or wash linens, they can do so according to the CDC’s guidelines.

During this time to ensure all the points mentioned above are covered and for our guests well being we will need to add and extra cleaning charge of $55 per stay.  This is unfortunate but we are sure you understand that these times are not normal.  We are hopeful that in the future this fee can be suspended.