Cleaning will play a vital part in the tourist season this, year as it is most important to keep the houses safe and ourselves too. We are waiting for official confirmation in order to finalize the cleaning procedure, but we do have the following in place and a few tips available.
This procedure is open for discussion and was drafted with the help and feedback of many owners / cleaners like yourselves.
In order to visualize this, let's consider the following practical example:
Pre-Cleaning (protects the cleaner)
One of the first actions is to remove the aircon filters and put them in a washing basin to clean. During the summer it is difficult to clean without the aircon on. This step is to ensure that by the second step the aircon will be usable for the cleaner to use if she so desires.
A diluted disinfectant spray is used on all the common surfaces like keys, locks, balstraits, wash basins, door handles, chairs etc. The surfaces are let to dry out for about 10 mins or more. Also this spray should be used on sofa surfaces, armchairs, bedside walls up to a logical height and generally all other walls that can be accidentally touched.
The cleaner will then leave the house for 20 to 40 minutes and let the air-conditioning to operate while the house windows are open.
The cleaner will then go through and clean all the surfaces that were previously sprayed (where possible).
This is the normal cleaning that happens during every arrival. It is good to include a more thorough approach starting from bathrooms to kitchen to bedrooms and to the lounge area eventually.
More surfaces should be included that it is possible for people to use their hands on like the walls of the bedrooms, or narrow corridors up to a certain height.
Also kitchen chairs and stools. By the end of this stage, the cleaner will need to notify us that the house is ready for them to arrive.
This is highly recommended as this speeds up the cleaning and disinfecting process. This can also be used on mattresses, lounge covers etc.
After-Cleaning (protects the client)
This is a copy of the Pre-Cleaning, using exactly the same material that was used in Pre-cleaning. This material will be let to dry out for at least 20 mins before the houses are locked up for next clients arrival. Windows need to be left open so that the air circulates.
Special care should be taken to clean the keys of the property.
We will need to be aware of the exact times in order to put up a sign on the villa. We will add two hours either side, just in case.
If this involves someone entering the house, a certain procedure is followed:
This will probably happen certain ours in the afternoon. This will also be made known to the clients before hand.
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