You can’t do it yourself.
You can’t do it yourself.
Let’s face it: you are too busy, or you wouldn’t be considering hiring an Airbnb cleaning service in the first place. You have other things to do and people to see. Nobody wants to spend their time cleaning, especially when a professional could be doing the exact same job at a fraction of the price. Think about all of the ways you’d rather be spending your time than scrubbing toilets and wiping down kitchen counters. Spend more time with family, go on a vacation, or even just catch up on some quality reading as you soak in an outdoor tub with a glass of wine (yes, that’s possible).
- Focus on managing your rental business – The more rentals you host and manage at once, the busier you will become. In addition to spending less time cleaning each unit, outsourcing this task will also give you more time to focus on expanding your rental business by finding new properties and tenants
Consider the company’s reputation.
Consider the company’s reputation. After all, if you were entrusting someone with your property and its value to your business, you would want to make sure they were reputable. You can do some research on a cleaning company by searching their name on Google or other search engines, looking at reviews and testimonials on their site and other sites (e.g., Yelp), asking for references from previous clients who have worked with them before, etc.
Make sure they have property insurance.
You’ve opened your doors to other people’s trash, accidents, and property damage. The best cleaning companies will have insurance to protect your space in the event of an accident or any damages that occur.
Be sure the company is licensed and bonded.
<!–Be careful to hire a licensed and bonded housekeeper. Bonded means that the company’s employees will be covered if they steal from you, which is nice (both for you and for their karma). But you also need to make sure that the cleaning service is licensed in your city. Licensing usually requires the company to carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance—two things that will benefit both your housekeeper and your property if anything goes awry.
Check to see if the cleaning company is a member of any industry organizations.
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Do you want to know your cleaning company is committed to quality? Look at the associations they belong to. Memberships in professional organizations are a great way of establishing best practices and peer accountability. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) is one example of a well-known trade association that addresses the common challenges of cleaning companies.
Compare rates from several rental cleaning companies in your area.
Comparing rates from several different companies should be an important part of your decision-making process—and hopefully it’s fun, too.
Rates vary by company, by property size and by location. Some companies charge a flat rate for the cleaning service, while others charge on an hourly basis. The latter can be less predictable of course—maybe you have a tiny studio apartment that only takes one hour to clean, but maybe you have a large mansion with some pesky guests who spilled tomato soup all over the sofa—but most cleanings fall within the standard time frame and do not require additional hours or services.
Many vacation rental hosts find hourly rates to be more cost-effective than flat rates. This might seem counterintuitive at first, but let’s say you have an Airbnb guest staying in your place for $250 per night and they leave it quite messy with fingerprints on every surface and spaghetti sauce splattered all over the floorboards. A cleaning company charges $35 per hour to come in and tidy up after your guest leaves (not including any additional fees we’ll touch on later). If the cleaners are able to get your home back into tip-top shape in less than three hours (which is likely given how much people pay for houses these days), then you are looking at just under $100 for cleaning services for a two night stay that brought in $500 total revenue (not including airbnb fees) before deductions.
Learn about their cleaning processes and procedures
Then, before you hire a company, you should find out what they use to clean. If they use harsh chemicals that do more harm than good in order to get the job done, I would recommend looking elsewhere. You want a company that uses eco-friendly cleaning products in all of their cleans that are not only safe for your family, but also safe for the environment.
You’ll also want to ensure that your prospective Airbnb cleaning companies know how to properly clean an Airbnb so it meets all the requirements set forth by Airbnb themselves. This means they must thoroughly clean and sanitize everything from top to bottom—and we mean everything! And though this may sound excessive, it is necessary because we have so many instances of guests being allergic to pet dander and dust mites—and if we don’t do our due diligence, guests with allergies will be unhappy once again. Not only does this potentially result in us losing revenue from bad reviews and/or no shows, but these types of negative experiences can be avoided altogether by simply hiring professionals who know how to clean efficiently and properly. A reputable professional cleaner knows exactly what needs attention during each appointment; because let’s face it—if someone doesn’t take into account every last detail when preparing for an arrival or after a departure (such as changing out linens), then frankly this person is not doing his or her job correctly!
Hiring an Airbnb cleaning service can help you earn more from your short-term rental
There’s one surefire way to earn more from your Airbnb rental and keep your guests happy: hire a professional cleaning service for Airbnb. Airbnb cleaning services help you make more money, and they can also:
- Keep your guests happy. Guests who stay at an unkempt home or condo are not only less likely to leave positive reviews, they’re also more likely to complain directly to management. This can cost you a lot of time and hassle in the long run by resulting in lower ratings, poor reviews, and even fines from the property manager or owner. By hiring a professional cleaner, you ensure that your place will be sparkling clean every single time.
- Make your life easier. An expert cleaner takes over all of the work for you so that you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself or coming home after working all day to clean before running out again for another shift. They’ll do everything from washing linens and scrubbing grime off surfaces to changing lightbulbs and dealing with other minor repairs that need attention—and they’ll do it quickly with as little mess as possible. Plus, since most services offer flexible scheduling options like same-day appointments (or even next-day if necessary), there’s no need for frantic last minute cleanings anymore!