Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is critical that all of us take certain steps to stay healthy and reduce the risk of infection. In addition to using a cleaning and rental inspection checklists when preparing your rental for guests, the current situation requires taking extra measures to prevent the virus from spreading. This is where a health and safety checklist comes to the rescue.
Safety and precautionary checklists for hosts and guests are indispensable assets, especially during times when public health is jeopardized. Following these guidelines will help you ensure that your property is low-risk and properly disinfected during the pandemic.
It is important that you ensure that you, your guests, and the cleaning crew are on the same page. The following are a couple of general steps that you can include in your rental property checklists to avoid confusion.
When it comes to your rental property checklists, the devil is in the detail. While the overall condition of your rental property is important (as usual), special attention should be paid to surfaces, areas, appliances, and utensils that are subject to heavy use.
The reality is that not all cleaning products are created equally. The EPA has approved a list of cleaning products that are effective in killing the novel coronavirus. So, before you buy a cleaning product, first double-check if its EPA registration number that is found on the product label is, in fact, on this list.
Social distancing is one of the key measures to help flatten the curve. By offering self-check-in as an option, guests do not have to interact with hosts at all. This will help both guests and hosts to feel more at ease as they will be able to enforce social distancing. In addition to offering self-check-in, here are some other steps that you can include in your rental property checklists.
At iGMS, we made handling your business remotely simple and efficient. With our vacation rental software, you can keep your business up and running, especially during difficult times like this. Our software will make it easy for you to stay on top of all your business requirements and continue to coordinate your daily tasks without jeopardizing anyone’s health.
To combat this coronavirus pandemic, everyone needs to work together and act responsibly. Thus, in addition to creating your own rental property checklists, it is important to make sure that your guests know what is expected of them, and how they can help keep your property and neighbors safe from infection.
While practicing good hygiene at all times is important, it is critical if we want to flatten the curve effectively. Your guests might not have the correct information and, therefore, it is a good idea to include the following in your rental property checklists.
Unfortunately, to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), physical contact must also be restricted. Use your rental property checklists as an opportunity to remind your guests about their social responsibility to avoid close contact with others and refrain from visiting crowded places.
Both the landlord and tenant must make sure that they stay informed about the latest updates issued by the health department. Though, as your guests are most likely on holiday mode, they might forget to read the news. A simple reminder can make all the difference!
Unprecedented times call for decisive action. It is your responsibility to secure your vacation rentals when preparing them for guests. Rental property checklists can help you ensure that you have covered all your bases in response to COVID-19. Now the health and safety of your guests and general public health should play an even greater role than normal. Stay safe!