Tips for Keeping your Vacation Rental Home and Renters safe during COVID 19

Jul 14, 2020

The COVID-19 situation hit vacation rental owners quickly. However, with the right precautions, planning, and products, both owners and renters can have a safe home and a fun memorable vacation. Here are some tips for keeping your vacation rental safe, and popular during these very different times.

High Touch Surfaces Need to be Cleaned and Disinfected Regularly

Every vacation rental home is different, but common high-touch surfaces are recommended to be cleaned by CDC government-approved products on areas that include:

  • door handles (inside and outside)
  • tables
  • chairs
  • handrails
  • kitchen and bathroom surfaces
  • grill handles
  • outdoor shower faucet handles
  • taps
  • toilets
  • light switches (inside and outside)
  • phones
  • computers and keyboards
  • tablets
  • TV remote controls and game controllers
  • favorite toys

Good Practices to Remind Renters are as follows:

Remove shoes when entering a vacation rental, it's also a good practice to change into clean clothes when returning home from crowded places. Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Keep socially distanced from others of at least 6 feet. Wear a face covering or mask when visiting local businesses and public areas where social distancing cannot be adhered to.

Laundry Can Be the Key to Helping Stop the Spread of COVID-19

  • Don't shake dirty laundry to minimize the possibility of dispersing the virus into the air.
  • Launder items with detergent, using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely - both steps help to kill the virus
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub from Protect Your Office, immediately afterward
  • Wash or disinfect your laundry bag and hamper as well
  • Consider storing laundry in disposable bags
  • Vacuum seal extra bedding linens to help ensure that extra bedding has not been used between guests.

Ensure that you place a Peace of Mind Kit in your vacation rental for each new guest to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

Peace of Mind Welcome Kits are a great way to both increase guest experience as well as minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Here's why:

  • Each Kit contains 1 Box of 50 High-Grade 3-Ply Masks, 6 Different sized Hand Sanitizers, and a cellphone microfiber cloth. Perfect for the kitchen, kids room, pool, while masks are becoming mandatory in many locations. Check your municipal and county orders for details.
  • Each Kit is safety- sealed and only opened by the renter once they arrive, and it is theirs to keep at the end of their vacation – they love the fact they keep it.
  • Each kit is $75.00 USD, delivered directly to you and for orders of 10 or more, receive 50% off shipping when you state you’re a member of FLARBO
  • You can add a markup fee to the cost of the kit and increase your monthly revenue, all while providing an added layer of protection that your renters will absolutely love.

Short term rental and vacation rental owners have a responsibility to keep their renters safe, adhere to the municipal and state government orders to conduct business safely. Taking the right precautions, planning, and offering hand sanitizer, masks, and cleaning products, to renters improves a safe home environment and gives guests a stress-free, and memorable vacation. Keep your properties up to date on the latest protocols easily and with peace of mind.

To set up a delivery plan and receive this exclusive FLARBO offer, email [email protected] and get your "Peace of Mind Welcome Kits" today. Hurry this offer won't last long!

Disclaimer: These guidelines and resources are for information purposes only. Each vacation rental owner is responsible for following the guidelines set forth by their state, county, or local law enforcement agency, as well as any professional business associations, referencing their business license in relation to cleaning protocols to implement. The information is derived in part from U.S. federal agency regulations and recommendations, but does not constitute legal or medical advice, nor does this article take into account the requirements of all states, counties, and municipalities.

FLARBO - Florida Rental By Owners makes no warranty or representation that following these guidelines will ensure the health of employees, clients, guests, or others, or preclude the possibility of contamination. This article is intended to be comprehensive, however, it does not contain all available information on the subject matter. This article was published on July 15, 2020, with available information existing at the time of publication and therefore may be superseded by developments after this date.

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