Cleaning Procedures

Cleaning Procedures

  • Ventilate rooms before cleaned 
    • Allow fresh air to circulate for at least 20 minutes. Leave all windows open during the entire cleaning process.    
  • Washing hands thoroughly before and after each cleaning   
    • Use soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds    
  • We wear disposable gloves while cleaning. 
    • Gloves are thrown out after each cleaning. And we make sure to wash your hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • All machine-washable items are cleaned at the highest heat setting appropriate for the material.
  • The room is cleaned, and then disinfected
    • Cleaning is when you use soap or detergent and water to remove dirt, germs and impurities.
    • Disinfecting refers to the use of chemicals like bleach or alcohol to kill germs. Doing both is the best way to reduce the spread of infection.
  • Household bleach solutions are diluted, cleaning products with at least 70% alcohol are used
    • NOTE: most common disinfectants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency are believed to be effective against the coronavirus.
  • Focus is put on frequently touched surfaces.   
    • Light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, and faucet handles are just a few of the areas we will disinfect.   
  • Vacuum and wipe down sofas, rugs, drapes, and other soft, porous surfaces.
  • Carefully remove any visible dirt or grime, then use the appropriate cleaner for the material. If possible, machine-wash items according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.
    • This includes bed sheets, mattress covers, hand and bath towels, kitchen towels, and blankets. We wear gloves when handling dirty laundry.
  • Clean and disinfect laundry baskets and hampers.   
    • Use the laundry basket liner that’s machine washable.
  • Empty the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning.

*This content is based on publicly available information from the CDC.

Things that get cleaned and Disinfected

General: 

  • Doorknobs  
  • Fans and lamp chains  
  • Garbage and recycling bins   
  • Hard-backed chairs   
  • Hairdryers  
  • Light switches   
  • Railings
  • Remote controls   
  • Tabletops  
  • Thermostats 
  • Window sills and window handles

Bedroom: 

  • Hangers and luggage racks
  • Nightstands
  • Dressers

Bathroom: 

  • Faucet handles  
  • Sinks
  • Shower curtains and doors  
  • Showers and tubs  
  • Toilets 

Kitchen: 

  • Sinks 
  • Appliances: coffee maker, oven, dishwasher safe: ceramic bowls, kids’ plastic ware, etc.
  • Condiments: oils salt and pepper shakers, commonly used spices and containers, etc.
  • Cabinet handles and pulls

Other amenities

  • Books 
  • Board games