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I’m searching for recommendations of specific products for cleaning but I only found one thread with products from the US so not really helpful as I’m hosting in the UK.
The most important for me is finding the best laundry detergent and softener or any other tips for washing machine and dryer. For example what temperature for sheets and what for towels? Do you use anything in the dryer…?
bathroom tub cleaning. What do you use to clean the tub along with what kind of sponge?
toilet bowl. Even though I bleach the toilet there seem to be some annoying stains on the bottom of the bowl. Any product recommendations for this?
mirrors: what product you use for cleaning mirror and what kind of cloth?
mold on bathroom tiles: any products for this problem?
marks on wooden floor. Is there anyway to fix this? As it always seems that is not clean
any alternatives to mop for wooden floor?
Please please if you can reccommend the specific brand of each and where to get it from.
Any reccommentations will be greatly appreciated and I’m sure there’s many hosts who also looking for this kind of threat
Laundry - personally I only wash at 40 degrees but I usually use Napisan which is a stain remover and sanitiser. I don’t have a tumble dryer. I run 2 Airbnb rooms with a pulley airer and washing line. Outside is much better for killing germs. 2) Bath - Dettol power and pure. 3) Toilet, any limescale cleaner, marks are often trapped by limescale. 4) Mirrors and shower screens, white vinegar, 5) tiles Astonish mould killer 6) Wood floors, I have a steam mop but only safe on well sealed floors. I get everything from Amazon, Tesco or discounters.
Thanks for your response. I dont have wooden floors in my apartment and neither mold problems or toilet bowl problems. Recent guests said the towels and liners didnt smell nice so I’m thinking I’m doing something wrong even though they smelled just fine when I was putting them on.
@Debthecat sorry I dont have experience in professional cleaning theres no reason to be rude
You’re welcome! I’m in the USA so my recommendations won’t be very helpful. I wouldn’t go too crazy, use what works for you as you would at home. I like Mrs Meyers products which have no chemicals. Their basil based cleaner is awesome. Don’t know if they are in the
Bleach only whitenes the mold, oil of cloves will kill it. Regarding your towels - are they rehung completely dry? If damp they can get a musty smell.
Professional cleaning is only a matter of practice, routine and equipment. Microfibres are your friend.
@Debthecat yes I put the towels in the rooms when they finish from the dryer. Yes I’m practising since I have this airbnb for the past 8 months. To be honest most people leave 5* reviews but then on 2 occasions people cancelled and requested refund because they claimed it wasnt clean. Thanks for your advise for the oil I’ll try it!
Towels can smell musty unless they are hot washed and scrupulously dried. Alternatively on 40 degrees I use Napisan additive in the wash, or Halo (antibacterial laundry liquid) or Dettol laundry sanitiser in the rinse. These will kill anything which would cause a musty smell.
By the way, are you airing your washing machine between uses? The door should not be left closed. Sometimes the washing machine needs a descaler or sanitiser. Use a product in a wash on its own.
@Helsi cleaners cost £20 per hour and my whole apartment is priced at £60 per night for weekdays, £100 per night for friday and £200 for Saturday (approximately). They also require me to pay their parking costs while there. Most guests only stay for one night and if I cut one night stays it means I’ll have no business. Concluding that hiring cleaners is not feasible.
I live 5mins away from the property so I have no issues in doing it myself. Just wanted to get some advice on how to do it better
@Helsi The parking cost of the cleaners I mean. Last time they charged me £7 on top for their parking cost. Its 2 cleaners together so thats why its £20 I guess. I’m in Liverpool city centre. I will though block one day of the month now to get them in once a month for the deep cleaning.
Dettol Mould and Mildew remover is excellent. We were dismayed when our local supermarkets stopped stocking it so we tried lots of equivalent products from other brands including supermarket own-brands. None of them worked as well so now we buy the Dettol version online. Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover Spray, 750 ml, Pack of 6 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CVCF31P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apu_z9xxBb7FF0D04
Actually, I’m not sure if that’s the link we used. I’m sure my wife managed to get it cheaper than that. But anyway, that’s the right product so maybe shop around.