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Hey hosts! We have airbnb guests checking in on Friday for a vacation home we live about 90 minutes from, so we do electronic check in with a Schlage system.
There’s a rotted area/hole on our patio deck and it’s smack dab in the middle of the deck. I have a guy scheduled to come out to replace the board, but it won’t get fixed until next week.
The grill on the deck is a big benefit, and the guest did double check that we have propane available so I know she’s planning on cooking outside.
How do I warn the warning about the hole in the deck? Should I buy a few orange cones and caution tape so that it’s SUPER obvious? I really don’t want anyone to stumble into it and get hurt. Liability is also a huge concern.
I agree with all the responses below, but I would also speak to the guest about the issue and give her the option of cancelling. In the UK this would cover you with regard to liability, but I wouldn’t know about where you are.
Thank you guys for the suggestions!! I didn’t even think about putting down plywood!! I kept thinking of a stainless steel sheet but didn’t know where to get one of those Will put down plywood + outdoor rug so that it’s safe. Thanks again for the input!! I knew you guys would have the answers!
I’d probably also put the outdoor table on top of the plywood so people don’t stub their toe or trip on the edge of the plywood. You don’t need a whole sheet of plywood and places like Home Depot sell quarter sheets already cut. Be sure to tell the guest the repair is there.