The best Airbnb® hosts make their guests feel at home. They do this with extras like putting fresh flowers on the kitchen table or leaving a bottle of wine in the fridge. But to succeed as a host, you also need to get the basics right—like keeping the appliances working at their best. Your guests will appreciate it—and you'll love avoiding those late-night repair calls.
At Asurion, we're experts at fixing and maintaining appliances, whether your dishwasher door won't latch or your dryer is too noisy. Here are our tips for keeping your appliances in top shape for your Airbnb guests—so you can become a Superhost, if you aren't already.
Clean your appliances between stays
The best-reviewed Airbnb rentals start with one word: clean. Guests love it when they arrive at their vacation destination and find things spotless.
No doubt you always clean your property between guests, but don't forget to give the appliances some extra attention. Here are some tips that may help.
Everyday cleaning tips
Make sure you or your housekeeping team thoroughly wipe down the stovetop, oven, and microwave after every checkout. You'll also want to empty the refrigerator—nobody wants to use someone's old salad dressing—and clean it thoroughly.
Also, check your dryer lint tray to remove any lint, then wipe your washer inside and out with a dry soft cloth or paper towels. This step can help prevent fires. Next, open the washer lid to air it out and stop moisture buildup, which can cause odors or even rust in the washer bowl.
Deep cleaning tips
We recommend you mark your calendar—approximately every 3 months—for deep cleaning your appliances, especially if your property is rented frequently.
Check out these guides to help with your occasional deep cleaning chores:
- How to clean a refrigerator water line
- How to deep clean your oven
- How to clean your dishwasher filter
- How to clean a front-loading washing machine
- How to clean a dryer vent
Check your appliances between guests
Between check-ins, it's important to inspect your appliances to make sure everything is ready for the next guest. Here are a few things to do regularly:
- Make sure the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. If they're not, replace them immediately.
- Run cold water in the kitchen sink, then turn on the garbage disposal to make sure it's running.
- Check the freezer. If it's iced over, you'll need to defrost it.
- Look for any water on the floor around the fridge, dishwasher, or clothes washer.If you find a leak, you'll need to schedule a repair immediately.
- Make sure your appliances are plugged in and turned on.
Ask guests to alert you if there are problems
Encourage your guests to let you know right away if there are any issues with the appliances, whether the fridge is too cold, the washing machine won't stop filling with water, or the dishwasher isn't cleaning the dishes.
It's helpful to leave appliance manuals for guests. But in case they need help, leave a note in the welcome guide and include your contact information. You'll want to hear about problems sooner than later so you can fix them fast and prevent bigger issues.
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