With over seven million listings across the world, the popularity of Airbnb’s cannot be denied. They give much more freedom and flexibility over hotels, so are ideal for business trips, romantic weekends away, and family vacations.
You no doubt keep your property clean and safe – after all, it would be mentioned in reviews if it was not up to standard. But what about guests with significant allergies? Does your property cater to them? By listing it as an allergy-friendly property, you may also get added interest, so as well as being good for allergy sufferers, it is also good for business.
Here, we look at some of the things that you need to do to make sure your property is allergy-friendly.
Examine your cleaning habits and adapt if necessary
Prevention is always better than a cure. Even if you think you are safe when it comes to cleaning your houses, activities such as dry dusting will simply put the dust and associated allergens back in the air, which can cause breathing problems. Try using a damp cloth to remove dust. Allergens can get stuck in a carpet, so take the opportunity to vacuum when you can and clear the cylinder or bag and filter on a regular basis. At least twice a year, more if possible, steam clean the carpets. It might even be worth swapping out carpets for wooden or tiled flooring.
Purify the air
It is vital to try to keep the air as free of allergens as possible, but it is a lot harder than you might think. Air conditioning tends to trap allergens, preventing bacteria in the air, so it may be worth cutting back on the use of it or at least replacing air filters on a regular basis. You should also look at putting in a humidity monitor and air purifiers to avoid as many allergy stimuli as you can for your guests.
Minimize damp and mould
Some rooms, such as the bathroom and kitchen, are prime locations for mold, mildew, and damp due to the very nature of the room. Particles of mould can stay in the air and cause allergic reactions to anyone, not just those with allergies.
You can purchase mould-resistant paints, but you should also get used to airing the bathroom after a bath or shower by getting an extractor fan or opening a window. Pop a note up asking your guests to turn the fan on or open a window after using the shower ot bath. If the mould is already a concern, consider figuring out the professional removal of the problem, Note, although the bathroom is susceptible to it, it is definitely not the only place it is going to happen. Check behind the furniture, because it can build up easily, even because there is little air flow.
By putting these into practice, you make your property more comfortable and healthier for everyone, not just those who suffer from allergies, and that can never be a bad thing, right?
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