The Bathroom Checklist
Some will see the bathroom as a place to relax and melt the day’s stresses away in a luxurious bath, others just hope for the simple conveniences of home. As a Superhost make sure cleanliness should be top of your checklist in the bathroom but also make sure your inventory has everything needed for your guests stay.
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All toilets should be clean and work properly. Take the seat/lid portion apart every few cleanings to make sure the area gets a deep clean; this will help prevent any “bathroom odors” linger in the room.
Carefully inspect the toilet bowl, checking for any cracks which may require replacement of the entire unit. Flush the toilet several times and make sure the handle does not get stuck and that the water stops running in a timely manner. Sit on the toilet seat. This may seem silly, but remember you will be accommodating people of all shapes and sizes. You will want to make sure the seat is secure and doesn’t rock back and forth.
Here is a good guide if you are looking to replace the toilet. If space permits consider getting an elongated toilet since the standard round toilets are smaller and not as comfortable.
Make sure your shower/bath area is clean and functional. There are many cleaning products on the market to help keep the area clean and without stains and mildew. If you are still unable to keep shower or tub caulking clean, it might be time to roll up the sleeves and re-caulk the area! For functionality, make sure the water controls work as they are supposed to as far as temperature control, and also that a drain stopper is available and in working condition for the tub.
Make sure the shower/tub area drains quickly. Slow drain are typically hair clogs and quite easy to clear. You can try any number of liquid drain products, but we have found the best fix to be a drain stick. This can be used in several areas of the home and is something property owners should consider purchasing for their rental.
While there is some discussion regarding how safe these are for septic or plumbing systems, if you provide wipes in your inventory that are supposed to be safe and flushable, then your renters are more likely to use these instead of something they might bring along themselves, which might not be as friendly to your plumbing system.
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