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Guest Room Deep Cleaning Checklist and Tasks

Task 1: Turn Mattresses and Change Bedspreads

  • Remove linens (mattress pad, linens, and bedspread) from the bed

  • Lift the mattresses from the box spring. (This should be a two-person job and use the legs for lifting and not your back)

  • Lift the box spring off the bed frame.

  • Check for any tear, soil, stains or springs which are popping out.

  • Thoroughly clean the frame and headboard.

  • Vacuum behind and inside the bed platform and mattress cording.

  • Rotate the box spring

  • Inspect pillows and replace pillows that have stains or wear and tear.

  • Dust ruffles and straight it.

  • Remake the bed with a clean mattress pad, linens, and bedspread.

Task 2: Dusting of High Places or hard to reach areas

  • Using an extended feather duster, dust where the wall meets the ceiling. use of a stepladder is recommended here.

  • With at the most care dust the smoke detectors, sprinklers and any wifi routers.

  • Dust and wipe the tops of almirah, frames of paintings, curtain holders etc.

  • Dust light shades and clean with a damp cloth if needed

  • Dust and wipe all AC vents, curtain holders and top of doors.

  • Clean everything else above your head level.

Task 3: Clean Window glass, Grills and draperies.

  • Use a scrubber and window cleaner to clean grease marks, fingerprint and hard dirt from window panels.

  • In case any dirt outside the sealed glass then reports the same to the maintenance team.

  • Clean window glass from the top to down with a window wiper.

  • Wipe all window frames with a damp cloth.

  • Clean the window track thoroughly.

  • Remove draperies that need professional dry cleaning from drapery rods.

  • Label draperies by room number, and send them to be laundry for dry cleaning.

  • Inspect and clean pulls, hooks and rods.

  • Place hooks in saleable bags to make sure they are not lost.

Task 4: Cleaning Walls, carpets and Doors.

  • Use a mild solution or all-purpose cleaner on a so sponge and clean gently

  • Do not spray the cleaning solution directly on to the wall but spray to the sponge instead.

  • Work from the boom up to avoid streaks, and work clockwise around the room.

  • Stains or marks which cannot be removed to be reported ot the maintenance.

  • Dry all wiped surfaces with a clean while cloth.

  • Clean anything hanging on the wall

  • Wipe switch plates, phone plugs, and wall jacks

  • Clean the closet walls and luggage racks

  • Clean both sides of every door, including viewers, hinges, the frame, locks, and lock plates

  • Work clockwise around the room to clean carpets and moving large pieces of furniture.

  • Edge the carpets with a crevice tool or a broom.

  • Take care of carpet spots. Use standard removal techniques depending on the type of stain.

Task 5: Cleaning TV and other electronics

  • Turn off the TV, as it is easier to spot the dirt on the black surface.

  • For cleaning the LCD screen use, use a soft, clean, lint free, dry cloth or a microfibre.

  • Never use cleaning fluids, wax, or chemicals to clean the LCD screen.

  • Wipe the frames of the TV with the same cloth.

  • Wipe the Speakers with a microfibre cloth.

  • Use a micro fibre cloth to clean other electronic gadgets in the room. 

Task 6: Clean light shades and fire exit map

  • Remove the shade and use a damp cloth to clean the extrude and shade thoroughly.

  • Reposition the shade

  • Remove and dust exit sign covers

  • Wipe inside exit signs with a damp cloth

  • Replace exit sign covers.

Task 7: Clean Furniture 

  • Vacuum upholstery and Use a vacuum attachment to get tight spots.

  • Clean under cushions, and inspect and turn them.

  • Rub upholstery spots gently with a light fabric cleaner, then blot the area with a white cloth

  • Check the manufacturer’s directions before cleaning spots from upholstery.

  • Always use an oil-based cleaner on wood furniture.

  • For laminated furniture use an all-purpose cleaner.

  • Clean the backs of all furniture and dry them with a clean cloth

  • Wipe inside drawers with a clean dry cloth.

  • Report to maintenance if you find any drawers that do not slide smoothly.

Task 8: Clean Bathroom.

  • Remove the shower curtain and replace them if required.

  • Soak the hooks in soapy water and replace any broken hooks

  • Clean the curtain rod and reposition a clean shower.

  • Scrub Tile and Grout and use grout cleaner and a grout brush to remove mould and mildew.

  • Remove any buildup from the shower, the tub, around the sink, the toilet, and the ceramic tile door.

  • Rinse all areas thoroughly, Dry and polish with a dry cloth.

  • Wash the Bath Mats and also brush the back side of the mat to remove any dirt.

  • Remove dirt from the shower, the tub, around the sink and from the floor tile.

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Authored and managed by Augustine, a hotelier with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has a 3-year diploma with 'honors' from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and a Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA Degree.