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A housekeeping cleaner is someone who does general cleaning tasks, such as dusting, vacuuming, making beds, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, and mopping floors. This can be done in either private homes or commercial establishments. A more heavy duty version of a housekeeping cleaner is a janitor, who keeps office buildings, schools, hospitals, retail stores, hotels, and other places clean, sanitary, and in good condition.
A housekeeping cleaner typically does the following:
Housekeeping cleaners do light cleaning tasks in homes and commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and nursing homes. Those who work in hotels, hospitals, and other commercial establishments are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the premises. They may also share other duties. For example, housekeeping cleaners in hotels may deliver ironing boards, cribs, and rollaway beds to guests’ rooms. In hospitals, workers may have to wash bed frames and disinfect and sanitize equipment with germicides.
Most housekeeping cleaners work full time. They mostly work indoors in private homes, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, or nursing homes. The work can be physically demanding.
There are no formal training or educational requirements in order to become a housekeeping cleaner. Most are trained on the job. Entry-level maids and housekeeping cleaners typically work alongside a more experienced cleaner and gain more responsibilities and more difficult work as they become experienced.