Housekeeping cleaners do general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and 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.
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Housekeeping cleaners typically do 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.
There are no formal training or education requirements. Most housekeeping cleaners 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.