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Cleaners work in both business and private settings and are primarily responsible for keeping an area in clean and orderly condition. They may be required to perform some basic maintenance work on furniture and make minor repairs.
Working as a cleaner involves attention to detail and focus on maintaining a functioning environment that is aesthetically pleasing and sanitary. A cleaner's responsibilities may include:
House cleaners are typically provided supplies. However, some may charge additionally if required to provide their own supplies or if specialty products are needed.
A deep cleaning often entails a focus on the minute details of a home. A thorough scrubbing of crown molding, woodwork, window frames and sills and baseboards will be cleaned, sanitized and polished. It may also include shampooing of carpets and furniture cushions.
Typically, house cleaners will dust surfaces and sweep, mop and vacuum floors. Windows and fans will be wiped down and polished. Bathrooms and kitchens are also a focus as are the living spaces and dens.