Building Cleaners include janitors and other cleaners, maids and housekeeping cleaners, and cleaning supervisors. They clean office buildings, hospitals, small and large hotels, schools and other educational institutions, restaurants, and other establishments.
They make sure that these establishments are sanitary and in good condition, and that they create a clean, pleasant environment for employees. They also clean apartments and residences so their occupants can have a clean and healthy home environment.
Nature Of The Work Of Building Cleaners
Janitors normally perform a lot of heavy duty cleaning: cleaning stone floors of offices, lobbies and hallways (wet and dry mopping); shampooing rugs and carpets; vacuuming rugs and carpets; cleaning comfort rooms; washing walls and windows; cleaning restaurant kitchens; and, polishing wooden floors and furniture.
Many times, they also do minor maintenance of heating and air conditioning; minor painting and carpentry jobs; mow lawns and dispose trash; replenish comfort room supplies; and report to management items needing major repairs. Cleaners, on the other hand, are workers of particular specialized cleaning tasks, such as window washing, cleaning kitchens, or cleaning and sealing stone floors.
Maids and housekeeping cleaners are the female building cleaners. Housekeeping cleaners usually work in hotels, motels, and apartments. Maids and housekeeping cleaners perform a combination of light cleaning duties: making and changing beds; deliver ironing boards, cribs, and roll-away beds to guests’ rooms; wash bed frames; disinfect and sanitize supplies and equipment with germicides; dust and polish furniture; sweep, mop, vacuum, and wax floors; clean ovens, refrigerators, and bathrooms; and do errands like buying groceries and take the laundry to the cleaners.
Cleaning supervisors are team leaders of cleaning groups. They schedule, coordinate, and supervise the activities of their janitors, maids, cleaners, and housekeeping cleaners. They hire, train, promote, and terminate cleaner employees. They also do cleaning duties.
Building Cleaners Follow A System
A top to bottom cleaning system is followed by cleaners. Ceilings are cleaned first, floors last.