A commercial cleaner’s exact responsibilities will differ depending on a facility’s size and structure, but some core tasks are almost always associated with the job. Based on listings we analyzed, commercial cleaners should expect to do the following:
As you might expect, cleaning-related tasks are at the heart of this position. Sweeping, buffing, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash cans, polishing woodwork, wiping down tables, scrubbing toilets, and washing windows are some of the basic jobs commercial cleaners perform regularly.
Keeping places as sanitary as possible is another concern. To this end, commercial cleaners often use disinfectants and similar chemicals to prevent the spread of germs. This type of cleaning is common when buildings are relatively empty so as not to subject others to bothersome smells.
Ensuring that areas such as bathrooms and kitchens contain a sufficient supply of paper products is a common part of upkeep. Commercial cleaners also need to watch the inventory of supplies they need to perform their job and reorder as necessary.
Follow a Checklist
Team leaders receive instructions from employers or clients and create checklists for their staff. Schedules of what needs to be done and when maximizes efficiency and job performance. For example, the bathrooms at a shopping center may require attendance every hour, whereas the entrance lobby may only require upkeep every two hours.
As they perform their routine, commercial cleaners are in a good position to spot things their clients may want to look into, such as a fraying carpet, a wobbly table, or a running toilet. Commercial cleaners note these potential problems either verbally or by writing them down on their turned-in checklist.
Handle Unexpected Problems
Situations sometimes arise that require extra effort or skill. For instance, clients may call in commercial cleaners to get a stain out of a carpet before it sets, clean up a facility after a large event, or get a bathroom back into shape after a pipe leaks.
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