Profession domestic cleaner

Domestic cleaners perform all necessary cleaning activities in order to clean their clients' houses. They vacuum and sweep floors, wash dishes, launder clothes, dust, scrub and polish surfaces and disinfect equipment and materials.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Cleaning techniques

    Various techniques and tools used to clean different types of surfaces to achieve a certain degree of cleanliness such as sweeping, vacuuming, degreasing and wet cleaning.

Skills

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

    Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.

  • Clean surfaces

    Disinfect surfaces in accordance with sanitary standards.

  • Iron textiles

    Pressing and ironing in order to shape or flatten textiles giving them their final finishing appearance. Iron by hand or with steam pressers.

  • Wash the dishes

    Wash plates, glasses, silverware and cooking gear used for a meal, by hand or by use of a dish washer. Put everything back in its place afterwards.

  • Clean glass surfaces

    Use cleaning products to clean any surface covered by glass, especially windows.

  • Perform dusting activities

    Remove dust from furniture, blinds and windowsills using specialised dust cloths or hand-cleaning items.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards when cleaning

    Make sure to keep yourself clean and tidy and wear protective equipment when performing cleaning activities, as required by the health and safety procedures of the task or the organisation.

  • Restock toilet facilities' supplies

    Make sure that toilet supplies such as soap and toilet paper are always available for customer use.

  • Wash the laundry

    Wash or clean clothes by hand or by use of a washing machine.

  • Maintain cleaning equipment

    Clean and preserve the equipment and material used for cleaning purposes in a proper state.

  • Clean rooms

    Clean rooms by cleaning glasswork and windows, polishing furniture, vacuuming carpets, scrubing hard floors, and removing garbage.

  • Vacuum surfaces

    Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and small particles from floors, drapes, carpets or furniture.

  • Clean household linens

    Wash linens such as sheets, towels and table cloths with water and soap or detergent. Clean linens by hand or by the use of a washing machine.

  • Make the beds

    Clean sheets, turn mattresses, plump pillows and change cushions.

  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies

    Follow the stock of cleaning materials, order new material when the stock is empty and closely follow their usage to maintain a constant supply.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the toilet facilities

    Clean the toilets and wipe the sinks, mirrors and cubicle furniture according to the required standards, providing special attention to details.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area

    Guarantee the continuous cleanliness of kitchen preparation, production and storage areas according to hygiene, safety and health regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

supervise children carry out pressure washing activities provide dog walking services wash vehicles maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment feed pets perform cleaning activities in an outdoor environment wash costumes sort waste clean vehicle exterior buy groceries lift heavy weights clean vehicle interiors dispose waste handle linen in stock