Profession domestic cleaner

Domestic cleaners and helpers sweep, vacuum clean, wash and polish, take care of household linen, purchase household supplies, prepare food, serve meals and perform various other domestic duties.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Related professions cleaning

  • Aircraft cleaner
  • Building exterior cleaner
  • Building exterior sandblaster
  • Carpet or furniture cleaner
  • Chimney sweep
  • Cleaner cruise ships, ferries
  • Cleaner in hotels
  • Cleaner laboratory equipment
  • Cleaner of boilers, tanks
  • Cleaner train, tram, metro, bus
  • Cleaning worker, all other
  • First line supervisor of cleaning workers
  • Garbage collector
  • Graffiti cleaner
  • Janitor
  • Sewer pipe cleaner
  • Sweeper, street cleaner
  • Window cleaner

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

  • 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.

  • Make the beds

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

  • Restock toilet facilities' supplies

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

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clean surfaces

    Disinfect surfaces in accordance with sanitary standards.

  • Clean glass surfaces

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

  • 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 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.

  • Perform dusting activities

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

  • Apply hygiene and safety regulations

    Pursue optimal safety, health and hygiene circumstances, taking into account local regulations and personal requirements. Manage waste disposal according to local laws and regulations.

  • Maintain cleaning equipment

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

  • Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area

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

  • 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.

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

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

  • 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 laundry

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Private household housekeeper
  • Custodian / cleaner
  • Full-time executive housekeeper in upper east side
  • Cleaner
  • Custodial worker 1
  • House cleaner
  • Housekeeper
  • Packer/order filler
  • Hr coordinator