What Does a Professional Cleaner Do?
If you’re considering hiring a professional cleaner to help you out around the house, then you might be wondering what exactly they can do. Usually, cleaning is a bespoke service as no two homes are ever the same; however, there are certain activities that are commonplace.
Below we detail the tasks that can and can’t be undertaken by a professional cleaner so you can start to work out how your cleaner can help you.
What a cleaner can do
Generally speaking, cleaners will carry out the following tasks and duties when cleaning your home:
- Cleaning bathrooms
- Cleaning the kitchen
- Dusting and polishing shelves, picture frames, cabinets, etc.
Depending on the cleaning service you use, and the relationship you have with them, you may be okay to ask a cleaner to also do the following tasks:
- Polish silver or brass
- Clean internal windows
- Special cleaning of ornaments
- Fold and put away washing
- Help you to declutter your home
- Tidy up a specific area
Some cleaners will also offer to change bedding, empty bins, wash dishes/load the dishwasher and do the ironing. At Domestic Innovations, our advisors will be able to tell you whether certain tasks are within a cleaner’s remit, and, if not, we have close links with a number of other domestic specialists, including oven, carpet and window cleaners.
What a cleaner can’t do
There are certain tasks that a professional cleaner will not be able to do. The reasoning behind this is usually related to ensuring the health and safety of the cleaner or it simply being outside the remit of their experience or job description. Activities that a cleaner cannot undertake include:
- Cleaning human or pet excrement
- Running personal errands, for example, helping with shopping for groceries or walking the dog
- Lifting or moving heavy objects, such as boxes or furniture
- Climbing to reach places to clean
- Cooking for you and your family
- Taking care of your children
- Maintaining the garden