Which Type of Cleaning Service Provider Will You Need?
What type of cleaning service provider do you need? When trying to figure out your home’s needs, it’s important to understand the difference between a professional house cleaner and a housekeeper.
According to an article at angieslist.com, “Need to Hire a Cleaning Professional?”
“A house cleaner is an individual or a team of cleaners who arrives on a scheduled day and time with all the proper cleaning supplies, products and equipment.
They are usually in the home for a specific amount of time and take their supplies with them when they leave for their next cleaning appointment. Cleaners may be independently employed or employed by a house cleaning company.
Typical duties of a house cleaner may include:
- Deep cleaning most surfaces (counter-tops, sinks, tubs, toilets, floors, appliances, etc.)
- Scrubbing and sanitizing kitchens from top to bottom, including the exterior of cabinets and drawers, exterior of appliances like stoves and refrigerators, counter-tops, sinks and drains, backslashes, light switch plate covers, knobs and handles, vacuuming and mopping, cleaning tables and chairs
- Scrubbing and sanitizing bathrooms from top to bottom, including toilets, tubs, showers, sinks and drain openings and polishing chrome
- Dusting trim work, baseboards, doors, picture frames, light fixtures, etc.
- Vacuuming upholstery and carpet
- Vacuuming and mopping hard floors
- Interior window cleaning
If you think in terms of light-duty work with some organizing thrown in, that’s for a housekeeper. If you’re looking for a top-to-bottom cleaning of your home, that’s for a house cleaner.
Whether you choose a housekeeper or a house cleaner, just don’t call them a maid! The word is shortened from “female maidservant” and “female housemaid.” It’s now considered derogatory – especially to male house cleaners and keepers.” To read the entire article click here.