What Does a House Cleaner Do?

Many families these days have parents who work outside the home.
Working full-time jobs, cooking, and cleaning while still keeping up with your children’s hectic schedules may be exhausting, to say the least.

Hiring a house cleaner may be the ideal solution to your troubles if you have the financial capacity to pay for an extra set of hands to help decrease your weekly stress.
But before you start looking, you’ll need to know exactly what their responsibilities are.

Common Responsibilities for House Cleaners

In general, a cleaner will undertake this list of cleaning duties and tasks during domestic cleans:

  • Low and high-level dusting
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Mopping
  • Vacuuming
  • Spot Cleaning of Internal Windows
  • Polishing and dusting of units, picture frames, shelves, etc.

Additional Responsibilities for House Cleaners

These are tasks which some house cleaners can do by request.

It is important to note that extra tasks and additional time are usually charged for. You could also forfeit certain areas or tasks to your cleaning schedule when you need to add additional tasks due to the additional time required to do them.

  • Ironing
  • Change Bed Linen
  • Loading and unloading a dishwasher/ washing dishes
  • Empty all the internal bins, including kitchen waste
  • BBQ & Oven Cleaning
  • Polishing brass or silver
  • Squeegee Cleaning for External Windows
  • Cleaning of fragile ornaments
  • Help to de-clutter your living spaces
  • Organising
  • Folding and putting away washing

Things House Cleaners CANNOT Do

There are a few things which fall outside the scope of your regular house cleaner and these things include –

  • Cleaning Human Waste
  • Heavy Lifting of Furniture
  • Childcare
  • Running shopping errands
  • Picking up keys to from another location to access the home

Cleaning human waste is a biological hazard and requires proper PPE which most house cleaners don’t normally have. While tasks such as minding the kids and running errands are normal done by housekeepers. Read this for more information about the difference between a housekeeper and house cleaner.

Denton Nakumura
Denton Nakumura

Denton is the supervisor at CE Cleaning Company Sydney and has many years experience in the cleaning industry.