When looking at janitorial cleaning services the janitor could be working in a business, office, or schools. They play an important part in the functioning of any business, office, or school because they are the ones that are responsible for maintaining hygienic conditions. Janitorial services does not mean that all they do is clean the toilets, vacuum the floor, and take out the trash. A janitor needs to have strength and endurance because they spend eight hours on their feet, manage heavy cleaning machines, and more. It is not a simple job that everyone can do. Doing janitorial cleaning services requires a lot of hard work. Depending on the location, you may work alone or with several others. With some companies that clean offices, they may have their personnel clean several locations each night so you will have to drive to several offices during your shift.
Duties of janitorial cleaning services
• Keeping the offices clean for the other employees, which can include vacuuming the carpets, collecting the trash and properly disposing of it.
• Dust the desks and wipe the computer screens and keyboard
• You will also have to make sure that all the restrooms are cleaned, that there is a supply of essentials like toilet paper and liquid soap in the dispensers. If there is an automatic air freshener, you have to make sure that it is filled. You have to clean the sinks, wipe down the walls, mop the floors, and clean the toilets. You will also have to clean the mirrors
• In larger businesses and offices, the janitorial services may be responsible for ordering cleaning supplies so the janitor will have to keep an inventory of what is on the premise so they do not run out.
• If there are cubicles with windows, it will be your responsibility to make sure that these are cleaned.
• You may have to clean the carpets once a month using a steam cleaner but it depends on the business.
• Following the correct procedures for using chemical cleaners and how to mix them correctly so you do not damage floors and fixtures
• Making sure that all doors are locked when you are in the building and letting no one in and in some buildings there may be a guard where you will have to sign in and out.
• If you work during the day you may have to remove snow from the parking areas, driveways, and sidewalks using snow shovels, snow blowers, and snow plows plus spreading chemicals to help prevent the areas from freezing and icing over.
• You may also have to trim and mow lawns, and shrubbery and pick up debris from the grounds and parking lot