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Housekeeper Job Description

Summary

Responsible for cleaning and tidying homes and providing a sanitary, comfortable environment. Dusts, launders, scrubs, disinfects, and cleanses surfaces, rooms, bathrooms, baseboards, countertops, furniture, and upholstery. Dispenses of debris and contaminants properly.

Primary responsibilities

  • Clean, vacuum, buff, polish, and disinfect surfaces.
  • Maintain facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings.
  • Launder and dry clothes and fabrics.
  • Apply cleaning solutions and chemicals to surfaces.
  • Empty trash containers.
  • Dispose of debris properly.
  • Sweep and vacuum floors.
  • Cleanse stains from carpets and upholstery.
  • Damp dust furniture, light fixtures, window sills, etc.
  • Clean human waste from bathrooms.
  • Wash dishes.
  • Polish china and silver.
  • Vacuum upholstery.
  • Clean wash basins, mirrors, commodes, tubs, and showers.
  • Identify and report repairs that are needed.
  • Wash windows.
  • Check for spills and stains.
  • Strip and recoat floors.
  • Replace light bulbs.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
  • Replenish supplies such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
  • Sort, count, and mark clean linens, and store them in linen closets.
  • Empty and clean ashtrays.
  • Hang draperies and dust blinds.

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