Residential housekeepers are much more than daily maids, since they may become the right hand of their employers, helping with child care, errands, greeting visitors, overseeing maintenance workers, driving an elderly person, dropping off and picking up employers to and from the airport, help with permanent inventory of supplies, grocery shopping, cooking, polishing silver, brass, etc.
Residential housekeepers also dust furniture, clean ovens and refrigerators, and wash dishes. The duties of a residential housekeeper can vary widely, depending upon the homeowner's needs. Some private housekeepers provide laundry service, others might take laundry to the dry cleaner and run various other errands, housekeepers are responsible for maintaining a clean home. This often includes emptying trash cans and taking trash outside for proper disposal.
One of the core duties of housekeepers is to sweep, mop and even wax floors as needed. Vacuuming and sometimes shampooing carpeted floors is also a common duty. In addition to regular maintenance of floors, housekeepers often clean up floor messes that may occur over the course of the day.
In addition to maintaining private residences, housekeepers can work in a variety of settings. Hotels and resorts employ housekeepers, who also often work in large office or commercial buildings, school buildings, hospitals and nursing homes. There is no formal education requirement for a career in housekeeping. Most training occurs on the job.
NOTE: A MALE HOUSEKEEPER IS CALLED A HOUSEMAN.
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