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What is the Difference Between a Janitor and a Cleaner?
What is the Difference Between a Janitor and a Cleaner?

What is the Difference?
There is often some confusion about the difference between a janitor and a cleaner. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference between the two jobs. In this article, we will break down the job duties of both a janitor and a cleaner, as well as dispel any myths about the two professions. We will also provide some tips on how to choose the right profession for you

Janitors are usually employed by schools, hospitals, office buildings, or other large organizations. They usually operate during normal business hours, although if there are particular events or requirements, they may be required to work evenings or weekends.
What is Included in Janitorial Services?
While the duties of a janitor may vary depending on their employer, there are some common responsibilities that are typically expected:
  • Sweep, mop and vacuum floors
  • Empty trash cans and recycle bins
  • Dust furniture and fixtures
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Refill soap dispensers and paper towels
  • Polish metal surfaces
  • Wash windows
  • Wax floors
  • Mix cleaning solutions according to manufacturer instructions
There are also some janitors who have more specialized roles such as maintaining the plumbing or electrical systems in a building. In these cases, they may need to have specific training or certification in order to perform their duties safely.
All of the duties necessary to keep a facility clean and in excellent working order are included in janitorial services. It is not unusual for a cleaner to have one or more assistants.
What is a cleaner?
A cleaner is someone who cleans homes or businesses for a living. This can include tasks such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, washing windows, and laundry. Cleaners are typically employed on an hourly basis and may be self-employed or work for a cleaning service.
What is Included in Cleaning Services?
The duties of a cleaner will vary depending on their employer but there are some common tasks that are typically expected:
  • Sweep, mop and vacuum floors
  • Dust furniture and fixtures
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Wash windows
  • Polish metal surfaces
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture
Cleaning services usually include all of the tasks required to keep a home or business clean. This can be a lot of work for one person, so it is not unusual for a cleaner to have one or more assistants. [1]
What is the difference between a janitor and a cleaner?
The scope of work of a janitor versus that of a cleaner is the most significant distinction. Janitors are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of a building while cleaners are responsible for cleaning homes or businesses. This can include tasks such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, and washing windows.
Another difference between janitors and cleaners is their employment statu
 

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Janitors will perform daily cleaning tasks as part of janitorial services to maintain the office's appearance and cleanliness. While any cleaning task carried out by experts hired by an organisation is considered commercial cleaning.
 
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