Maids and housekeeping cleaners perform general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and commercial establishments.
Maids and housekeeping cleaners do light cleaning tasks in homes and commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and nursing facilities.
In addition to keeping places clean and neat, maids who work in private homes also may prepare meals, polish silver, and clean ovens, refrigerators, and sometimes windows. Some also shop for groceries, pick up and drop off drycleaning, and run other errands.
Those who work in hotels, hospitals, and other commercial establishments are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the premises. They also may share other duties. For example, housekeeping cleaners who work in hotels may deliver ironing boards, cribs, and roll-away beds to guests’ rooms. In hospitals, workers may have to wash bedframes and disinfect and sanitize other equipment with germicides.