Find a cleaner for your private household

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There is a common misconception that being a cleaner is an easy, menial job which doesn’t require any skill or responsibility. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth and finding the right cleaner to carry out the vast list of demands of the job can be a complex process. Here we explain how to find a cleaner, and how we can help to make the process as painless as possible.

Responsibilities of a cleaner

A cleaner’s responsibilities in a private household may include things such as shampooing carpets and upholstery, general cleaning within the residence, as well as possibly cleaning passenger vehicles.

Other responsibilities that the cleaner may have could be things such as maintaining the stock levels of cleaning products, and carrying out simple maintenance of cleaning equipment. It is also often the case that a cleaner employed in a domestic household will be handling potentially dangerous chemicals. Therefore they must be able to follow health and safety guidelines on the correct usage of these chemicals for each task. Additionally, the cleaner must be able to adhere to correct hygiene practices and take care working in environments such as kitchens and bathrooms.

It may even be possible that the cleaner might be required to clean at heights, using ladders or other mobile access equipment. So as you can see, the list of responsibilities that a cleaner has is rather extensive!

What it takes to be a private cleaner

A skilled cleaner must possess various characteristics. They must have a high degree of self motivation and autonomy, because they will be working alone and without supervision a lot of the time. The upkeep of the household will be their responsibility and theirs alone. They must also be thorough and have a high level of attention to detail in order to fulfill their tasks adequately and make sure everything is maintained clean. A good cleaner must also have a certain degree of sensitivity and understanding, as well as a desire to help people. The ability to be patient and remain calm in stressful situations and work well under pressure are also a must.

How Nomenial can help to find a private cleaner

As can be seen, there is a little bit more to being a cleaner than initially meets the eye, so finding a good cleaner as not as simple a task as one might imagine. There is also the added problem of having to take on all of the responsibilities of an employer when you employ them (such as paying their National Insurance, pension scheme etc).

Nomenial has extensive experience of acting as an intermediary between domestic workers and private employers. We can help you to find a cleaner who is hard working and highly competent, possessing all of the traits outlined above. Moreover, we even take care of all of your duties as an employer for you – so you don’t have to worry about issuing payslips or paying tax etc. We take care of absolutely everything!