The primary responsibilities of a janitor are the cleaning tasks in a building; whether it be office, school, house or hospital. Janitors may also have duties performed outside of the building, such as clearing sidewalks, mowing lawns, and litter pickup. They also may spray for insects, trap rodents, and perform other types of pest control. Most buildings are cleaned at night after business hours.
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Cleaning a building requires different tools of the trade than those used in household cleaning. Janitors bring in floor washing machines to scrub floors, mop buckets, industrial strength cleaners, and squeegees for windows. These industrial strength cleaners may require mixing or diluting. They may also bring tools for repair work such as screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, and wrenches. Janitors may also operate lawn mowers and company vans.
Our janitors’ work environments are wherever large buildings are found, such as apartments, hospitals, schools, manufacturing plants or office buildings. Most janitorial work is indoors, with the few exceptions listed above. Our janitors may clean several buildings a day. They generally work nights, but may be on duty during the day shift. Our janitors have knowledge of general repairs and the solid math skills necessary to the job. Janitors work independently, handling more tasks than an office cleaner. They can operate heavier cleaning equipment, perform minor maintenance, and handle minor security roles. Hiring a janitorial service is beneficial for large buildings without a full time janitor on the premises.