Janitorial services or the cleaning services for homes, offices and buildingsare provided by a janitor or in other words a caretaker. A janitor simply is a professional who takes care of the cleaning of the buildings, homes, offices, hospitals and schools etc. They can also take care of the maintenance and security of the buildings in addition. So a janitor is not strictly a cleaning professional. Mostlythe janitors are managed by the superintendent who takes the responsibility of supervising the performance of the janitors working under him. The janitorial services nowadays not only include simple cleaning tasks as in the past years but they also include multiple tasks such as taking care of the lawns to some extent, dusting furniture and computer equipment and cleaning kitchen equipments; microwaves, toasters etc. Nowadays with a busy schedule of the people living in the world since almost every person is striving to work for earning his livelihood, it is difficult for people to manage the house chores by themselves as in the olden days.
So, the cleaning and household chores are managed by outsourced services. For this purpose the janitorial servicesare provided by not just individuals but byauthentic companies. The typical responsibilities of a janitor are cleaning and managing the bathrooms whether in homes or in offices which includes cleaning sinks, floors, mirrors,clearing garbage binsand similar tasks.They also take care of the cleaning of the floors by mopping, sweeping and polishing and vacuum cleaning the carpets also. The kitchens are the main part of the homes and buildings which require to be regularly cleaned in a hygienic way. The other janitorial services are stripping and waxing the floors using the floor buffers, cleaning tables in cubicles and meeting rooms and also the locking and unlocking of the doors in the morning and the end of the day. The reasonsbehind the outsourcing of the janitorial services are that the basic cleaning services provided by the different enterprises are standardized to a large extent except a few variations and they also guarantee the performance of the workers since they employ workers on high paysand also train them according to their company policies.
In the United States a lot of illegal immigrant populationis highly employed as janitors by different enterprises and agencies. They include people migrating from under-developed countries such as India, Kenya, and Pakistan etc. The people working as janitors are mostlyadvantageous to the cleaning companies since they acquire cheap labourand also there are so many substitutes available for a single employee because of the excess of the undocumented workers.It is very convenient for people to hire the services of the companies providing cleaning services since they save you from a lot of trouble and time waste for hiring individuals for each section of the chores at their homes and offices. Also it is much safefor them since the companies take the complete responsibility of the quality and security of the workers.