Carpet cleaners are not only responsible for cleaning carpets, but also for conducting general cleaning tasks and making minor repairs. The job is physical and includes lifting and moving objects of various sizes. Carpet cleaners have many responsibilities including driving a vehicle with their equipment, taking inventory and maintaining their various tools and supplies, and loading, unloading and securing equipment. They are also responsible for lifting and moving furniture, tools, equipment and other items, as well as performing minor repairs and reporting major repairs. Carpet cleaners also recommend supplies and equipment when needed, as well as perform other duties as needed.
Carpet cleaners typically work indoors and are employed either by companies that require carpet cleaners for their facilities or by companies that send carpet cleaners out to other sites. Carpet cleaners either work alone or with other cleaners in a crew, and they report any issues to their supervisor. Their hours may vary; they may work part time or full time during day or evening shifts.
The educational requirements for this job may include a high school diploma or equivalent. Depending on the company and what equipment is being used, the cleaner may need to get a license or certificate to be able to use certain equipment and tools. Some abilities needed in this role include excellent communication skills, knowing how to use and maintain various tools and equipment, knowing how to use various waxes and cleaning supplies, and knowing about effective house-cleaning techniques, as well as the ability to multitask, the ability to drive, and the ability to lift heavy objects.
Carpet Cleaner Tasks
Clean carpets and upholstery.
Operate, maintain and use proper storage of carpet equipment.
Report all safety hazards, broken and malfunctioning equipment.
Mix and utilize carpet cleaning chemicals.
Operate and maintain industrial carpet cleaner.