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10 Traits of Highly Successful Cleaners

10 Traits of Highly Successful Cleaners

10 Traits of Highly Successful Cleaners

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Cleaning may seem like an easy task but in reality, the job requires specific skills to be effective and to provide the quality of cleanliness that homeowners expect.

Here are 10 traits that you need to become a successful professional cleaner.

Skills and qualifications

Knowledge, understanding of cleaning, and awareness of how to use hazardous chemicals safely.

Having access to and using a variety of cleaning agents, may make your cleaning job easier. 

However, mixing certain cleaning agents can create toxic substances, if you’re not aware of the chemicals you’re dealing with.

An arsenal of tools

You may be used to just using a dust or damp cloth to clean your surfaces at home.

But when you clean professionally, you have to be aware of the different textures and surfaces that you’re cleaning.

Each will need to be cleaned carefully to avoid damaging fabrics and surfaces.

A strong stomach

The ability to tackle unsavoury cleaning challenges calmly and efficiently.

You will need discretion to protect the homeowners privacy and feelings, by not verbalising your views and opinions, of the state of their home.

This may cause them embarrassment, which may result in you not being asked for a repeat job/clean of their home.

An eagerness to please

Willingness to go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant environment for everyone.

As a professional cleaner, your job isn’t just to clean.

You are the face of the company you’re working for or the business you’re running.

So, it’s important to go the extra mile to please clients and customers. This will increase the likelihood of clients asking you back for a repeat clean.

Good health

Being a professional cleaner isn’t the same as turning up for an office job. You will need to carry equipment from one home to another and you want to make sure you have all that you may need for each clean.

You may also be required to move the client’s furniture and other belongings, depending on the level of cleaning that is required.


Warmth and approachable personality, is a must when working with the public.

It’s also a requirement when working with others, as part of a team.

It’s important that clients observe a positive view and experience of people they allow into their home.

It also builds a positive reputation.


We all have days when we can’t be bothered.

But when it comes to providing a professional cleaning, it’s important to be consistent and deliver high-quality cleaning results each time.


Homeowners and clients think long and hard, before investing their money and trust, in allowing strangers to clean their home.

So it’s important that you are trustworthy and have a warm and happy personality.

This can increase the likelihood of you being recommended to prospective clients and receive positive testimonials, that attract

 more business.


It’s important to have the ability to clean efficiently, smartly and safely, with cost and time-effectiveness in mind.


Each homeowner and home have different needs and requirements. So it’s important that you are able to adapt to different cleaning situations and environments.

If you have experience in cleaning professionally and are looking for a cleaning job, get in touch using the form on our current vacancies page. 

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