Home Restoration Service Cleaner

Clean and restore the interiors of the homes damaged by fire or smoke.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Home Restoration Service Cleaners do?

Cleans and restores interiors of homes damaged by fire, smoke, or water, using commercial cleaning equipment: Receives work orders and schedules from supervisor. Drives van equipped with floor-mounted or portable commercial carpet, upholstery, and interior cleaning machines, tools, and supplies to work site. Cleans carpet, upholstery, floors, walls, ceilings, draperies, windows, and room accessories to remove effects of smoke and water damage such as dirt, soot, stains, mildew, and excess water and moisture, using commercial cleaning machines mounted in van with extension hoses or portable cleaning machines and variety of work aids, such as vacuum cleaners, chemical cleaning solutions, ladders, drop cloths, sponges, buckets, mops, and brushes. Places fans and dehumidifiers in strategic room locations to remove moisture from carpet, upholstery, and air. Verifies moisture presence and removal with moisture sensor. Sprays or fogs carpet, upholstery, and accessories with fabric conditioners and protectors, deodorizers, and disinfectants, using hand and power sprayers and electric foggers, applying knowledge of types of fabrics, dyes, and chemical sprays. Inspects completed restoration to ensure conformance to standards. Collects payments and discusses results of work with customers.

Should I be a Home Restoration Service Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Casting-And-Locker-Room Servicer, Cleaner, Home Restoration Service, Pool Servicer, Swimming Pool Servicer

    How to Become a
    Home Restoration Service Cleaner

    Most Home Restoration Service Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Master's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9caacc&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|||master%27s+%283%25%29|doctorate+%283%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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