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Дворник по-американски.

A janitor (American English, Scottish English), custodian, porter, cleaner or caretaker is a person who cleans and maintains buildings such as hospitals, schools, and residential accommodation. Janitors' primary responsibility is as a cleaner. In some cases, they will also carry out maintenance and security duties. A similar position, but usually with more managerial duties and not including cleaning, is occupied by building superintendents in the United States (and occasionally in Canada) and School Site Managers in schools in the United Kingdom. Cleaning is one of the most commonly outsourced services.

Although most of the work performed by janitors and building cleaners is indoors, sometimes it can be outdoors. Outdoors work mainly include sweeping walkways, mowing lawns, or shoveling snow. In some facilities or buildings, a separate company may be hired to do outdoor work. Office buildings are usually cleaned when they are vacant, so most of the office janitorial staff work during the evening. The work can be physically demanding and sometimes dirty and unpleasant.[1] General janitor duties often include the following tasks:

Cleaning and restocking bathrooms
Floor cleaning, refinishing, and polishing (sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and buffing)
Clearing garbage bins
Restocking restroom paper products and other supplies such as feminine products and air fresheners
Cleaning mirrors
Cleaning floors (mopping, sweeping, polishing)
Carpet cleaning (dry method, extraction, steam and bonnet)
Cleaning carpeting (vacuuming)
Cleaning stainless steel and other special surfaces
Clearing lunch room/kitchen
Clean Cleaning carpeting (vacuuming)
Cleaning stainless steel and other special surfaces
Clearing lunch room/kitchen
Cleaning tables in cubicles, meeting rooms, etc...
Emptying trash and recycling bin
Unlocking and locking buildings at the beginning and end of the day
Stripping and waxing floors using Floor buffer
Cleaning air-conditioner vents
Crime scene cleaning (requires being fully certified and pay scale starts from $300.00 to $700.00+ an hour[2][3])
Litter picking
Spot cleaning (generally spills - coffee for instance)
Room setups (college/schools, etc.)
Porterage (internal deliveries; movement of equipment or people in hospitals)
Removing vomit, urine, and feces from public areas
Raising and lowering flags (schools).

Office cleaning staff perform many of the same duties as janitors. However the tasks are divided among different members. Additional tasks include:

watering plants (pruning as well)
cleaning sinks, refrigerators, microwaves and toasters in office kitchens; clearing recycling and garbage bins
dusting furniture and computer equipment (monitors and desk area, but excluding keyboards) and tables.

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