The difference between a professional and a non-professional cleaner lies primarily in technique. Technique is the systematic way of doing a particular work or the skill/ability in a particular field”. The other huge factor is the use of by the professional cleaner of easy to operate mechanized movable cleaning tools and multi/purpose cleaning materials.
In cleaning a stair, the professional’s effort yields better results. More areas of the stair would be cleaned, including nooks and corners of the stair beyond the reach of traditional cleaning methods. Moreover, the professional cleaner can clean a particular stair faster than a non-professional cleaner because of better technique, tools and cleaning materials.
Technique pertains mainly to the cleaning method. Method is the well-organized procedure of doing work honed by training and practice. An untrained non-professional cleaner cannot do a work as fast and as easy as a professional cleaner even if he happens to have the professional tools and materials. He must get used to using the tools and eventually become proficient in handling them.
Cleaning involves dealing with dust, dirt, grime, stain, foul odor, insects and minor scratches. System plays a huge difference in confronting each of the said troublesome elements. The non-professional cleaner starts at any place on the stair and he deals with the annoying elements as he comes across each of them. On the other hand, the professional quickly surveys the entire stair to discover and identify the nature of the elements to be eliminated; then, he figures out and prepares the required tools and chemical solutions to be used for cleaning.
The traditional way of cleaning involves a broom, dust pan, duster, dust bin, rags, water and mop. This is inconvenient because the traditional cleaner would customarily not carry all the tools as he moves along; it entails considerable time for the cleaner to retrieve and put away each of tools as he works.
On the other hand, the professional cleaner carries along with him all the tools and materials he needs as he moves from the top-most step of the stair going down; it entails lesser effort for the cleaner to move the cleaning equipment from a higher step to the next below. Moreover, spilled dirt from an upper step tends to fall to the lower steps; hence, the cleaning process would be more thorough and be uninterrupted.
Professional cleaners prefer to use “vacuum cleaners” when working on wide areas. The vacuum cleaner is a cleaning equipment that combines the functions of a broom, a dust pan, a dust bin, a duster, a rag and a mop; the function are set in a single light, movable equipment powered battery or electricity. As a bonus, the equipment can carry on top of it a bag containing multi-purpose chemical cleaners, a squeegee, a scraper and small tools needed to eliminate hardened dirt, deep crevices and soiled grouts in tiled stairs or scrape stubborn blemishes on wooden steps.
The vacuum cleaner can be used for wooden, tiled or steel-covered stairs. Many cleaners prefer “bagged multi-purpose vacuum cleaners” because the bags can readily be disposed and replaced. The version that has non-disposable bag is cheaper but it is cumbersome to clean the bags from time to time.
Now we know that cleaning a stair the professional way entails lesser effort, time and money. It is difficult to deny the argument- that the savings in terms of effort and time would eventually exceed the cost of buying multi-purpose equipment and cleaning materials- is valid.