When you start thinking about how to protect your home and get rid of the agents, you’ll quickly realize there’s a lot of confusion surrounding what constitutes a housekeeper.
The problem is, not all of the work that happens in a home is cleaning and maintaining the house.
“There’s no such thing as an ‘agent,'” says Liz Purdom, who teaches at the Center for Homecare at the University of California, Berkeley.
“They do all sorts of tasks and do all kinds of things, but that’s not necessarily their primary role.
What they’re supposed to do is manage the house.”
Purdome says the majority of agents in the industry, who work on average about eight to 10 hours a day, are actually cleaning and maintenance professionals.
In the real world, Purdoms research shows that about half of all homekeepers are cleaning and maintainers.
But there’s still a lot that’s left unsaid about what a housekeeping agent is and how they should be viewed.
To help clarify that, Puddom spoke with the folks at Housekeeping Agency, an agency that offers the best advice on housekeeping.
They also did some of their own research to help answer some of the questions we have about the industry.
So, here are the top three things you need to know about homekeeping: What is a housekeepers job?
Housekeeping agents work for home care companies and many of them are not licensed to do the job.
The term housekeepers is used to describe those who do the cleaning and the maintenance of homes.
“The term ‘housekeeper’ is a generic term that covers all of us,” Purdomen says.
“It includes people who are in home care, housekeepers, or helpers.
It includes anyone who is doing any kind of housework, including household tasks.
It doesn’t include all housekeepers.”
Puddomen also says that in the United States, there are two types of home care agents: those who work in the home, and those who help the home care company.
The former, referred to as housekeepers in the US, is those who are licensed to be home care workers.
Purdomes research found that nearly a third of homecare agencies are licensed as housekeeping companies.
The latter, referred the as home care providers, are those who aren’t licensed to work in homes.
The two types are similar in terms of the kind of work they do.
“These are both professional occupations,” Puddoms explains.
“And these are both required to have the correct training to do that work.”
When is a home care agency a homecare company?
A home care provider is a licensed professional.
Home care companies are generally licensed to operate as home health care providers.
“So the job of a home health provider is to do housekeeping, to care for the family, to provide social services, to keep people in homes safe, to support the home,” Pudoms says.
A home health aide is a certified social worker.
“What’s more, they have to be licensed as a licensed social worker,” Purlons explains.
In short, a home healthcare aide is someone who has the necessary qualifications to be a home safety aide, and they must be licensed.
What types of responsibilities do home care agencies have?
The roles and responsibilities of a housecare agent differ from the roles and requirements of a certified professional.
“If you want to be certified as a home provider, you have to have a certain amount of experience, you must have been licensed to perform home care and you must be a certified supervisor,” Piddom says.
And if you have those qualifications, then you can work as a housecleaning agent, she says.
How does a home service provider make money?
The main job of an agency is to provide services to the home.
“When you talk about home services, that’s what they do,” Pydons explains, adding that agencies that provide home care can make money by charging fees for cleaning and other services.
“We’re looking at a few of the services that are actually paid for, but they’re not actually doing the work,” Predom says, adding she also looks at other types of services such as child care, child and adolescent day care, and day care centers.
Puddomers research found there are roughly 3,600 home care facilities across the United Kingdom and Germany.
But she also found that the average home care service provider makes an average of $45,000 annually.
What are the best things to do if you find a home maintenance agency?
Purdoman says that the best thing to do to help prevent a home cleaning or maintenance agent from making money is to educate yourself about the job and what you can do to protect yourself.
Piddoms research also shows that many home care organizations are located in urban areas and in suburban areas.
“This is why you need the right information,” Pidoms says, noting that it’s not uncommon