Specialized cleaners (NOC 6732)

About this job

Specialized cleaners:

  • clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques
  • work for specialized cleaning service companies
  • may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • attendant, car wash
  • automobile cleaner / auto detailer
  • cleaner, acid tank
  • cleaner, cesspool / septic / drain-roto
  • cleaner, chimney sweep / fireplace cleaner
  • cleaner, duct / vents / furnace / boiler


Carpet and upholstery cleaners:

  • operate cleaning machines to clean carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture on customers' premises or in carpet and upholstery cleaning establishments

Chimney cleaners:

  • clean soot and creosote from chimneys and fireplaces using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners

Furnace and ventilation system cleaners:

  • clean ducts, vents and filters of furnaces in residences and commercial buildings using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners


  • clean building exteriors, tanks, chimneys and industrial equipment using sandblasting, pressurized steam or hydroblasting equipment.

Vehicle cleaners:

  • clean the interior and exterior of automobiles, buses, streetcars, railway cars and subway cars

Window cleaners:

  • wash and clean interior and exterior windows and other glass surfaces in lowrise and highrise buildings

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:b

  • Work takes place indoors and outdoors, so workers may be exposed to various weather conditions.
  • Working at heights can be hazardous.
  • Working with equipment, instruments and power tools can be a source of injury.
  • The workplace may contain dust, soot, sand and other air-borne particles.
  • Workers may be exposed to chemicals, noise and vibrations.
  • Work involves contact with water or other liquids.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.