Cleaner Cover Letter: Example & How to Write (+Template)

Being a good cleaner takes more than just the ability to effectively remove dirt and grime. You need resilience, organisational and time management skills and specialist knowledge of cleaning equipment and materials.

 

Doing the job well takes experience and specialist know-how and in a competitive job market you need to polish your credentials to a mirror shine to get noticed. The best way to make sure your job application is squeaky clean is to write a standout cleaner cover letter.

 

And we’re here to help with a sample cover letter for cleaning jobs and an easy step-by-step guide on how to write the perfect cleaning cover letter.

 

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Cleaner cover letter example

 

Eric Bailey

57 Boundary Road

London

SW17 2ND

0777 777 7777

ebaily_lcuk@gmail.com

 

30th November 2020

 

Frank Bexley

Operations Manager

Newton Property Services

64 Gillingham Lane

SW12 3FR

 

Dear Mr Bexley,

 

As a reliable cleaner with 5+ years of experience in complex environmental cleaning jobs I was delighted to see your opening for a specialist cleaning operative. I have a proud 100% customer satisfaction record and the ability to safely operate a range of specialised cleaning equipment. I would love to make use of my skills to help Newton Property Services cement its reputation as one of South London’s best providers of maintenance and cleaning services.

 

In my current role at Eden Environmental Services I focus on the safe removal of hazardous waste. This includes sensitively and effectively undertaking crime scene cleaning work and deep cleans for domestic hoarders. I also complete initial assessments and quotes and in the last year alone the efficiency of my team’s work has helped generate £50,000 in revenue through personal recommendations. My ability to carry out high-quality work and provide friendly service was also cited in 10 official compliments from satisfied customers. I am sure that my ability to train new staff to provide excellent service whilst maintaining safe working conditions would also be an asset to Newton Property Services.

 

I am confident that my proven ability to tackle the most challenging of cleaning jobs will help translate to increased business and high levels of customer satisfaction.

 

Thank you for your time, and please let me know when we could set up a time to discuss the role further and let me explain how my extensive experience can help you to continue delivering the very best in specialist cleaning.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Eric Bailey

  

Now let’s take a look at how to write a cleaner cover letter that’s polished to perfection.

 

1. Use a proper header and the right salutation

 

Your cleaner cover letter should be as tidy as your work. Cover letters are, after all, a formal business document and need to be set out precisely. So starting from the top, here’s how to address a cover letter.

 

Write your personal details including your email address and phone number aligned to the right. Then leave a space and write the date. Switch back to left-alignment, leave another space and write the hiring manager’s contact details.

 

Next, start your letter off by using the right salutation. ‘Dear [hiring manager’s name]’ is best. And if you don’t have their name, go for ‘Dear Hiring Manager’ instead of ‘To Whom It May Concern’ or ‘Dear Sir/Madam’. It’s much warmer and more personalised.

 

Cover letter for cleaning job—header

 

Eric Bailey

57 Boundary Road

London

SW17 2ND

0777 777 7777

ebaily_lcuk@gmail.com

 

30th November 2020

 

Frank Bexley

Operations Manager

Newton Property Services

64 Gillingham Lane

SW12 3FR

 

Dear Mr Bexley,

 

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2. Make a strong start to your cleaner cover letter

 

Hiring managers are a busy bunch and if you don’t catch their attention instantly they’ll just move onto the next candidate. So your cover letter opening needs to make you stand out by highlighting an impressive professional achievement and explaining how your skills can help the employer achieve their goals. Keep this section to 40–80 words long.

 

Cleaning cover letter opening example

 

As a reliable cleaner with 5+ years of experience in complex environmental cleaning jobs I was delighted to see your opening for a specialist cleaning operative. I have a proud 100% customer satisfaction record and the ability to safely operate a range of specialised cleaning equipment. I would love to make use of my skills to help Newton Property Services cement its reputation as one of South London’s best providers of maintenance and cleaning services.

 

3. Add more achievements in the second paragraph

 

What to include in your cover letter body? Pick two or three standout achievements from your cleaner CV that match up with the job requirements set out in the advert. There are 1.63 million people working in the UK cleaning and hygiene sector. That’s a lot of competition, so adding those achievements to your cleaning cover letter helps put you ahead of the pack.

 

Increase that impact even more by adding numbers to show exactly how effective you are and what impact you’ll have. It’s not just about the fact that you can clean, it’s about how well you can do it. This section of your cover letter should be somewhere between 120 to 200 words in length.

 

Cleaner cover letter—main paragraph example

 

In my current role at Eden Environmental Services I focus on the safe removal of hazardous waste. This includes sensitively and effectively undertaking crime scene cleaning work and deep cleans for domestic hoarders. I also complete initial assessments and quotes and in the last year alone the efficiency of my team’s work has helped generate £50,000 in revenue through personal recommendations. My ability to carry out high-quality work and provide friendly service was also cited in 10 official compliments from satisfied customers. I am sure that my ability to train new staff to provide excellent service whilst maintaining safe working conditions would also be an asset to Newton Property Services.

 

4. Finish your cleaning cover letter with a call to action

 

The last paragraph of your cleaning cover letter needs to finish off strong and convince the hiring manager to take your application further. Explain how your experience and skills can benefit the employer and help produce results.

 

Then in a separate line below, ask to discuss how you can make a positive contribution to the business. Then sign off with the correct formal closing. ‘Yours sincerely’ if you addressed the letter to a named person and ‘Yours faithfully’ if it was addressed anonymously. Limit your cover letter ending to 60–80 words.

 

Cleaner cover letter—closing example

 

I am confident that my proven ability to tackle the most challenging of cleaning jobs will help translate to increased business and high levels of customer satisfaction.

 

Thank you for your time, and please let me know when we could set up a time to discuss the role further and let me explain how my extensive experience can help you to continue delivering the very best in specialist cleaning.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Eric Bailey

 

5. Show transferable skills when writing a cleaner cover letter with no experience

 

Don’t feel intimidated by this advice if you’re trying to write a cleaning cover letter with no experience. Follow exactly the same advice for your layout and formatting. And you should also follow the same advice for highlighting your skills and experience. But you’ve got no experience, you say. How’s that possible?

 

The key is to focus on transferable skills and experience. Think about previous jobs, education, life experience, volunteering etc. Then take a look at the job advert and make a note of the experience and skills it requires.

 

Then write your cleaner cover letter with no experience by using your transferable skills and experience to sell yourself as an ideal candidate. Throw in some enthusiasm for the job, a little knowledge of the company, plus willingness to learn and you’ll be set.

 

6. Use a professional cleaner cover letter format

 

A cover letter should be as neat and tidy as your best cleaning work. These are the rules you need to follow for a perfect cover letter format.

 

Cleaning cover letter length rules

 

  • What’s the best cover letter length? Aim for 250–300 words, half an A4 page up to a maximum of one full A4 page. No more.
  • First paragraph. 40 to 80 words.
  • Main body paragraph. 120 to 200 words.
  • Closing paragraph. 60 to 80 words.

 

Match your CV

 

Your cover letter structure and your CV structure should match—they form part of the same document.

 

Choose an easy-to-read font

 

Use a simple cover letter template and when it comes to fonts, stick to the basics and avoid anything too fancy or too small, 10–12 points is best. Tried and true classics like Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri and Garamond all make safe choices. The best CV fonts all work for cover letters too.

 

Use white space

 

A neat cover letter layout should always make use of white space, the gaps between sections and paragraphs. It helps to direct the reader’s eye and makes your content easier to read. A good way of adding white space and breaking up the largest block of text is to use bullet points to highlight professional achievements in your main body paragraph.

 

Use even margins

 

Frame your content and further maximise white space by adding one-inch margins on each side of the page of your cleaner cover letter. If you’ve written a short cover letter you can expand this to 1.5 inches for better presentation.

 

A new cover letter for each job

 

The exact job requirements will differ from company to company. You’ll boost your chances if you research each job opening and target your cover letter to the company’s requirements. 

 

When you write a cover letter from scratch for each job application you get noticed by hiring managers and have a better chance of being seen as the perfect candidate. Showing a ‘culture fit’ and that you’ve taken the effort to research the role is the best way to get hired.

 

Think of it this way, the UK market for contract cleaning is £5.6 billion. It’s big business, so employers want to hire people who can do the job well. Tailoring your cover letter is one of the best ways to prove it.

 

Save as PDF

 

Our final cover letter tip—save your cleaner cover letter as a PDF unless the job advert says otherwise. It preserves your formatting and makes sure your cover letter is readable on any device.

 

You don’t have to create any content yourself. The LiveCareer cover letter maker will automatically suggest the best content for your cover letter with ready-made examples and expert tips.

 

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Is there anything else you’d like to know about writing a cover letter for cleaning jobs? Would you like advice on how to write a cover letter for a cleaner with no experience? Just ask in the comments section and we’ll be happy to help.

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