Whether you live in a two-storey house or a studio apartment, keeping your space clean – as important as it is – can be a one of those jobs that many of us simply don’t have that time for. From vacuuming to dusting, window-washing to deep cleans in kitchens and bathrooms, you might feel like it’s something you’d rather not have to deal with – so why not hire aA cleaning company instead?
Hiring a cleaning company is a great way to get your home beautifully cleaned at a professional level without taking any time out of your week. Whether your lease is up or you’re looking for a once-off job, or maybe you’re looking to book a regular company, taking that extra time and energy off of your own back will come as a huge relief. But how can you know what makes a great cleaning company?
In this article, we’ll give you a quick run-down of some of the most important traits to look for in a top-quality cleaning company, as well as a useful guide to some of Canberra’s top companies.
What makes a great cleaning company?
Hiring a cleaner can be a complex process – there’s a lot more that goes into cleaning a home than you might think.
Here’s a list of qualities a great Cleaning Business should have.
- Reliability. Not only being on time but instead understanding that they are being invited into your house and therefore creating a solid foundation of trust.
- Affordability. You don’t need to hire the cheapest cleaners on the market but you should get what you pay for. There’s nothing worse than being ripped off.
- Efficiency. The Canberra cleaners you decide on should get the work done at a reasonable pace without cutting corners whilst ensuring an excellent product.
- Respectful. If you are hiring cleaners to tidy your home, you want them to respect your space and your belongings.
- Effective. When the cleaners are done, your home should be clean, really clean. Attention to detail is very important.
The best cleaning companies in Canberra
Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Synergy Four Services has more than a decade’s experience in construction, commercial, new builds and end-of-leasing cleaning. Providing a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee, Synergy Four Services’ motto is to only leave when its cleaners would be proud to call a property their own.
Family owned and operated, Synergy Four Services provides quality services at competitive prices. Services are available for a single project or Synergy Four Services can provide routine cleaning on an ongoing basis.
With construction, experienced cleaners project manages sites until they are cleaned to perfection. This includes mid-construction site cleaning, site office and facilities cleaning, post-construction final cleaning, handover cleaning and full waste removal.
With commercial premises, Synergy Four Services provides trusted cleaning for office, schools, hospitality, medical practices and more. Additional services include window cleaning and high-pressure washing.
New builds and end-of-lease cleaning is detailed so residential properties are ready for new owners or tenants. Synergy Four Services works with residential builders, property owners, strata managers and body corporates.
Synergy Four Services is fully insured and certified, white card and asbestos inducted and has secure local jobs code certification. As an Indigenous-owned business, Synergy Four Services is Supply Nation registered.
Obligation free quotes are available.
Mint Cleaning Group – locally based – has been in business for over 10 years and services Canberra and Queanbeyan. Their team works within client schedules and provides quality cleaning to mint condition.
With commitment, experience, reputation, qualifications, and available resources, Mint Cleaning Group handles cleaning projects for home or office. This includes commercial cleaning, COVID-19 deep cleans, sanitising and disinfecting, strata cleans, regular cleans, spring cleans, end-of-lease cleans, inspection cleans, one-off cleaning, office cleaning, construction cleans and tailored solutions. We also handle carpet steam cleaning, Airbnb cleaning, window cleaning and pressure cleaning.
The team at Mint Cleaning Group is trained for high-quality service and checks in to ensure client needs are met. They are committed to long-term relationships based on trust.
Along with a quick response to enquiries, Dora from Mint Cleaning Group is a pleasure to deal with.
On Google, Jennifer Chen wrote, “ Mint Cleaning Group staff were fantastic. Dora and Sonam are lovely and cleaning staff professional and efficient.”
Bliss Solutions, which services the ACT and surrounding regions, was founded with a vision to reinvent the cleaning industry. Its commercial cleaning specialists service all aspects of commercial cleaning, strata cleaning and office cleaning. Bliss Solutions is a leading provider of custom-built commercial cleaning packages to suit all requirements.
With Bliss Solutions, clients are free to focus on what matters most, in a clean environment. This is because the company strives for minimal disruption to business activities when providing service.
Bliss Solutions cleans a wide range of spaces, including public and private schools, childcare centres, gyms, training facilities and shopping districts. It also cleans multipurpose buildings, offices, warehouses, medical clinics and carparks. Bliss Solutions is also expert at Strata cleaning.
All sites are managed by Area Managers to ensure high standards that meet client expectations. Bliss Solutions leverages management software and modern technology to provide seamless execution. The end result? Peace of mind.
Vineel Dutt wrote, “The crew always does an outstanding job cleaning for our events.”
Book. Clean. Relax. The steps followed upon booking Corrine and the team to deliver a top cleaning service. With the option of easy online booking, Corrine has been able to grow the business she started in 2015. Great service, promotions and word of mouth are the key elements this business thrives on for their growth.
As Facebook user Leisl Meyer writes, "Great work! Hard working cleaners who are very reliable. Their attention to detail is great. I would recommend these guys to anyone who is looking for help at home."
This is not a typical cleaning business. Magic For Mums offers a wide range of services spanning from cleaning houses, ironing your clothes to delivering home cooked meals and sending your friends and family gifts. Magic For Mums enjoys the sense of helping others, by providing the best services they can.
Facebook reviewer Helen Kenneally wrote about their experience with Magic for Mums, "Amazing professional and efficient Service. Staff are respected and valued. Our home feels squeaky clean. Highly recommended. Thank you so much MfM. Bravo."
If you’re after more information on the best cleaners in Canberra for something a little more specific, check out our articles on the best carpet cleaners, the best window cleaning services and the best end of lease cleaners in Canberra.
Your experience with cleaning companies in Canberra
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you had experience with any of the cleaning companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a regular clean and an end-of-lease clean?
An end-of-lease clean is a lot more involved than a regular house clean. In an end-of-lease clean, the service will not only vacuum and wipe surfaces as they normally would, but they will also clean out empty cabinets and drawers, wipe down your windows, clean your stove top - it depends on what kind of property you have. The purpose is to make the home look virtually untouched for the next tenant.
Are there environmentally friendly cleaning products?
Absolutely! There are many companies nowadays that specialise in products that are made with sustainable manufacturing practices, minimise waste and are naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that won't harm the environment or the inhabitants of your home.
Is it worth hiring a cleaning company for regular jobs?
This depends entirely on your lifestyle, but if you are someone with a very busy schedule, or are living in a large home, or are living alone, then it's definitely something you should consider. If any or all of those traits apply to you, then hiring a professional cleaning company can mean an extra couple of hours in your week to do the things you want to do, all the while living in a professionally maintained home.
Can a cleaning service also do laundry and dishes?
Occasionally. Dishes and laundry do not fall under the normal list of jobs that you can expect a professional cleaner to perform, so it's best not to assume that they will do these things for you. However, it's definitely worth having a conversation with them to see what they are willing to do, particularly if you are looking to hire them regularly.
Can I provide the cleaners with my own cleaning products?
For the most part, yes. Cleaners will bring their own mops and vacuums, but if you have specific products that you'd like them to use due to allergies or wanting to be more environmentally friendly, then you can definitely consult with the company and make sure that this will be acceptable to them.