Whether you live in a two-storey house or a studio apartment, keeping your space clean – as important as it is – can be one of those jobs that many of us simply don’t have the time for. From vacuuming to dusting, and 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 a cleaning company instead?
Hiring such a 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, you’re looking for a one-off job or considering a regular booking, taking that extra time and energy 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 rundown 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 best operators.
What makes a great cleaning company?
Hiring a cleaner can be a complex process, as a lot more goes into cleaning a home than you might think.
Here’s a list of qualities a great cleaning business should have.
- Reliability. This means not only being on time but also 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 do the work at a reasonable pace without cutting corners while ensuring excellent results.
- 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 finished, your home should be spotless. Attention to detail is paramount.
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 maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
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.”
iCleaning Corporate has a sound reputation for its reliable, high-quality commercial cleaners and impeccable service. Key to success is developing great rapport with office, strata and commercial clients.
Commercial cleaning services cover office areas, common areas, windows and carpets. The team is professional and offers customers peace of mind. With iCleaning Corporate, customers have a dedicated business owner, local to their area, who goes that extra mile.
iCleaning Corporate believes cleaning quality isn’t just about the cheapest price. It’s about using the right chemicals and cleaning practices and avoiding cross-contamination. All iCleaning Corporate staff are trained on the finer details and certified to ensure the highest level of cleanliness with office, strata and commercial environments.
Environmentally friendly recycling and waste management practices are important. iCleaning Corporate, established early 2011, is an ACTsmart Accredited Business.
Kristina Smith from Rural Funds Management wrote, "iCleaning has been doing the general office cleaning for Rural Funds Management’s Canberra head office since 2011. iCleaning’s efficiency, helpfulness, friendly service and professionalism have always been of the highest standard."
Bliss Solutions, which services the ACT and surrounding regions, was founded with a vision to reinvent the cleaning industry. It specialises in all aspects of commercial cleaning, strata cleaning and office cleaning, only ever using the latest techniques, technology and equipment. Bliss Solutions is a leading provider of custom-built commercial cleaning packages to suit all requirements.
A major advantage of engaging Bliss Solutions is minimal disruption to business activities, which leaves clients free to focus on what matters most, in a clean environment.
Bliss Solutions cleans many types of spaces, including multipurpose buildings, offices, warehouses, medical clinics and carparks. It cleans public and private schools, childcare centres, gyms, training facilities and shopping districts. Bliss Solutions is also expert at Strata cleaning.
Another major advantage of Bliss Solutions’ is its management approach and track record in exceeding expectations. The business is structured so clients get the care they deserve. Business Development Managers ensure quality control. Area Managers ensure high standards and quality checks. Staff are fully inducted and trained.
Clients benefit from Bliss Solutions’ three-step system – consultation, deep clean and ongoing maintenance. Only market-leading products and chemicals are used on all sites, which adhere to Australian health and safety legislation.
Bliss Solutions leverages management software and modern technology to provide seamless execution, as well as track sites and address emergencies. The company is fully insured and adheres to the highest industry standards.
Over many years, Bliss Solutions has time-and-again implemented its foolproof system of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance cleaning packages, always guaranteeing results.
Vineel Dutt wrote, "The crew always does an outstanding job cleaning for our events. Outstanding service!"
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.
New Generation Cleaning, a professional, local company, offers a wide range of cleaning, maintenance and rapid response services to both commercial and residential clients.
Reliable, trustworthy, qualified cleaners handle commercial building, strata, office, childcare centre, retail and regular house cleaning. They also make windows glisten.
New Generation Cleaning fully trains cleaners, including thorough safe work and cleaning procedures, and ensures police background checks. The team inspects sites regularly for high satisfaction rates. Account Managers deal with concerns swiftly and build responsive, long-term relationships based on open communications.
Whether a small home or a large building facility, New Generation Cleaning tailors cleaning services to premium standards, paying attention to detail and maintaining high hygiene standards.
New Generation Cleaning’s site quality management system ensures work, processes and procedures
Strata Manager, Heather Sanderson wrote, “I had an owner call from Bridgepoint. They just called to let us know that the complex has never been so well looked after. Your team has done a great job after taking over the cleaning services and they wanted to say thank you to the cleaners – it’s not often the client will contact us to give us positive feedback.”
If you’re after more information on the best cleaners in Canberra for something 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
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a regular clean and an end-of-lease clean?
An end-of-lease service is a lot more involved than a regular house clean. In an end-of-lease clean, the service will not only include vacuuming and wiping surfaces as it normally would, but also cleaning out empty cabinets and drawers, wiping down windows, and cleaning your stovetop. 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! Nowadays, many companies specialise in products that are made with sustainable manufacturing practices, minimise waste, are naturally derived, safe and non-toxic, and feature 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 have a busy schedule, are in a large home or are living alone, then it's 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 you can expect professional cleaners to perform, so it's best not to assume they will do these things for you. However, it's worth asking 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 consult the company and make sure this will be acceptable.