The best end-of-lease cleaners in Canberra

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Jason from Synergy Four Services, one of Canberra’s most recommended end-of-lease cleaners. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

If you’re about to move out of a rental property, whether personal or commercial, chances are you could benefit from hiring a professional to handle your end-of-lease cleaning. This frees you up to concentrate on the million other things you’ve got to do for moving day.

Specialist end-of-lease cleaners are experienced at all cleaning details, large and small. They can help clean your premises efficiently and effectively to save you time and money.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing an end-of-lease cleaner, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great end-of-lease cleaning service?

As a tenant, it’s your responsibility to make sure the property you’ve occupied is left as clean and tidy as it was the day you moved in, aside from reasonable wear and tear. A professional cleaner will help you feel confident you’ll get your bond back.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing an end-of-lease cleaner.

  • Experience. Cleaning is a skill, and the more practice a cleaner has, the better they are at it. Look for a cleaner with end-of-lease experience, as this often requires more work than regular house cleaning.
  • Attention to detail. A great end-of-lease cleaner takes pride in their work and doesn’t take shortcuts. They know property managers and landlords are good at identifying when something isn’t right. So check online to see what experience end-of-lease cleaners have.
  • Reliable. The best cleaners turn up when they say they will. They work efficiently and respond quickly to you queries. Ask your end-of-lease cleaner about call-back times and how busy they are. The last thing you need is a cleaner who is too busy to schedule in your job promptly.
  • Money-back guarantee. Check if your end-of-lease cleaner offers a money-back guarantee if the job isn’t perfect. This will help reassure you that you’ll get a quality clean.
  • High-tech equipment and methods. New technologies make cleaning faster, more thorough, and kinder to the environment. If you’re concerned about the use of harsh chemicals, ask about environmentally friendly products.

The best end-of-lease cleaning services 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Mr Guru

Mr Guru

Mr Guru is a professional cleaning service specialising in end-of-lease cleaning. With over 10 years’ experience, Mr Guru’s cleaning team leaves properties in immaculate condition, so tenants get their bond back.

Mr Guru has built strong relationships with local real estate agents because of the quality of its services. Cleaning services are affordable, reliable and flexible. Mr Guru uses environmentally friendly cleaning products and chemical free cleaning if required.

Venessa Wang wrote on The RiotACT, “We went to Mr Guru cleaning services. They did an excellent job. They also fixed my fly screen and helped my husband to remove heavy furniture we left behind. Without any surcharge. Would recommend to all.”

Synergy Four Services

Synergy Four Services

Synergy Four Services has more than 12 years’ experience in professional end-of-lease cleaning. They also clean for new builds, commercial premises and construction sites.

Providing a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee, Synergy Four Services’ motto is to only leave when cleaners would be proud to call a property their own.

Synergy Four Services – family owned and operated – provides quality services at competitive prices, for both single projects and routine cleaning.

With end-of-lease cleaning, Synergy Four Services works with residential builders, property owners, strata managers and body corporates for impeccable cleaning of properties. This includes finishing cleans for new developments and end-of-lease cleans for property owners. It also includes routine cleaning for serviced apartments and exterior cleans.

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.

On Facebook, Jordan Male wrote, “The Synergy Four team completed an end of lease clean for us and we couldn’t be happier with their service. They were friendly, professional and had a great eye for detail.”

Phoenix Facility Services

Phoenix Facility Services, a locally owned company, specialises in high-quality domestic, commercial and facility support management services at competitive prices. Thorough and professional end-of-lease cleaning services ensure premises sparkle. Phoenix Facility Services offers a 100 per cent client satisfaction guarantee. Expert cleaners are available 24/7 and 365 days a year if required.

On Goggle, Basma Abd Elmon’em wrote, “Abs is very professional and a friendly character. He knows exactly what he is doing. I totally recommend Phoenix Facility Services to anyone.”

Get Clean ACT

Get Clean ACT provides a total cleaning solution for all domestic and commercial needs. One area of specialty is thorough end-of-lease cleaning. Get Clean ACT’s professional cleaning team focuses on deep hygiene cleans using the best-quality products and advanced industry cleaning techniques. Service is guaranteed.

On Google, Matt McGrath wrote, “We used the service for an end-of-lease clean and the property was inspected today. The agent couldn't believe how clean the house was. Will definitely use them again.”

Mint Cleaning Group

Mint Cleaning Group provides professional and thorough end-of-lease cleaning. The group’s cleaners are expert at getting properties ready for inspection, to the highest standards. Mint Cleaning Group has a bond-back guarantee. If you’re unsatisfied, let them know within three days. You’ll get your bond back and Mint Cleaning Group will rectify issues at no extra cost.

Vanessa Miller wrote on Google, “I got an end of lease cleaning done … Everything was left in an excellent state ready for inspection.”

If you’re looking for more information on cleaning in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best commercial and office cleaning services, best cleaning companies, best carpet cleaners and the best window cleaners Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with end-of-lease cleaners 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 end-of-lease cleaners listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire a professional end-of-lease cleaner?

Hiring a professional service to clean your property at end of lease gives you peace of mind that the job will be done to the standards required. It will save you hours of time and ensure you get your bond back.

How much does an end-of-lease clean cost?

The cost of an end-of-lease clean depends on many factors. This includes the size and condition of your property, and whether additional services are required to get that property into tip-top shape. Check with a few end-of-lease cleaning services to determine their fee structure. Some charge a fixed price. Some charge by the hour. Others will give you a quote.

What are the benefits of hiring an end-of-lease cleaner?

Benefits include saving you time and effort. A quality end-of-lease cleaner can also save you money and remove worry and stress. Professional end-of-lease cleaners know what standard landlords and property managers expect and they’re trained to leave properties sparkling.

Do end-of-lease cleaners guarantee their work?

Some end-of-lease cleaners guarantee their work. Some offer a money-back guarantee if matters aren't up to scratch. They even offer to return to fix problems. It’s best to check around to see what guarantees end-of-lease cleaners provide before selecting the best one for your property.

How do I choose the best-end-of-lease cleaner?

Do some research. Check websites for years of experience and costs. Check for guarantees. Ask for referrals. Look online for previous customer reviews.

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Recently I have booked cleaning services in Melbourne they are awesome. Excellent service, very reasonably priced. So I recommend https://melbournevacateandcarpetcleaning.com.au/end-of-lease-cleaning-melbourne/ as the best end-of-lease cleaning service in Melbourne. More than happy with the results and, the cleaners were friendly and courteous and did an excellent job.

It’s really hard to find correct end of lease cleaning company in Melbourne, Canberra. I recommend https://www.end-of-leasecleaningmelbourne.com.au/ is the best end of lease cleaning service in Melbourne. Highly recommended as I have personal experience with them and really good so far.

Recently used Absolute Property Services and was very happy. They offer a guarantee which we didn’t end up needing but definitely gave peace of mind knowing they would fix any issues. They were also very accomodating to a range of changes outside of my control.

I recently moved into a small flat supposedly cleaned by Mint Cleaners at a cost of $799 but I still ended up removing three dustpan trays full of used kitty-litter from under the bathroom sink and spending two hours cleaning ‘gunk, i.e. what looked to be human and cat hairs inside the rubber seal of the front loading washing machine. Worst of all, I cleaned a large amount of black mould off the inside of blinds in one bedroom and the second bedroom still smelt strongly of cat urine although according to the itemised invoice both bedroom carpets had been steam-cleaned. Photos were taken and the real estate agent has been advised.

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Cherelle Kelley3:46 pm 15 Mar 20

I have tried end of lease cleaning service of Daniel and Huong 3 times for last 7 months (two rental properties). They made the properties pass inspection right the first time, with very reasonable prices. I would avoid big cleaning companies as I found small businesses can offer cheaper quotes and it is easier to contact them if anything goes wrong. If anyone is after an end of lease cleaner, you can try their service. Their number is 0410189138.

Keeto Muscat5:38 pm 27 Jan 18

I personally would avoid the big cleaners who send anyone into your home to clean it. Avoiding cleaners who are just starting out is a common mistake. Cleaners just starting out have something to prove. I would go for them over the bigger names.

Excellent service, great people. Worth recommending Blue Cleaning Team – http://www.bluecleaningroup.com.au – 0403 6867 01

They made my moving out experience so easy. They have done my cleaning, carpets and even my lawns!

Excellent price for the work they have done (good value).

I will use them again. I totally recommend to everyone!

another +1 for Frank, used him for my place in Turner and did a great job, cleaner even stuck around during the estate agents inspection to spot clean anything they pointed out. Super accommodating with short warning and the cheapest quote I got.

BTW, their website is
http://www.mrguru.com.au
strong recommend to all.

We went to Mr Guru cleaning services.
They did not only an excellent job. They also fixed my fly screen and help my husband to remove heavy furniture we left behind. Without any surcharge.
Would recommend to all.

yuejialiu259187:10 pm 24 Nov 15

James McMahon said :

Frank he is a general house cleaner but does end of leases Vip Cleaning 0403 227 070 He quoted friend of mine $290 including carpet cleaning great value!

Used Frank for my end of lease clean and my new place too ,good job and reasonable price

yuejialiu259187:05 pm 24 Nov 15

thx for the recommedation ,Frank have dnoe a very good job at a reasonable price .we pass the inspection and get my bond back without any problems

Hi

I got my end of lease cleaning done by kikstar. He did a fantastic job and was super friendly. I had him clean my very dirty house and he delivered with a lot more than I expected. I thought his price was reasonable and he added free carpet steam cleaning. Definitely recommend this guy. Here is his webpage http://www.kikstar.com.au

I used Revitalise to get my 3 bedroom apartment in Kingston end of lease cleaned and they were great!

The staff who came to clean were hard working, very nice and knew what they were doing.. Martonia and two other staff came but she is one of the loveliest ladies I’ve met ?

Surprisingly, they were also one of the cheapest quotes I got. All over, great service at a great price. I couldn’t be happier with the experience and inspection passed first time. All the best to these guys!!

The receptionist – Meg was a joy to deal with as well when getting quotes and when the removalists cancelled on me she was very understanding and quick to reschedule the cleaning.

Their website is http://www.revitalisecleaning.com.au or 0412 849 666.

Sarah_Milton3411:32 am 03 Jul 15

I tried to use Jims the other day but they were externally expensive.

Some how I found a company called Blue cleaning group, they were so friendly and reasonable price for an urgent clean.

Cleaning was great! and they also do steam clean. Totally satisfied.
0403686701
http://www.bluecleaningroup.com.au

When we were moving out, our carpets were in very bad shape . It surely would have taken a lot of time cleaning them myself. Got recommended to http://www.kingscarpetcleaningcanberra.com.au/ . They did a pretty good job.
That guy helped us move a few stuff as well.
Would surely reckon them

EliteFishing8:26 pm 11 Apr 15

Thanks PuppiesCanberra for the great recommendation, I ended up using http://www.revitalisecleaning.com.au for my end of lease cleaning and they were fantastic! They did such a good job my real estate agent said the house and carpets looked better than when I moved in.. They even helped me move some of the small stuff left over in the house to my car. Highly recommend to anyone else looking for a cleaner.

My friend also said http://www.fixedpricecleaning.com.au was really good too, as they let you see their prices and book online. Will give these guys a try in the future!

Was living in a shared house in Canberra and when we vacated the carpet was filthy ! We got referred to http://www.kingscarpetcleaningcanberra.com.au/ . These guys did a pretty good job , was a helpful lad who helped us a bit with the moving as well . Would surely reckon them for carpet cleaning and for moving furniter ;).

My 2 cents.

PuppiesCanberra9:47 pm 26 Feb 15

I used Revitalise cleaning the other day at my place in Canberra city for an end of lease cleaning job which involved steam cleaning the carpet. Jisan was friendly and did the job quickly and I passed inspection – i recommend him! http://www.revitalisecleaning.com.au is the address.

Yeah I can, call Phill Belgrove. Really nice guy and easy to deal with. here is his website, http://www.cleanerincanberra.com.au/

If you do it yourself – take photos of EVERYTHING afterwards including silly little things like window tracks. I’ve been stung once. And thanks to the digital camera revolution, that is the only time I have ever been stung.

I think it’s more to do with some unscrupulous landlords trying to retain rental bonds by finding something to complain about. It’s usually about dirt and perceptions of cleanliness, even if a place is spotless.
If you go with their own agent’s recommended cleaner, there’s little they can complain about.

Have you thought of doing it yourself?

The last place I rented before I bought, the real estate agent complained that the bloke who cleaned the carpets left fluff around the edges (easily cleared away with a quick vacuum), and failed to notice that I’d replaced the whole kitchen lino, and done a pretty bodge job of it too.

The point I’m trying to get across is that these people only see the low hanging fruit. Leave them something that is easily remedied to whinge about and they’ll feel they’ve done their job.

Email your real estate agent and ask who they recommend – that way they can’t complain about the cleaning at final inspection.

Not a recommendation, but I would advise against Dial An Angel.

They did my End of Leas clean. I went back to check it and there were dirty foot prints on the lino floor, the walls hadn’t been touched and the oven was still flithy. They also didn’t do the blinds. They blamed the footprints on the carpet cleaner tracking mud. I asked why the guy cleaning my place (contract to Dial An Angel) didn’t tell him to keep off the lino, or at least clean it afterwards, they had no response. I had to re-clean everything to get my bond back, total waste.

Wasn’t too hard to get a full-refund either, so they evidently knew it was a bad job.

Check out Gumtree, I found my last one there and he wasn fantastic (unfortunately I don’t have his details to pass on) and their prices are competitive.

James McMahon12:16 pm 12 Sep 14

Frank he is a general house cleaner but does end of leases Vip Cleaning 0403 227 070 He quoted friend of mine $290 including carpet cleaning great value!

00davist said :

And i used Jims for the garden (The one the website gave me as my nearest guy) – Well that had me out re-doing practically the entire job, most of the weeding was missed, the lawn was vaugly mowed, but not edged, and the paths and windows were un-touched!

So thanks to morgans, and the local Jim’s guy, my attempts at making the move easier, were pretty much in vain, especially the Jims fella who wouldnt come back, leaving me to do it myself after paying $500 (Complaint lodged in necissary places) as for stain busters, this was the second time i have used them, and i Would happily use them again!

Haha, I used Jim’s once… They ended up mowing the lawns of my neighbour up the road, having got the house number wrong. When I rang up to ask where they were, they advised the job had been completed. I said I’d been home all day and they certsinly hadn’t mown my lawn – they eventuslly agreed to come back out and mow it, and then tried to demand I ask the neighbour up the road for the $ for HIS job! Um, no. If I give you the address, and we confirm it, snd you STILL get it wrong, tht’s not my fault 😛

I used Jim’s to clean my carpets and was very happy. They were significantly cheaper than any other quote I recieved, rocked up on time and did a great job very quickly. It helped the guy who did it was very friendly and efficient.

I recently ended a lease, and due to the distance i moved (Macgregor to beyond Braidwood) and the fact i was not using removalists, i found it easier to use a cleaner, and a gardening service, as well as the carpet cleaners.

I used stain busters for the carpet – Very Happy.

I used morgans for the exit clean – Failed the final, didnt clean some cupboards, the white residue from creme cleaner was everywhere, and the oven not cleaned, even though i was told all these issues would be done. they came back and fixed it for free however, and i passed on the second go.

And i used Jims for the garden (The one the website gave me as my nearest guy) – Well that had me out re-doing practically the entire job, most of the weeding was missed, the lawn was vaugly mowed, but not edged, and the paths and windows were un-touched!

So thanks to morgans, and the local Jim’s guy, my attempts at making the move easier, were pretty much in vain, especially the Jims fella who wouldnt come back, leaving me to do it myself after paying $500 (Complaint lodged in necissary places) as for stain busters, this was the second time i have used them, and i Would happily use them again!

I’d ask your property managers who they reccommend. They will have someone they prefer you to use and will save you any hassles on final inspection day.

Harriet Vane4:37 pm 22 Jun 11

My advice would be to talk to your property manager and find out who they use, and use them. That way, there can’t be any drama about the standard of cleaning.

My lease ends in a month or two, so I shall keep an eye over this thread for future reference!

Attention 2 Detail (http://www.a2dcleaning.com.au) – I hired them not long ago to clean my place and they did a fantastic job. Reasonable rates for two people, fast and they also provide certificates at the end of the clean to submit to your property manager.

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