If you’re about to move out of a rental property, chances are you’ve thought about hiring a professional to take care of end of lease cleaning. And why not? Engaging an end of lease cleaner means you’ll have more time to prepare for moving day instead of cleaning windows and scrubbing stains out of your carpet.
Specialist end of lease cleaners are also less likely to overlook details like wiping door handles and dusting skirting boards, increasing your odds of passing the final inspection (and getting back 100 percent of your bond) with flying colours. The problem? It isn’t always easy to find a thorough, reliable and cost-effective end of lease cleaning company in Canberra. Choosing a cleaner who isn’t up to scratch can cost you part of your bond, and they may even need to come back multiple times before your landlord or property manager is satisfied with the cleanliness of the property.
In this article, we’ll provide a few tips for choosing an end of lease cleaning provider 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 is left as clean and tidy as the day you moved in, excluding reasonable wear and tear.
A skilled cleaner will understand what your property manager or landlord requires from an end of lease clean, and will work hard to satisfy their expectations.
When choosing an end of lease cleaning service, it can be helpful to consider the following:
- Experience. Cleaning is a skill, and the more practice a cleaner has, the better they are at it. Look for a cleaner that has specific experience with end of lease cleaning, as this often requires more work than regular house cleaning.
- Attention to detail. Ask for testimonials or read online reviews to check that your cleaner is thorough and catches every speck of dust and grime. A great cleaner takes pride in their work and doesn’t take shortcuts (property managers are very good at identifying when a cleaner has cut corners!).
- Reliable and responsive. The best cleaners turn up when they say they will, work efficiently and respond quickly to customer queries. If it takes five business days for a cleaner to call you back, or they are constantly rescheduling the job, it may be worth considering another provider.
- Bond back guarantee. Many cleaners offer a bond back guarantee with their end of lease cleaning services, which can help ensure you get the quality clean that you need.
- High-tech cleaning equipment and methods. New technologies make cleaning faster, more thorough, and kinder to our environment. If you’re concerned about the use of harsh chemicals, or just want to ensure a thorough clean, consider choosing a cleaning company that keeps up to date with cleaning innovations.
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 is a Canberra-based professional cleaning service provider specialising in end of lease cleaning. With almost a decade of end of lease cleaning experience, Mr Guru has built strong relationships with local real estate agents due to the high quality of its services. Its team strives to ensure your property is left in an immaculate condition so you can get your bond back in full. All of Mr Guru’s cleaning services are affordable, reliable, flexible and designed to make your life easier. Its team uses specialty environmentally-friendly cleaning products for all general services, as well as allergy-free microfibre cloths for chemical-free cleaning if required.
Happy customer Venessa Wang shared their experience with Mr Guru on RiotACT, “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.”
Blue Cleaning Group provides quality, fuss-free cleaning services to residential, commercial and industrial clients across Canberra. Its team believes cleaning should not be difficult, and offers straightforward services – including end of lease cleaning – that get the job done. Blue Cleaning Group’s end of lease cleaning service comes with a bond back guarantee and free rectifications. Pricing is transparent and next day services are available. If that isn’t convenience, we don’t know what is.
Customer Joe shared his experience with Blue Cleaning Group on Google Reviews, “Excellent end-of-lease clean. We left our last apartment in a hurry and I didn’t want to have to return for any additional cleaning. Blue Cleaning Group were on time and did a perfect clean. The owner was impressed and we passed inspection.”
Fixed Price Cleaning offers comprehensive end of lease cleaning services, including the cleaning of walls, kitchens, windows and bathrooms. As you may have guessed, its end of lease cleaning services are fixed price, so you always know what you’re going to pay. If for any reason the cleaning does not pass inspection, Fixed Price Cleaning will return to the property to fix the problem free of charge and at the earliest possible time.
Customer Roger shared his experience with Fixed Price Cleaning on Google Reviews, “My end of lease cleaning fully satisfied the typically fussy property agents. The cleaners gave me a call that they would be 15mins late, and again 15mins before they finished, so top marks for courtesy. The price was very competitive and $250 cheaper than one quote.”
Mint Cleaning Group understands that an end of lease clean is a very detailed and thorough job, and that they are required to bring the property to a condition ready for inspection that meet the high standards of the landlord or real estate agent. For further peace of mind, Mint Cleaning Group also has a bond back guarantee – if you happen to be unsatisfied with the work they have done and you let them know within 3 days, not only will you get your bond back but Mint Cleaning Group will rectify the issues at no extra cost.
Google reviewer Lizzy Beth writes, “Mint were so easy to deal with, because they are very organised and professional. Dora manages the bookings like a star. The two cleans both ran on time and the staff were very friendly. (…) Highly recommended.”
Get Clean ACT is a locally owned and operated company renowned for its strong reputation and value-for-money pricing. With over 4000 happy customers, its experienced team knows how strict real estate agents and landlords can be, so they perform end of lease cleaning services to the highest industry standards. With up-to-date cleaning equipment and a whole lot of elbow grease, Get Clean ACT is a reliable option for your end of lease clean.
Customer Thanuri shared their experience with Get Clean ACT on Google Reviews, “We booked Get Clean ACT for an end of lease clean and were blown away by the service. Sangcho and Kinley from Get Clean took time to clean every inch of the place, our real estate agent was so impressed. We will be getting our bond back in full and I can’t thank Alan enough for his teams service.”
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