Whether you live in a two-storey house or studio apartment, keeping your space clean is one of those jobs many of us simply don’t have the time for. From vacuuming, dusting and window washing to the dreaded kitchen and bathroom deep clean, you probably feel like it’s something you’d rather not deal with.
Why not hire a cleaner instead? Not only do they have the products and know-how to do the job to an impeccable standard, they have the skill to get it done much quicker than the average homeowner.
Hiring a professional is a great way to keep your home beautifully clean without taking time out of your day to tackle the job alone. 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 cleaner, as well as a useful guide to some of Wollongong’s best operators.
What makes a great cleaner?
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.
- Respectful and reliable. This means being on time and caring for your home as if it was their own. A cleaner will be moving through your private spaces and have access to your personal belongings, so it’s that they build a solid foundation of trust.
- Affordable. You don’t need to hire the cheapest cleaners on the market, but you should get what you pay for. Make sure your cleaner’s prices match their expertise, products used and time spent.
- Efficient. The Wollongong cleaner you decide to hire should complete their work at a reasonable pace without cutting any corners. Some cleaning companies will tackle large buildings or complex jobs in a team to increase efficiency – this can save you money at the end of the day, but always be sure you know who is moving in and out of your home.
- Effective. Quality is everything when it comes to hiring a prfoessional cleasner. Attention to detail is paramount. If you feel like your home hasn’t been cleaned to a quality standard, don’t be afraid to ask your cleaner why.
The best cleaners in Wollongong
Region Illawarra’s editorial team has compiled a comprehensive list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best in Wollongong series, each business needs to have maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google and Facebook, and have plenty of positive reviews.
Stain Busters Wollongong is a family-run, local business that takes on the jobs most homeowners just can't do themselves.
As their name suggests, Stain Busters Wollongong specialises in removing the toughest stains, including paint, nail polish, grease, urine and red wine with products exclusive to Nick and his team.
From tile, grout, carpet, upholstery and pressure cleaning to dedicated pest control and 24/7 assistance for water damage, these cleaners have a diverse set of skills and the experience to back them.
Wollongong Residential Cleaning doesn't stop at general housekeeping.
With over 15 years of experience, Tamara is more than qualified to provide deep cleans for clients who are getting ready to sell, renovate, end their lease or move into a new home.
Danny Cobrad wrote on Google, "I hoped to gain a quality cleaner - what I got was an imaculate cleaner, organiser and allround excellent service. Thanks Tamara, you have brought order into my home and made my life more managable."
An Australian-owned business offering a 100% guarantee, Clean People is operated by a team with over two decades of experience.
Using first grade, eco-friendly products, the vetted Illawarra team provides flexible residential and commercial cleaning from Thirroul through to Dapto, seven days a week.
An extensive services list shows Clean People's willingness to go the extra mile, with uncommon inclusions such as pressure washing, post-event, industrial and construction cleans, waste removal, and more.
Known as 'the dust busters', Spotfree Illawarra offers indoor and outdoor, residential and commercial cleaning to suit clients throughout the region.
"It’s so rare to find a company so dedicated to their work & ensuring customer satisfaction. Spotfree were so responsive, did such an excellent job & really went the extra mile," Anisa Sabet said on Google.
Keen to work while clients unwind, Spotfree Illawarra also offers customised work for complex cleans and spaces such as medical centres, short term rentals, places of worship and stratas.
Magic Touch Carpet and Tile Cleaning specialise in delivering spotless floors and upholstery. Whether indoor or outdoor, the team of professional cleaners offers a full satisfaction guarantee, and will return to redo the job free of charge for anything less.
With impressive reviews and a variety of services, the team is known for their quality, flexible schedule and very competitive pricing.
"Friendly and efficient service at a great price. Got all the stains out of my couch," said Nicole on Google.
If you’re looking for more information on cleaners in Wollongong, you might also like our articles on the best property managers, best gardeners and best pest control companies that Wollongong has to offer.
Your experience with cleaners in Wollongong
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should you expect a cleaner to do?
For a standard clean, you can expect a cleaner to sweep and mop hard floors, vacuum carpets, clean your bathroom and kitchen, and tidy and dust throughout the home.
How long should a cleaner take?
Every house is different, but generally a cleaner will start their clean at two hours, and add an hour for each bedroom the house has. For example, a one bedroom apartment should take about two hours, but a four bedroom family home could take up to five. Time spent also depends on whether you expect a general or deep clean.
How should I prepare for a cleaner to come?
A general tidy, like putting away clutter, clothes and dishes, will usually suffice unless you have confirmed otherwise with your cleaner prior to their arrival. Secure your pets, children and important items. Check on any changes in cleaning products to ensure your needs are met, for example avoiding allergens and using environmentally friendly brands.
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.
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.