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If you live or work in a building complex, you might have noticed cleaners that come in bi-weekly or weekly to make sure your complex is clean and pleasant to be in.

They are part of Strata Cleaning, which is the maintenance and cleaning of common areas within a commercial property or sub-divided spaces in a residential or commercial complex.

Not a lot of people are familiar with the concept of strata cleaning, or why it is an essential service. However, imagine the number of people who move through those common areas every hour of every day. If those areas aren’t cleaned properly, they could get filthy very quickly!

Many building committees hire professional strata cleaners to take care of specific cleaning needs that an average cleaning company does not offer. Strata cleaning requires a more structured cleaning system, stronger or larger cleaning equipment, and a bigger team of professionally trained cleaners.

The cleaning tasks that need to be done is also different to general home and commercial cleaning. A professional and qualified strata cleaning company is equipped to meet these very specific and necessary cleaning needs.

Read on to learn exactly what strata cleaning is, what to expect from professional strata cleaners, and why it is important to hire one for your building complex.

What Is Strata Cleaning?

As we mentioned above, strata cleaning involves cleaning and maintaining common areas in a commercial property and residential complexes to ensure that these areas are tidy, hygienic, and pleasant to be in. Common areas are considered to be shared spaces needing regular upkeep that no individual household or business is responsible for. These include hallways, stairwells, elevators, building gyms and pools, shared toilets, entrances, pathways, gardens, and more.

The concept of strata cleaning originated in Australia, with many other countries now picking up the idea. Because of the amount of work that goes into strata cleaning, many building committees hire professional strata cleaners.

For residential properties, depending on the type of property in question, the committee will put forth their cleaning requirements, terms and conditions will be discussed, and the preferred services will be finalised before the company is hired.

In a commercial space, there are often two or more businesses within in a single premises, such as a building with multiple offices, or a shopping centre with different stores operating under one roof. With so much shared space, a building and maintenance committee will decide whether to hire a professional cleaning company to take care of these common areas.

The Benefits Of Hiring A Strata Cleaning Service

It’s simple: no one really wants to clean, especially when it comes to spaces that aren’t exclusively yours. Without strata cleaning, you can expect to be walking and existing amongst dirt, dust, grime, and filth that keeps on accumulating because no one will step up to clean these shared spaces.

Professional strata cleaners will take care of all that for you by ensuring that all the shared spaces in your building are immaculate.

Benefit One: They Keep The Place Sanitary

Many parts of a common property are exposed to dirt and grime from all the people who pass through, which become hotspots for bacteria. Until and unless they are cleaned and sterilised regularly, you will be exposed to these unsanitary surfaces and areas every day.

Benefit Two: They Stay On Top Of Any Repairs Or Maintenance

Strata cleaners can spot damages to the property and, depending on the damage, offer subsequent repairs. For example, if a common floor is in need of sealing or re-grouting, your chosen strata cleaning company can take care of that upon request.

Benefit Three: They Maintain Your Light Fixtures

Light bulbs often need changing, or the light fixtures need to be cleared of any dead moths or other insects that are attracted to light. Your professional strata cleaners can help keep them clean and clear, and ensure that all light fixtures bulbs are always in working condition.

Benefit Four: They Sanitise Any Included Gyms And Other Equipment

Many buildings now include gyms and sports facilities for their occupants, which many people take advantage of. After all, who doesn’t want free access to exercise equipment?

With so many people using these provided sports facilities, the cleaning requirements become very particular to ensure that proper hygiene is maintained. Professional strata cleaners can guarantee that proper cleaning procedures are followed, keeping you safe as you sweat it out and hit your personal bests!

Benefit Five: They Will Clean And Maintain The Building’s Pools

The mere sight of an unmaintained swimming pool is enough to turn you off. Unhygienic and unpleasant, there are many health risks that come with using an unmaintained swimming pool. A strata cleaning professional will keep your building’s pools clean and safe to use with the right equipment and extensive experience.

Benefit Six: A Strata Cleaning Service Can Do It All

Hiring different cleaning companies that specialise in different areas of indoor and outdoor cleaning can get very expensive very fast. In comparison, strata cleaning costs are usually lower because they can do it all in one go. Save time and money whilst trusting that these very essential cleaning tasks get completed.

Clean your dust. Clear your mind.


What to Expect From A Strata Cleaning Company

It helps to know what to look for in before you hire any professional cleaning service. Along with their terms and conditions, it’s important to discuss the full list of included services as well as the frequency of the cleaning tasks to be carried out.

As a general guide, here is a checklist that includes most strata cleaning services:

  • Cleaning floors of common areas
  • Cleaning elevators and disinfecting buttons/screens inside
  • Disinfecting switchboards in all common areas
  • Dusting furniture in common rooms
  • Cleaning cobwebs from outdoor and indoor areas within the property
  • Sterilising frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, railings, tables, chair backs, etc
  • Vacuuming carpeted floors of common areas
  • Dusting walls
  • Sweeping outdoor spaces and removal of natural debris
  • Cleaning and maintaining common wheelie bins
  • Washing glass doors and windows
  • Cleaning garden areas and lawn maintenance
  • Cleaning and removal of stains from pavers and concrete flooring

Bear in mind that most strata cleaning companies offer customised services to meet the specific cleaning needs of their clients. At Star Property Maintenance, we are always happy to answer your questions and help you with all your commercial cleaning, including strata cleaning and maintenance. Contact us to find out more.