Strata Cleaning Services

Strata Cleaning Services

The administration in charge of strata apartment complexes have a lot to look after, having to keep all the residents content. This means making decisions for the entire building and not just individuals or families. This can be difficult when different individuals have conflicting needs.

Strata cleaning combines the maintenance and cleaning of common areas with the cleaning of private room. Common areas will see a lot of use, but have no individual directly concerned with their upkeep. Individuals may clean their own apartment room but simply expect someone else to look after the common areas. This means common areas will fall into disrepair unless a regular commercial cleaning services are employed.

The amount of cleaning in a strata building is often underestimated. It is easy to forget that there are car park facilities, stairways, and room used by others that you may not use yourself. This is further complicated by the fact that every strata building is different. So any cleaning service must tailor itself to the apartment complex at hand.

Strata cleaning must also be environmentally friendly and low allergen. With several people living in close proximity there will always be a few that suffer allergies. All the cleaning product must accommodate all the individuals living in the building.

Strata Cleaning Sydney includes:
• Mopping all hard surfaces.
• Buffing hard floors.
• Emptying bins and removal of floor litter
• Recycling concerns
• Surface dusting
• Disinfecting steps and walkways
• Sweeping car parks are removing any oil problems
• Cleaning light fitting and replacing bulbs / fluorescent tubes
• Window cleaning
• Bathroom and toilet facilities
• Carpet vacuuming and occasional steaming
• Some outdoor area cleaning
• Any area unique to that particular strata complex.

Strata cleaning services benefit the individual residents and the building community.

Insects Out

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Keeping things neat and keeping things hygienic are two concepts that are different but closely connected. Ideally our homes and offices should be both neat and hygienic. This is not too hard to achieve with persona dedication or commercial cleaning services.
A related concept is keeping insects out. Being clean will help here, but it’s not the full story. Sometimes we must take a few measures to keep ants, mosquitoes and spiders out of the home.

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This is fairly obvious, but if we get rid of all food scraps then may insects, like cockroaches, have no reason to be there. This is the first line of defence.

Insect screens
Insect screens on windows keep a lot of insects out.

There are various plants that repel different type of insect. Basil will repeal a lot in insects. Peppermint or citrus (oranges) will apparently deter many spiders. Rosemary will deter cockroaches.

A mixture of baking soda and sugar will kill many bugs. They are attracted to the sugar, but are poisoned by the baking soda.
Some people will trap fruit flies in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and dishwashing liquid. This is especially effective if at the bottom of a funnel.
Avoid harsh chemicals in commercial insect repellents.


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Keep the office clean and pest free with a regular cleaning service.

Bed and Mattress Cleaning

Bed and Mattress Cleaning

We spend a considerable amount of time in bed, hopefully getting some well-deserved rest.

It is easy to take out bed for granted, not realizing how quickly they cease to be clean. But they will require at least as much cleaning as the clothes we wear, with the additional problem of dust mites.

We sometimes about sleep hygiene. This usually refers to the good sleeping habits like regular hours that help us get a good night’s rest. But clean sheet and a clean mattress are a part of this too. We sleep much better in a clean, fresh bed.

Mattress and bed cleaning is of particular importance for anybody suffering allergies or asthma.

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• Remove the pillows and sheets from the bed.
• Wash the pillowslips and sheets.
• The sheets and pillowslips should be cleaned at least once per week.
• The cover from a duvet/ doona should also be cleaned weekly.
• Hand sheets and pillowslips in the Sun. the UV light from the sun will help disinfect anything remaining after the wash.

Using pillow protectors underneath the pillowslip will help protect the pillow from dust mites, fluids and other contaminants. These are easier to wash that pillows.


A mattress protector will help protect your mattress form dust mites, allergens and from sweat, dandruff and oil from your body. These can be washed every two months.

• The mattress itself can be vacuumed. Start vacuuming with a wide brush attachment, then use a long nozzle to clean any edges and piping. Make sure these are clean before you start.

• Thoroughly vacuum the bed and the surrounding area.

• Use a small brush (perhaps an old toothbrush) to clean any spots on the mattress. Use a solution of warm water and a small amount or dish washing liquid. Do not use spray cleaners.
• Use an enzyme cleaner to remove any biological stains. Diluted white vinegar and water can be used for this.
• Cover the mattress with layer of bi Carb of Soda and leave this for about an hour, longer is possible. The vacuum clean.
• Let the mattress air out for a few hours.
• An ultraviolet wand will disinfect the mattress. But this is a slow process. And people using a UV wand should wear protective gear to prevent eye and skin damage.

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A professional service will ensure a clean mattress. Twice yearly mattress cleaning is find for most homes. Hotels should clean bedding and mattresses more frequently.

Modern Office Hacks.

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With a combination of modern technology and practical thinking it is possible to avoid a lot of clutter in the modern office. This makes things look much neater, and makes cleaning easier by removing nooks, crannies and surfaces that can accumulate dust.

  • Have USB power points installed. This means few chargers for phones and other devices.
  • Wi-Fi mean no not having to take cords to laptops and devices, so there is less clutter.
  • Wireless connections to printers removes most cables.
  • Use binder clips or tubing to organize the few cables still being used.
  • Attach a basket under the desk for storage. This is especially good for keeping power boards off the floor.
  • Mirrors add light and a sense of space to a room.
  • Use a blue light screen in from of computers. This reduces eye strain (especially as we age) and is easy to clean.
  • Use some silica packs in draws to reduce moisture. Especially good in kitchen and cutlery draws.
  • An air filter keep office air healthy, helping to reduce sick day and keeping everybody in optimal, or at least better health.
  • Office plants also help clean the air.
  • Store older files digital, so there is minimal need of filing cabinets

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Offices will always require regular cleaning. It is best to have this done by professionals who achieve results quickly and efficiently, working after hours so as not to disrupt company operation.

Get professional cleaning, so you employees can spend their time on company business.

Cleaning Curtains

Curtains, drapes and other window coverings aren’t too bad when it comes to cleaning. They do accumulate some dust, but as they are a vertical surface the extent of this isn’t too bad; and dust can often be removed with vacuuming. But occasionally the curtains will need a more severe cleaning. This has been less essential for the past generation as fewer people smoke, and curtains won’t be soaking up as many offensive odours. Nonetheless the curtains should be given the occasional wash.
Many curtains can be cleaned in the washing machine; check with the manufacturer to see what is appropriate. The hardest part of this is the curtains hanging; you will have to get the curtains down (possibly with a ladder and some assistance), find a place to dry them after they are washed, and rehang them latter (again, probably with some help).
Examine the curtains while they are still hanging. Look for any stains, and spot clean them before they are washed.
If curtains are dry-clean only then have them professionally looked after. Drapes and heavy clothes are usually best dry-cleaned.
Some light curtain fabrics can simply be put in the drier for a few minutes. This saves having to wash them. Avoid heat, and use only warm setting.
Some professional companies have steam equipment that cleans curtains while still suspended. Consider this option; it is convenient and the results are excellent.
When the curtains are in the wash, or being dried, use the time to clean the glass windows. Microfiber clothes are a quick and efficient way to do this. Make sure to clean the railings or other accessories that the curtains hang on.

Microfibre Cloth

Microfibre cleaning cloths appeared on the market in the 1990s, though the research behind them dates back to the late 1950s. It was one of several popular products derive from the same line of research, another being Ultrasuede. This whole line has produce synthetic fibres that have been put to several different uses, often better then the natural products they replaced.
The name and function come from the fact that the individual fibres of the cloth are very thin, in the order of one denier or less. A denier is about the thickness of a single strand of silk, about 20% the thickness of a human hair. Because of the thin nature of the fibres in the cloth there is a lot of space between fibres. This empty space allows the material to absorb a great deal of water.
The small size of the cloth fibres also allow it to clean on a much smaller scale. The tiny scale fibres can attach themselves to the most minute dirt particles, even microscopic sized ones. The adhesive forces (called van der Walls forces in physics) of the cloth are so strong at this microscopic level that even germs and bacteria are trapped and removed from the contaminated surface with a good microfibre cloth.
It is this last property, the ability to remove germs, that makes microfibre cloths so much better than conventional fabrics. Most surfaces previously required ac loth to physically remove the dirt and a chemical to deal with the germs or bacteria; they also required solvents to break down grease. Microfibre cloths achieve this without chemical means, removing many toxins from the home environment.
Microfibre cloths achieve with Physics the type of cleaning previously only possible with chemistry. This is a huge advance, and does away with many other cleaning products. A great deal of cleaning can be done with the microfibre cloth alone.
Good microfibre cloths are ‘split’, which means the tiny fibre itself divides into many smaller filaments. This greatly increases the cleaning effectiveness and water absorption of the material.
Look for a microfibre cloth that is split, and with a denier number (size of filament number) less than 1. Really good microfibre cloths should have a denier number of 0.33.


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Useful devices for Office Cleaning Sydney
We might get the notion that novelty items serve no real function. But novelty items tend to get noticed and used more than generic items. If a novelty cleaning item means we get things clean, then it is serving a useful function.
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  • Robotic vacuum cleaner. A cheap version will just randomly patrol the floor, cleaning as it goes. An expensive model will map its own surroundings and plug itself into a dock for recharging. Programme it to clean as you leave each day.
  • Cleaning Putty. This gets gunk out of small crevices and other hard to reach places. Great for computer keyboards.
  • Soap and hand sanitiser dispensers.
  • Hand towels with anything from cartoon characters to funny quotes.
  • Pedal or remote control garbage can. Don’t get your hands dirty again.
  • A dust buster or any small novelty vacuum.
  • Microfiber cloths. No need for chemical cleaners, these get rid of germs and bacteria.
  • A UV wand. The UV light disinfects many surfaces in Minutes.
  • An Air filter. Clean air makes all the difference. These can easily increase productivity and decrease sick days.
  • Negative iron generator. This also cleans the air, but the negative ions apparently make people a little happier.
  • Air gun. This blows dust out of hard-to-reach places. It can work in places where vacuums can’t reach.


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We feel different in an untidy environment. Some studies have shown that a chaotic looking neighbourhood seems to increase the likelihood of crime; individuals did not feel the need to be honest when living in disarray. If we live with disorder long enough we simply stop caring, not only about the keeping the surrounding in order, but in trying to keep anything else organized as well.
Cleaning your house, or simply have it cleaned, gives one the feeling that you have at least some control over your circumstances. Leaving it messy eventually gives the message that it is acceptable to be messy, and disorganised, and give up. The effect varies between individuals; some people have thin boundaries, and quickly absorb their surroundings. Others either take matter into their own hands and start their own organizing or they leave.
Of course matters can go both ways. A messy house may be the result of a sad, depressed person who has given up; else, it may be encouraging the person to give up and grow sad or depressed. But this is a balanced equation. If we change one side we can affect the other. Tidying the house may be the first step towards recovery; this works even if there is outside help. Else, after recovering from a problem we might feel compelled to start organizing our house again.
Our office space is similar to the house in terms of psychological effect. We will not be at our best in a mess; we will do much better if come to a clean office each morning. Almost every office employees a cleaning service for this very reason. The time taken to clean your own office is considerable; time you spend in an office already cleaned by another is far more productive.
Disarray gets us down. Dealing with disarray is time consuming, even if there is some initial sense of satisfaction. If we arrange for our homes and offices to be cleaned we have the best place possible for getting some real work done. Let a cleaning service get you in the best position for you to perform you best work.