General Cleaning Services in Perth

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General Cleaning Techniques

Emptying Rubbish Bins

Bin Cleaning Perth Services

Emptying rubbish bins is one of the most common tasks in our general cleaning Perth services offered to domestic and commercial clients. We undertake this service on a daily basis at all our sites to ensure that waste disposal is properly facilitated. To make this job easier and more efficient, we ensure our clients have the correct equipment. We supply bins and other cleaning consumables to encourage cleanliness and good hygiene. We can also set up a regular waste management system that can pick up your bins even on days that we aren’t scheduled for cleaning. 

At Southern Cross Cleaning, we supply trash bins, including 72-litre brute bins and 72-litre bin liners. Since our clients also need suitable bin liners for desks, kitchens, and toilets, we suggest using 27 litres bins for desks and 36 litres for kitchens. 72 litres bins are good for collecting rubbish while 140 litres bins are needed for centralized bins.

Armed with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), our team can pick up rubbish up to the bottom part of the bin and clean under the liner without risking cuts and slashes from anything sharp or broken.

When emptying bins, we carry a duster and microfiber cloth for dusting and cleaning as we walk around the building to be more efficient. We walk around the building anti-clockwise, moving from cubicle to cubicle collecting rubbish to be placed in the 72-litre bin with bin liners as we go.

We replace soiled desk bin liners as required, pick up obvious rubbish from around bins and on the floor, taking care not to dispose of people’s personal items (if in doubt, we place found items on the nearest desk). If boxes are placed in rubbish bins, we remove, fold them down and place them with the full 72 litre bags. When the 72 litre bags are full, we tie the tops and place them in the designated drop-off area taking care to protect carpets from bags that may be leaking or are wet.

Bins at Southern Cross Cleaning

Precautions we take:

  • Do not overfill the bag when collecting rubbish.
  • Pick up loose rubbish (scraps of paper, paper clips, etc.) from the floor and around bins.
  • Use the bottom of a small rubbish bin to compact rubbish in the larger bins to avoid sharps.
  • Always bend with your knees.
  • Place spare desk bin liners at the bottom of each rubbish bin to make it easier to replace when required.
  • Separate regular rubbish from recycling.
  • Wash walls behind bins in kitchens and toilets.  


Vacuuming forms an essential part of all daily cleaning routines and is generally the last task that is performed to ensure that your space is free of all dust and debris. At Southern Cross Cleaning, we use our Pac Vac Vacuum cleaners, one of the best tools to use in commercial cleaning

Before starting, we check that the filter bag has been emptied and replaced correctly and that the electrical cord has no cuts and is not damaged in any way. Finally, we make sure that the backpack straps are adjusted and fit properly correctly, avoiding any injury. When we put on our Pac Vac vacuum cleaners, we place them on a desk or bench to take the weight of the vacuum cleaner and then step into the backpack straps and secure them at the front. 

We then plug it into a wall outlet and turn it on, vacuuming around the room in an anti-clockwise motion, moving in and out of cubicles and passages, ensuring to take care to keep the electrical cord slack and not pulling it when caught on partitions or under doors.

We vacuum in the corners and along edges first, moving into more open areas, being sure to pick up bins and vacuum underneath them to make sure that no debris is left behind. Vacuuming mats, rolling them up and then vacuuming underneath them are the next steps. It is important to stop and empty the vacuum filter bag once it is 1/3 full, and again at the end of a shift regardless of how full it is.

PacVac at Southern Cross Cleaning

Precautions we take:

  • Set elevator door to lock open when vacuuming.
  • Remove head and vacuum elevator tracks.
  • Do not vacuum up water or liquids.
  • Move chairs and bins and vacuum these areas.
  • Turn off lights when finished in each area.
  • Always empty vacuum bags at the end of a shift.
  • Store vacuum and accessories correctly and off the ground.


Mopping is required at every site we clean to remove light stains and footprints. At Southern Cross Cleaning, we make sure to use the correct colour mop and bucket in specific areas.

Before starting, we collect all the equipment required including the coloured mop and bucket, ‘Wet Floor’ signs, dust pans and brush, and a dust mop or Pac Vac vacuum cleaner. We always display ‘Wet Floor’ signs before commencing mopping to provide caution and avoid accidents.

We then fill the mop bucket with warm water and add the correct amount of neutral hard surface cleaner, checking the dilution rate chart in the cleaner’s closet. If required, we lift mats and rugs and lift or move any chairs, bins, and other movable objects before starting. We then sweep or vacuum the floor starting in the corners and edges to remove sand and debris.

Before we start mopping, we check for gum and stickers and remove them from the floor. We begin by soaking the mop and removing any excess cleaning solution. The corners and edges are mopped first, moving the mop in a figure-8 pattern to clean floors.

We rinse and repeat until the entire floor surface has been mopped, making sure to change the water once it is dirty. Once done, we return all equipment to the cleaner’s closet, leaving the ‘Wet Floor’ sign in place until the floor is completely dry. We rinse the mop and hang it out to dry.

mop and bucket at Southern Cross Cleaning

Precautions we take:

  • Make sure floors are totally dry before removing wet floor signs.
  • Ensure we always use the correct colour mop and bucket for designated areas (colour coding posters are supplied)
  • Replace rugs, mat, and furniture once floors are dry.
  • Use a figure-8 pattern when mopping.
  • Always change water when dirty

Wiping & Dusting

Wiping and dusting are part of our general cleaning services in Perth so we always carry a duster and microfiber cloth as we clean around the area. Since dusting and wiping can be completed as we are doing other jobs or walking from one area to another, we make sure to leave multi-task to save time. 

We use an extendable duster, one damp and one dry microfiber cloth, a spray bottle, furniture polish, and a polishing cloth. We also use glasses and a dust mask for our personal protective equipment.

As with collecting rubbish bins, we move around the area in an anti-clockwise direction and dust starting from high to low surfaces. We dust all surfaces, lifting and dusting under items if required.

We dust and wipe wooded furniture with furniture polish and as we move around the area, we look for marks on walls, desks, light switches etc. and remove them with damp microfiber cloth.

wiping and dusting at Southern Cross Cleaning

Precautions we take:

  • Never stand on a desk or any furniture when wiping and dusting.
  • Hold picture and other hanging objects with one hand and dust and wipe with the other hand.
  • Do not use chemicals on computer keyboards and screens.
  • Do not forget to dust and wipe behind computers, tops of partitions, chairs and chair legs, vents, and grills.
  • Always look for built up dust and marks when walking through areas that require cleaning.

Offering Custom and Flexible General Cleaning Services Throughout Perth

Southern Cross Cleaning has decades of experience and is one of the most trusted cleaning companies in WA. Our in-depth general cleaning Perth services are fit for domestic and commercial sites that require regular or periodic cleaning. We do high-pressure cleaning, vacuuming, floor polishing and carpet cleaning. Our services also include bin cleaning and more to ensure that residential and commercial spaces are kept clean and well-maintained.

We train our staff with specific cleaning techniques to handle various spaces, including offices, government properties and medical facilities. Southern Cross Cleaning conducts general cleaning of apartments, classrooms, sports and leisure centres, retail stores, factories and more. Our COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection services also surpass the requirements and standards set by the Department of Health.

For professional general cleaning Perth services, get in touch with Southern Cross Cleaning on (08) 9361 0866 or send us a message through the form below. 

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