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Whether you’re managing a residential or commercial complex, a small building or a large complex with multiple facilities, it may feel like your maintenance list is never-ending. As professional cleaners with more than 30 years’ of experience in apartment complex and facility cleaning, we can confirm how quickly maintenance can get out of hand without regular attention.

To help you cut down on your maintenance time, we’ve put together a list of things you should be ensuring are regularly cleaned, as well as tips for outsourcing your strata and complex cleaning. If you have any other questions or queries, our Perth apartment complex cleaners are here to help.

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What is strata cleaning?

Strata cleaning, also known as body corporate, apartment complex or facility cleaning, is the maintenance and cleaning of common areas in a shared complex or facility. Apartment complex cleaning typically refers to residential buildings or complexes, while facility cleaning may include commercial properties, like a shopping strip. It generally covers the cleaning of shared spaces, like foyers, car parks and any offices.

Benefits of hiring a professional body corporate cleaner:

Unless you have a big team that enjoy cleaning, you’ll likely need to outsource your body corporate and apartment complex cleaning. Some of the benefits of hiring a professional body corporate cleaner include:

  • Maintaining a good impression of the complex.
  • Helping to maintain or increase the value of the complex by being presentable.
  • Aiding in the hygiene for people using the common spaces.
  • Reducing maintenance due to damage from dirt, grime and mould-build-up.
  • Saving your time and energy.
  • Accessing high-grade cleaning equipment and products to ensure a good result.
  • Reducing the need for storage space for cleaning equipment and consumables.
  • Eliminating bad smells.

The list is endless. However, every complex is slightly different so will have different needs, so it’s important to consider where you may need someone to do regular cleans versus deep cleans.

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What apartment complex cleaning should cover:

Your apartment complex needs may differ from the next. However, the average apartment complex cleaning should cover:

  • Rubbish removal.
  • Rubbish bin room cleaning.
  • Cleaning of foyers, reception, car parks, public bathrooms and offices.
  • Glass and window cleaning.
  • Carpet cleaning.
  • Grout cleaning.
  • General dusting and other cleaning.
  • Commercial cleaning (if there are commercial spaces)
  • Pressure washing.

Some cleaners, like Southern Cross Cleaning in Perth, even supply consumables for common spaces, such as hand soap, hand towels, toilet rolls, sanitary disposal units, air freshers, nappy bins, sharps disposal units and more. If you have common shared spaces, like pool bathrooms or office spaces, providing your consumables will save you so much time, space and effort.

Things to Consider When Hiring a Body Corporate or Apartment Complex Cleaner

Flexible schedules

Your body corporate or apartment complex cleaner should be able to work on a schedule that suits you, whether that’s daily, weekly or monthly. Their flexibility allows you to get the services you need, whether you want to completely outsource all cleaning or just the deep-cleaning tasks, like windows, grouting, carpets, etc. 

Easy communication

The cleaning needs of your complex may change from time to time, such as after bad weather, an event, after a move in or out, and more. Your strata cleaner should make it as easy as possible for you to make requests and be flexible to your needs. For example, at Southern Cross Cleaning, we have an automated system where you can track the progress of your cleans and even make requests or changes.


High-traffic areas, like apartment foyers and office spaces, need a precise eye and special touch when it comes to cleaning. You want to ensure your complex cleaner has extensive experience in apartment cleaning specifically to ensure they are going to do everything you need them too (and potentially things you may not have thought of). Take our Perth facility cleaners for example. We bring more than 30 years of experience to the job, working with some of the city’s most prestigious complexes, such as the Queens Riverside Apartments.

Quality assurance

It should be as simple as hiring a complex cleaner and knowing the job is getting done to the best possible standard. This is why we have our Site Supervisors and Area Managers do regular inspections to ensure our apartment complex cleaners are doing their job to the quality we have become to well known for providing.


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