Disinfection services

Get your home or business professional disinfected.

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In the grips of a pandemic it's no wonder there's an additional emphasis on a clean house or business. There are plenty of services that provide deep cleaning. With this guide it's clear, now is a good time to look into a top to bottom sanitisation of all surfaces.

What is a disinfection service?

Disinfection services are designed to neutralise pathogens. These are potentially harmful bacteria that could pose a threat to the home and workplace. A disinfection service is always done by a professional. The reason for this is that the process involves potentially dangerous chemical agents used in the process of cleaning.

What does a disinfection cleaner do?

workers disinfecting the office

These specialised cleaners clean the surface before starting disinfection. This preparation reduces dirt, grime and assists with the process of disinfection. It not only kills the germs, but reduces the chance of spreading infection as well.

To clean the hard surfaces, normally the following disinfectants are used:

  • Alcohol in a concentration of at least 70%
  • Chlorine bleach, 1000 parts per million
  • Oxygen bleach
  • Wipes and spray (contains quaternary ammonium compound)

These products are usually required to remain on the surface for 3-5 minutes to fully disinfect the surface.

How do I hire a disinfection cleaning service?

Because this kind of cleaning is so specialised it is not likely to get a reliable recommendation from friends or acquaintances. For that reason it's recommended that you conduct strong research into the topic and only select companies that have multiple positive customer reviews. The most professional businesses might have a portfolio of their services on their website. Some important information you will need is their pricing, timing and whether you can remain at home or work during the clean.

Compare disinfection cleaning services

Name Product Services offered Eco-friendly? Pet friendly Cancellation policy Flat-rate fees Locations
Urban Company Home Cleaning
Urban Company Home Cleaning
Regular cleaning, spring cleaning, end of lease
Urban Company offer a wide range of professional cleaning services for around the home. SYDNEY ONLY
End-of-lease cleaning
None mentioned
Melbourne and Sydney
Fantastic Cleaning
Fantastic Cleaning
Regular cleaning, end of lease cleaning, pressure cleaning, carpet cleaning
40% of the quote
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
Fantastic Services have a wide range of home cleaning services, with no-obligation fixed price quotes.
Urban Company End of Lease Cleaning
Urban Company End of Lease Cleaning
End of lease cleaning
not provided
Simply Maid Cleaning
Simply Maid Cleaning
House cleaning, apartment cleaning, catch-up cleaning, recurring cleaning, deep cleaning, end of lease cleaning, refrigerator cleaning, oven cleaning
24 Hours
Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney

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How should I prepare for a professional disinfection?

Before getting your business or home disinfected it's wise to put away valuables like electronics, although if these items also need to be disinfected discuss this with the cleaning company beforehand. Depending on the size of the home or business you may also need to discuss alternative accomodation or working arrangements, so be sure to raise this with the cleaning service too.

How long does a professional disinfection take?

How long a disinfection will take depends on a number of factors. These include the size of the house or property, the size of any wet areas and the extent of the cleaning required. Disinfecting a small apartment or area might take less time than a whole restaurant or office. The time a disinfection will take can also depend on how extensive the cleaning process will be and how long any chemical irritants may take to subside. What this means is it could be anywhere from a matter of hours to potentially days.

What to consider when hiring disinfection services

It would be best to consider the following before hiring disinfection services:

  • Are they qualified and insured?
  • Do they have positive or negative customer reviews?
  • Are they using an effective product for disinfection?
  • Is the cost on par with other services you've researched?

Do I need to be at my home or business during the disinfection clean?

It isn't necessary to be at home or at your business during the disinfection process. In fact, it might be more convenient for the cleaners to disinfect your house or office without people around. In addition to that, some chemicals may mean that it is not safe to be at home.

What's the difference between a disinfection and a deep clean?

A disinfection clean is a process designed to neutralise all pathogens and germs on every surface. As far as is possible, the goal of a disinfection clean is to sterilise the property. A deep clean is also an extensive clean. However, the purpose is to thoroughly clean all surfaces removing all dirt and dust.

Pros and cons of a disinfection cleaning service


  • Ensures professional cleaning and disinfection of your home or business
  • Professional disinfection cleaners have all required equipment
  • Get a better result than doing it yourself


  • Can be expensive depending on the size of the area being cleaned

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