How to Choose the Best Home and Office Cleaning Services for Your Needs In Johannesburg, South Africa

How to Choose the Best Home and Office Cleaning Services for Your Needs In Johannesburg, South Africa

gadifele Moeng, owner of Gadmo Cleaning Company in Johannesburg
Hello, my name is Gadifele Moeng  I’m the owner of Gadmo Cleaning. We are a cleaning company that services homes and offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. We specialise in home and office cleaning, deep cleaning, occupational packing and unpacking, disinfecting, mattress and couch cleaning and pre/post occupational cleaning (this service is especially popular with real estate agents).
If you’re looking for a residential and commercial cleaning company, the following article may just be what you need to make an informed decision. How to choose a cleaning service for your needs.
There are a variety of home and office cleaning services that offer different levels of service and pricing, so it can be overwhelming trying to choose the right one that fits your needs. To simplify the process, it is important to consider the budget you have set aside for these services and the type of cleaning services you need.
By asking the right questions and taking the time to do your research, you can find the best home and office cleaning services that suit your individual needs.

Why you should hire a professional cleaning service in Johannesburg

Day-to-day cleaning can be a daunting, difficult and time-consuming task that requires a lot of effort and patience. I don’t know about you, but I have better things to do with my time, than cleaning. I want to be able to spend more time on the things I love doing, like attending Toastmasters, reading books and spending quality time with my family.
By outsourcing your cleaning, not only can you free up time for yourself to do the things you want to do, you can also be sure that your home and office are always clean and in good shape.

Different types of cleaning services

We have a number of cleaning services to make your life easier. Here are some of the services we offer:
  • Deep cleaning: This is a more intensive approach that focuses on the removal of stains, dirt, and grease.
  • Weekly cleaning: Weekly cleaning services clean your home or office and provide a specific service each week.
  • Pre/post occupational cleaning: This type of service is ideal for homeowners who need to clean their home before renting it to new tenants or when preparing the home for sale. Almost 60% of our clients are real estate agents who use this service so that they have a better chance of selling the houses in their portfolio.
  • Window cleaning: This is one of the most time-consuming and tedious tasks in home and office cleaning. We do it really well. Go here to check out our other services.

Factors to consider when choosing a home or office cleaning service

  • Where’s your home or office (location): Before hiring a cleaning service, be sure to take into account the location of your home. For example, if you have a small flat in a busy part of town, like the Johannesburg CBD, you will have to clean more often. In a quieter suburb, not so much. Similarly, if you live in a remote area, you will have to clean your space much more frequently than someone who lives in a city.
  • How often do you need to clean your home or office?: That’s up to you, your needs and your budget, of course. At Gadmo Cleaning we have clients that need our services once a week. When it comes to office cleaning, once a day. And, then we have one-offs where we do deep cleaning: Mainly for real estate agents and homeowners who are selling or renting out their homes. This gives them a better chance of selling or renting out their homes. No buyer wants to walk into a dirty environment, that’s for sure.

Questions to ask before hiring a cleaning service


Not all cleaning services are created equal. And, different cleaning services have different strengths. So, it all depends on what your specific needs are. Broadly, these are good questions to ask.
  • Who is the cleaning service?
  • How will you communicate with it?
  • What is its availability?
  • What types of cleaning services does it offer?
  • What is the cleaning service’s rating like? Look for testimonials on its website. Ask the cleaning service for contact details of past clients so that you can get the real answer from the horse’s mouth.
  • What is your investment?
  • Is there a service guarantee?
  • Is there a cancellation fee?

Benefits of using a cleaning service

I’m obviously biased since I own a cleaning company, and believe everyone should use our services ( ಠ‿<). What I do know, however, is that that my clients rave about the benefits of outsourcing their cleaning. There are many benefits:

  • Save time: You have better things to occupy your time with, don’t you? Enough said ( ಠ‿<).
  • Save money: By hiring a reputable cleaning service, you can be sure that your home or office is always clean. Have a look at how long it would take you to clean, then have a look at your hourly rate. Could you be spending your time gainfully and earning income, instead of cleaning.
  • Environmentally-friendly: We’re all looking to reduce our carbon footprint and tread more lightly on the planet, aren’t we? Professional and reputable cleaning services use environmentally-friendly cleaning products that help take the strain off the environment.

How to evaluate a cleaning service

It is wise to do your due-diligence before hiring a cleaning company. As I’ve already said, not all cleaning companies are created equal. And, not all cleaning companies suit your needs. So, you have to be discerning and astute when choosing a cleaning service.
  • Price: This is an important factor to consider. You should hire a cleaning service that charges a fair price for the service you receive.
  • Quality: This is essential in ensuring you get the most value from your cleaning service. Find a cleaning company that offers quality cleaning services at fair prices.
  • Cleaning techniques: Find out what type of cleaning products and methods are being used. Make sure that you feel comfortable using the service.
  • Customer service: Just check out how quickly the company gets back to you when you require a quotation or more information. This is the first indication how serious they are about serving you, the customer.
  • Reputation: Have a look at the company’s testimonials and the kind of clients they have served. Ask the company if you can phone a couple of their clients to find out about their service and the results. If the cleaning company won’t give you those details, consider this a big red flag ☜ (◉▂◉ ), and be wary. You can check out the company’s social media pages. Of course, always take this with a pinch of salt as every company will only show the best references and will put their best foot forward.
I trust that this article has given you some insight into what you should look for when considering a domestic or commercial cleaning company.
If you’re in the Johannesburg area, I’d love to have the opportunity to chat to you about your cleaning needs. Reach out to me here.

Or just give me a call on 084 627 4377