A short history of 1800 CLEANER

It was 1986 when Michael Sweet started his first cleaning run in the leafy streets of Beecroft. Going around the neighbourhood knocking on doors and offering to clean cars for $5 each as a teenager paid off.

After selling this cleaning business after university, he returned again after a career in advertising and the phone names industry. And he had new ideas, a fresh approach and an unforgettable phone number. “I was trying to get my family home completely dust-free in anticipation of the arrival of our first baby. I bought an expensive vacuum cleaner and all the products. Because, no matter what I did, the dust would return within days. I tried everything. This “dust-drop” effect started to consume me”.

“A breakthrough moment happened when I was observing how fine dust particles seemed to float through the air through a shaft of sunlight, often escaping my vacuum cleaner entirely from its exhaust system. And, these tiny dust particles seemed to defy the laws of physics and gravity. They would resettle in the hours and days after the clean was over”.

The breakthrough after the breakdown

This discovery led to much layman’s scientific analysis and the eventual development of a more innovative cleaning system. Because these methods remove up to 97% of the fine dust, pollutant and contaminant particles in indoor environments to a microscopic level of 30 microns (1/30th the circumference of a human hair). 100% dust-free is the dream that drives us at 1800 CLEANER, an Australian-owned and family-run company that you can rely on to consistently keep your home cleaner, healthier and happier.

If you enjoyed this introduction to the history of 1800 CLEANER, please explore our website and discover why living dust-free can be a life-changing and soul-enriching experience.