Why is a HydroKleen Different?

A HydroKleen isn’t like every other air conditioning cleaning system out there. Our systems are unique and have been tried and tested under some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. Heat and humidity, through to the bitter cold, we’re proud to say our products, techniques and systems make us best-in-class.

What makes us different? Our cleaning systems have been designed to leave you with the cleanest air conditioner on the market. We are specialists in cleaning and sanitizing split systems, window units, ceiling cassette units and even ducted air conditioning systems. Our cleaning agents and cleaning process have been exclusively approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice Program. This program focuses on finding and providing the best solutions in relation to asthma and allergy management. Understanding the health aspects of having clean air within your home or workplace is just part of what makes the HydroKleen clean and sanitization second-to-none.

If you’re not sure if your air conditioner needs a clean, there’s a few questions to ask:

  1. Has your air conditioner been cleaned (not just the filter) in the past 12 months? If it’s been over 12 months, your air conditioner is due for a clean.
  2. Does your air conditioner smell? If so, it’s probably the build up of microorganisms, such as mould and mildew creating that smell. It’s time to book a HydroKleen.
  3. Get a torch and shine it into the fan barrel of your split system. Can you see a build up of dirt? This is a sure sign you need to get your air conditioner cleaned.
  4. Has anyone in your home or workplace had any unexplained, coughs, colds or allergy-like symptoms? This could be a sign of the dust, dirt and other micro-organisms in the air, being recirculated, or a build up of mould and mildew in the air conditioner.

These are just a few of the factors which are important to ensuring you schedule a regular HydroKleen. When you choose a HydroKleen, we even guarantee that if our cleaning service isn’t the most thorough clean your air conditioner has ever had, the clean is FREE, plus we’ll book and pay for your air conditioner to be cleaned by a competitor!

If you want a guarantee that your air conditioner will have increased air flow and lower the temperature more quickly, in turn reducing running costs of your air conditioner, contact your local HydroKleen Certified Technician today on 1300 608 318.

For further information on the HydroKleen Australia Franchise business system or HydroKleen Global licence, please contact service@hydrokleen.com.au or call 64-7 5597 7749.

Why You Should Care About Microbial Contamination

The HydroKleen team often speak of microbial (or microbiological) contamination, specifically in relation to dirty air conditioning systems that are in desperate need of cleaning. This contamination refers to the growth of harmful microorganisms, which can be found on various components of the internal workings of an air conditioner, particularly a dirty one. This potential hazard is a problem for several reasons:

  1. Visible growth of mould and mildew are a giveaway for microbial contamination. Mould and mildew are potential allergens and are difficult to remove and are a sure sign that your air conditioner is overdue for cleaning and sanitisation. This microbial contamination is a problem for those with asthma and other respiratory illnesses, the elderly and children.
  1. Microbial contamination often gives off a stale, damp smell, which is as unpleasant as it is unhealthy. This smell comes from the growth of mould and mildew spores. The only way to effectively remove the smell and prevent it from returning, is with regular cleaning.
  1. Every time you turn on your dirty air conditioner, the microbial contamination spreads through the air, becoming an airborne contaminant. Spread through the home or workplace, this contamination can lead to cold and allergy-type symptoms, such as runny noses and itchy eyes.
  1. Along with the health issues that can be caused, microbial contamination also leads to an air conditioner that’s less efficient, due to the build up of dirt, mould, mildew and other bacteria on the fan and coils. Did you know a HydroKleen can save you up to 30% on power usage for that unit?

The best way to avoid microbial contamination of your air conditioner is with a HydroKleen clean and sanitise. At HydroKleen, our cleaning agents and cleaning process have been exclusively approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice Program. Plus, we have a service guarantee, which we know you’ll love, so get in touch with our friendly HydroKleen team today to book your next clean on 1300 608 318!

For further information on the HydroKleen Australia Franchise business system or HydroKleen Global licence, please contact service@hydrokleen.com.au or call 64-7 5597 7749.

Do You Buy Genuine or Imitation Products or Services?

We are living in a world where we’re always looking at ways we can save money. There are new supermarkets, retail outlets and businesses popping up all the time that promise quality products or services at discounted prices. It can be tempting to try that different supplier that offers the product or service at a significantly reduced price. What can it hurt?

This trend is now penetrating not just the products we buy but also services. Businesses, tradesman, and even technicians say they can match the product or service of their competitor. But, there are some things that you just shouldn’t substitute for price.

Let me give you a few examples:

  • Coke a Cola versus Home Brand Cola
  • Louis Vuitton Handbag versus Replica from Bali
  • Penfolds Shiraz versus Cleanskin Red
  • Lindt Chocolate versus Home Brand Chocolate Balls

You get the idea.

Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying “Imitation is the highest form of flattery”. But, some things should never be copied. There are some things that we should only buy genuine. There are things we just shouldn’t scrimp on, especially when it comes to the health of our family or colleagues.

We at HydroKleen find it alarming the number of client’s homes we attend where they have paid for “cheaper technicians” to clean their air conditioners at reduced rates. These are businesses supplying a service they don’t have the correct tools, equipment or expertise to perform.

The homeowner calls us to attend because:

  • they find the service hasn’t been performed correctly,
  • they have only cleaned part of the unit,
  • they have damaged the unit, and
  • they don’t offer any guarantee or warranty on their workmanship.

Nine years ago, HydroKleen invented and trade mark designed a cleaning service system. This system is so good that others are now trying to copy it. These “experts” claim to be able to offer the same high level of service as HydroKleen.

We understand that it’s hard to go past an advert for someone to clean your air conditioner for only $50 or $60. But, be very careful of the imitations or imposters. You do get what you pay for.

Think about it for a minute. An experienced air conditioner technician is going to travel to your home or workplace, thoroughly clean and sanitise your air conditioner unit, all for $50-$60. What level of service do you think you’ll get for this? It is simply a bait to get in your door and then they will tell you the real cost to clean. So please don’t let low advertised prices fool you.

It may cost more to HydroKleen your air conditioner by a fully trained HydroKleen technician. But, it will be value for your investment.

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Our Genuine Service:

  1. HydroKleen is the only cleaning service company with the specific equipment we designed and built. We can clean in places that others just cannot get to, no matter what lies they tell you.
  1. HydroKleen is the only cleaning service company that’s exclusively approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program. We only achieved this approval after working for six months with independent chemists, doctors, and scientists. This included demonstrating our process, the cleaning agent we use and the anti-bacterial products we apply.

There is no other air conditioner cleaning company in Australia who’s achieved this. If you don’t believe us, visit the Sensitive Choice website.


  1. A HydroKleened air conditioning system is the most professional clean you can get. We’re so confident, should you not be happy with our service, we will refund your money in full and pay for a competitor to reclean it for you.

Beware of Imposters

There are lots of cheap imposters out there saying they can do the same as HydroKleen. In fact, nobody can clean like HydroKleen. Imposters don’t have access to any of our equipment or our technology. Nobody else can clean and sanitise your air conditioners as HydroKleen does. Make sure you use a “certified” HydroKleen technician and not somebody suggesting they can HydroKleen your air conditioner.

Don’t risk imitation – call HydroKleen today 1300 608 318 and Breathe Healthy Air™.

Extending the Life of Your Air Conditioner

We regularly remind you that a clean air conditioner is better for your health, by removing mould and mildew, and better for your wallet, by helping it run more effectively. However, you may not have considered that a clean air conditioner also helps extend the life of your machine. A longer lasting air conditioner is better for the planet, by reducing waste and landfill, plus, it reduces the future replacement costs of what is often a significant investment for a household or smaller office.

Just like regularly servicing a car, it pays to look after your investment. Regularly cleaning your air conditioner should include:

Filter Cleaning

Cleaning filters every 3 months, or more regularly if required. The air conditioner filter is the ‘first line of defence’ when it comes to the air quality coming through your machine. The filter will catch the larger particles of dust, dirt and dog hair, reducing air flow through the machine as it builds up. It doesn’t catch ALL the microbial particles though, so thorough internal cleaning is also required.

Specialist Cleaning of Internal Components

To experience the benefits of extending the life of your air conditioner, a thorough clean of the barrel fan and surround, the coil and the drain is also important. These internal components can be difficult to reach and easy to damage, which is why we recommend a professional cleaner for these areas.

Additional Steps

For further dust and dirt reduction, to help maintain the air conditioner, don’t forget the plastic fascia, which is easily wiped clean, as well as a damp, not wet, wipe clean of the remote control. The outside unit (condenser) should also be checked for any dirt or debris build up, or any plants growing too close to the unit. Clearing space for improved air flow will help with running efficiency as well as the lifespan of your air conditioner.

Your local HydroKleen technician is the expert in your air conditioning cleaning and sanitising needs and knows full-well the benefits of extending the life of your air conditioner. If your air conditioner hasn’t been cleaned in the past 12 months, get in touch with our friendly team today to book your next clean!  Call your local franchise on 1300 608 318  or email service@hydrokleen.com.au

6 Tell-tale Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Cleaning ASAP

Regularly cleaning and sanitising your air conditioner is important for overall efficiency and function. Plus, it will help remove the dust and dirt, mould and mildew that builds up deep within the machine, spreading germs and allergens through your environment. There are a few tell-tale signs your air conditioner needs a clean ASAP:

  1. The external vents are covered in mould and mildew.

If you can see mould on the external vents, when the air conditioner is on, it’s definitely time for a thorough clean and sanitise. By the time this microbial contamination can be visibly seen on the external vent, the inside of the machine is most likely riddled with mould and its harmful spores.

  1. The filter is covered in dust and dirt build-up.

This build-up of microbial contamination prevents your air conditioner from running at its optimum level. A dirty filter is often the first obvious sign an air conditioner needs cleaning, and it should be cleaned every 3 months if used regularly. It is possible to DIY when it comes to the filter, however you should always exercise caution when cleaning components of electrical devices. A dirty filter spreads that dust throughout the air, which can be troublesome for those suffering from allergies.

  1. It’s blowing hot air when it should be cold.

Many people rely on their air conditioners to provide year-long comfort for their home or office, so when it just doesn’t do as good a job at cooling the room as you’re used to, it’s frustrating. The first step to fixing this problem is a thorough clean as the air conditioner is likely struggling to operate efficiently. On occasion, it may be a refrigerant leak, but this tends to be a relatively uncommon problem.

  1. The unit is ‘huffing’, ‘wheezing’ or rattling.

Any unusual noise coming from your air conditioner should always be investigated. These noises tend to get worse if the problem isn’t resolved. A fan, bolt or panel may be loose, or the fan may have become unbalanced due to dust collecting on it. The coil fins may also need a clean out. Getting to the bottom of this problem ASAP is important.

  1. There’s a pungent smell coming from the air conditioner.

Air conditioners have a drain pan that can get clogged up, resulting in mould and mildew growing and releasing their familiar musty smell. Sometimes, this water, and dark space becomes tempting for small animals, such as lizards, which then get stuck and decompose, adding to the smelly situation. This is a definite time for a HydroKleen.

  1. It’s been over 12 months since it was last cleaned.

You may not notice any of the previous signs that should trigger a clean and sanitise, but let us assure you, if it’s been over 12 months since a clean, your air conditioner will be harbouring, dust, dirt and microbial contamination. Recirculating these allergens through the air can make all of us feel sniffly and sick, not to mention the additional electricity costs of running an inefficient air conditioner!

To get your air conditioner back to functioning efficiently and effectively, contact your local HydroKleen specialist. They’ll look after the above issues in line with our incredible service guarantee and your air conditioner will thank you for it!  1300608 318