How much does house cleaning cost?

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The average cost for a house cleaner is $110. You are likely to spend between $75 and $165 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated June 1st, 2017

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Whether you need a one-time service or want to set up a recurring arrangement, house cleaning services are available for private homes, rental properties, multiunit buildings, businesses, rental move-ins or move-outs, home sale preparation, event and party clean up, and more.

Pricing model

House cleaners may offer standardized costs based on square footage, price per room or price per hour. Most professionals will only provide a set rate after performing a walk-through.

Size of residence

Pricing is usually based on the square footage of the house. The more square footage to be cleaned, the higher the costs.

Number of rooms

Number of rooms also play a role in determining costs. Even if a place is only 800 square feet, costs can vary depending on whether it’s a studio apartment or a two-bedroom house.

Number of bathrooms

In addition to the number of rooms overall, the number of bathrooms in the home can also contribute to the cost. Bathrooms are typically dirtier than other rooms in the house and require deeper cleaning. Having more bathrooms may increase the overall cost.

Type of cleaning

  • Standard house cleaning often includes the basics of sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, dusting and general tidying.

  • Deep house cleaning may include standard house cleaning services as well as detail-oriented tasks such as cleaning blinds or intensive cleaning projects like stove scouring.

  • Move-in or move-out cleaning prepares a completely empty house for sale, move-in or move-out for rental deposit.

  • Event clean up is a one-time service to clean a home or other venue after an event. This service generally includes garbage removal, dish washing and general cleaning.

Go over the specifics of each cleaning job with the cleaning company prior to the start of the job.

Special cleaning supplies

Costs can increase from the standard price when your cleaners use green or specialized cleaning products or unusual products that are not typically provided by the cleaner.

Individual or company

Individual service providers often charge less than house cleaning companies. Companies usually have more standardized business models, are more likely to be bonded and insured, and often perform background checks on their employees.

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