If you’re searching for an exceptional home cleaning company, there are some factors to be considered when determining how much the job will cost you. Some companies may offer flat rates based upon the square footage in your home, others may charge by the room or the hour. Of course, the larger the home, the higher the cost will be. If you have several bathrooms, this will also increase the pricing due to these typically being the dirtiest rooms in a house. Some companies may charge more if you request “eco-friendly” cleansing products to be used within your home (providing your own for them to use may be the better option for your budget). The presence of pets, as well as the amount of people on the team who will be completing the task at hand, are also included in rates. The type of cleaning job you need completed also plays a major role in the pricing.
1. Standard: includes sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, bathrooms, kitchen, dusting, organization/tidying
2. Deep: standard services plus detailed cleaning, such as window blinds, stove/oven cleaning, etc.
3. Move-in/Move-out: house is completely cleaned from top to bottom to prepare for you either moving in or moving out
4. Special Event: this type of cleaning service is a one-time-only cleansing after a special event is held at your home (garbage disposal, dishwashing, tidying, etc.)
No matter what the occasion, it’s always best to schedule once a week or every other week cleanings for your home; this has proven to be the most cost effective method. Many companies offer lower rates for weekly cleaning jobs in comparison to monthly or bimonthly ones. There may also be additional charges for fireplaces, refrigerators, tall shelves and/or ceilings.
The average cost of a house cleaning service ranges from $90-$150. If you’re not using a local company, a traveling fee may be included. It’s always best to research different companies to see what deals or packages they offer. For single-family homes, many companies charge from $120-$150; for window treatments only, $100-$200; for walls and ceilings, $150-$300; for furniture and/or upholstery, $100-$150; for carpets, $150; for chimneys/fireplaces, $150; for exterior cleanup, $200-$400; for gutters/roof, $150; and $325 for ducts and ventilation systems. If you’ve selected someone who is paid hourly rather than by the square footage, you may have to calculate an average hourly rate (depending on if you’re hiring one person or just a service and how often this will be conducted). Many individuals charge $50-$70 for two hours, while professional cleaning companies can charge $80-$150 for two hours. The current average hourly cleaning rate in the U.S. is $25-$45 an hour.
You can, of course, save money by taking care of smaller cleaning jobs yourself. There are things you can do around the house each day to maintain the tidiness of your home, simple tasks such as taking out the trash or dusting. If the little things are taken care of, the larger issues shouldn’t take long at all to complete when cleaning your home in its entirety. You also have the ability to select what the cleaning company or individual will clean. Call your local cleaning company today to get the best price and service that suits all your cleaning needs.