So, you finally decided to book a cleaning service, but you have no idea where to start. The house hasn’t ever been professionally cleaned, the baseboards are scuffed, and the bathroom is worst for the wear and has seen better days. (We’ve all been there). So, where do you start? Well, if you’re like most people, they go straight to the internet and start searching “cleaning company near me” or “cleaning company located in x location.” Well, you are on the right track.
Most cleaning or maid services offer multiple tears of service; Typically, you’ll find “basic cleaning,” “deep cleaning,” and “Move in/out cleaning” options. So which one do you pick? It’s no surprise that it can be a little confusing initially, and that’s why we’re here to help.
Depending on the company, they may have it written out exactly what they do; others just charge an hourly rate until the project is completed. When booking a professional cleaning service, you can expect to pay anywhere from $70 – $110 per hour for a team of 2. Typically the price is driven up due to legitimate companies paying their employees more, having the proper insurance, and excellent company vehicles. When hiring an individual cleaner, you should expect to pay anywhere from $20 to $45 per hour. Keep in mind that when hiring an individual, they will be on the property much longer due to the cleaning going slower.
Dertiming your home’s “dirt scale” has the most significant cost impact. If your home is filthy, you can expect to pay up to 50% more based on the time involved. The “dirt scale” is basically how dirty your house is. How often do you clean? Do you wear shoes indoors? Do you have pets? These are all contributing factors to cost. We’ve had some houses that have taken a team of 2 3 hours to complete a full deep cleaning, and on the other side, jobs have taken us three different visits totaling 15 hours of cleaning to get the house back up in order.
Size Of Your Home
While the “dirt scale” may significantly impact price, so does the size of your home. If you live in a 1200-square-foot house, you can expect the bill to be much less. (based on dirt scale, of course.) Typically every 1,000 square feet adds around 200 dollars to your account. So if a 1200-square-foot home costs $400 to deep clean, then a 2200-square-foot home would cost about $600 and a 3200-square-foot home $800. These numbers are a rough estimate, but we have found them to remain pretty accurate throughout our deep cleans.
3 Person Crews
Depending on the company you hire, you may have more than two cleaners show up for “deep cleaning.” While this is normal, your overall price typically stays the same due to the time savings in your home. Asking for a team of 3 is something you can typically request if you have a smaller window for the cleaning to happen.
A deep clean is a rigorous cleaning designed to get your home back to “new to me” condition. At the same time, the price will vary from company to company. You can expect to pay between $400 and $1200, with an average landing around $600. Answering the questions of size and the dirt scale will give you a much better idea of to cost.
If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the company in question. Many services will give you a rate on deep cleanings once you fill out their booking forms.