How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Maid Service?

Hire a Maid Service Costs
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Average reported cost:
$184
based on 34,901 cost profiles
Most homeowners
spent between:
$162 - $206
Minimum cost:
$93
Maximum cost:
$333
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On average nationally, maid services cost $184, with most homeowners spending between $162 and $206. This data is based on actual project costs as reported by HomeAdvisor members.

Having a maid service to clean your home on a regular basis or even a one time deep cleaning, is a wonderful way to take pride in your surroundings and enjoy them more. Regular cleaning also helps to preserve wood floors, furniture, upholstery and countertops. You may be intimidated by the potential cost of hiring a maid service. But before you get discouraged, here are a number of factors that will affect the price.

How many rooms in your house do you want to be cleaned?

Make a list of the rooms in your house you would like to have cleaned and consider how long it would take you to clean those rooms yourself. Although a maid service may be faster than you are, it is a good way to get a general estimate of the time and cost of hiring someone else to clean for you. The more rooms you have, the more expensive the cost of cleaning, but if you do not have a home that gets dirty quickly, you could choose to have a certain number of rooms cleaned each visit and rotate every time. This way each room gets cleaned within a certain time frame, and you can save a little on the cost as well.

What kinds of cleaning products do you like?

Think about the products that you want to be used by the cleaner in your home. Many people prefer environmentally-friendly, non-toxic products. If this is what you want, you need to be clear about this from the start. Most house cleaners will ask you to supply your own cleaning products, or pay for theirs. So if you have specific product needs, that could factor into the price.

Does your home have special needs? Pets?

Do you have valuable antiques in your home? Do you have high ceilings and require a ladder to dust the ceiling fan? Do you have a cat that is never allowed in the bedroom? Or a dog that sheds on everything? Your home and your needs are very important, so make sure to have a list ready for your house cleaner the first day they meet with you to go over what you want. Some house cleaners will have things that they do not do, or that they may charge extra for, so it is best to communicate what you need right away and set appropriate expectations. Some cleaning services will charge more for the removal of pet hair, so just make it clear from the start if this is a factor so you can get an accurate price quote.

Accessibility

If there are parts of your home that are more difficult to access, such as very high ceilings windows or shelving, your house cleaner may have an extra charge associated with anything that involves the use of a ladder or difficult to access places.

Distance

Some maid services will charge a trip fee if your home is located outside of their service area. If you want to avoid this, look only for cleaning pros who are in your general vicinity

 

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