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What Do House Cleaning Services Cost?

House cleaning companies may charge for services hourly or via flat rates for specific types of work. When a job may take a long time or require more complex work, it typically costs more when compared to standard housekeeping services. The best way to learn about home cleaning costs in Dover is to ask for an estimate. You can get an idea of the average costs across the nation to get an idea of what you might pay.

The average price point of cleaning services across the nation is $75 to $250 per appointment. Prices can range a lot based on which home cleaning services you require. As an example, some cleaners also cook meals, go on errands, and do laundry, and you might pay more per hour for more involved services like these.

Housekeeping services that focus on basic cleaning duties charge, on average, $125 to $240 per cleaning appointment. This price range typically comes with basic day-to-day cleaning, such as wiping down surfaces,mopping, cleaning bathrooms, and vacuuming. When you want a deep cleaning, plan to pay $400 or more depending on the square footage of your home and how much you want cleaned.

In some instances, you can buy specialty cleaning. For example, some professional cleaners offer gutter cleaning, with prices starting around $160, on average. Other companies might pressure wash the walls on a home’s facade; prices for that type of job averages about $280.

Best Tips for Hiring the Correct House Cleaning Business

Permitting someone into your home is a leap of faith, and when you employ a professional to cleanse your house, you are providing them with access to some of your most personal spaces. Lodging the correct questions and doing due diligence prior to hiring someone can ensure you contract a moral, five-star housekeeping business.

Consider the actions below to research house cleaning companies and find one that’s a great match for your needs.

  • Read feedback. Do not sweat about a solitary bad review or a few weird comments. Read numerous reviews instead and seek out patterns. If many people talk about how thrilled they are with a business’s quality and customer service, the odd client who was not thrilled might be an odd one out. Although, if numerous customers complain about unresolved problems, that might be a red flag.
  • Search for referrals. Ask friends and family members for recommendations. If they employed a house cleaning service in the past and were pleased with the outcomes, that might mean they’re a good choice for you.
  • Check the BBB website. Look for unresolved and serious complaints on the BBB site. These can signal a different kind of red flag when employing any kind of professional.
  • Ask potential cleaning services about hiring methods. Contracting cleaning companies that provide background checks on staff members will guarantee you feel safe permitting those staff members into your home.
  • Ask possible home cleaning businesses about the cleaning supplies they use. If you have children or pets—or are simply worried about the environment or overall wellness—you might want to hire a company that exclusively utilizes nontoxic or eco-friendly cleaning materials.

Engaging in a bit of research upfront to guarantee you contract the best house cleaning company in Dover can increase the chances of a pleasant outcome.

Frequently asked questions

Self-Employed Housekeeper
  • Cheaper
  • Become familiar/comfortable with one person
  • More personalized service
  • May not be insured or bonded
  • May not have a recent background check
  • No supervisor to report a bad experience to
Professional Cleaning Service
  • Insurance and bonding usually guaranteed
  • Reliability
  • More expensive
  • May have multiple people in your home

  • Keeping your home clean is a task that never seems to end, and it can take up most of your free time. Instead of spending your weekends mopping and dusting, consider hiring a housekeeper or cleaning service.
  • Unless a housekeeper performs specific duties regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency or your state or local government, no specific licensing is usually required to become a housekeeper. However, you’ll want to work with a professional who can pass a background check and has a current business license, liability insurance and a surety bond. You’ll also want to select someone who has the experience and can provide references, or someone who has received some professional training from a cleaning company.
  • Keep in mind when hiring any type of professional to clean your home that each state has its own requirements for licensing. You can use Home Advisor’s Contractor Licensing Requirements State-By-State guide to learn more. You can also learn more about the extensive screening process we use when allowing businesses to join our network.

When you hire a housekeeper or cleaning service, there are some questions you’ll need to ask to ensure you’re hiring the right person for the job. Writing down a list of services you want to be completed is a great place to start. This way, you’ll have all the information you need when you do interview a housekeeper or cleaning service, and they can provide you with accurate information and cost estimates.

What Services Do You Offer?

Find out upfront if the housekeeper or cleaning company offers the services you need, especially if you have requests that go beyond basic services.

How Do You Come Up With Your Rates?

Do they charge a flat fee each week? Do they charge an hourly rate? Some companies charge based on your home’s square footage or the number of bedrooms you have.

Do You Provide Your Own Supplies?

Many companies may provide some smaller cleaning supplies, but they may need to use your vacuum cleaner or mop. Others bring their own or none at all. And if you’re particular about the types of chemicals used in your home, you may want to ask what products they use or if they’re willing to use what you provide.

What Happens if Something Goes Wrong?

Anytime you have a professional in your home, something could go wrong. They could get hurt, or some of your property may be damaged. Ask what would happen in these scenarios — a well-qualified professional will have the necessary insurance and bonding to cover these situations.

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Recent Job Requests for House Cleaning & Maid Services in Dover, DE

  • NewProject: Clean Dryer Vent
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 10/02/22
  • NewProject: Clean Windows
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 10/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Clean all windows in 2 story home inside and out. Home is approximately 2300 sq ft
  • NewProject: Clean Heating & Cooling Air Ducts & Vents
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 10/02/22
    System Location: Roof
    Want Disinfectant Fog: No
    Type of system: Dryer vent
    Number of vents: 1
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • NewProject: One Time Interior House Cleaning
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 10/01/22
    Cleaning Type Needed: One time cleaning
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Clean House Interior (Maid Service)
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 10/01/22
    Cleaning Type Needed: Recurring Service
    What is the square footage of the house that needs cleaning?: Small (less than 1500 sq ft)
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Recurring Service Requested: Weekly
    Comment: Cleaning
  • NewProject: One Time Interior House Cleaning
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 09/30/22
    Cleaning Type Needed: One time cleaning
    What is the square footage of the house that needs cleaning?: Small (less than 1500 sq ft)
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Recurring Service Requested: Not applicable
  • NewProject: One Time Interior House Cleaning
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 09/30/22
    Cleaning Type Needed: Move-out
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: One Time Interior House Cleaning
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 09/30/22
    Cleaning Type Needed: One time cleaning
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: One Time Interior House Cleaning
  • NewProject: Clean Heating & Cooling Air Ducts & Vents
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 09/29/22
    System Location: Basement
    Want Disinfectant Fog: Yes
    Type of system: Both air ducts & dryer vent
    Number of vents: 6-10
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for cleaning the air ducts and vents.
  • NewProject: Clean Dryer Vent
    Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 09/29/22
    Type of system: Dryer vent
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire

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