House Cleaning Services - Average Prices & Costs

It's a magical feeling to open your door and find your home sparkling clean. A reliable cleaning service can do wonders for your home and peace of mind. Spotless windows, mopped floors and dusted shelves are among the things you should expect, but the best providers offer additional services you may not have thought of. Residential cleaning service prices depend on the extent of the cleaning job and any specialized services. In this guide, you'll find helpful information on typical house cleaning services and rates.

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What to Expect

With professional house cleaning, get several detailed cleaning quotes. The average price to hire a cleaning service is between $90 and $150. Rates vary depending on the size of your home and what services you want. Frequency is also a factor; many service providers offer lower rates for weekly cleanings compared to monthly or bimonthly ones. Additional charges often apply for:

  • Windows
  • Fireplaces
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • High shelves or ceilings

If your home is outside the provider's regular service area, they may also charge a fee for travel. Ask questions about all of these cleaning services and how they'll factor into your total.

Average House Cleaning Rates

There are various chores you can have a professional do around your home. To ensure a good deal, get quotes from several services, as some might offer package deals or special rates depending on the season and other factors. As a baseline, here are average prices for common services offered by house cleaning companies:

Average Hourly Rates

If you hire a professional service or individual to clean your house on an hourly basis rather than by square footage, then you're looking at different prices depending on a few factors. First, are you hiring one person or a service? Two, how often are you hiring them to clean your house? Once a week? Every other week? Once a month? While you can calculate an average hourly rate, it's good know what you might be paying on a weekly or monthly basis, just in case. Prices and considerations for an individual versus a service vary widely. Some rates you could be looking at are:

  • $50 to $90 for an individual for two hours
  • $100 to $180 for a professional cleaning company for two hours

Note these could change depending on how large your house is as well. If you have a small apartment or condo, it could be towards the lower end. If your home has many rooms or stories, it could be towards the high end, if not higher than this estimate. Research shows that the average hourly cleaning rate for U.S. maid cleaning services is between $25 and $45 per person per hour or $50 - $90 per hour total. Keep that in mind when getting quotes. However, house keepers and individuals have to work alone and can't get to as many houses in a day as a service, so they will charge above that average.

How Residential Cleaning Rates are Determined

When you hire a professional cleaning service, they will either charge you by the hour or square foot. If you are having one room cleaned, it's usually more cost-effective to charge by the hour. If you are having your whole home cleaned, they will typically charge by the square foot. Some other factors that may affect your rate include:

  • Cleaning frequency
  • Pets in the house
  • Variety of surfaces to clean
  • Specialty cleaning (windows, furniture)
  • Number of people cleaning

You can negotiate with residential cleaning services to reach a fair price. But don't focus so much on money that you sacrifice service. If, for example, a company charges by the hour and you're unwilling to pay for sufficient time to get all of the tasks done, you may be dissatisfied with the end result.

How to Save Money on Home Cleaning

If you want to save money on professional home cleaning services, here are some steps you can take:

Stay on Budget

Choose a company that provides all the services you need at the right price. Don't get the cheapest service you can find, nor the most expensive. Check online reviews and speak with past clients to get an idea of what to expect. You're likely to find a cleaning company that falls within your budget.

Do Small Cleaning Tasks Yourself

If you hire a cleaning service that comes on a weekly basis, you can do things around the house to cut down on cleaning time. Do small tasks like quickly dusting open surfaces or taking out the trash. The more small jobs you do, the less they have to do on a weekly or monthly basis.

Choose What They Clean

Although you can hire a professional cleaning service to do almost anything, you don't have to. Choose certain rooms for them to clean instead. Pick the rooms that need the most work or get a lot of foot traffic. That way, you save money and still have a mostly clean home.

Have Supplies Handy

You should always have cleaning supplies available for the professionals. There's no reason to pay extra for their supplies when it's cheaper to provide your own. As an added benefit, when you need to clean a room or tidy up a mess, you'll have what you need on hand.

Hire a Company or Individual?

There can be significant differences when you hire an individual rather than a professional cleaning company. These include the cost to hire, potential legal issues, and availability. In either case, it's important to ask a lot of questions, so you know exactly what you're getting for your money. Individual housekeepers can offer specific services beyond just cleaning, like folding clothes, cooking meals, childcare and so on. However, if they get sick or have to go on vacation, you won't have a replacement. There may also be legal issues involved, so if you're not working with a licensed and bonded company, it's best to take a few extra steps to protect yourself:

  • Contact the IRS for an employer ID
  • Verify that they can work in the United States
  • Verify that your insurance covers people working in your home
  • Pay additional costs -- insurance, for example -- if you pay them more than $1,700 per year

Cleaning services have advantages and drawbacks as well. A cleaning service has a whole team of people at its disposal, so there are usually backups available. They can be more thorough because they may send a team rather than an individual. However, they try to cover many homes in a day, so they may be in a hurry and offer less individualized service.

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Other Popular Cleaning Services

In addition to house cleaning, there are other types of cleaning services available to homeowners. Depending on how much work you want to give to a professional, you can potentially save time on a lot of home cleaning projects. Here are some popular cleaning services professionals handle.

Carpet Cleaning

Average cost: $150

Vacuuming is a great short-term solution to keeping your carpet in shape. However, it also needs periodic deep cleaning for longevity, which sometimes sounds like a cheap cleaning task but can be hurtful if done incorrectly. It's recommended that you have your carpet deep-cleaned every year to 18 months, depending on its warranty and the amount of foot traffic. You can either have your carpet steam cleaned or dry cleaned, though steam cleaning is the most common method. If you get carpet cleaning quotes from professionals, some questions to ask are:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How will I be charged for the cleaning?
  • What is the cost?
  • Are you certified?
  • Should I move the furniture ahead of time?

Before the carpet cleaners arrive, mark out problem areas like pet stains, coffee spots and blotches with tape. Remove anything that's fragile in case the cleaners need to move furniture. Carpet cleaning is an efficient way to get out those stains and keep your warranty in tact.

Chimney Care

Average cost: $150

To prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, you need to have your chimney cleaned on a regular basis. It needs to have leaves, debris and creosote removed before you spark a fire in the fireplace. Be sure to ask a chimney cleaner:

  • How long they've been in business
  • If they have references from past clients
  • If they have a liability policy in case of damages

There's going to be a lot of soot and debris that comes out during a chimney cleaning, so be sure to ask about mats and sheets to cover your furniture and flooring. You'll want to be out of the room during this process. If you have pets or children, you'll want them out of the room as well, so they don't inhale the soot or spread it with their feet.

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Siding Cleanup

Average cost: $200 to $400

Your siding needs regular maintenance and care, especially following major inclement weather. Check for heavy stains like rust, mildew or grime on the surface. You can sometimes take this off with a scrubber, while more stubborn stains may require a power washer. Be aware that power washers can damage doors and windows. You can hire a professional to operate a power washer for anywhere between $200 and $400. They will need to use an extension wand to get to the higher parts of your home. You should also be sure to close all of your windows and doors so water doesn't blast through and damage the interior.

Window Cleaning

Average cost: $200

Your windows build up a lot of dust, debris and grime. By bringing in a professional at least twice a year, you'll enjoy clean windows without scratches, streaks or marks. A window-cleaning service will charge depending on factors like:

  • Number of windows
  • Equipment required
  • Special circumstances, like if there are stains or marks that require extra attention

Window cleaners use some of the same cleaning supplies you would use to get your windows looking sparkling bright. It's when they have a lot of mineral deposits or grease that specialized chemicals are needed. If you want to keep your windows in good shape and cut down on costs, you can regularly wash your windows with a sponge or soft cloth.

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Gutter & Roof Cleanup

Average cost: $150

Over time, especially in the fall and winter, your gutters and downspouts gather a lot of leaves and debris that prevent them from draining moisture away from the roof. Also, certain types of trees — locust, oaks and maples, for example — drop a lot of leaves in the spring and summer, which build up even more debris. While homeowners could risk climbing a ladder and removing the debris themselves, this is too dangerous for many. Gutter and downspout cleaning professionals can come in and do this job without putting their lives at risk, and it's not very expensive. They can also check for any cracks or holes in the gutters that may contribute to drainage problems, and install netting over the gutters to prevent debris from building up.

Ducts & Vents

Average cost: $325

Your heating and cooling system relies on a series of metal ducts to deliver hot and cool air into your home. Over time, these ducts can get clogged with dust and debris. Left unchecked, this could encourage mold, attract pests and rodents and affect your health. Duct and vent cleaning involves strong vacuum suction to remove debris. But don't try this with your regular household vacuum. Vacuum systems designed for duct cleaning are considerably more powerful and can remove dust and debris that is trapped far down into your duct work. The cost of duct cleaning depends on the size of your home.

A professional should be able to give you an accurate cleaning quote by knowing the size of your home and HVAC system. Hiring a home cleaning service is a great way to take some everyday chores off your to-do list and give yourself a stress-saving gift. By doing your homework ahead of time, you'll know what to expect and how to make sure you get what you want from the service you work with. Once you try it, you'll find that a thorough, professional home cleaning is an investment well worth the time and money you put into it.

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claudia forman More than 1 year ago
i need some one who knows how to clean
More than 1 year ago
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Penney Trantham More than 1 year ago
If anyone needs a cleaner that does a wonderful clean job , just call me and i will do my best to help. thanks
K L Jensen More than 1 year ago
I need some one to pack boxes from the kitchen,pantry, and laundry room, office, etc. Then clean the appliances, etc where I will be moving to and perhaps help with the unpacking a day or so the following week. Want packing done on 3-23 or 3-24, 3-25 latest. What part of the area do you service? I am currently in Chatham co, moving to Effingham co. Advise please.
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gilbert bella More than 1 year ago
know how to clean very well . think i can help call me
Norah McHugh More than 1 year ago
hi business is nora's house keeping & companion services. I do  comercial & Residencial &   office I have 30 years cleaning  experience . companion I   have 26   years  with elderly assisting with activities of daily living taking patien to doctor appiontment , cooks , clean shopping. very important patien safety. 
Stefanie knepper More than 1 year ago
I need someone to clean my house bi-monthly. Someone that knows how to clean a house and is trustworthy. Shows up when is scheduled on time. Thanks.
debbie lindsey More than 1 year ago
where are you located I am starting out my own cleaning business I have done residential and construction cleaning. I can handle most anything and my rate varies 10-15 and hr
Lorraine Elkosiry More than 1 year ago
Hi Debbie Lindsey,  which Borough do you work in?
Jeanne Spencer More than 1 year ago


Do you clean in the Santa Clarita Valley, CA?

Ever James More than 1 year ago
I haven't hired anyone yet. I am reading reviews and profiles.
Alice J Mauser More than 1 year ago
I need to cancel my request for now. Sorry. Please don't call me at this time.
More than 1 year ago
Hi Alice, We went ahead and cancelled the transaction on our end. Please reach out to if you have any concerns.
Tammy Pullen 4 days ago
I need hoarding cleanup.  =[
ellen ziegler 11 days ago
What is the hourly charge for one person in an 8000 square foot house?
10 days ago
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leg g 30 days ago
I am very happy with the persons that cleaned my house they did a great job thank you Home Advisor I am now looking for a bi-weekly person to keep it going I no longer have time or the energy to keep my house like I love to clean at all times.  Thanks
margie cocco 4 months ago
my comment is down below
margie cocco 4 months ago

I can have my xmas tree brought up from cellar Monday night and I need a person to help decorate it

and clean and maybe move a few pieces -easy-. My decorations have to be brought up from the cellar

also unless the guy that brings up the tree does it?  I can use someone who can fold clothes out of a

machine every week and maybe help with whatever also.  I cannot do much because I get too tired!

Can I get someone by the hour or day  or more a xmas time or before?" Also I may be looking for a

permanent house cleaner every other week?  Please let me know how you can help me asap. thanks

3 months ago
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Lillian A. Lopez 4 months ago
At this time, I just need an idea of cost.  I also believe I should hire a professional because it would not be for regular weekly or monthly service.
Natalie Scarberry 4 months ago
My previous maid was only heat about three hours to complete what I needed to be done and I paid her $60.00 and that is all I have to spend. We are both retired and on a limited income.
cl green 7 months ago
I had a sewer backup and need a cleaning service to help with this mess in the basement
Ms Bess 8 months ago
When I initially submitted an inquiry to your site, I received a call from a contractor (Ron Rash). He said he received my contact information through HomeAdvisor so I hired him to do some home repairs and yard work. Come to fine out he's NOT the best at keeping his word on completing the work you may need to have done. So as a suggestion you might want to consider removing him from your site. All others may want to not do business with this individual...  
8 months ago
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Sharon Warms 11 months ago
                She was very nice and gave me pertinent information.
Mary Armenteros 11 months ago
I got a quote for 1 time general house cleaning, not including windows outside. For 6 hrs. one person it was about $300, or $50 per hr.  The Company was not local, they have providers in many locations.
I think the hourly rate is ridiculous. Will try to find a local cleaning service, or person that charges reasonable rates. I have friends who pay about $100-150 for a cleaning person. I prefer a crew of 2-3 who will get the job done as quick as possible. 
Anitak Eyster More than 1 year ago
Please cancel my request at this time.  Do not call me 
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David and Nancy Kirkbride More than 1 year ago
Looking for a experienced, reliable and honest home cleaner on a bi-monthly basis for a small to medium 1 bedroom home located outside of Allyn, Wa.

Alleida Bringard More than 1 year ago
Please cancel my request
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Alesha Nance More than 1 year ago
Please cancel my request and do not call me at this time. Thank you.
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Deanna Comeau More than 1 year ago
How can one get organization help? I need help setting up my sewing room in my basement.
More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i need a house cleaner and Good Worker, who is dependable and honest, we would appreciate someone who will take care of my home even when i am not around town. We also have a free apartment at the back of the compound, if you like to stay there, and we make a nice pay offer for you, as far as our home would always be clean, please respond with your rates. Hope to hear from you. And you can E-mail: debbcot6@ gmail com
jennifer Brown More than 1 year ago
I should have mentioned I need someone dependable and meticulous. I need to heal without worry
jennifer Brown More than 1 year ago
I'm looking for someone to clean my house as I heal from my mastectomy 
Only once a week
Thank you 
Roger Hutchinson More than 1 year ago
Hi, I'm Roger's wife and I am the one trying to find someone to clean our,home. I have been unable to do the majority of the of cleaning due to being handicapped since 2010.  He has been a great help to me. ( laundry, minimal cleaning). I was able to do the cleaning, but slowly decreasing since then. Roger specially  all of the yard work from spring up to the first frost which is a lot! I used to do the trimming, weeding, planting annuals etc. Thank you very much for your suggestions. I would appreciate it if you stop sending emails. Just spending the time checking out your site I was very exhausting to me. Please do not call us and cancel my request at this time. 
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Sandra Perry More than 1 year ago
Hello, I've just submitted my request for a carpet cleaning quote, including moving the furniture pieces out of the way. If possible, could I be contacted by email first?? It's very difficult to reach me by phone!!
I'm also going to need someone to clean 10 windows at the same location, and then I'd like to have the house cleaned inside before all of the furniture is there... so it would be room cleaning only, no furniture cleaning. I can do that myself as I will clean as I'm buying furniture, curtains, etc... I just want the entire house cleaned before actually moving in. It need to be completely done within the next 2 weeks, so before the end of April..... Can you assist with finding someone for windows and someone for the interior cleaning? Or should I search online for quotes myself?
More than 1 year ago
Hi Sandra, If you have a preferred way of communication, we recommend letting the pros you are matched with know this. You should be provided with their contact info as well and it might help with communication if you send them an email conveying your preferences. We'd also be happy to get you connected with cleaning pros for your projects, feel free to submit a request here: or browse local pros here: If you'd prefer to speak with a project advisor, please send your info to and a rep will reach out. -HASuport
Laura Kriofsky More than 1 year ago
Please cancel my request..  I was looking for a specific cleaning service and she is not here on your site.. Oksana cleaning -- in Kenosha.
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Barbara Pontious More than 1 year ago
We have been working to restore a 1910 farmhouse and it now needs a good cleaning before we move into the home.  Need someone that is willing to work with us to clean our home
Katherine Major More than 1 year ago
Homeadvisor is a great site if you are looking to hire someone
Nancy Nelson More than 1 year ago
Still working on costs and services available.  Been most pleased with the response received.  Have an ailing sister plus my own limitations is taking uf time but I'm working on it.  I'll keep you posted.
Ann Latendresse More than 1 year ago
Please cancel my request at this time.  Please do not call me.
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Judith Meyers More than 1 year ago
I need someone to clean my 1400 sq ft house. 1 day, everything cleaned. Dust, vac, mop, bathrooms, kitchen. Then 1 day just floors(vac an mop). I need someone today if possible. Thank u
More than 1 year ago
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Alex McCulloch More than 1 year ago
need to "seal" the cleaned areas that will stay cleaned 3 years with only a wipe of damp cloth 
Chip Thompson More than 1 year ago
I have 2 bathrooms in the Avondale area of Jacksonville that need to be cleaned
barbara lopez More than 1 year ago
I need somebody reliable to clean monthly at my home in Poinciana Fl.  Thank you.
Bobbie Hill More than 1 year ago
I live in a small town home in University Place WA (West Tacoma). I need someone to do general cleaning on a monthly basis. The person need to know how to clean and the meaning of a clean home. My short haired Boxer dog and I occupy the home.  Under 1500 sq ft. Would like  pay on an hourly basis.
Nicole Morelock More than 1 year ago
Hi. I'm needing a very thorough cleaning for my condo next wk. Interested in one who can do all I need done & with a flat rate fee & no extra fees hopefully.  Can you or anyone suggest a great experienced house cleaner that can be a good fit on a budget? I could finally end my exhausting  this tedious search. Would love to get some good referrals & estimates!  I've read to ask places if they offer package deals or seasonal rate discounts. Thanks much!
lamont Miller More than 1 year ago
im starting my own cleaning there any advice on i should market myself an give fear prices?

Wayne Lowe More than 1 year ago
"Fair" prices would be prices where you, your customers, and your employees agree with the work to be done, how intense the cleaning process, and the price for the job.. Then the company doing the work should be paying the workers about 40% of the price and using 40% for overhead costs. The last 20% is for profit in order to keep the company financially solvent. When you have an agreement with your customer that makes them satisfied and you make a "fair" profit, everyone is satisfied. Your workers will also be satisfied with earning a "fair" wage and benefits. Pay your legal taxes and fees and comply with all labor laws. Then you will have a successful way to market your cleaning services and your customers will halp you get their friends to use your service as well. If you satisfy a few people you will get double or triple the number wanting to hire your company.
First get someone to help you prepare literature, contracts, and instructions that are well written without spelling and grammer errors. If you have trouble with the language of your customers, workers, and suppliers your company will be percieved as unprofessional and there will be poor communications among you. Find a supplier of cleaning equipment and supplies that will offer you credit and good delivery, as well as repairs to machines. Commercial grade vacuums and carpet cleaners are expensive but last a long time. Don't buy cheap tools to do quality work.
If you want a "turn key" cleaning business all set up and ready to go, look at the franchised type like ServiceMaster, ServPro, or Merry Maids, MollyMaids,  and such. They already have all the tools,  vehicles, chemicals, safety rules, and accounting systems in the package with publicity and sales literature included. But you need to have capital of about $250,000 available to get started.You get what you pay for. If you want the big expensive houses and offices, you have to be prepared to pay the entry fees for that market. If you want to clean for the lower level customers, then the WalMart equipment will be enough, but the profits are also slim. You choose.
ada symonds More than 1 year ago
As a senior citizen I need some light cleaning for small home once a month or every 2 months
renee lovelace More than 1 year ago
I am starting my own small janitorial cleaning service and I need to a quote to see if I can win the contract. Itis an 8 hour work week. I don't want over or under bid the job. What should I charge per hour?
Ricardo Duenas More than 1 year ago
I could to help or support cleaning services
Lynn Landgraff More than 1 year ago
4 hours /25$per hour
Cary Dent More than 1 year ago
Please cancel my request at this time. Don't call me at this time. thanks.
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