How Much Does It Cost To Deep Clean A House?

Typical Range:

$200 - $400

Find out how much your project will cost.

Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated June 20, 2022

Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Cleaning Services Professional & Owner of The Dust Busters, Williamsport, PA

Written by HomeAdvisor.

A professional deep cleaning typically costs a flat rate of between $200 and $400 for homes up to 2,400 square feet. However, some companies charge an hourly rate instead of a flat rate. Factors that impact the cost include the size of your home and any additional services you choose to book.

Deep cleaning homes differ from regular cleaning services. With this type of service, you can expect special attention to every area and crevice of your home, from the cobwebs in the corners to the carpeting beneath large furniture. A house cleaning service near you can give you a quote based on the specific needs of you and your home.

Deep Cleaning Cost Options

Different house cleaning pros may employ different pricing structures. These are usually based on your home size or calculated as a flat rate or per hour charge.

Per Hour

Most deep house cleanings cost around $25 to $50 per hour. Frequently used areas like a kitchen or bathroom may take longer, while add-ons like wall cleaning, appliance cleaning, and handling other services can increase your cost.

Per Square Foot

Some deep cleaning services charge a flat rate based on the square footage of your home. Smaller houses up to 1,000 square feet may cost as little as $100, while larger homes exceeding 3,000 square feet can approach upwards of $1,500 or more

House Size in Square Feet Average Price Range
<1,000 $100 – $200
1,000 – 1,500 $100 – $450
1,700 – 2,500 $170 – $700
3,000+ $300 – $1,500+

Per Room

Different rooms have different cleaning requirements, so your deep house cleaning cost may change accordingly. If a pro charges by the room, these rates reflect potential prices, but there may not be a distinction if you're paying an hourly or flat fee.

Room Average Price Range
Home office $30 – $60
Bedroom $40 – $60
Bathroom $60 – $150
Kitchen $70 – $150
Garage $80 – $120
Basement $150 – $400
Attic $150 – $500

Flat Rate

Rather than sticking to a set price, some cleaning services will accept a flat rate—a great choice for those on a budget. With this option, the homeowner offers a specific price, and the cleaner does what they can at that amount. 

One-Time vs. Recurring

For regular deep cleaning services—which usually occur weekly, biweekly, or monthly—there's often a lower rate of between $75 and $175 per session compared to one-time deep cleaning costs. While you won't need your home deep cleaned every week, if a cleaning company is already cleaning your home regularly, this could save you money on deep cleanings in the long run. Not only do services typically decrease based on the frequency of your house cleanings, but there will also likely be less to deep clean if a pro is cleaning your home often.

Move-In or Move-Out

The average cost of a move-in or move-out cleaning is around $360, possibly more, depending on the home's condition and the level of cleaning you're looking for. Renters might consider investing in a local move-out cleaning service if lease terms require a full cleaning before the landlord can return the security deposit.

After-Event Cleaning

Deep cleaning after an event varies across the board. This service might include cleaning dirty dishes, taking out the trash, and handling other tasks to keep the space intact. What you'll pay depends on the size and state of the space, as well as the level of cleaning needed.

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Deep House Cleaning Costs by Need

Costs compared for 11 areas of deep cleaning, including the fridge, oven, baseboards, and walls
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Carpets and Rugs

Carpet cleaning prices usually range from $125 to $240. Moreover, area rug cleaning costs between $1.25 and $8 per square foot, while cleaning Oriental rugs typically runs between $5 and $8 per square foot

These numbers vary widely because there are different cleaning methods based on the quality and size of your rug or carpet. Larger and more delicate rugs generally require more expensive methods. Here are the average price ranges for these cleaning methods:

Carpet Cleaning Method Average Price Range per Square Foot
Steam cleaning $1.25 – $4
Dry cleaning $1.50 – $5
Hand washing $4 – $8

Drapery and Shutters

Typically, cleaning window treatments cost between $150 and $360 and depend on factors like size, soil level, and cleaning method. For pleated drapes, companies may charge around $1 to $5 per pleat.

Grout and Tile

Tile and grout cleaning costs $290 to $660 on average. There’s typically a minimum charge of $100 to $200.


The cost to clean your windows is usually around $215 to $300, or $4 to $10 per window and $3 per screen. This will vary based on the number of windows you have, the window type, and how dirty they are.

Walls and Baseboards

Cleaning your walls costs around $170 to $480, while deep cleaning your baseboards typically falls between $25 and $75.

Refrigerator and Kitchen Appliances

A fridge cleaning will range in cost depending on the level of cleaning required. You’ll typically pay anywhere from $10 to $40 for a typical fridge cleaning, but a neglected appliance may cost a bit more to make it seem brand-new again. Oven cleaning costs will come in about the same, running you about $20 to $50.

Sofa and Chairs

Cleaning furniture and upholstery costs an average of $120 to $240. Chairs typically range from $10 to $50 apiece, while large sectional sofas can go for $100 to $300.

Pet Fur and Odor

Removing odor and fur from pets will vary based on the severity and size of your home. While a standard deep cleaning may remove minor pet odors, dealing with severe smells through steam cleaning your rugs and adding air filters may cost upwards of $500.


Disinfecting your home to reduce the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses can be anywhere from $15 to $400 or more, depending on whether you DIY or hire a professional cleaning company. 

UV disinfection is a sanitation method that uses ultraviolet rays to kill microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. UV disinfection products for your home range from $20 to $500 or more and are easily found in online retail stores. You'll pay more or less depending on the type of device you purchase. Here's a look at popular products and their cost:

Disinfection Method Average Price Range
UV sanitation wand $20 – $60
UV sanitation lamp $20 – $150+
UV sanitation box $100 – $500+
UV water purification device $195 – $500+

Be sure to read all the instructions that come with your product, as UV light can be harmful to both humans and pets. Consult a pro about whether they provide this service and if it's appropriate for your needs.

Common Cleaning Tasks by Room

Deep cleaning services typically include thoroughly dusting and cleaning every surface, as well as vacuuming or mopping the floors. Keep in mind that some house cleaners don’t offer services such as dishwashing, picking up clutter, or washing windows, so be sure to confirm your needs before you book. Here are some room-specific tasks that may get included in your deep cleaning service.


  • Dusting ceilings, moldings, and baseboards

  • Cleaning light fixtures

  • Disinfecting light switches and doorknobs

  • Dusting/polishing furniture

  • Cleaning/organizing closets

  • Cleaning windows, glass, and mirrors

  • Wiping down walls and furniture

  • Cleaning mattresses

  • Washing pillows

  • Cleaning/vacuuming under beds


  • Scrubbing toilets

  • Cleaning mirrors

  • Disinfecting all surfaces and cabinets

  • Washing light fixtures and light switch plates

  • Wiping down sink areas

  • Cleaning and polishing fixtures

  • Vacuuming fans and vents

  • Scrubbing tubs and shower tiles

  • Cleaning shower door frames

  • Cleaning shower curtains

  • Cleaning glass shower doors

  • Cleaning/disinfecting trash cans

  • Descaling showerheads and faucets


  • Handwashing light fixtures and light switches

  • Degreasing range hoods

  • Cleaning dishwashers

  • Cleaning microwaves

  • Cleaning/sanitizing garbage cans

  • Cleaning and disinfecting sinks

  • Scrubbing stovetops, burners, and drip pans

  • Cleaning fridges and ovens

  • Cleaning freezers

  • Cleaning and disinfecting garbage disposals

  • Cleaning and disinfecting coffeemakers and other small appliances

  • Cleaning behind/under fridges and large appliances

  • Vacuuming refrigerator coils

  • Wiping down walls and cabinetry

  • Scrubbing grout

Living Room

  • Dusting/cleaning molding and baseboards

  • Dusting/polishing furniture

  • Vacuuming furniture and upholstery

  • Cleaning/vacuuming underneath and behind furniture

  • Disinfecting remote controls and electronic devices

  • Dusting picture frames, artwork, and other smaller items

  • Dusting lampshades and lighting fixtures

  • Dusting TVs and other electronics

  • Washing windows

Dining Room

  • Cleaning and dusting chandeliers/light fixtures/light switches

  • Cleaning and disinfecting tables/chairs

  • Wiping buffet/china cabinets and contents

  • Dusting/cleaning walls, molding, and baseboards

  • Vacuuming upholstery 

Laundry Room

  • Cleaning washers/dryers

  • Wiping down/organizing supplies

  • Vacuuming dryer vents

  • Wiping down and disinfecting all surfaces

  • Cleaning underneath/behind washers and dryers


  • Sweeping/vacuuming entire areas

  • Washing floors

  • Wiping down/organizing tools and supplies

  • Cleaning light fixtures

  • Cleaning/disinfecting doorknobs

  • Vacuuming walls and ceilings

Basement or Bonus Room

  • Vacuuming floors, corners, and ceilings

  • Washing walls

  • Dusting every surface

  • Cleaning/organizing items in storage

  • Wiping down/vacuuming furniture

  • Disinfecting doorknobs

Mudroom or Foyer

  • Sweeping/mopping muddy floors

  • Dusting coat hooks and lighting fixtures

  • Washing walls and ceilings

  • Wiping down doors

  • Washing windows

  • Disinfecting doorknobs and light switches

Deep Cleaning Cost Factors

Your deep cleaning price boils down to the level of cleaning needed and the labor rates in your area. Your home size has a significant impact as well, whether you're getting charged by the square foot or per hour. You'll get generous price breaks by scheduling regular services, while special requests like using eco-friendly products may cost extra. 

Level of Cleaning Needed

Deep cleaning services may offer a wider scope of services at higher price points.


Labor rates in your area will affect the overall price of your deep cleaning.


Cleaning services typically offer price breaks when you book multiple treatments at once, such as weekly, monthly, etc.

Special Requests

If you have any special requests, such as using only eco-friendly or all-natural cleaning products, this could drive up your costs.

Should You Tip Cleaners?

Adding a cash tip will help show your house cleaner how much you appreciate their services. Anything from 15% to 20% or more is a good amount to tip.

DIY vs. Hiring a Cleaner

DIY cleaning is more cost-effective than hiring a pro, but it's time-consuming, and you may lack the tools and cleaning supplies necessary for each task. Local deep cleaning pros can specialize in specific tasks and offer a broader scope of products and services. For delicate jobs such as cleaning rugs and upholstery, it's often worth hiring a pro to eliminate the risk of damage. 


How often should I deep clean my house?

Many homeowners opt to have this service done twice a year. However, due to your home's individual needs, this might be more or less.

How long does it take to deep clean a house?

A deep cleaning takes anywhere from five to 12 hours, depending on factors including:

  • Number of rooms in your house

  • Total square footage of your home

  • Soil level of different areas

What do you need to deep clean your house?

What you'll need to deep clean your house depends on the existing products and tools you already have on hand. Basic supplies like a mop, vacuum, and a rag or paper towels are important. You may also need additional products specifically geared toward different surfaces, like leather furniture or hardwood floors.

How do professionals deep clean a house?

A deep cleaning aims to sanitize hard-to-reach places that often get overlooked during regular cleaning. Here's an overview of what's included in a deep house cleaning:

  • Extensive dusting, including lampshades and ceiling fan blades

  • Wiping down light fixtures and light switch plates

  • Washing woodwork, moldings, and windowsills

  • Cleaning baseboards

  • Wiping down pictures and knick-knacks

  • Scrubbing stovetops and drip pans

  • Cleaning cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes

  • Scrubbing tubs and shower tiles

  • Cleaning mirrors

  • Vacuuming and mopping floors and stairs

  • Vacuuming crevices and other hard-to-reach areas

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