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The average maid service cost is $167, though homeowners could spend anywhere between $116 and $235 for their services. Typically, cleaning service charges are either by the hour or square footage. Per hour costs are between $50 and $90 and often include multiple cleaners. Square footage charges depend on the size of your house. For example, an area less than 1,000 square feet averages $90 while 3,000 square feet or more could cost $250.

Having a maid service clean your house on a regular basis -- or complete a one-time deep cleaning -- is a wonderful way to take care of your home without spending hours on your knees with cleaning supplies. Regular cleaning also helps 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 could decrease your price or make it worthwhile regardless.

How Much Does Maid Service Cost?

The prices for maid service exist on a broad spectrum which needs to encompass multiple factors. A small, local company features fewer protections than a larger corporation and tends to be less expensive. A typical small business might not perform background checks, pay for bonding, or have insurance for their cleaners, so their hourly rates could be lower. Another factor is whether or not the maid service sends one employee or two to each house. If you have two people cleaning at the same time, you need to pay both wages, which increases your hourly rate. Finally, a housekeeper is more likely to charge a lower wage per hour because they tidy up rather than perform an extensive deep cleaning. Remember to consider all of the aspects involved in cleaning your home to help you determine what the average cost might be.

Some professional cleaning services may do a first-time cleaning by the square foot. This allows the maid service to determine how long it will take to clean your house and to get an idea of what special attention your house may require such as high ceiling fans, fragile antiques, etc. On average, the typical single family home costs $130. Maid service for apartments averages $100 and for businesses around $150.

How often you expect the maid service to come out can also affect your cost. Multiple visits may actually net you some savings. Savings can typically be about $5 to $10 per cleaning. You might be able to get a further discount by paying for multiple cleanings upfront or by signing a contract for long-term service. This winds up saving you anywhere from $50 to $200 in the long run.

Maid services can do a one-time cleaning as well. This can be useful for sprucing up your home for a holiday party, viewings by potential buyers or apartments after a tenant has moved out and before a new one comes in. For the typical home, this cost is normally around $200 to $300.

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How To Estimate The Cost Of Maid Service

Other factors come into play when paying for a maid service as well. These factors include the number of rooms to be cleaned, how many bathrooms there are, if you have particular needs for certain types of cleaning products, accessibility to rooms, and travel time to your home.

1. Determine how many rooms you want to clean.

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, 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 services. 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 timeframe, and you can save a little on the cost as well.

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2. Count the number of bedrooms.

By counting bedrooms, maid services can get an idea of the occupancy and usage of your home. Higher occupancy often means a bit more cleanup. A large house with only two bedrooms will generally not require as much work as a small house with four bedrooms. A bedroom may have specific cleaning needs as well. For example, a master bedroom may have a walk-in closet that requires vacuuming and dusting. A dresser overloaded with tiny photographs and other mementos will take more time to clean as well.

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3. Count the number of bathrooms.

Bathrooms are perhaps the most involved rooms to clean. They also often use the harshest cleaners. Bathrooms require specific cleaners for specific tasks. For example, a toilet cleaner won't work well on a shower, and a shower cleaner won't work well on a toilet. The sink and vanity will require their own types of cleaners, and mirrors require yet another. Shower doors may need a cleaner specifically for removing hard water stains and soap residue. Floors will also need to be mopped with their own cleaners.

Naturally, the larger the bathroom, the more involved it will be to clean. A master bath might include: a large shower, a bathtub, his and her vanities, his and her sinks, large mirrors, multiple lighting fixtures, and accessories for the tub and/or shower. Some of these may include metallic finishes that require specific cleaners, such as brass or stainless steel. If your sink and tiles are marble, they will require special care because as hard as it is, marble is porous and scratches easily.

Because bathrooms are so demanding in their maintenance, there are some services that clean only bathrooms. A typical price for this service is between $25 and $45 per person per hour depending on the size of your bathroom and the quality of the cleaning products used.

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4. Decide between standard and eco-friendly cleaners.

Think about the products that you want to use 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, it could factor into the price. To see what sort of cost difference there is, compare the common products below:

  • Window cleaner (32 oz.)
    • Standard brands such as Windex -- about $3
    • "Green" brands such as Green Works -- $5.50 to $8
  • Carpet spot cleaner (22 oz.)
    • Standard brands such as Spot Shot -- $4
    • "Green" brands such as Simple Green -- $5
  • Floor cleaner (144 oz.)
    • Standard brands such as Pine-Sol -- $14
    • "Green" brands such as Simple Green -- about $20
  • Dish soap
    • Standard brands such as Dawn (24 oz) -- $2
    • "Green" brands such as Green Works (22 oz) -- $3

As you can see, eco-friendly cleaners cost more. If you want to ensure that only "green" products are used, you should supply them.

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5. List any special circumstances such as allergies, antiques, and pets.

Do you have:

  • Valuable antiques in your home?
  • High ceilings and require a ladder to dust the ceiling fan?
  • A cat that is never allowed in the bedroom or a dog that sheds on everything?

Some house cleaners will have things they do not do or charge extra for, so it is best to set appropriate expectations.

Allergies and chemical sensitiveness can also cost you a bit more. Some cleaners, such as "Fabuloso," have a very strong scent that some people find too strong. Bleaches and other common cleaners can also prove to be a bit pungent. While many "green" cleaners don't have scents, dyes or perfumes, they do cost a bit more and you may be required to supply them.

Standard vacuum cleaner bags actually let some dust escape. For most people this isn't a problem, but a person with a severe allergy might require special vacuum cleaner bags to be used. There are too many factors to determine how much this will raise your cost (if at all, as some maid services use only "green" or anti-allergen products). However, to give you an idea:

  • A 12-pack of regular vacuum cleaner bags costs about $4
  • An allergen-reducing pack of 3 costs about $7

That's about 33 cents a bag versus about $2.50 a bag.

If you have pets, you will need to let the maid service know. Dogs, in particular, can get very protective of their homes and may need to be confined. Cats are not so much an injury concern as they are an escape concern. If you have a hand-trained bird that does just fine outside of his or her cage, be sure to put them in their cages for their own safety. The presence of pets can also affect your cost if they shed a lot. Depending on the fabrics used on your furniture, pet hair can be very difficult to remove. If your pet has free run of the house, this factor could be present in almost every room.

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6. Determine if you have areas that are difficult to access.

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

Tall ceilings usually have ceiling fans suspended from them that require a ladder to get up to even if a wand is used. Often a home with high ceilings also has tall or high windows and high shelving. This is not only a bit of extra work to get the ladder in, set up, and back out again, it's also a safety hazard. A maid service will most likely have to use your ladder, and if it isn't in good shape, you could be held liable for injuries. (OSHA has an entire section dedicated just to ladders.)

Multi-story homes require moving heavier household equipment such as vacuum cleaners up flights of stairs. Also, cleaning rails and balustrades can incur an extra cost as does the task of vacuuming the stairs themselves.

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7. Find out if your home is located in the service area.

Some maid services will charge a trip fee if your home is outside of their service area. If you want to avoid this, look for maid services that are in your general vicinity. How much this charge is varies widely and can be influenced by such factors as the remoteness of your home, the workload on the maid service, and the cost of gas. Be sure to check what their service area is and shop around. One maid service may have more calls than they can handle and may charge more while another who needs the work might offer a lower trip fee in order to get the business.

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Independent Operators vs. Companies

There are many maid services to choose from. They range from individual people looking for extra income to full-fledged corporations with nationwide services. Which one you choose depends entirely on your personal preferences.

Independent operators often charge less, sometimes as little as $9 an hour. As independents, you can sometimes negotiate an acceptable rate. Few, if any, will require a contract, and changes to your cleaning schedule are usually not a problem. Many can provide references to attest to the quality of their work and to their personal integrity and honesty. There are websites where individual maids can advertise their services and list their qualifications and specialties.

Maid service companies are bonded, licensed and insured, but they usually cost more, around $25 to $45 per person per hour. Many require contracts and may or may not be able to accommodate last-minute schedule changes. However, maid service companies have better dependability. If one of the maids who clean your house is out sick, they can call in another employee who will have the same qualifications. As with any service, get references regardless of if you're considering a company or an individual and check HomeAdvisor reviews as well as anywhere else you can find them. Three to five should be enough to give you an idea of what level of service to expect.

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What to Expect From a Maid Service

A maid service can be expected to come to your house and clean. But what does that entail? The standard maid services include:

  • Vacuuming your floors, but may or may not include polishing them if needed
  • Dusting surfaces, but if you have antiques or other such items to be cleaned, it may cost you more depending on how fragile they are or if special cleaners must be used.
  • Scrubbing floors, sinks, and countertops, but if you have old or damaged grout, all a maid can do is clean it.

Some maid services offer other tasks as part of their regular service that most do not. For example, some may load your dishwasher and/or change bed linens. While most maid services will clean your stovetop, some will include cleaning the inside of the oven as well. Some maid services will clean the inside of most standard windows, but the outside is either an extra charge or not covered at all. In fact, most maid services do not cover exterior cleaning. Some will also take the trash out, but don't assume this.

There are things that the vast majority of maid cleaning services do not do. Most will not:

  • Do the dishes.
  • Do your laundry.
  • Wash walls unless it has been agreed upon, and will carry an extra charge. Mini-blinds can also carry an extra charge.

Finally, a maid will not pick up after you. There is a joke about having to clean up before the maid arrives, but there is a reality behind it. If your floor is cluttered with scattered toys, books, games and so forth, she can't vacuum it. An individual who is charging by the hour might do it, but it's going to end up costing you more. However, very few people want to be responsible for breaking someone else's belongings, so it will be seen as your responsibility to pick them up.

While most maid services will need to see what needs cleaning before giving you a quote, here are a few examples prices for many common tasks and some extras:

  • 900 sq. ft. 2-bedroom apartment, 5 rooms
    • One-time cleaning - $80-$200
    • Bi-weekly cleaning - $60-$125
  • 1300 sq. ft. single-story home, 7 rooms
    • One-time cleaning - $100-$300
    • Bi-weekly cleaning - $85-$155
  • 2200 sq. ft. two-story 3-bedroom home, 9 rooms
    • One-time cleaning - $150-$400
    • Bi-weekly cleaning - $100-$180
  • Window cleaning, interior (exterior if safely possible) - $4-$7 per window
  • Refrigerator cleaning (including removing and replacing items) - $35 - $80
  • Oven cleaning - $30-$35
  • Move-In/Move-Out - $190-$330

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Whole House Cleaning

Whole house cleaning is a service that goes above and beyond simply dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing. Whole house cleaning includes cleaning lighting fixtures, switches, outlets, baseboards, air ducts, tiles, grout, upholstery, carpet cleaning, trim, crown molding and a whole slew of services dedicated to giving your house a deep cleaning. Unlike a typical maid service, a whole house cleaning includes moving furniture to get at the area underneath and behind it.

This kind of service is normally used to prepare a home for viewing by potential buyers, post-construction clean-up, or for cleaning up extreme cases such as might be seen with a "hoarder." It is a very involved service and can cost a bit. Whole house cleaning services are normally done on a one-time basis. The cost of having a whole house cleaning ranges from a couple of hundred dollars to a few thousand. Factors that influence this cost include:

  • Square footage of the house -- A larger house will involve more work. There will be more air ducting, more windows, more walls, more floor space, etc.
  • Stories -- A multi-story house will require moving heavy equipment up and down stairs. Just as with a regular maid service, this will normally cost more.
  • Tall ceilings -- Ceilings do collect dust and cobwebs, and lighting fixtures and ceiling fans will need to be cleaned. With tall ceilings, this involves the extra risk of working on a ladder.
  • Furniture -- Some maid services will vacuum the upholstery, but a whole house cleaning also includes deodorizing the furniture and making it presentable.
  • Carpets -- Maid services will vacuum your carpets. If you need a deep cleaning, however, whole house cleaning involves shampooing and extraction. This is particularly important if you want to show your house for sale but have pets.

Naturally, a whole house cleaning will cost more than the typical maid service. As a baseline idea of what to expect to pay, here is an example of some prices for a deep cleaning based on rooms. Remember that the prices reflect an average and could change depending on the size of the room, fixtures, appliances, etc.:

  • Kitchen -- $75 or more
  • Full Bath -- $45 or more
  • Half Bath -- $15 or more
  • Bedroom -- $30 average
  • Living Room -- $30 average
  • Dining Room -- $30 average
  • Other Common Rooms -- $30 average
  • Home Office -- $15 average
  • Halls/Stairs -- $30 average
  • Carpet Cleaning -- $75-$200 for whole house, or $0.15-$0.50 per square foot
  • Furniture -- Remove stains and odors - $50-$100
  • Windows -- Normal windows can cost $5 per window, $3 per screen.
  • Polishing or Waxing -- Average $0.25-$0.50 per square foot. Some companies may have a minimum for this depending on the size of the house.
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Should You Hire a Weekly or Monthly Housekeeper or Maid Service?

How often you have a maid service come to your house depends on your needs and your schedule. You might need just a little help staying on top of things, such as if you are elderly or handicapped, or you might need a lot of help because of your busy schedule or because you entertain a lot. Here is an idea of what the various schedules for housekeepers are:

  • Weekly -- A weekly cleaning is ideal for those with busy lives and lots of social obligations. For these people, even a simple wiping down of kitchen counters and vacuuming can put a crimp in their overloaded schedules. Even those who work at home can find themselves without the time to do much beyond the bare necessities depending on the nature of the work.
  • Bi-weekly -- As a general upkeep type of service, this is the most popular schedule for many homes. It's ideal for someone who is busy, but not overloaded with work or social commitments.
  • Monthly -- A once-a-month thorough cleaning provides a good, regular service for your home. While it can be more costly than the previous two options because of the workload involved, it's also often enough for people who don't entertain a lot and who may not have particularly loaded schedules.

Normally, the more often a maid service comes out to your house, the less it will cost you per visit. With such a routine schedule, the maid service will most likely have the cleaning supplies you need so that you don't have to buy them (unless you require certain products due to allergies, environmental concerns, etc.).

Weekly and bi-weekly visits are not only more cost effective, they're also healthier. A routine cleaning of your home reduces allergens, bacteria, and other health concerns for your family. A weekly visit can save $5 to $10 per visit on maid services like Merry Maids costs, not including what you'll save if you don't have to buy your own cleaning products.

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In Conclusion

Which maid service you choose, company or individual, what level of service you choose, and how frequently you have the maid service come out will entirely depend on your needs and budget. Some people only have certain heavily used rooms cleaned regularly, which saves quite a bit, while others may need their entire house cleaned only once in awhile. Whichever you choose, be sure to have the maid service come out and look at your house, and let them know every special requirement your home may have, from delicate collectibles to potentially difficult-to-reach areas. This way, they can give you the most accurate estimate for your home.

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Julie Clement More than 1 year ago
What many do not understand is that it costs money to be in business. Legitimate companies have overhead such as corporate taxes, insurance, supplies, etc. That said, hiring a legitimate company comes with the bonus of reliability and the comfort of knowing who ypu are hiring, among other things. Advertising is often a very large burden to a small business and can very quickly exhaust profits. Many small businesses have the added expense of memberships with the Better Business Bureau or multiple Chambers of Commerce. So if you are paying $10/hour you are not likely hiring a legitimate business and beware, these people have access to your home, your family, your children and your most prized possessions. I would happily pay more for piece of mind.
Diane Bailey More than 1 year ago
I think the prices are very reasonable. Considering I having professionals coming into my home to clean. I do want a company that have trained women and Insured and Bonded and realize that cost for those requirements.
Jacqueline Allsbrooks More than 1 year ago
quality is something that should not be compromised if you get a pro to clean for you and the prices is low you only get what you pay for so always keep in mind quality is often better than quantity and good cleaning takes time if it's done right moving objects is time-consuming put away your valuable an breakable items good luck on your search for the right pro that will fit all your needs 
ang knct More than 1 year ago
PRO is the key word here --most cos hire reg people w/o training --been there I know what I am saying, and want top dollar for inferior cleaning.
Vicky Bates More than 1 year ago
The owner of a professional maid service sets the standard for their staff who will represent them. How an owner compensates their staff and how they treat their staff is a direct reflection of the quality cleaning a homeowner will receive. Much is said about the "Golden Rule" business principal in which you treat your clients how you would want to be treated. This is why Maid in America has earned a reputation for caring for its clients because we understand how life creates a cycle of stress which is where we come in and that is to rescue you from the stress of house cleaning chores. We know what it means to be thoughtful, thorough, kind and courteous. That is how we like for others to treat us so we apply the same for you! Cheap is not necessary a good thing because someone is not being compensated their worth. Quality is most often compromised.
Mary Jane Canada More than 1 year ago
I think the prices are certainly reasonable and am anxious to give this a try. I am getting to old to do it myself anymore
ang knct More than 1 year ago
be careful they are not always very thorough and you'll pay hi cost and not get value for it 
Kathy Jarocki More than 1 year ago
Prices way too high. Can be done for much less. Just have to find the right people. Takes a little research but can be done.....
Cindy Schwartz More than 1 year ago
I was quoted $75/hr for a small garden apartment in pristine condition. I was told it would take 2 hours to clean. I thought this was rather high.
Steve Downs More than 1 year ago
That's not bad at all. Our service costs $100 for about 3 hours.
Barbara Beyer More than 1 year ago
I believe she said $75 per hour, which is very high. It sounds like your service is approximately $33 per hour, which is reasonable.
Ann Haynes More than 1 year ago
2 hours? If they (I'm assuming that it would be more than one person) can clean a house in two hours I doubt it would be very clean. If it's only one person I would keep looking. $75/he does seem high, but it depends on the area where the house is located. Large cities and exclusive areas are usually higher than more rural or small towns with less affluent clients. 
DAWN VOKALI More than 1 year ago
Steve Cox More than 1 year ago
Yes ma'am it is normally $25 per labor hour so yes if two people it would be $50
Eileen Greif More than 1 year ago
I think these services may be too costly for me.
Silvia Thompson More than 1 year ago
Very impressed with information
Selina Baker More than 1 year ago
I disagree with a cleaning company vs a independent contractor should be alittle less in cleaning estimate quotes to a potential client. I believe the independent contractor cleaner should be paid equal because it is just one person cleaning a whole house and doing everything that needs to be done regardless of the overhead of a cleaning company. I do clean solo and a very hard worker since 1998 in the cleaning industry. I charge a whole lot more when giving a estimate BC I am a professional cleaner in everyway. I am a firm believer you get what you pay for. You want a low grade clean then find a $10 hr cleaner. You want a professional clean then you pay for it. Simple as that.
Tina Lichtlin More than 1 year ago
It's important to be reasonable and fair when you pay your maid service or housekeeper. A plumber or electrician costs upwards of 75 per hour. How important is it for you to have this free time to do other things? Do we really want to pay a person 10 dollars an hour and then trust that person to service every detail of our home, often when we aren't there to oversee them? These people provide a service that makes our lives easier and less stressful. It's our responsibility to consider that when we determine their salaries.
Dienl Harris More than 1 year ago
With me it didn't make a difference, we hired people that were bonded and insured so they say but they stole jewelry and collectibles worth about $12,000 and once you let them in your house, you loose your rights.  It wasn't thru this service, a recommended person but she brought her daughter in and she was the thief, 32 priors up to us and she was in jail.

When you are disabled and fixed income you have to go with a lower price end, just not enough money after prescriptions and groceries and repairs.
John Hartley More than 1 year ago
In reviewing comments, some people feel the pricing is too high.  As a consumer, we also have to consider income and payroll taxes for the company doing the work for us, as well as materials, transportation costs, liability insurance, etc.....if the service is too cheap, you probably are not going to get the level of satsifaction you seek.  This is a dis-service to yourself and the company you chose. If the price is too high, just look for a company that is not so expensive.   
Woodrow Mann More than 1 year ago
Man this really help i was not charging enough wow
Gail Haight More than 1 year ago
probably not possible due to cost.
cameron pa More than 1 year ago
These prices are fair. I am an individual in Al who has a vendor license and I provide a background check on myself for piece of mind. I work at a faster pace than most so I charge by the job, I also bring a trusted helper (usually family so I actually know and trust the person) to help me get done faster. It would not be fair to be paid by the hour in this case when I am the one who pays the extra help. I charge $80 to $150 for weekly/Bi-weekly cleanings and I include general cleaning and upkeep of all rooms, and basic cleaning products for this fee. I even do one load of laundary and tend to (feed/ let out) the pets as a bonus (not included in most services). Cleaning a home is a back breaking job if you do it right and you get what you pay for. The houses I do SPARKLE when im done, They are CLEAN! I even move any furniture than can be safely moved on my own to get under and behind. Go ahead and find someone for $10 hr but remember a few things.... #1 watch your stuff with most of them ....#2 you wont get a quality cleaning and..... #3 the maid will take her time and take breaks and purposfully spend extra time at your house for more money, although they dont get anything extra done... just working at a slower rate to run up the bill. Dont complain about it if thats what you choose, bc you Will get what you pay for. I myself have never had an unhappy customer and most of my families have used me for years. I treat the home as if it were mine, and I treat my clients like family. My clients all get a Xmas gift each year and flowers on Mothers Day, if kids are in the home they get treats at Holloween and Birthdays ect... It can get pricey but since they are good to me and pay me right and never take advantage of me by leaving extra work for no extra pay, they keep it classy. I show gratitude in this way on top of Always being on time and bringing my best cleaning to cleaning.
Gwenn Richter More than 1 year ago
I am trying to get an honest price to pay someone to come in and do a 1 time deep clean, including getting rid of clutter and helping me put away, store or get rid of excess stuff.  Its a big job and I can't do it all myself.  I have been getting pricing like $600 or higher for a repeat job and I cannot afford that.  I had a housekeeper for a long time, and I paid her $100 a week and she came 1 x a week and stayed for 5 hours.  I miss her so much.  my husband had a stroke 3 years ago and now its even harder to keep up then before and I of course cannot afford any more than I could before the stroke now that I am on only my income. However, I still need the help.  What should a fair price be for an 8 room house with probably dedicating a good hour to each room the first time and then regular cleaning every week after that?  I have no carpet, and nothing fancy.  Just a typical 1600 sf house on 1 floor.  Basement would be a whole separate cost.
M E Piercy More than 1 year ago
looking for estimates - will review and make a decision
Glenna Rizzo More than 1 year ago
Haven't used service yet gathering info.
Harriet Singletary More than 1 year ago
when I clean a person house I clean their home or house as if it were my own, I'm a detail cleaner,i move and clean everthing when I'm dusting i even wipe down the borders and i also use all natural supplies some people think that my price is a lil pricey but i don't think so, i charge $40hr for a general clean,whats included in a general clean,cleanning all rooms,  sweeping, mopping, dusting,wiping down all surfaces and taking out the garbage.i think my price is fair you get you money worth with me.
William Moore. More than 1 year ago
I'm starting a cleaning service and looking for ways to charge
Gussie McShan More than 1 year ago
Just looking for now
mary mitrikov More than 1 year ago
servicefx would not except $25 an hr for 5 hrs. total $125 for the day. 
Tommie Harrison More than 1 year ago
I moved here from S. Florida & finding the prices/hourly rates are a good bit higher here.  I prefer to provide all equipment, materials for cleaning & have paid a single person $25-30 per hour for excellent cleaning (roughly 3 hours) to maid companies for 2 cleaners @ $45-50 per hour for so-so service (roughly 1.5-2 hours).  My home was 2500SF.  I'll need to think about it as I keep a pretty clean home.
David Hodnik More than 1 year ago
No experience to share. Just gathering information.
Leora Valdez 11 months ago
I charge a flat rate depending on how many hours I quote the cleaning. The only time I charge extra is if the home owner asks for cleaning to be done in other areas, out of our service agreement. If I quote you $150 on a up-keep for 2.5 hours, either I get it done in the allotted time, or I'm working the remaining time free of charge. It is very important to assess/quote/deliver as agreed. My company adds No additional charges. All charges are as quoted at the time of estimates with a couple exceptions. Those charges will be discussed and approved before any action is taken. 
Barbara Kaufman More than 1 year ago
Very helpful article, especially since Im trying to decide whether to go bi-weekly or continue once a month. My maid service is one person known to me from other sources which is important because I feel comfortable when she is in my home. Im currently paying $110/once a month & Im going to suggest to her that I pay $80/bi-weekly because my house is divided in such a way that only one side needs cleaning regularly and the other side (after we've had guests stay a day or two) occasionally. I think that is a fair offer. Interested to hear what others think. Thanks.
Barb Lockard More than 1 year ago
To costly for me,  I don'the make that kind of money.
Susan Hubbard More than 1 year ago
My current housekeeper charges $80 for 4 hours.  I am not always happy with the quality of her work.  I am anxious to hear from some of the companies listed here and find out exactly what I am getting for my money.  The advertised prices sound reasonable.
Caleb Wetherell More than 1 year ago
This is a great article to read through if you are looking at hiring a cleaning service. Each service operates a bit differently so it's important to look at a few options and see which fits your needs best. With my business, our selling point is that we allow you to manage/reschedule/cancel bookings all online, with phone support whenever you need it. We also provide discounts for recurring service AND you don't enter into a contract. This is all quite uncommon in the industry, so I invite you to check us out here :

We are in Seattle, but our level our service and how simple it is to do business with us should be the industry standard. If you're not in Seattle but want to hire a service who cares about customers as much as we do, let us know and we will look into our network to find the right fit for you.

NANCY AMUNDSEN More than 1 year ago
I need more time to determine what is needed and when.  I am eliminating extra "stuff" .  I have a 1500 SQ ft. condo  - 3 bedrooms 2 baths kitchen laundry dinning living combination. 
Terence Duffy More than 1 year ago
Price appears OK but my tenant did not pay attention to fundamental cleaning so the jury is out on what the cleaning people can do and if there are any 'hidden charges!' 
Michael Samantha More than 1 year ago
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Michael Samantha More than 1 year ago
How are you doing today?
Tamara Moore More than 1 year ago
Monthly cleaning 1200 sq.ft will cost?
Deana Dalton More than 1 year ago
I've not yet hired a maid service, but this information has been very helpful! I hope to make a decision very soon!
JULIE BAIRD More than 1 year ago
The info was great, I will keep this in mind, when I ready to have my Apt. clean, i have no children or pets.  I can still clean my place, but I am having a problem reaching & kneeling .  I have a very easy apt. to clean. I am a very organized & clean person.  
david kiely More than 1 year ago
I would have no problems with the cost, however I would want a written guarantee that  the job would be done to my satisfaction !!! I'm not unreasonable however if they are true professionals they would have no issue with a guarantee.  I've had a so called professional maid service ONE TIME  I didn't check the work till they had left and believe me I should have done the work myself. As a former business owner dealing with the public I know what it means to satisfy a customer . 
Leota Stewart More than 1 year ago
I have had individuals clean my home and have had good success.  I am needing more help now that I am growing "older".  I need more help now.
Denise williams More than 1 year ago
Where are these located, in the (724) area .  The name of the company providing the service?
Jack Holley More than 1 year ago
Out of my price range, I will have to rethink.
Carol Garcia More than 1 year ago
This type of work is not what I need done. This is the easy job.  I can do that.  I do not want a machine. I need someone with brains and common sense. Thanks but no thanks. 
Tessa Jensen More than 1 year ago
would be nice to know more specifics as to what hourly rate is.  If a person has a home of 2000 square feet, but has rooms she/he does not use or want hourly rate would be helpful in judging cost.
Janet Bloomer More than 1 year ago
I'm finding these prices. Little high compared to people in the area that have these services and charge by the hour instead of job.  They also bring their own equipment and cleaning supplies.  I would rather hire an independent referred by someone I know who is satisfied with their service.
Vilora Wright More than 1 year ago
Need help to clean my home ,had a cleaning lady for awhile ,think she was spreading 
herself and and her co-workers too thin,sometimes rushed and forgot areas. looking for bonded experieinced workers,not overworked.
Zola O'Clair More than 1 year ago
Looks too high today, thanks
Sonja Paprota More than 1 year ago
Good information - too pricey for my needs at this time.  
Jean Brent More than 1 year ago
No  service comments yet, I am just beginning my initial search.  However,  The information above was very helpful.
Marsha Ahlander More than 1 year ago
Molly Maid charged $115. Monthly. ~2005 
My regular cleaners retired.

Brenda Phelan More than 1 year ago
This page was helpful.  Think I will have to budget for a little longer before getting this luxury!
Alaina Gibbs More than 1 year ago
comparing costs as I am looking to hire a professional cleaning service to tidy up our home. While I do want reasonable rates, I am also seeking a quality service & custom quote for only the services we really need. For example, I'd have carpets cleaned separately and I can and do vacuum regularly on my own. Mostly interested in having the Kitchen and bathroom areas cleaned and sanitized. this was very useful information.
Latoya Matson More than 1 year ago
I'm currently gathering as much info as possible because I'm considering starting my own independently ran "Maid Service" and this article was extremely informational. I would've went through numerous others to gather all of this info. It's a one stop shop. Thanks!!!!! Now how about insurance???? What kind of liability papers would we ask clients to sign?? Can we even ask them to sign any paperwork? 
Pat White-Mootr More than 1 year ago
Have not had but one cleaning service and they wanted to send Three women...There is not enough open space for that many...One would suit me fine...Hourly would be better for me. than a fixed fee.I am old and set in my ways, too
Linda Downey More than 1 year ago
I am difinately interested in having some serious quotes immediately.  I have used home advisor before for tree service and was extremely happy with the company.
William Crachy More than 1 year ago
I will call when I am ready to let a contract. I have a little construction work to be done.
Debbie Wingate More than 1 year ago
For what u need done prices are  very reasonable... 
rosa DEWITT More than 1 year ago
SOUNDS RESONABLE...providing they do a white glove treatment
suzanne holmes More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent aid to determine  what kind of services are usually included and what are not.
Phyllis Toole More than 1 year ago
I would like to find a maid service and not a professional service. Any information on this will be appreciated. Thanks 
Mary Munkel More than 1 year ago
The prices seem high to me, but I'm just thinking of dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning tile on floors.
I usually do my own vanities and commodes.  Once in awhile I'd like someone to clean the refrigerator, and oven inside,  windows in and out and other things, but basically I need someone to dust everything and clean the floors.  
Ever James More than 1 year ago
I haven't hired anyone yet, I am looking at reviews and services offered.
Gwen Watkins More than 1 year ago
I'm going to look around some before committing.
Charlie Harness More than 1 year ago
Haven't decided yet, though the cost seems much more than I expected.
Linda Cobb More than 1 year ago
I think men should be part of your staff as some single men are more comfortable having a man in their home for a couple of hours. For a younger man with a disability living alone it would be easier asking for additional services such as laundry if it were a man. Men are sometimes better at cleaning due to being stronger or maybe taller. This makes dusting tops of refiregators, ceiling fans & even scrubbing showers easier.
Gina Wright More than 1 year ago
Went back to read up on houseceaning and/ or maid service. Probably need to start fresh in my search .Got a better Idea what to look for in a service
Sue Dubridge More than 1 year ago
I will check into this. We are just moving into our home this week.
Jan O'Toole More than 1 year ago
Since I live on a fixed income, these services are more costly than I can afford.
Joan Lacey More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the information.   I am still looking into different options. I think the prices were a little extended for what my family needs at the moment.
Virginia lawhon More than 1 year ago
I plan to check out a few services and see what they suggest is right for me.
Marna Grossman More than 1 year ago
Haven't tried service yet nor even received a quote.  I had an individual at one time who did an excellent job for $100 but then she brought in a helper and things began to get damaged and the work got sloppier.  That is why I am researching an alternative.
Rhonda Laughlin More than 1 year ago
Thanks for this well prepared presentation.  I feel much more confident about my search for a cleaning service. I have not used the service yet but,  If I can find someone who is as meticulous as I wish I could still be, it will be worth the cost.
Carrie Knudson More than 1 year ago
The info you have provided will greatly help us select a cleaning service.  
Lee Ratliff More than 1 year ago
Week have a service in charlotte and it runs about $90 bimonthly. The company we use for adopt a year does an excellent job.  We have second home and our current company does not cover this area and now we are looking for a service there.  
Lynne Springer More than 1 year ago
I would assumed that a whole house clean would take several hours. How is something like this planned? Does the company schedule more people to come or do two people stay longer hours?
DAWN VOKALI More than 1 year ago
This site provides a lot of information especially for someone who has never had maid service before.   I am researching the various costs before making a decision.
wendy tam More than 1 year ago
just looking more information & comparing price .
Ellen Marie Pace-Candelaria More than 1 year ago
Have had weekly and biweekly housekeepers over the years. Diffficult to find those that endure. First time through the house, great. Each time, with many, their routine leaves much to be desired. Have had a few that did a great job routinely, enjoyed them for years. Rates always going up. Those that work for less did a better job. Funny. I keep a clean home, myself. Don't require much of any help in the kitchen or the baths. But, there are things I expect in the rest of our rooms that many will shortchange.
Penny Shephard More than 1 year ago
looking toward possibly retaining someone but looks like prices may be more than I can afford. Article was very helpful, Thank You.

Mercedes Herrera More than 1 year ago
good,grace, excellent,thank very much
malka von weber More than 1 year ago
have not talked to venders as yet. will let you know what happens as I go thru my list. must be Insured & bonded. lee county sheriff will check each. before hire. thx.
Sharon Nwanna More than 1 year ago
This information was very helpful. Thank You.
Patricia Stone-TeStruth More than 1 year ago
I need a service that will clean the inside and outside of our kitchen cupboards first. Then I need to have the kitchen and two bathrooms cleaned every 2 weeks. The kitchen and bathrooms are small as this is a 900 square foot condo with 4 rooms plus the kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
babette omland More than 1 year ago
Very reasonable cost.
Rick Naumoff More than 1 year ago
Yes helpful,thank you.
Pat Losey More than 1 year ago
All this information is just what I needed to make an informed decision,
cathy bifani More than 1 year ago
Very helpful information
joyce hopper More than 1 year ago
yes, it is very expensive for normal dusting and vac plus bath fixtures/ i was in the cleaning business for 13 yrs and did much for for less
Janet Walker More than 1 year ago
Thank You for all of this information. Very helpful!
Deborah Blanchard More than 1 year ago
At this point just gathering information and comparing individual prices for company maid services.
Teresa Hodge More than 1 year ago
Before I read this article I was considering monthly cleaning for my home. However, based on the information provided here, my home is better suited for bi-weekly services. I can now negotiate a fair price and budget for a recurring service when the provider I've selected comes to give me a quote on my initial service. Thanks so much for this article!
patricia oratis-langham More than 1 year ago
I think these are very viable
Eileen Greif More than 1 year ago
I think this service may be too expensive for me to use.
angie marsh More than 1 year ago
I was getting information to have my elderly moms house cleaned for her. This information was very helpful. Thanks
Saly Smooth More than 1 year ago
I've been delaying hiring a service and this has answered many questions I had.
Candy Epperson More than 1 year ago
I don't feel that cleaning people should make the same kind of money that registered nurses do. This is too much for me.
Damone Timpson More than 1 year ago
Outstanding info and very helpful.
Donna Foley More than 1 year ago
Shaklee cleaning products are Eco-friendly and cost pennies! Most house cleaners have their favorite cleaning products they're used to and want to charge extra if you request they use something different.
Theresa Rowan More than 1 year ago
But are very over priced.
Rebekah Lane More than 1 year ago
I want to hire some help for 2 weeks (not everyday) for my daughter around the Holidays. She works herself to death with decorations and cooking and cleaning. However, the cleaning services that I have talked with so far are next to impossible to deal with. They want o charge you according to what you want done. I am looking for a flat rate by the day, and yes 8 hours, not two people for 2 hours that cost me $80.00.
Mario Pena More than 1 year ago
Hello I came across your comment. I'm not sure if you are in our service area but No Dust Cleaning Services LLC might be able to help you .You can search for our company here @ Home Advisor . We offer flat rates and we would love the opportunity to serve you as long as you in Tampa Fl . If you are in Tampa give us a call :)
Beverly Miller More than 1 year ago
I read your comment carefully and think it is too vague regarding what you want done and how often. It is also short term and I see a potential problem for the service provider with your preference for a flat rate. It makes the service vulnerable to demands that may not have been agreed upon in advance. It would be best for everyone to agree and understand as many details as possible. This particular section has a lot of good information that would be helpful plus give you another point of view, the service providers'. Happy Holidays. Wish I had a generous mother like you back in the day.
Kim Smith More than 1 year ago
are you still looking for help message me back I might be what your looking for
Doris Stahly More than 1 year ago
Are you in the Syracuse, In. area. Would like to know what you charge.
carolyn freeman More than 1 year ago

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