Whether you want an end of tenancy clean or are looking for someone to clean your driveway, it’s important to understand the average costs to make sure you pay the right price for the job. Take a look at our cost guides below to find out how much you should expect to spend on cleaning.
A cleaner will charge as little as £15 per hour for a regular clean, but the average across the UK is £19 per hour. Large commercial cleaning businesses will charge much more than sole traders as they have more overheads.
If you need an end-of-tenancy clean to get your rental property clean for the next tenants and to get your deposit back, expect to pay at least £140 for a two-bedroom house.
It can be tempting to look for the cheapest cleaner, but remember that you are trusting them with your house. Be wary of a cleaner charging very low prices as they might not offer good service or pay attention to detail. Always check references before you hire a cleaner to ensure they are reliable.
A cleaner can do a lot in 3 hours if your property is kept to a good standard and is generally tidy. In a 3-bedroom house, a cleaner could achieve the following in 3 hours:
Vacuum the entire house
Clean two bathrooms entirely
Clean the kitchen
Mop all hard floors
Emptying bins, dusting and cleaning mirrors
Just remember that you need to keep the house in a good general condition to allow for a cleaner to have time to do all these things. If they have to spend time picking up children’s toys or putting laundry in the basket, it’ll waste valuable time that they could be using cleaning your home.
2 hours a week is enough for a maintenance clean in a 2 bedroom property. They will be able to vacuum and mop all floors, dust and clean mirrors, clean the kitchen and one bathroom, but only if they are kept to a good standard for the rest of the week. It also won’t be enough time for them to do a deep clean, so if you want them to carry out a more thorough clean you will need to ask for more time.
Whether a cleaner is worth it depends on how much you value your time, how much time you have and how much you like cleaning! Only you can decide whether a cleaner is worth it. Consider how much free time you have – what do you want to do with it? If cleaning isn’t your answer, having a cleaner is probably worth it.