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Cleaner cost per hour

Cleaner cost per hour

Cleaning is tough! Spending hours polishing and dusting surfaces, mopping and vacuuming floors, if we could afford it we would rather get someone else to do it . Aside from the time-saver, there are health benefits too as regular cleaning is more likely to keep dust /pet allergies at bay.

All cleaners cost on average £19 per hour in the UK. Domestic cleaners who come to your home to clean your house on a regular basis tend to be a little cheaper, but expect to be paying at least £15 per hour if your cleaner is any good. Specialist cleaners who come in to clean something on a one off basis, like an end of lease cleaning tend to be more expensive.

It is common now for even domestic cleaners to bring their own hoover and cleaning materials. You can expect to pay £45 per week to clean a 3 bedroom house in the Midlands, taking 3 hours. Finding the right cleaner within your budget is easy with HaMuch. Get quotes by posting a job with us and compare rates of cleaners local to you.

Cleaner cost per day

The average daily rate for a cleaner in the UK is £138. Cleaners come in many guises and large VAT registered commercial cleaning companies can have a very different rate to an independent local domestic cleaner who is charging cash only.

So, depending on where you live and what kind of cleaning service you are after, you can pay from as little as £80 to £600 a day. If you are leaving a property and need to get it very clean, specialist “End of Tenancy” firms are at hand for around £140.

Why not post a job on our site and find out which local cleaners are available to clean your property and get quotes.

How to get the cheapest quotes when looking for a cleaner

Cleaners who are self-employed are just as experienced as those working for a larger company. In fact, cleaners who work for themselves tend to be older and better at understanding customer needs.

By being an independent, self-employed cleaner they avoid many overhead costs, charging less for cleaning jobs and giving you the same or even better quality of work.

Get quotes from self-employed cleaners and talk directly with the person who is going to do the job.

Choosing a cleaner

The cleaning company or soletrader does not need to come to your home to quote, instead they will be able to discuss with you over the phone or by email based on the size of your home and what services you require from them. Never accept a verbal quote as this opens you up to miscommunication so always insist that they either post or email you the quote for you to read over before accepting.

The majority of cleaning companies are VAT registered, so check with them if VAT still needs to be added on top of the figure quoted. Choosing a local cleaner could be cheaper if you want to avoid VAT and pay cash.

Professional cleaners often offer set services, e.g. dusting, polishing, hoovering, cleaning the bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen including washing the morning breakfast dishes, making all of the beds… but if you have specific services in mind that you would like to add to the services, ask about their bespoke services, e.g including washing inside windows or hosing down the patio and garden furniture in summer.

When receiving a quote, check to see which cleaning materials you are required to provide (such as a vacuum cleaner or a mop) and what cleaning materials they will be bringing to the job. If they normally arrive with their own bottles of cleaning chemicals, you can check which brand they use and if you prefer a different brand, ask if you could rather provide all of the cleaning chemicals and see if this would reduce the overall cost (they might use harsh chemicals where you prefer eco-friendly chemicals like Ecover or Method).

Before choosing a regular cleaner, ask for references from previous clients and Google to see what reviews are left on the internet about them. As this is someone who will be in your home for hours at set intervals do ask the company if the cleaners have been thoroughly checked. If it is a company, find out if the cleaner is an employee of theirs or if they then contract it out as it might be cheaper to just cut out the middleman and go directly to the cleaner.

Be sure to check how long the cleaning company has been doing this line of work and whether they are affiliated to any organisation for more peace of mind, e.g., British Cleaners Association (BCA) or Federation of Master Cleaners.

Cost to hire a cleaner

Cleaning a 3 bedroom house cost

For a rate of £15 per hour cleaning a 3 bed house with one bathroom should take 3 hours and cost £45 for a weekly service. On the day the cleaner is due, this may sound obvious but DO NOT clean before they are due to arrive. Being house proud it may feel strange opening the door to someone knowing that beds are unmade or that your hallway needs a sweep / hoover but for the cleaner to have knowledge of what will be expected on-going and what the norm is, it is best that from day 1, the job is correctly defined. Also, this will avoid you feeling resentment at paying for a cleaner after cleaning yourself!

Steam cleaning carpet cost

Carpet cleaning, curtain cleaning and steam cleaning furniture are services offered by specialist cleaning companies.

Tip: Aside from having chosen a service based on a set service offered or creating your own bespoke service, before the cleaner starts you do need to agree on their terms and conditions. What will happen if you are not satisfied with the quality of cleaning after one of their days in your home? Will they come back to do a touch-up or rectify the room you felt was not properly cleaned? Will they offer you a discount on the following cleaning day?
Tip: Ask what is their cancellation policy? Unfortunately, life is not always smooth sailing, and any unforeseen chaos might result in you having to cancel on the day they due or the day before. What is a suitable notice period, would they charge you and would you allow the cleaner in your home if you cannot be there too?

Domestic and commercial cleaning costs

Cost to clean windows and glass conservatories £25
Cost to pressure clean patio or decking £100
Cost to clean the kitchen including oven £100
Cost to clean a home £45
End of tenancy cleaning of 3 bedroom house £300
Cost to clean the driveway £250
Cost to clean a bathroom £80
Cost to clean upholstery £70 per item
Deep carpet clean – wet or dry £25 per room
Fortnightly clean of a 2 bed flat / house £55
Monthly clean of a 2 bed flat / house £80
Polish and clean floors £30 per room
Oven and HOB deep clean £75
Steam clean of curtains £30 per pair
Once-off outside windows clean of 10 windows £25
Outside regular windows clean of 10 windows £20
Once-off inside windows clean of 10 windows £30
Inside and outside windows clean of 10 windows £50

Rates for other trades

Cleaner hourly rate and daily rate
Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2024 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cleaner near Aberdeen£14£118
Cleaner near Amber Valley£18£128
Cleaner near Arun£25£178
Cleaner near Ashfield£18£124
Cleaner near Aylesbury Vale£20£140
Cleaner near Barnsley£16£99
Cleaner near Basildon£20£185
Cleaner near Basingstoke & Deane£19£153
Cleaner near Bassetlaw£13£104
Cleaner near Bath & North East Somerset£19£161
Cleaner near Bedford£25£170
Cleaner near Belfast£15£111
Cleaner near Birmingham£16£134
Cleaner near Blackburn£14£111
Cleaner near Blackpool£14£119
Cleaner near Bolton£17£135
Cleaner near Bournemouth£30£100
Cleaner near Bracknell Forest£19£150
Cleaner near Bradford£19£116
Cleaner near Braintree£17£122
Cleaner near Breckland£18£152
Cleaner near Bridgend£17£123
Cleaner near Brighton£24£167
Cleaner near Bristol£17£148
Cleaner near Broadland£18£132
Cleaner near Broxtowe£18£131
Cleaner near Bury£17£128
Cleaner near Caerphilly£22£162
Cleaner near Calderdale£23£131
Cleaner near Cambridge£32£207
Cleaner near Canterbury£17£129
Cleaner near Cardiff£22£163
Cleaner near Carmarthenshire£14£100
Cleaner near Charnwood£24£163
Cleaner near Chelmsford£20£147
Cleaner near Cheltenham£30£233
Cleaner near Cherwell£17£98
Cleaner near Chester£15£115
Cleaner near Colchester£16£123
Cleaner near Conway£14£120
Cleaner near Coventry£18£191
Cleaner near Crewe & Nantwich£18£112
Cleaner near Dacorum£20£151
Cleaner near Derby£19£132
Cleaner near Doncaster£12£88
Cleaner near Dover£19£133
Cleaner near Dudley£16£136
Cleaner near Dumfries & Galloway£10£80
Cleaner near Dundee£45£300
Cleaner near East Ayrshire£14£94
Cleaner near East Devon£14£92
Cleaner near East Dunbartonshire£16£129
Cleaner near East Hampshire£20£152
Cleaner near East Hertfordshire£20£170
Cleaner near East Lindsey£15£100
Cleaner near East Riding£23£146
Cleaner near Eastleigh£21£158
Cleaner near Edinburgh£29£201
Cleaner near Elmbridge£18£142
Cleaner near Epping Forest£19£159
Cleaner near Erewash£23£152
Cleaner near Exeter£15£108
Cleaner near Falkirk£19£141
Cleaner near Fife£38£197
Cleaner near Flintshire£15£105
Cleaner near Gateshead£15£119
Cleaner near Gedling£17£127
Cleaner near Glasgow£16£135
Cleaner near Gloucester£31£224
Cleaner near Guildford£18£144
Cleaner near Gwynedd£12£92
Cleaner near Halton£16£128
Cleaner near Harrogate£17£114
Cleaner near Havant & Waterloo£21£161
Cleaner near Highland£18£150
Cleaner near Horsham£18£131
Cleaner near Huntingdonshire£19£226
Cleaner near Ipswich£16£128
Cleaner near Isle of Wight£21£164
Cleaner near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£14£132
Cleaner near Kingston-upon-Hull£21£138
Cleaner near Kirklees£23£127
Cleaner near Knowsley£16£127
Cleaner near Lancaster£14£108
Cleaner near Leeds£19£116
Cleaner near Leicester£29£181
Cleaner near Lisburn£14£117
Cleaner near Liverpool£15£122
Cleaner near London£18£148
Cleaner near Luton£21£165
Cleaner near Macclesfield£21£156
Cleaner near Maidstone£20£141
Cleaner near Manchester£19£136
Cleaner near Mid Bedfordshire£22£164
Cleaner near Mid Sussex£20£144
Cleaner near Middlesbrough£29£104
Cleaner near Milton Keynes£21£154
Cleaner near Neath Port Talbot£18£128
Cleaner near New Forest£19£129
Cleaner near Newbury£22£171
Cleaner near Newcastle-under-Lyme£18£121
Cleaner near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£15£119
Cleaner near Newport£23£172
Cleaner near North Ayrshire£14£94
Cleaner near North Hertfordshire£23£175
Cleaner near North Lanarkshire£17£137
Cleaner near North Lincolnshire£13£93
Cleaner near North Somerset£17£159
Cleaner near North Tyneside£15£119
Cleaner near North Wiltshire£24£163
Cleaner near Northampton£15£148
Cleaner near Norwich£20£142
Cleaner near Nottingham£23£152
Cleaner near Nuneaton & Bedworth£19£195
Cleaner near Oldham£19£135
Cleaner near Oxford£18£125
Cleaner near Peterborough£17£213
Cleaner near Plymouth£15£108
Cleaner near Poole£30£100
Cleaner near Portsmouth£21£162
Cleaner near Preston£14£116
Cleaner near Reading£19£157
Cleaner near Redcar & Cleveland£21£103
Cleaner near Reigate & Banstead£17£137
Cleaner near Renfrewshire£17£136
Cleaner near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£188
Cleaner near Rochdale£17£127
Cleaner near Rochester-upon-Medway£10£90
Cleaner near Rotherham£14£96
Cleaner near Salford£19£136
Cleaner near Salisbury£23£154
Cleaner near Sandwell£16£137
Cleaner near Scarborough£25£225
Cleaner near Sefton£15£114
Cleaner near Sevenoaks£20£145
Cleaner near Sheffield£14£99
Cleaner near Slough£18£142
Cleaner near Solihull£17£168
Cleaner near South Ayrshire£14£94
Cleaner near South Bedfordshire£25£170
Cleaner near South Cambridgeshire£31£202
Cleaner near South Gloucestershire£17£153
Cleaner near South Kesteven£18£175
Cleaner near South Oxfordshire£20£151
Cleaner near South Somerset£31£211
Cleaner near South Tyneside£15£117
Cleaner near Southampton£21£158
Cleaner near Southend-on-Sea£20£139
Cleaner near St Albans£21£164
Cleaner near St Helens£16£134
Cleaner near Stafford£17£120
Cleaner near Stockport£20£137
Cleaner near Stockton-on-Tees£29£112
Cleaner near Stoke-on-Trent£18£121
Cleaner near Stratford-on-Avon£15£146
Cleaner near Stroud£31£222
Cleaner near Suffolk Coastal£16£118
Cleaner near Sunderland£15£117
Cleaner near Swale£20£147
Cleaner near Swansea£17£122
Cleaner near Tameside£19£136
Cleaner near Teignbridge£16£103
Cleaner near Tendring£16£115
Cleaner near Test Valley£19£136
Cleaner near Thamesdown£15£106
Cleaner near Thanet£16£122
Cleaner near The Wrekin£11£11
Cleaner near Thurrock£20£160
Cleaner near Torbay£19£130
Cleaner near Trafford£19£140
Cleaner near Vale of Glamorgan£16£126
Cleaner near Vale of White Horse£16£108
Cleaner near Vale Royal£15£111
Cleaner near Wakefield£18£113
Cleaner near Walsall£16£136
Cleaner near Warrington£16£137
Cleaner near Warwick£19£200
Cleaner near Waveney£15£35
Cleaner near Waverley£19£152
Cleaner near Wealden£16£105
Cleaner near West Lancashire£16£134
Cleaner near West Lothian£22£168
Cleaner near West Wiltshire£24£163
Cleaner near Wigan£16£135
Cleaner near Windsor & Maidenhead£18£142
Cleaner near Wirral£15£112
Cleaner near Wokingham£19£156
Cleaner near Wolverhampton£16£134
Cleaner near Wrexham Maelor£15£111
Cleaner near Wychavon£19£153
Cleaner near Wycombe£19£145
Cleaner near York£21£144