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.
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.
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.
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?
|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|
|Weekly clean of a 2 bed flat / house||£45|
|Landlord tenant deep clean of a 2 bed flat / house||£140|
|Polish and clean floors||£30 per room|
|Oven and HOB deep clean||£75|
|Steam clean of furniture||£25 per item|
|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 regular windows clean of 10 windows||£25|
|Inside and outside windows clean of 10 windows||£50|