The Factors That Affect Home Cleaning Costs
There are many different factors that go into house cleaning services but understanding some of the elements involved can help you make an informed decision in choosing the best house cleaning services available. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for so focusing on the must-haves as well as like-to-haves is important during the decision-making process.
Naturally, it’s difficult to give a one-size-fits-all estimation of how much cleaning services cost because they’re affected by so many variables. Here are some factors contributing to the cost of your home’s cleaning services:
The size of the home
The bigger your property, the more you’ll tend to pay for cleaning costs. This is because there’s more surface to cover, and the cleaning job can take longer. For example, a deep cleaning of a large home can take several hours whereas an apartment cleaning can take less time.
Home cleaning services frequency
While you’ll pay slightly more monthly for a weekly clean than a bi-weekly clean, many home cleaning services offer discounts per clean based on frequency.
If you opt for a weekly clean, for example, it might typically cost you 20-30% less per clean than it would if you chose a monthly package.
The level of cleanliness
Two homes of equal size might differ in cleaning costs. The same can be said of a one, two, or three bedroom apartment or condo.
Because of the level of cleanliness already present. That should be determined during the walk-through with the house cleaner upon the initial meeting.
If your home needs some dusting, surface wiping, and thorough cleaning of the floor, a house cleaner can accomplish that fairly quickly in about an hour or two depending on the size of the house.
If your house requires an entire decluttering session and deep cleaning services, it may take a few hours with a bigger team, which will cost more but will leave your home ready for regular cleanings if you choose to maintain subsequent cleaning sessions.
The type of cleaning service
Naturally, the type of house cleaning services you opt for will affect how much you can expect to pay. Weekly basic cleaning will cost less than a move-in deep cleaning, for example, because there’s less work required since you are maintaining the cleanliness level in contrast to a move-in or move-out deep clean where you are cleaning everything from top to bottom. Also, if you have added services such as carpet cleaning, this will affect the total cost.
Post Construction Cleaning
When we move into a house, we are always looking to update areas of the home that may be outdated or we may want to reconfigure different spaces by taking down walls to open up a room or build an addition to the existing structure.
After all the work is done a post-construction cleaning is necessary to make the space livable. This can be accomplished in stages with a more general deep cleaning during the first phase of cleaning and then doing a more detailed finalized cleaning to get a lot of the dust that has collected especially in hard to reach places. A third and final cleaning may also be necessary as part of the cleaning process because dust continues to settle on all surfaces even after a detailed cleaning has taken place.
The prices for these types of cleanings are usually higher due to the work required to ensure that the space is completely free of debris and dust. As we move towards the final cleaning, the cost becomes smaller since less effort and time are required.
A tip when it comes to hiring for post-construction cleanings
Hiring a cleaning service that is accustomed to working on residential and commercial properties, is usually your best bet in these cases since they are accustomed to these heavy types of deep cleanings and can provide high-quality service.
Also, commercial cleaning services are used to cranking out a high volume of apartment cleaning for apartment buildings that they service which means that they have a lot of experience and are very efficient and thorough both with recurring cleaning or a one-time cleaning of your space.
The holidays are always hectic and busy. Hiring a locally owned deep house cleaning service to take this task off your to-do list will alleviate the hassle (at least some of it) of getting ready for that epic holiday gathering you’ve been planning.
Don't forget those office parties
Also, if you are planning that holiday party at work, an office cleaning could be a good way to minimize the work required to prepare. A good deep clean to address all those areas that don't see much attention throughout the year will level set your workspace's cleanliness and allow you to maintain it even if you decide to continue with general cleaning tasks in-house.
Move in/Move out Home Cleaning
A move-in or move-out house cleaning can take various forms of cleaning from heavy to light and as such the price will vary after it is determined what is required during the walkthrough.
There are times when a house was maintained well so the cleaning ends up being pretty easy to accomplish. In these cases, you can expect that the cleaning company may charge less. But of course, there are times when the house wasn't maintained regularly and every inch of the house has to be cleaned thoroughly.
Another factor to consider is whether the house is empty or not. It is always best to get the cleaning done before the furniture arrives or in the case of a moving out, when the furniture is taken out. Cleaners can be more thorough and quicker with the service since there are no obstacles in their way.
Most house cleaning services involve essential services such as vacuuming floors, dusting surfaces, and disinfecting kitchens and bathrooms.
But you may benefit from additional services around the home in addition to your cleaning sessions, such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning, or maid services to do tasks such as laundry washing and folding, doing the dishes and putting them away, ironing, and changing bed sheets - all the types of services offered to assist during those very busy weeks.
Adding these additional cleaning services to your package can increase the cost but can be used sparingly and as needed.