Here’s the going rate for professional house cleaning services and what additional tasks may cost you.
Keeping your house clean can be a monumental task, especially if you work full time, have young children and or pets. As a result, many busy homeowners are hiring professional house cleaner to help lower their stress and make their lives easier.
House cleaning services are fast becoming a necessity due to longer commute distances, stagnant wages, increased child upbringing demand and combination of all other home ownership errands.
But how much should house cleaning services cost?
How house cleaning services charge
Professional house cleaners typically set house cleaning prices one of two ways: By hour or by square foot. But there is a catch! With franchise cleaning companies their fees are structured in a way that they exploit the most out of their every sale. They charge you by the size of windows, number of windows, number of corners, length of doors, hallways… estimate number of decor items or picture frames… Like any of that really matters.
Rates will also differ based on how often you want these professionals to clean. The more times a house cleaner comes in a month, the lower the price per visit, though this is often a matter of $5 or $10 per clean. At Honest Maids this savings can sum to hundreds of dollars per visit.
Individual cleaners versus cleaning companies
Cleaning companies have to be bonded, most offer insurance protection to its maid employees that cover personal and property damage for each service visit. Traditional freelance individual cleaners do not offer bonded or licensed services. Having to pay for Bonding and Insurance does typically mean an automatic increased in fees, maybe up to $5 per visit. Choosing an individual just to save $5 is not really worth the risk. Hire HM Today!
Many individuals also run their own cleaning businesses but may not be licensed and often want to be paid in cash or by personal check. Their rates are typically lower, and often their ability is equal or superior to large companies. But there’s little recourse for a homeowner if a job isn’t done completely to your satisfaction, especially if the cleaner chooses to shut down his or her operation. There’s also a concern if an individual cleaner gets ill or has a personal emergency. Some who have hired individuals have reported being taken advantage of by their individual housekeeper. Companies, like Honest Maids have backups available all trained for efficiency and reliability.
What you get for your money
While there’s no “standard” for cleaning services, most house cleaners in phoenix will include basic tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, toilet scrubbing, shower cleaning, general kitchen cleaning and tidying up. All Honest Maids visits are considered deep because we do more during each visit such as cleaning base boards, dusting/wiping floor corners, scrub bathroom and tile as needed and more.
According to according to Dr. Gupta being constantly stressed can cut up to 5 years off your life.
Some professional house cleaners bring their own tools and products with them, while many individuals want you to provide the necessary cleaning supplies.
Extra costs in house cleaning
For those who charge primarily by the hour, if you want a particularly deep clean in an area, or require specific products, expect to pay more.
When you hire Honest Maids either for 1 time visit or recurring you will get truly honest, reliable, screened, and efficient professionals who won’t charge you more for special requests, bring their own state of the art tools and best selection of cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and safe for your and your family.
Having a cleaning service visit your home is no longer a luxury, it has become a necessity that is needed for many to remain happy, have stable homes, less stress, less hassle and enjoy more personal free off-work time doing what you like. Honest Maids was created with that purpose – help eliminate stress because we know first hand how horrible this silent killer can be. Without services like ours, long work ours and even longer commutes, short days, children and family needs… you don’t stand a chance. Check out our services and fight for a healthier life.