If you don’t have time to keep your home clean and tidy, then hiring a cleaner is your next best option. Getting in a cleaner for a weekly house clean, or a spruce up before guests stay, is becoming more common these days as we juggle work, children, pets and social events. Here is an outline of the services and costs involved to give you an idea of how much you’ll be looking at paying.
There are lots of different types of cleaning services available, so you’ll need to narrow down exactly what you need. Do you need a weekly residential cleaner, a cleaner for a spring clean or a one-off deep clean for your carpet?
Once you know what you need you can get in touch with a cleaning company that provides what you need.
Residential Cleaning Costs
Professional house cleaners charge either an hourly rate or a rate based on how big your house or apartment is, i.e per square metre. You can expect to pay less if you have a one bedroom apartment rather than a large four bedroom house. In general you’re looking at between $20 and $55 per hour for residential cleaning, so a two bedroom apartment will usually cost around $100-$120 for a normal clean.
What Will a Cleaner Do?
Typically a cleaner should tidy, dust, mop and vacuum each room of the house. They should thoroughly clean general kitchen surface areas, bathroom showers and toilets and get everything looking sparkling clean. You should see a noticeable difference when you return.
Be aware there may be extra costs if you require additional appliances or fixtures to be cleaned. For example, carpet cleaning to get rid of stains can cost $20 to $40 per room, and oven cleaning, which is a messy job, $80 to $150.
Do I Have To Supply Cleaning Products?
No, cleaners usually turn up with their own cleaning supplies and equipment unless you specifically ask them to use your own.
Looking for cleaning services in your area? Head to Bricks+Agent and list your job to get quotes from local companies. Remember, it’s a good idea to get quotes from three or four companies to compare what they offer. Once you’re ready to connect you can simply enlist the services of the company with the quote that suits you.
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