Deep cleaning can be done as a one-time service to intensively clean a home, such as after a party or in preparation for an event. The service can also be scheduled on a recurring basis to maintain a high level of cleanliness. Deep cleaning services are available for homes, offices, commercial spaces and multiunit properties. Deep cleaning can be done on any type of residential dwelling—from a small studio to homes with five or more bedrooms. Most residential and commercial cleaning businesses offer deep cleaning services. Several factors affect the cost of deep cleaning.
Some cleaners calculate the cost of deep cleaning services based on an hourly rate, which typically covers the costs associated with labor, cleaning supplies and travel. For example, Blondy’s Cleaning in Greenwood, Indiana, charges $25 per hour per person for deep cleaning. A 2,000-square-foot house typically takes one worker at Blondy’s four to six hours, which costs $100–$150, depending on what is needed.
Some cleaners calculate deep cleaning costs based on the total square footage of the home. The cost per square foot generally includes the cost for cleaning supplies and any travel associated with arriving at the house. For example, Christian Cleaners in Keller, Texas, charges 10 cents per square foot for deep cleaning services. In contrast, the company’s rates for standard cleaning services are 5 cents per square foot. In this example, a 3,000-square-foot house would cost $300 for deep cleaning and typically takes two people four or four and a half hours to clean.
Deep cleaning takes standard house cleaning to the next level, ensuring that every nook and cranny is tended to. Cleaners may have different ranges of what they do and don’t consider deep cleaning, so always inquire before hiring a service. Christian Cleaners deep cleaning includes the following:
Inside of all the appliances (stove, fridge, etc.)
Floors and baseboards
Blinds and windows
Lights, ceiling fans and AC/Heat vents
- Dusting in all areas
Many house cleaning services do not include moving furniture in the cost of their deep cleaning services. If a client needs tables, beds, couches or other furniture to be moved, the total cost may increase.
Depending on the services needed, clients may be able to negotiate different prices than those quoted. For example, Christian Cleaners charged $240 for a customized deep clean of a 3,000-square-foot home, which would normally cost $300. In this case, the client didn’t want the windows or blinds cleaned so they negotiated a lower price. Often, house cleaners will only provide a set rate after performing a walk-through to learn exactly what the client’s needs are.
The cost of travel to the job site is typically included in the quoted rate for services. However, travel fees may apply if the house or office space to be cleaned is outside the normal service range of the business.