Ashburn, VA

Apartment Cleaners on HomeGuide cost
$25 – $70 /hour

The average cost for apartment cleaning is $50 per hour for normal cleaning. Hiring a apartment cleaner, you will likely spend between $25 – $70 /hour. The price of apartment cleaning can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local apartment cleaners or get free estimates from pros near you.

How much does apartment cleaning cost?

Author: Daniel W.
Millions of people ask HomeGuide for cost estimates every year. We track the estimates they get from local companies, then we share those prices with you.

A clean home clears the mind, but many people don’t have the time or the inclination to keep it that way. A good cleaning service will show up on time and clean everything you want in the amount of time you agree to. Workers bring all their own equipment and cleaning supplies. Expect to pay about $30-$50 per worker per hour for the service.

Home Cleaning

Cleaning Cost Per Hour

The price of apartment cleaning depends on a number of factors—the number of workers cleaning, square footage of the apartment, number of bathrooms, travel time, cleaning supplies used, and depth of cleaning needed.

National Average Cost $50/hr
Minimum Cost $25/hr
Maximum Cost $70/hr
Average Range $30/hr to $50/hr
A move-in or move-out clean will always cost more, as will a deep clean. However, if you sign up for weekly or bi-weekly cleanings, that price can drop considerably.

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Flat Rates

While many cleaning services charge based on the number of hours it takes to clean an apartment, others charge by the square foot or the number of bedrooms. AK Cleaning Services in Powder Springs, GA, charge a flat $145 for a 1 bed/1 bath apartment. BC Cleaning in Gambrills, MD, start their weekly cleaning prices at $69 for a 2 bed/2 bath apartment. Think Maids in Washington, D.C., charge a standard $119 for 1 bed/1 bath; $139 for a 2 bed/1 bath; and $159 for a 2 bed/2 bath apartment. They also give great discounts to new mothers and those who want more frequent cleanings.

Things to Consider

When looking for online reviews and ratings of cleaning companies in your area, be sure to scroll to the end of each page. Some review services tend to hide the poor reviews at the end and keep the favorable ones at the top. Word of mouth is also helpful, as is asking for recommendations from family and friends.

Most cleaning quotes come with a free in-home estimate to establish the amount of work and regularity of work needed. Would you rather have a flat rate given than a quote that needs a visit first? Would you prefer that the workers speak English? Is there a money-back guarantee? Are they OSHA trained and insured? Are their cleaning products child and pet safe or organic? Are they background checked?

Cleaning Specialties

You’ll find that the longer a family-owned cleaning service has been in business, the more it has figured out what type of cleaning services it prefers to specialize in. Excellent Cleaningz, Minneapolis, MN, specializes in move-in and move-out apartment deep cleanings. Clean and Clear Services in Lilburn, GA, offers a flat rate for basic cleaning services, followed by an à la carte menu of extra services—such as doing the laundry, window cleaning, and cabinet organization—for an extra $50/task. Redlands Cleaning in Redlands, CA, offers garage cleaning and is particularly skilled at floor cleaning—no matter what kind of flooring is in place.

Length of Time Needed and Scheduling

Costs also depend on the condition of your apartment. Some cleaning companies prefer to send over 2-4 workers for a shorter length of time, while others might only send one worker who stays for half a day. Make sure everything is off the floor and that electrical sockets are accessible.

Most cleaning companies have workers available six days a week, and they are willing to work their schedules around yours.
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