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How much does a House Cleaner cost? 2023

Average Price
£10 - £20 per hour

What can I expect to pay for a House Cleaning service?

Need a house cleaner but not sure of the cost? Find out how much your cleaner will charge for regular visits, one-off cleaning services, deep cleans and more.

Do you need a House Cleaner? 

As much we’d all love a sparkling home, keeping on top of household chores is challenging to say the least! Whether you need a regular touch up or a one-off service, hiring a cleaner is a stress-free and affordable way to maintain a tidy home, giving you more time to focus on the things that you enjoy. Find a House Cleaner near me

What’s the average price of a House Cleaner? 

Wondering what the going rate for a House Cleaner is? Here’s an average breakdown of costs based on local cleaning services across the UK: 

Average cost (per hour) £15
Minimum cost (per hour) £10
Maximum cost (per hour) £20

Factors influencing costs 

Not all cleaning jobs were created equal! The cost of a house cleaner is impacted by several factors, including: 

  • Type of cleaning service

  • Number and size of rooms

  • Condition of your house - deep cleaning vs. regular cleaning

Type of cleaning service 

When it comes to the number of cleaning services out there, the list is endless! Some cleaning services require more expertise, time and effort than others, so cleaners will charge more for these. Here’s a list of common cleaning services and their average cost per hour: 

Type of cleaning Average price (per hour)
Window cleaning £25
General cleaning £15
Floor cleaning £15
After builders cleaning £14
Fridge cleaning£12
Upholstery cleaning £12

Some cleaning services tend to be charged as a fixed fee rather than by the hour: 

Type of cleaningAverage set price
Carpet cleaning (per room)£25 - £35
Oven cleaning (per appliance)£49 - £60

Number and size of rooms 

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the more rooms you have, the more you’ll pay for a cleaning service. Some rooms are more time consuming and difficult to clean than others. Bathrooms are a particular pain due to the regular build-up of grime or limescale, so expect your cleaner to spend longer on these. 

If you’re wondering how much you’ll pay for a cleaning service based on the size of your room, here’s a handy breakdown of average costs according to room size: 

Room sizeAverage cost (in total)
Large £35

Condition of your house

If cleaning is a rare occurrence in your household, then expect to pay more for a cleaner, as they’ll need more time to get it looking spick and span. If you’ve neglected your home for quite some time, then you may need a deep clean. A deep clean is more thorough and detailed than a standard clean, tackling hidden dirt and grime lurking below the surface. While a regular clean normally takes place every 1-2 weeks, a deep clean is carried out around every 3-6 months.

A regular clean involves: 

  • Tidying the house

  • Cleaning the bathroom (toilet, shower, sink)

  • Cleaning the kitchen (wiping counters, hobs, removing rubbish) 

A deep clean involves: 

  • Removing limescale from shower heads

  • Oven cleaning

  • Window cleaning 

Deep cleaning is more expensive as it requires a more labour intensive job. 

Type of cleaningAverage cost (per hour)
Regular cleaning £10 -15
Deep cleaning £15 - £20


The cost of cleaning will also vary depending on when you live. If you live in London, you’ll likely pay more to cover the higher cost of living, so bear this in mind if you’re based in the big smoke.  

Here’s a rough estimate of how much you’ll pay for a house cleaner in London based to other parts of the UK: 

LocationAverage cost (per hour)
Outside of London£10 - £15
London£15 - £20

How can I save money on a House Cleaner? 

Saving money is always a great idea, here’s how to keep costs down with your house cleaning service: 

  • Regular cleaning - While it may seem like hiring a cleaner more frequently will be more expensive, it’ll save you money as you will reduce the need for deep cleaning. 

  • Keep labour time at a minimum - You can choose which rooms need to be cleaned. Bedrooms are fairly easy to keep clean, so you could keep on top of these yourself to save money. 

  • Price packages - Some cleaners will offer discounts for regular weekly or biweekly visits - don’t be afraid to ask!

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