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How much does Deep Cleaning cost?

Average Price
£15 - £35 per hour

What is the price of Deep Cleaning?

Is your property looking more filthy than fantastic? Read our handy guide to find out how much your deep cleaning team will charge for their services.

What is Deep Cleaning?

Not all cleaning jobs are created equal! Sometimes a regular clean just won’t cut the mustard, especially if the dirt, grease, and grime are particularly prevalent. If your home isn’t thoroughly clean, not only will it look unsightly but could pose a risk to your health too. 

Deep cleaning is therefore required, and unlike a regular clean, deep cleaning takes a lot more time and effort to complete. However, it will make regular cleaning much easier to maintain, which is why deep cleaning is also requested as a top-up to existing cleaning efforts.

Deep cleaning includes removing dirt from your bathroom, kitchen (including the oven and fridge), bedroom, floors, ceilings, walls, doors and windows. The techniques involved in deep cleaning include steam cleaning, vacuuming, washing, buffing, polishing and more. Once finished, the property will be left sparkling clean ready to be happily lived in again. 

How much does Deep Cleaning cost? 

The cost of deep cleaning costs slightly more than regular cleaning services, averaging at £20 per hour. The true cost can vary between £15 and £35 per hour.

Average cost of Deep Cleaning in the UK
Average cost (per hour)£20
Minimum cost (per hour)£15
Maximum cost (per hour) £35

The price per hour will be per team member, unless the entire job is priced as a fixed fee. 

Larger properties or more complex jobs will require additional team members. Typically, deep cleaning requires 1-4 team members depending on the size of the job. 

What changes the price of Deep Cleaning? 

The cost of deep cleaning varies depending on several factors, including: 

  • Level of cleaning required

  • The property size

  • Time

  • Experience

  • Pets or children

  • Potential hazards

  • Location

Level of cleaning required 

The level of cleaning required will depend on the condition of the property. Some dirt can be removed with a cloth or duster, whereas heavier filth may require steam cleaning, especially on carpets or upholstery. 

If it’s been a while since the property was cleaned properly, the job will likely be more complex. While all kinds of deep cleaning will be more thorough than regular cleaning, some jobs are more difficult than others, therefore will cost more to complete. 

Based on 3 hours of work, deep cleaning can range anywhere between £45 and £300 to complete on average.

Average cost of Deep Cleaning based on the level of cleaning required - UK
Type of deep cleaning Highest average price (per clean)Lowest average price (per clean)
Regular deep cleaning£105£45
Complex deep cleaning£300£120

The property size

Properties across the UK vary dramatically in size, with everything from studio apartments to 30 bedroom mansions. The larger the property, the more ground your deep cleaner needs to cover. 

Though, it’s also possible to find packages for certain property types, which may work out cheaper overall. 


Some deep cleans will take 2-3 hours, and others will take all day. The total time your professional estimates the job will take will form an integral part of the quote. 


Deep cleaners may be new to the job or have decades of experience, and a long waiting list to boot. Expect to pay more for the most specialist professionals. 

Pets or children

While our pets or children may be the light of our lives, they can seriously ramp up any cleaning bill. Pets, in particular, shed fur and tread dirt into your carpets from outside. Kids also love any surface to colour on, even if it’s the walls! Such cleaning jobs take far more time to complete on average, due to the increase in mess. 

But in the case of renting, deep cleaning is essential to get your deposit back. Deep cleaning also makes for a much nicer home to live in too. 

Potential hazards

Hazards for cleaners can involve exposure to mould, bacteria and other pathogens. If the property has been unoccupied for some time, there could be lots of potentially dangerous waste. 

It’s worth noting that typically, deep cleaners will not take on hazardous jobs. Instead, you’ll be required to have the hazards removed by a licensed professional first. In either case, expect such jobs to cost more money versus general cleaning duties.  


Your location will impact the cost of deep cleaning, due to the difference in operational costs. On the whole, the North East is the cheapest place to hire deep cleaning, averaging at £15 per hour. The most expensive location is London, at £25 per hour. 

As the price fluctuates between £15 and £35 per hour across the UK, you should expect some variations in price regardless of your location.

Average cost of Deep Cleaning based on location
LocationAverage deep cleaner cost
North East£15
North West£18
South West£23

Is it worth getting Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning isn’t something most homeowners have the time, skills, tools or even inclination to do regularly. Even with the best intentions, your home probably isn’t anywhere near as clean as you think. Therefore, deep cleaning is an excellent service to hire for the benefit of everyone in the property. It will also ensure that future cleaning is much less work, because the majority of the dirt has been professionally removed. 

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