Sure, clean eating is all the rage in January. But a clean house will never go out of style.
Start 2018 with a clean slate — literally — by hiring some help to get your home sparkling. We’ve broken down the costs and benefits for bringing in the pros for all the different parts of your home to help you get started:
One-Time Deep Cleaning
If you want the whole house to feel fresh and new again, a one-time deep cleaning is a good place to start. This service goes above and beyond just dusting and vacuuming — it includes cleaning light fixtures, outlets, air ducts, tiles, upholstery, carpets, trim and a range of other services.
Average Cost: The cost of having a whole house deep-cleaned can range from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand. This depends largely on the size of the house, how much of it is carpeted, what kind of furniture is inside, ceiling heights and the general state of all-over dirtiness.
Regular Maid Service
If mopping, vacuuming, dusting and laundry are taking up most of your free time, it might be time to hire a home cleaning service for regular weekly or biweekly cleanings.
Average Cost: The average maid service cost is $165, but homeowners could spend anywhere from $60 and $350 on these services. Most services charge by the hour or square footage of your house.
It’s recommended that you clean your carpet every 6 to 12 months to keep it looking like new and make it last longer. When soil is left too long in the carpet, it can make its way to the fibers and become almost impossible to remove. Carpet also traps all kinds of bacteria, allergens, dust, mold and pollens.
Average Cost: The average cost of a professional carpet cleaning is $174. The cost of this service will vary based on square footage, cleaning method, carpet type and whether stain removal is required.
Your windows should be cleaned twice a year, inside and out. Doing a good job on windows usually requires standing on a ladder while using multiple tools to clean. This can be a dangerous prospect for many homeowners, which is why many people opt to call in a professional.
Average Cost: The average cost of a professional window cleaning is $207. The price will vary based on the number of windows, screens, window height and whether any mineral deposits need to be removed.