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Question DetailsAsked on 2/14/2018

I would like to find out how much I should pay a cleaning company to clean a 6200-6300 square foot home bi weekly

5 baths, 2 full, 2 half, 1 powder, 5 bedroom, dinning area, kitchen, eating area sitting area, two master bedrooms, laundry room, stairway has hardwood and carpet

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Check out firms in the Housecleaning link in Search the List to find well-rated and reviewed ones in your area, and get a few quotes- both for the initial "deep cleaning" if not pretty much up to snuff now or an "initial cleaning" if in pretty clean shape, plus for your biweekly cleaning. A few quotes from some of those firms should pretty quickly clue you into the going rate for your house and what cleaning tasks (put them in writing both for the bid and the contract) you need done.

Ballpark - around 5-10¢/SF is a common ballpark number for normal periodic cleaning - which would say $300-600 per periodic cleaning for your house, ballpark. Initial cleanings, unless really desperately needing a "TV reality show deep cleaning" first, is commonly about half again to double the periodic cleaning - to get everything up to the condition it would normally be in after a normal periodic cleaning.

Here are a couple of Angies List articles and some previous similar questions with answers (for smaller houses) which might also be of interest to you. Of course, cost is not proportional to square footage because kitchen (presumably only one regardless of your individual house size) and bathrooms take up a disproportionate amount of the effort and of course seldom used librariesw and sitting rooms and guest rooms take a lot less effort, so a larger house is generally a lot less per square foot than a smaller one. So while say 10¢/SF might apply to a 1000-1500SF house, by the time you get to 6200SF that might drop to more like 5-7¢/SF average - so something maybe in the $400's to $500 per cleaning might be more in order for your house. Also, the more frequent and regular the cleanings the less per visit - a monthly cleaning will commonly run doulbe or more a weekly cleaning cost. Also, if you are willing to commit (though I recommend a trial approval period first) to an annual contract the price commonly comes down 25% or so from that of no committment. And of course, pets and kids (including especially messy live-in adult kids) make a difference in cost too, as does your ambient environment - lot of blowing in dust or tracked in mud or sand adds to your cost.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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