How much to pay for a "deep clean"

(22 Posts)
BadHenry Wed 01-Jul-15 22:37:49

Dp and I are moving into a new house smile

We want to get it cleaned before moving in and have been quoted £143 shock. Its a 3 bed terrace, not huge. The cleaning company reckon we'll need 2 cleaners for 5 hours, so that's over £14ph. Cleaning the carpet (in the one room that is carpeted) would be £28 extra.

We usually pay £10ph for our regular cleaner, but these guys will have to bring their own cleaning products, tbf.

Is this reasonable? Or necessary??

Any advice would be appreciated!

specialsubject Thu 02-Jul-15 10:50:15

what would you work for?

seems a perfectly reasonable cost.

JugglingLife Thu 02-Jul-15 10:58:30

10 hours in total to clean an empty house? Is it in a terrible state because that sounds an awful lot. We had our 5 bed deep cleaned a few weeks ago, they pulled all the furniture out, emptied shelves and put back etc and that was £175, I guess total man hours around 10.

Sunnyshores Thu 02-Jul-15 11:17:39

I think thats seems fair for a really good deep clean. As well as the normal dusting and wiping down, i would expect them to: clean windows in and outside, clean oven, hob, extractor - this alone could take 5 hours.

wowfudge Thu 02-Jul-15 11:37:09

Sounds quite attractive to me! Ask them to provide a breakdown of everything they will do.

ElleDubloo Thu 02-Jul-15 14:16:32

We just moved into a 4-bedroom house and paid £350 for a deep clean, including carpet cleaning (most of the house is carpeted). Another company quoted us £550 for the same job. I'm really glad we did it, because they got the place clean enough that we were happy to start putting things into cupboards/wardrobes and start using the kitchen straight away.

hippospot Thu 02-Jul-15 14:20:46

I paid £240 for an empty 3-bed house. It was absolutely immaculate and well worth it.

Kvetch15 Thu 02-Jul-15 14:23:39

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ReallyNotAMorningPerson Thu 02-Jul-15 14:57:21

Do you think £14 ph is too much? Particularly when they'll be using their own products that need replenishing and over 10 hours will be significantly depleted?

My mother-in-law was a cleaner and I'm sorry but I object to these threads that suggest that just because they don't have a degree, the hard and often unpleasant manual labour that cleaning necessitates doesn't merit paying more than peanuts.

We pay consultants who come in and do questionable amounts of work at my office £850 a day (per consultant). £143 split between two people for a full day's work is really not that much.

ReallyNotAMorningPerson Thu 02-Jul-15 15:00:19

Just to add - not all of that £14ph chunk will even be going to the cleaners. The cleaning company will be siphoning off a large percentage.

OwlOffshore Thu 02-Jul-15 16:29:22

Sounds perfectly normal to me. Just check what exactly they will do for that - oven, extractor fan, all windows?

OwlOffshore Thu 02-Jul-15 16:30:11

Oh, and the insides of kitchen cupboards and built-in wardrobes etc....

googlenut Thu 02-Jul-15 17:47:14

Are these worth doing for a house you are living in? We don't have a regular cleaner but thinking of treating myself to a deep clean.

Wishful80sMontage Thu 02-Jul-15 17:50:42

Think that sounds very reasonable might get my house deep cleaned if that's the going rate

CookieMonstersAngryTwin Thu 02-Jul-15 18:22:32

I think that sounds fair, I'd pay it tbh.

Viviennemary Thu 02-Jul-15 18:28:14

It doesn't sound too bad to me. In fact it sounds very reasonable. Deep clean or one off clean is usually £15 or can be as much as £20 per hour.

BadHenry Fri 03-Jul-15 06:02:12

Thanks for the input, all.

Just to point out - I'm certainly not suggesting that cleaners should be paid peanuts. I've just never had a deep clean before so no idea how long it should take or whether it is worthwhile. It seems that you guys think it is though!

ReallyNotAMorningPerson Fri 03-Jul-15 07:29:25

Glad to hear OP smile.

My post sounded a little harsh in retrospect, didn't mean to be. Just that other posters before had suggested that (peanut-paying).

Viviennemary Fri 03-Jul-15 10:44:07

I think you'll be really pleased with the result and will be glad you've gone ahead. And you'll be moving into a lovely clean house.

FieldTrip Fri 03-Jul-15 10:55:44

I'd consider that £143 well spent. £14phr is cheap if you're going through a company.

BadHenry Fri 03-Jul-15 11:36:47

Just booked it grin

Thanks all, and no worries imnotamorningperson

bilbodog Fri 03-Jul-15 13:30:01

one bit of advice - I had this done to a house I moved into and the cleaning company used their own products - the house smelt like a public lavatory for over a week! Find out what cleaning products they use - just in case.

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