A Sydney house can range in size and style from modest one-bedroom units to sprawling mansions with dozens of rooms.
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Regardless of the property’s size, it will require a substantial amount of time and effort on the part of a professional cleaner to keep it looking its best.
Homeowners who want their home always to look great for guests should consider hiring an exterior cleaning service, saving you the time and effort to do it yourself.
But what is the professional cost to clean a Sydney House?
The average rate per hour to hire a professional in Australia is $30 for a typical 1-bedroom home and $200 for a 2-3 bedroom house. However, it’s important to note that this is just the average, and several factors could increase this price.
Below we’ll go over these factors so you can make a final decision on whether or not a professional service is within your best interest.
Size Of Your Home
The size of your home is the most important factor when calculating professional cleaning costs. A small one-bedroom unit will cost less than a large home with three bedrooms, but even that smaller residence may require multiple hours to complete all tasks and make it look shiny and clean again.
As square footage will dictate how long a job will take, many cleaning companies will conduct a survey beforehand. Once an inspection has been completed, you will receive your cleaning quote.
Type of Cleaning
If you’re just looking to give your home a quick, light cleaning, then an independent cleaner may be the best option for you. But if you want deep-cleaning services that will include upholstery, window cleaning and carpeting, or even minor repairs such as painting small areas of your house, hiring a professional company who service these specific home aspects is likely better. A specialized service can offer their own unique expertise i.e. a window cleaning company will know more about the ins and outs of cleaning windows than a regular cleaning service.
Basic cleaning typically includes sweeping and mopping floors, washing all counters, windowsills, sinks and toilets with a disinfectant cleaner. It will also involve vacuuming carpets or rugs that haven’t been cleaned in the past 30 days. This type of service is ideal if you want a last-minute clean for guests arriving in your home.
A basic clean service is also often utilized for storage purposes. For example, UK residents wishing to transfer multiple furniture pieces to self storage units in Manchester can pay for a quick routine clean up, often proving more convenient and hassle-free.
Deep cleaning is a process that involves deep scrubbing and glazing, as well as steam-cleaning of carpets. This type of service can take up to four hours per room, in addition to the time spent on other tasks such as window washing or vacuuming.
Usually, this kind of extensive work would be done once every couple of months or more often for homes with pets who may shed hair constantly, but it will cost much more than traditional housekeeping services.
End Of Lease Cleaning
If you’re looking for a deep clean before your property lease ends, it may be worth considering hiring a professional end of lease cleaning service. This will ensure that the property is in tip-top shape when handed back to the landlord or real estate agent, so you can receive your deposit back.
This option is generally the most expensive out of the three because of the work involved.
Independent vs Corporate House Cleaning Services
Independent services may offer a more personalized and customized approach, but they are less likely to have rigid pricing structures that allow you to budget for these expenses. Although an independent cleaner may cost less, it’s not necessarily more cost-effective. Meanwhile, a professional service can offer insurance and proper employee background checks for a comprehensive, more reliable service.
However, what it really boils down to is the size of your professional cleaning crew. An independent cleaner will generally work alone and occasionally have an assistant to help with the more laborious jobs. A larger professional company may send multiple people to your home to service it, which will generally cost more.
The frequency at which you need your home cleaned will also determine its cost. A monthly or bi-weekly service may be all that is required for a small residence, but if the size and condition of your house warrant it, then weekly cleanings are recommended.
Condition of Your Home
The condition of your house will also have an impact on how much it costs to clean. A neglected home with a lot of clutter and accumulated dust will take more time and labour than one that has been used in the past month. Before your professional service arrives, it’s a good idea to have an easy clean up of the house. Don’t let their time be wasted on unnecessary tasks!
Additionally, if you have pets or young children who mess up things, then it’s recommended to hire service at least twice per month and deep clean the house every six months.
How Experienced your Professional Cleaners Are
The experience of your professional cleaners will also make a difference in the cost. More experienced workers can handle even complex projects with ease and can do more in less time because they know what needs to be done. This means that accidents like spills or animal hair on carpeting may not happen as often. There’s no need for additional labour from other professionals such as painters or plumbers.
If you want someone cleaning houses for decades, it would most likely cost substantially more than if you hired an apprentice cleaner instead. But how much this costs will vary based on your home’s location and the type of service they offer – so contact them about pricing before hiring!