Are Home Cleaning Services Worth the Price?

Jun 14, 2021Cleanners, Home Cleaning

If you’ve ever wondered if you should hire a cleaning service, the answer is; of course, you should! As an owner of a vacation rental, it would be easier to hire a cleaning service than having to clean the entire property yourself. 

As you already know, cleaning services aren’t cheap. The average amount per home, stated by HomeGuide, is $91 – $185, or $25 – $50 per hour. For someone who owns a rental property, you may want to take these prices into consideration. Sure, they seem expensive, but overall, would you rather have a professional deep clean your property after every guest, or yourself?


Some people say they can do the job just fine as that is part of their rental ownership. But consider the amount of stress and time off of your back when hiring someone or a team to do the cleaning for you. 

A vacation rental needs a deep clean at least once a week. With having a busy schedule as a rental homeowner you’ve got too much on your plate with making reservations, calling guests to confirm, and more if you own more than one property. Most people don’t have the flexibility to do it all. 

Plus, don’t you want your home to look sparkling clean for when your guests arrive? Presentation is what keeps your guests coming. And knowing that your rental is spic and span before your guests’ arrival takes that much stress off your shoulders. 

What is offered

Vacation rental cleaning services offer more than what you expect for under $200. In the kitchen they mop the floors, wipe down the counters, stove top, and microwave, clean out the fridge, and 

Vacation Rental vs. Residential Cleaning

There’s more that goes into cleaning a vacation rental compared to a residents’ home. With a resident’s home, unless they are expecting company over, they just need an antibacterial wipe over everything, basically. But with a vacation rental, all inhabitants from previous visits need to be wiped clean. 

Cleaning professionals will do more than just regular cleanings like mopping, vacuuming, and dusting. They will change the bed linens, restock toiletries, and notify you if anything has been damaged or if there are any issues. 

House Cleaning Rates

Depending on if you are looking for a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly cleaning, most maid service companies charge by the hour. Typically, according to HomeAdvisor, a house cleaner will charge $40 to $80 an hour, and that doesn’t even include additional service. 

But it basically all comes down to the type of cleaning you are interested in. If you are looking for a one-time-only, house cleaning services will charge $125 to $300 per visit or $0.07 to $0.15 per square foot. If you are interested in monthly cleaning that’ll cost you $100 to $250 per visit. Let’s look at some other home cleaning service prices. 

Type of Service Cost
Live In $30,000 – $60,000 annually
Full-Time $1,200 – $2,500 per month
One Time
Square footage


To have someone clean your home may seem like a dent in your wallet, but if you are a rental owner and you don’t have time to do it yourself, looking into a cleaning service would be your best bet. 

The cost of house cleaning is worth the amount when you take into consideration how much time and energy you are saving to focus on other aspects of your business.