“What’s it cost?” is one of the first questions people ask when discussing housecleaning. However, dollar figures alone do not tell the whole story.
We base the cost on our hourly rate. This rate includes more than just employee wages. It includes costs of supplies and equipment, transportation costs, legally mandated employer costs, insurance costs, and any benefits for employees.
A Personal Visit
We begin with a personal visit to your home. (Telephone estimates and per-room charges rarely have happy endings). After touring your home, discussing your needs, and asking questions, our representative will share company materials, give you a free written estimate with a description of the job, any first-time charge, a regular cleaning rate (if requested), any additional charges and the hours represented by each dollar figure. The number of hours required for the first and future cleanings can be a good indication of the level of cleaning. Details take more time and money.
Size is not the only factor in determining the amount of time a cleaning will take. Amount of usage, the presence of animals and/or children, how you decorate, and cleaning frequency are equally important.
Since the first housecleaning normally includes doing items that have not been done in a while, the initial charge usually involves more hours and money. Being a professional housecleaner does not necessarily mean the person works faster, just that he/or she is more efficient and effective. Our estimates are a maximum – the agreed cleaning will be done no matter how long it takes. If it takes extra time, there is no extra charge. If it takes less time, we issue a refund or a credit. We normally require a 50% deposit in order to reserve the time.
We also work on an hourly basis with a minimum time in the Fresno-Clovis area of three single hours (two people one and a half hours). Our employees will follow your prioritized list of house and window cleanings tasks and do as much as they can in the time allowed.