The right housecleaning service can save you time and provide peace of mind. Here’s what you need to know about basic housecleaning costs and services.

If you’re considering hiring someone to do your housecleaning, read on for quick tips on selection, performance, evaluation and resolution of any service issues.

What to expect for costs and services

Several factors influence the cost of cleaning, such as house location and size; the number of adults, children and pets in the home; the frequency of the service and the thoroughness of the cleaning required. A cleaning company will generally send a staff member to view your home and get a good understanding of your cleaning needs and then determine a rate. Average hourly rates often range from $16 to $25 dollars depending on the location of the business.

Housecleaners routinely include the following services in a standard clean:

  • thorough cleaning of kitchens and bathrooms
  • vacuuming throughout the house
  • mopping
  • sweeping
  • making beds
  • dusting all surfaces, including baseboards and light fixtures

Other services are usually available for an additional cost, such as spot-cleaning carpets, cleaning cupboards, washing windows and doing laundry. Other cleaning requests can also generally be accommodated for an extra fee. Some companies supply all cleaning products, whereas others expect you to provide everything.

Be certain you are clear on what the price includes and what you’re obligated to have in your home.

Start with a trial run

Once you’ve found a housecleaner you want to try, start with a trial period that covers two to four cleanings. This allows time for the company to understand your expectations and gives you an opportunity to determine your cleaning requirements clearly.

If you find that after several visits you’re still not satisfied, the housecleaning relationship probably isn’t going to work.

What to check after a housecleaning

First, do an overall assessment. Does the house look and smell neat and clean? It should be apparent that the carpets have been vacuumed but make sure to look in out-of-the-way places (such as under the beds and couch) to be sure that those areas have also been cleaned. Have the kitchen and bathroom floors been thoroughly washed or only quickly damp mopped?

Check the corners of the rooms and up against the walls, if the cleaning has been done well, these will be free of dust and grime. Check that the toilets have been well scrubbed and that your mirrors, sinks and chrome work sparkle. Your furniture should be dust free and gleaming.

In addition, check to see if small items such as candle holders or picture frames have been moved to accommodate dusting. No company will perfectly replicate your layout after they’re finished. If items have been moved, it indicates they’re diligently cleaning.

If there’s a problem…

If you’re unhappy with the quality of the cleaning job, try to rectify it by speaking with the cleaner directly. The problem may be as simple as unclear instructions.

If this approach proves unsuccessful, call the company and speak with a supervisor clearly outlining your concerns. Take photographs so you are able to provide concrete examples of the areas where your cleaning expectations are not being met.

If you are unable to satisfactorily resolve any issues with your cleaning provider, it’s time to move on. You’re paying for a service and have a right to expect it to be performed as you desire.

Why Choose Us For Your House Cleaning Needs?

Considering Hiring a House Cleaning Company?

There are many reasons to consider hiring the best house cleaning service in Annapolis MD

Value – Bottom line, your time is extremely valuable. Think about this – calculate how much you make per hour and multiple it by the amount of time it will take to clean your home. Chances are it is much less expensive to hire a house cleaning company than to do it yourself.

Stress Reducing – Living in a dirty or cluttered home can send your stress level through the roof. You have a busy life. At the end of the day, you do not need to add to cleaning to your lists of tasks that never get completed. Having a clean home shouldn’t require yet another item on your to-do list.

Efficiency – As in any employment situation, the more experience you have in an area, the better you are at doing that job. When you hire a cleaning company, you have a professional staff that knows how to work efficiently to get the job done right. They do not cut corners but they know how to manage their work flow so that they complete the job in a reasonable amount of time without sacrificing quality.

Status – Believe it or not, people actually brag about hiring a professional house cleaning company. Many people have the perception that hiring a cleaning company to clean your home is very expensive.

Why Consider Spouses Cleaning Houses?

We listen – In order to deliver the best possible service to meet your expectations, the cleaning professionals at Spouses Cleaning Houses listens, understands and acts to meet nearly all of your cleaning requests, even windows. Recognizing the importance of thorough and consistent cleaning at every visit, we schedule the same team for each service. They get to know your requirements and your site and provide reliable, professional work.

We are flexible – We provide you with increased flexibility to schedule cleaning services at the most convenient time, as well as customized cleanings tailored to your requests.

We are experienced – For more than 19 years, Spouses Cleaning Houses has been maintaining the cleanliness of homes in the Annapolis region with respect and dedication. Our company trains each team and designates a team leader to oversee all cleaning duties. Staff members have experience cleaning in a variety of locations, including residences, Bed and Breakfasts, and corporate offices.

A Bit More About Spouses Cleaning Houses

Husband and wife proprietors, Ed and Rebecca Wright, founded the business in 1995. Together, their leadership and commitment have transformed a once part time endeavor into a successful and thriving business. They know how to clean your home!


For more than 19 years, Spouses Cleaning Houses, the leading house cleaning company in Annapolis MD has maintained the cleanliness of local residences by listening intently to their needs. And this remains the reason why we continue to provide outstanding house cleaning services and build long lasting relationships with our customers. We offer scheduled and one-time cleaning services allowing you to specify exactly what to clean and in which areas of your home. We assign a trained and experienced team that will service your house on your desired schedule. They become acquainted with your requests, your home and your habits and are able to offer you the best, most professional cleaning services available. If you are looking for a high quality cleaning service and an opportunity to relax while your cleaning requirements are met, Spouses Cleaning Houses is here for you.