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Find the Best Cleaning Services in Richmond, VA

Hiring a cleaning company can mean the difference between a spotless house and a cluttered mess. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing the customer reviews, local availability and green cleaning services of more than 20 companies and choosing six favorites from the top cleaning services in Richmond.

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How to find a cleaning service in Richmond

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When looking for a Richmond cleaning company, compare a few companies to see which one offers the right services and scheduling for you. Some companies are fairly rigid in their packages and timelines, while others may be able to tailor their services to your needs and budget.

Basic house cleaning, which is what most customers get done on a recurring basis, typically includes dusting the entire home, vacuuming, mopping and cleaning the bathrooms and the kitchen.

Deep house cleaning includes everything in a basic house cleaning, plus services like carpet and furniture cleaning, wiping down baseboards, and cleaning appliances. Deep cleaning is something that you may want a few times per year.

A few other things to look for when choosing a cleaning company include:

  • Green cleaning. If you prefer eco-friendly products, many companies offer what’s called green cleaning for an extra fee. Check for green certification(s) on a cleaner’s website or ask them about the cleaning chemicals they use before you sign up.
  • Schedules. Ideally, your cleaning service should work around your schedule to offer appointments when you need them. However, some companies are either too busy or too structured to offer flexible scheduling. While this may not be an issue all the time, most consumers appreciate being able to reschedule or cancel their appointments whenever something else comes up in their lives.
  • Insurance and certifications. Choose a company that has general liability insurance so that, if something bad happens in your home, you’re protected from a costly lawsuit. You may also want to choose a company with one or more supplementary certifications from industry organizations, like the International Sanitary Supply Association.

Cleaning service prices in Richmond

Most companies charge between $25 - $50 per cleaner, per hour. This typically adds up to a total cost of around $150 per house cleaning, depending on the size and condition of your home. Some companies charge per square foot for your first appointment as a sort of baseline for future services, since it will likely take longer to clean a house the first time. Because of this, your first cleaning may also be more expensive.

You can opt for additional services if you want specific things done, like carpet steaming or junk removal, and some cleaners offer to use eco-friendly products for about $8 per cleaning as well.

Richmond cleaning services FAQ

How much do you tip house cleaners?

It’s normal to tip $10 - $20 per cleaning service.

How often should a house be deep cleaned?

It depends on your lifestyle, but most people prefer to have their homes deep cleaned at least twice per year, if not every season.

How do you prepare for house cleaning?

At the very least, you should pick up any personal items off the floor before your cleaner(s) comes. You should also put away anything that you don’t want moved, like important papers and mail. Finally, do a walk-through to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Should I clean before my house cleaner comes?

You don’t need to, but since most cleaners charge per hour, the cleaner or tidier your home is, the more time they can spend on the areas that actually need professional cleaning.

How long does it take to clean a house?

Most companies quote at least an hour to clean a home, depending on how many cleaners are needed. Expect longer if your home is significantly larger than average, and be aware that initial cleanings often take extra time.

Top Richmond cleaning service companies

Merry Maids

Merry Maids is a nationwide cleaning company. The Richmond location offers a variety of services that come with a free estimate and a satisfaction guarantee. Thanks to its customizable and flexible services, homeowners can create a Merry Maids cleaning plan that fits their needs and budgets. Its Team Mobility dispatch service keeps homeowners updated on the progress of their cleanings, too.

Merry Maids

Two Maids & A Mop

Two Maids & A Mop takes a unique approach to cleaning services in Richmond. The company uses what’s called Pay for Performance, where your level of satisfaction determines the amount of pay the two maids assigned to your home receive. Two Maids & A Mop offers six different cleaning packages. Plus, all Two Maids & A Mop professional house cleaners are trained, background checked, bonded and insured. This company’s address is 6740 Forest Hill Ave., Ste. 103 Richmond, VA 23235.

Two Maids & A Mop

The Maid Crew

The Maid Crew is a licensed and bonded cleaning company based in Richmond. Its services include one-time, move-in, move-out, post-renovation, commercial, small office and spring cleanings. To help save clients money, The Maid Crew offers hourly services that allow you to fit its work to your budget. However, these hourly services do not come with a cleanliness guarantee because everything may not be completed in the time you schedule. Its address is 7137 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228.

The Maid Crew

CottageCare Richmond

Unlike companies that only give quotes after an in-home walkthrough, CottageCare Richmond creates fair quotes based on the size of your home. CottageCare uses nontoxic and nonabrasive products and a 165-point checklist to ensure the cleanliness of your home. CottageCare does not charge any reschedule fees, and its residential cleaning services start as low as $99. The company’s address is 3030 Stony Point Road, Richmond, VA 23235.

CottageCare Richmond

New Image Cleaning Service

New Image Cleaning Service is a local Richmond cleaning company specializing in residential cleaning. All its cleaners are highly trained, experienced professionals who have undergone an extensive background check. New Image Cleaning is fully licensed and insured, and it offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

New Image Cleaning Service

MaidPro Richmond

MaidPro is a national cleaning company with a location in Richmond. All its cleaning services are customized to each home’s needs, allowing customers to make specialized requests like off-limit zones. MaidPro uses green, eco-friendly products in all of its clients’ homes. Thanks to their 49-Point Checklist, MaidPro’s cleaners ensure your entire home is clean, top to bottom. Its address is 10607-D Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA 23238.

MaidPro Richmond