Rates for Cleaning New Construction Homes

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Cleaning businesses often focus on specific types of cleaning jobs, such as private homes, businesses, or new construction. This is a page about rates for cleaning new construction homes.


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August 12, 2015

I just get my business license for cleaning houses, but I don't know how much to charge for those brand new houses the builder needs cleaned before the homeowner moves in. Can you tell me how much the rate for this job is?


August 16, 20150 found this helpful
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You will need to ask around to find the going rate in your area. It ranges from $35 an hour (Seattle) to $10 an hour (Tacoma). These two towns are only 20 miles apart, so it can really vary. Search this site, there are some very good posts on charging for house cleaning.

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December 13, 2018

What is the rate for a final interior cleaning of a 3,550 sq. ft. newly built home in Guelph, Ontario?


December 13, 20180 found this helpful

You will have to search in your area. In my area it would be around $250.


It is more than a regular cleaning because there is a lot of dust and fingerprints left by the workers.

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December 13, 20180 found this helpful

I suggest calling your small business development center and asking if they have these rates in their database:


The ones in Pittsburgh do for many, many types of businesses.

Something else I found is Indeed has info available to the public about going employee pay if you were to be hired by a company to clean for them. If you are going on your own, the rates can be up to 4 times the rate to cover your costs for insurance, travel, supplies, etc.


Wishing you all the best!

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

$250 is a normal price for this kind of cleaning.

We provide this kind service in the Denver areas as you can see here:



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November 1, 2018

I have a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3 story townhouse in Denver, Colorado. How do I estimate the cost and what do I charge?


November 1, 20181 found this helpful

There is a lot of extra work in this job, with the dust and dirt. In my area people charge by the job, not by the hour. Calculate how many hours it will take you, and multiply that by the rate. It wouldnt hurt to investigate and see what your competition is charging for a similar job.

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November 8, 20180 found this helpful

the best way to estimate cost is to consult with contractors in your area or contact Home Depot. Also to take into account are the age and materials of the house, and whether you can easily acquire needed permits

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November 10, 20180 found this helpful

Some places like this one post their rates online:



You can use this as a guide.

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June 11, 2018

What is the cost per square foot for post construction cleaning in Wilmington NC?


June 12, 20181 found this helpful

I dont know what the rate is in that area, but it is at least 30% more than a regular cleaning.

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July 28, 20182 found this helpful

I live in Myrtle Beach, moved from Wilmington. I have charged .18 sq foot

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August 13, 2016

I am cleaning new construction and move outs in Chattanooga Tennessee. How much should I be getting paid? They are all 2 or more bedrooms and 1 to 2 baths?


February 27, 20170 found this helpful

"Research shows that the average hourly cleaning rate for U.S. maid services is between $25 and $45 per hour, so keep that in mind when getting quotes." www.homeadvisor.com/.../


According to the above, and considering the nature of the work, you should try to get the upper end of that.

You can also go to chattanooga.craigslist.org/.../bbb to see what others in your area charge

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

In my area it would be $90-$110.

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October 17, 2015

I live in Texas. I don't know how much to charge for those brand new houses the builder needs cleaned before the homeowner moves in. Can you tell me how much the rate for this job is? Is there someone who can help me? Please and thank you.


October 17, 20150 found this helpful

There are many price factors for "post construction house cleaning". You can try a search yourself or this site to start:



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October 23, 2010

I'm interested in starting a cleaning service that focuses primarily on new construction homes. I want to charge by the house, but I have no idea on how much to charge. Any ideas? Thanks.

By Linda from Omaha, NE


Rates for Cleaning Services


Use the search box at top of website. (06/03/2010)

By Marjorie

Rates for Cleaning Services

I used to own a construction company with my ex. The prices about 10 years ago were somewhere around $25/hr. Of course just starting out you would need to find out the shortcuts for cleaning tar and paint, etc. from carpets, vinyl and hardwood safely; also you would need to find out the best and fastest way to clean windows without streaking. You also need to know what each construction company expects. They all want different things. It's hard work, but pays well. Good luck:) (06/04/2010)

By susan

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