The Average Cost for Merry Maids to Clean Your Home

Merry Maids -- in business since 1979 -- advertises itself as an "affordable cleaning service," but prices vary by where you live and the cleanliness of your home. The company individualizes its cleaning services to your home's specific needs based on your home's size and other factors. With 1,000 locations across the country at the time of publication, you might be able to find an office near you.

Standard cleaning packages include:

  • dusting picture frames, baseboards, ceiling fans, knickknacks, furniture and more
  • furniture vacuuming
  • carpet vacuuming
  • floor mopping
  • sanitation of toilets, tubs, sinks, countertops, backsplashes and tile walls
  • microwave oven cleaning inside and out
  • stove and cooktop cleaning
  • chrome polishing and
  • mirror cleaning.

The company also offers specialty cleaning services to clean homes after construction, oven and window cleaning, walls and cabinet cleaning, furniture treatments and unpacking services for additional fees. The company uses cleaning products that meet the </ahref="http:>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for Environment safer alternatives.

Insurance, Bonding and Background Checks

The company appreciates the trust you put in their cleaning services and takes precautions with your home's goods, keys and security. Merry Maids completes extensive background checks on all of its team members, insures its employees and bonds them against accidental breakage. When you are not satisfied with the level of service, the company will send back its maids to re-clean your home at no extra charge as long as you contact the company within one day of services.

Small Space Services

The company offers specialized packages to groups of residents who live in the same apartment complex. To get these customized prices, you need to have several of your neighbors take part in the company's cleaning services. Not all Merry Maid locations offer this service, however, so verify with the local office first.

Regional Pricing

Average fees are based on a once-a-week cleaning for a standard three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, at the time of publication, and is subject to change based on your home's customized estimate. For specialty cleaning packages or for bi-weekly services, visit the company's national website and complete a location search to get a free estimate for your home. Some franchised offices apply a special discount to first-time users.

Generally, one or two maids will clean your house based on your customized estimate. For example, if you live in Kansas City, Kansas, expect to pay somewhere between $110 to $130 for a standard cleaning package and once-a-week visits. In San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco area, the weekly fees are priced between $100 to $150 per week. In the Philadelphia region, prices range from $100 to $150 for a three-bedroom, two-bath home for once-a-week cleaning. Pets, the home's cleanliness and amount of clutter all play into the estimate for your home.