Updated: May 6
A service fee, also called a service charge, refers to the fee collected to pay for services that relate to the product or service that is being purchased. Some of the costs associated with housekeeping service fees, might include the cost of cleaning supplies, labor, multiple cleaners, gas, platforms created to accept online payments and lastly to cover company costs.
Service fees can vary from a 9%-15% for commercial buildings, and 5%-12% for residential units.
This fee will vary depending on the unit size, cleanliness, number of cleaners, location, gas consumption, credit card fees and supplies provided.
Fees are adjusted to fit each client's particular needs. This ensures fair fee charges, consistency and an amazing overall cleaning experience. When collected, these charges may cover services rendered to the consumer, or they may cover administrative or processing costs. Service charges are paid directly to the company.
**For example: The average maid service cost is $167, though homeowners could spend anywhere between $116 and $235 for their services. Typically, cleaning service charges are either by the hour or square footage but can vary by business. Per hour costs are between $50 and $90 and often include multiple cleaners.