Is My House Too Dirty For a Cleaning Service?

Home is where the heart is, and maintaining a clean and comfortable space is essential to creating a sanctuary where you can truly unwind and relax. You may be wondering, “is my house too dirty for house cleaning?” The answer is a resounding “no.” 

No matter the level of clutter or disarray, professional house cleaning services are equipped with the expertise and tools to transform even the most challenging spaces into inviting havens. But, there might be some steps you can take to help this process.

In this post, we’ll talk about whether a house can be too dirty for house cleaning, and what you can do to help a cleaner tackle your dirty house and start making it into the refuge you deserve it to be.

How Dirty is “Too Dirty?”

Despite the irony, the question, is my house too dirty for a cleaning service, pops into the mind of homeowners way more often than you imagine. And if they think the answer is “yes”, they may refrain from hiring a professional cleaning service. One, because they feel embarrassed. Two, because they think their houses have reached a point of no return. 

The truth is that there’s no such thing as “too dirty”. Most of us are too judgmental and magnify how dirty our place actually is. Moreover, always keep in mind that professional house cleaners are precisely that, professionals, and have seen all types of houses and degrees of messiness. They aren’t there to judge you. They’re there to help you. 

But if you can’t get over the idea that your house is too dirty, here are three solutions that’ll help you overcome that sensation and encourage you to book that professional cleaning service you deserve once and for all.  

Solution #1: Plan for Multiple Cleans

The first thing you can do is plan for multiple cleans. Call a professional house cleaner and ask them to do a walk-through with you. Once they’ve inspected your house, they’ll tailor the services to what you need to leave your house looking brand new. Here at Summit Maids, we are able to do virtual walkthroughs or text consultations to help you plan out what you need when scheduling a cleaning service.

Solution #2: De-Clutter Before Your Cleaner Arrives

Never underestimate the impact of putting random items where they belong when keeping a house clean.   

If you’re self-conscious about the mess at your place, decluttering before the cleaner arrives is a great solution. Decluttering your home will have an immediate visual impact, making it look a lot cleaner immediately. 

Also, by removing strayed items you’ll give your cleaner time to focus on the cleaning instead of wasting time storing the shoes you left in the living room. This will also reduce the cost of the cleaning service if the company charges per hour like we do in Summit Maids. 

Solution #3: Manage Your Expectations

You already know that if you ask Summit Maids, is my house too dirty for a cleaning service, we’ll say no and immediately try to tailor a cleaning service that caters to your needs.

However, if your house is upside down, you need to be realistic about the depth of the cleaning you can get with the service you book. It’s not feasible for a professional cleaner to leave a messy house sparkling clean in just two hours – that’s why we suggested above getting multiple cleans is a great choice. This said, the messier your home is, the more time a cleaner has to spend in your home, and the more you’ll have to pay for their services.

You may also want to consider consulting with a junk removal service first to help clear things out and make some space for the house cleaners to come in and do the best job possible!

In a nutshell, try to keep your expectations realistic when hiring a cleaning service, the outcome you expect, and how much you’re willing to pay.

Ready to get started tackling your dirty house? We’re here to help.


  • Jacob W. Bailey

    Jacob is the Cleveland-based founder and CEO of Summit Maids, a local cleaning company with a mission to make a mark on its community by providing good jobs to more than 1,000 people.