How Housekeep works

Enter your postcode

We’ll match you with the best cleaner in Balham

Tell us about your home

We’ll give you a price based on the size of your home

Choose an available time

Your cleaner can visit at the same time every week or fortnight

Confirm your clean

We’ll take payment from your card after your clean is complete

Customise your clean

Add extra instructions for your cleaner in your online account

Why choose Housekeep?

Get a 5-star cleaner

Every cleaner is English-speaking, friendly and reliable. They've been vetted, background-checked & rated 5-stars

No minimum contract

When you book a recurring weekly or fortnightly clean, you can change your cleaner or cancel your cleans at any time

Manage cleans online

You can add visits, skip visits, leave notes, and book extra services including ironing, laundry, fridge and oven cleaning

What’s included in a clean?


  • Wash dishes or load dishwasher
  • Dust and wipe all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe exterior of kitchen cupboards, oven and fridge
  • Clean microwave interior and exterior
  • Wipe switches and handles
  • Scrub the hob
  • Wipe countertops
  • Clean the sink
  • Put away clean dishes
  • Take out rubbish and recycling
  • Vacuum and mop floors


  • Clean the toilet
  • Scrub shower, bath and sink
  • Clean cabinet exteriors, mirrors and fixtures
  • Wipe switches and handles
  • Empty rubbish bins
  • Vacuum and mop floors

Living room & common areas

  • Dust and wipe all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe switches and handles
  • Clean mirrors
  • Empty rubbish bins
  • Vacuum and mop floors


  • Dust and wipe all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe switches and handles
  • Clean mirrors
  • Make the bed (leave fresh linen out if you would like us to change)
  • Vacuum and mop floors
Extra services
  • Ironing
  • Laundry
  • Inside windows
  • Inside fridge
  • Inside oven
Special requests?

Customise your clean by adding instructions in your online account. They are sent directly to your cleaner's mobile app, ready for the clean.

Join Our Happy Customers
in Balham

  • "Gabriella is fantastic, she does such a thorough job and is so friendly. Totally trustworthy and helpful! I would definitely recommend her to anyone"

    Emma - Balham, 1 week ago
  • "We are so impressed with Antigona’s cleaning today - the house was admittedly not in a great state to begin with and now it feels cleaner than when we moved in! Would recommend and hope that Antigona is able to help us again."

    Annie - Balham, 1 week ago
  • "Ela was fantastic not only was she super efficient and had great attention to detail she was a very nice lady too. Lee, Balham."

    Lee - Balham, 2 weeks ago
  • "Came to the house to do a post Covid deep clean of the kitchen - all the grungy tasks from cleaning the oven, inside of fridge, food drawers. Was conscientious and hard working and very nice to chat to - would use again."

    Y - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Gabriela was great - really friendly and did exactly what we asked her to do. The oven and bathroom have never looked so clean!"

    H - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Shifau was lovely and did a really thorough and good job. The house is spotless and she completed everything within the allotted time. Thanks Shifau :)!"

    Kate - Balham, 2 months ago
  • "The flat is so beautifully clean, thank you so much, it’s really appreciated, especially in these crazy times..."

    E - Balham, 3 months ago
  • "Lyudmila is an amazing cleaner. Very thorough, friendly and takes initiative to do an overall great clean."

    Joy - Balham, 4 months ago
  • "An excellent clean of our flat, really good attention to detail. I would use Marianna again. Thank you."

    A - Balham, 4 months ago
  • "Very thorough. Time efficient. Excellent clean. Used all cleaning products and correct ones for each task."

    Joy - Balham, 5 months ago

Some of the Great Cleaners
Available in Balham

  • Iza

    "Iza was fantastic! The oven in our rental hadn’t been cleaned for quite a while and it looks sparkling new!"

    Hilary - Mitcham 5 days ago


    • Hyde Farm
    • Mitcham
    • Streatham Common
    • Streatham Park
    • Streatham Vale
    • Tooting
    • Tooting Bec
  • Marta

    "Marta was absolutely excellent. I could not have asked for more. Would thoroughly recommend her."

    Julia - Eastfields 1 week ago


    • Balham
    • Eastfields
    • Furzedown
    • Mitcham Common
    • Norbury
    • Streatham Hill
    • Tooting Commons
  • Farjana

    "Blown away buy her attention to detail, and meticulous cleaning. So lovely and polite, and did an amazing job! Thank you so much, will definitely be booking her for regular cleans! Extremely impressed!"

    Madeleine - Mitcham 1 week ago


    • Clapham South
    • Earlsfield
    • Pollards Hill
    • Southfields
    • Streatham
    • Tooting Broadway
    • Wandsworth

Balham's Best Cleaners

Every cleaner has at least 6 months' professional home cleaning and ironing experience.

Cleaners are interviewed in-person and undergo an 8-step background check.

We collect reviews and feedback after every clean to make sure all cleaners are 5-star quality.

If you’re not totally satisfied, we promise to send an alternative cleaner to re‑clean for free!

Areas We Cover in Balham

  • Balham
  • Hyde Farm

Housekeep Cleans Up in

Housekeep in Balham

  • 1,752 Homes cleaned
  • 478 Fridges cleaned
  • 726 Ovens cleaned
  • 614 Window cleans
  • 8,060 Shirts ironed
  • 3,504 Rubbish Bags removed
  • 100% Balham covered

Stats about Balham

  • 28.0% Have pets
  • 25.0% Flats or apartments
  • 75.0% Houses
  • 5,671 Households
  • 28,455 Residents
  • 65.0% Own a car
  • 64.0% Single

Local Information About

Balham is located within the South London Borough of Wandsworth.

This small area has a population of around 15,000 and lies within the SW12 postcode district.

Balham is bordered by Clapham to the north, Tooting in the south, Streatham to the east, and Earlsfield in the west.

Balham is serviced by the London Underground Northern Line via Balham and Clapham South tube stations.

The housing stock in Balham consists of many late Victorian and Edwardian houses as well as small terraces and modern apartment buildings.

Housekeep has been cleaning homes in Balham since 2014, with hundreds of professional cleaners in the area.

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"Raluca was fantastic. I came back to flat this evening and it was spotless! She even changed my sheets without asking which was very kind. I would highly recommend her to anyone" Raluca is this week's Housekeeper of the week. She covers south-west London including Balham (SW12), Streatham (SW16) and Tooting (SW17)...

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