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

  • "Mariana was yet again amazing at cleaning our flat today. Her dusting, tidying, general cleaning is to a very high standard. Thank you!"

    E - Balham, 2 days ago
  • "Patricia is so lovely! She was super meticulous with her clean and also a really lovely lady. Really appreciated it :)"

    K - Balham, 4 days ago
  • "Mariana arrived right on time, was lovely to speak to, and did an amazing job! Thank you so much for cleaning our home and we look forward to seeing you again soon."

    Megan - Balham, 1 week ago
  • "Great cleaner, she left everything sparkling clean with particular attention to details! also very friendly and available !"

    J - Balham, 1 week ago
  • "Patricia is an absolute delight! She is very pleasant to talk with, does a through job, and clearly takes pride in her work. I would highly recommend her!"

    Evan - Balham, 2 weeks ago
  • "Fatou did a great job - she was focused and efficient. And she was a lovely person to have in the house."

    E - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Beatrice did an amazing job!! I'm so impressed, especially in regard to the glass shower doors!"

    Jessica - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "We are super lucky to have Rita as our housekeeper; she is thorough, quick and provides good advice too!"

    E - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Agnes showed up perfectly on time and was extremely polite and lovely to chat to. She did an excellent job in the flat and we’d love to have her back soon!"

    M - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Amazing, Shereen cleaned so thoroughly, our flat has never been so clean! Our oven had not been cleaned since before we moved in so it was not a nice job but Shereen left it shining. Our flat now looks like a showroom, which is perfect for the family influx over Christmas."

    Sophie - Balham, 1 month ago

Some of the Great Cleaners
Available in Balham

  • Mariana

    "Thank you so much for another beautiful job - can’t wait until your next visit! Thanks Mariana as always the house looks sparkling x"

    H - Balham 1 month ago


    • Balham
    • Battersea
    • Clapham
    • Clapham South
    • Clapham South
    • Hyde Farm
    • Stockwell
  • Irena

    "Irena is amazing, really thorough but also super friendly and trustworthy. Cannot rate her highly enough!"

    F - Earlsfield 1 month ago


    • Earlsfield
    • Mitcham
    • Southfields
    • Tooting
    • Tooting Bec
    • Tooting Broadway
    • Wandsworth
  • Luciana Rodica

    "Luciana is just amazing. She did a fantastic job on the oven and cleaned hard to reach areas like behind the toilet. Thank you for folding all the clothes that you ironed. I hope to have you clean for me in the future and would have loved to leave a tip."

    Jennifer - Brixton 2 months ago


    • Furzedown
    • Mitcham Common
    • Pollards Hill
    • Streatham
    • Streatham Common
    • Streatham Vale
    • Tooting Commons

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

  • 1,602 Homes cleaned
  • 424 Fridges cleaned
  • 589 Ovens cleaned
  • 477 Window cleans
  • 7,025 Shirts ironed
  • 3,204 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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This week's housekeeper of the week is Mariana! Mariana’s happy customers live in the South-West London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth, and she cleans at homes in areas such as Tooting (SW17), Clapham (SW4), Battersea (SW11)  and Balham (SW12). Mariana carries a brilliant 4.9-star rating, due to her consistent hark word...

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Housekeeper of the Week: Raluca

"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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