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

  • "Lovely, friendly lady and brilliant cleaner - very happy with her work, she goes above & beyond! :)"

    Elena - Balham, 1 week ago
  • "Thanks Mariana for giving the house a fresh clean! Has been lovely to come home to such a clean and tidy house! Very pleased with the work! Professional, quick, efficient, very thorough and with great attention to detail!"

    C - Balham, 2 weeks ago
  • "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, 2 weeks ago
  • "Mariana was a great cleaner, very fast and efficient with a great eye and did a fabulous job"

    S - Balham, 2 weeks ago
  • "Stephanie was really lovely and extremely thorough. Stephanie was very efficient, everywhere is completely spotless and I would love to have Stephanie back to clean again very soon!"

    Kate - Balham, 3 weeks ago
  • "Agnes was so friendly and lovely. And she did an amazing job with the clean. I will definitely be looking to have her back!"

    Alesha - Balham, 3 weeks ago
  • "She did a fantastic job. She was incredibly thorough and even managed to finished quicker than anticipated so our clean was cheaper than we expected!"

    Richard - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Thank you so much Mariana for another beautiful job! It was so lovely to get home to a beautifully clean house X"

    H - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "We have had daisy as our cleaner for a while now and I hope she never leaves! Her cleans are always spot on!"

    Lauren - Balham, 1 month ago
  • "Beatriz was a great housekeeper, she cleaned everything very carefully with attention to details. Very impressed with her job!"

    J - Balham, 1 month ago

Some of the Great Cleaners
Available in Balham

  • Mariana

    "Mariana was super efficient and friendly I would certainly recommend her and book her again. Thank you. 😊"

    E - Battersea 2 months 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 2 weeks ago


    • Earlsfield
    • Southfields
    • Tooting
    • Tooting Bec
    • Tooting Broadway
    • Tooting Commons
    • Wandsworth
  • Nikoleta

    "It was so nice to come back to such a clean flat. Nikoleta took note of the instructions and I'm feeling very relaxed on the incredibly plumped sofa cushions!"

    H - Earlsfield 3 months ago


    • Balham
    • Earlsfield
    • Mitcham
    • Tooting
    • Tooting Bec
    • Tooting Commons
    • 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

  • 1,551 Homes cleaned
  • 404 Fridges cleaned
  • 556 Ovens cleaned
  • 448 Window cleans
  • 6,815 Shirts ironed
  • 3,102 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.

Housekeeper of the Week: Mariana

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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