How Housekeep works

Enter your postcode

We’ll match you with the best cleaner in your area

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?

Kitchen

Kitchen

  • 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
Bathroom

Bathroom

  • 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 areas

Living room & common areas

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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Eric did an incredible job cleaning the house and he was really lovely too. Everything is completely spotless! This is the best clean I have received through housekeep so far! I would definitely recommend Eric to others for their cleans.

Kate - Balham, 2 weeks ago

We moved in recently so our flat is a bit chaotic, but Anna was super efficient and has left it sparkling (even where it's more difficult/there are actual piles of stuff that we haven't found a home for yet!). Looking forwards to my next clean with her!

Julia - Balham, 4 weeks ago

She worked really hard, cleaned really well and was very sweet and adaptable too. I had a one-off clean with her.. Didn't realise I could tip her here so did it in person.

Leila - Balham, 1 month ago

Rabia has done the most amazing job! Best housekeeper we have had and would definitely recommend her to anyone. She went above and beyond to ensure everything got done in the time and to a high standard :)!

Kate - Balham, 1 month ago

Thank you so much! This is the first time Anna's cleaned for us, and we would love to have her again!!

L - Balham, 1 month ago

Malika did a really thorough job, managing to get up some nasty wood stains and other things previous companies had overlooked or missed. Really pleased with the end result, would happily have her round again.

Paul - Balham, 2 months ago

Lemba was really thorough and efficient. She did a great job cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms

Lauren - Balham, 2 months ago

Shifau always exceeds my expectations! She is the best - so thorough yet efficient. The house always looks SPARKLING when she leaves. Couldn't recommend her more.

D - Balham, 2 months ago

Shifau always does a great job at our home, she is very reliable and timely. It is lovely to come back to a fresh and clean flat when Shifau has been in.

L - Balham, 2 months ago

Great and thorough cleaning. Very friendly and lovely cleaner. Booked a one-off cleaning as our regular cleaner was away, but Lyudmila was so nice we wish we could have both cleaners!

N - Balham, 3 months ago

Areas we cover in Balham

  • Balham
  • Hyde Farm

Some of the great cleaners available in Balham

Anna

(4.9)

Areas covered

  • Balham
  • Clapham South
  • Hyde Farm
  • Tooting
  • Tooting Bec
  • Tooting Broadway
  • Tooting Commons

Lyudmila

(4.9)

Areas covered

  • Balham
  • Clapham South
  • Hyde Farm
  • Mitcham
  • Tooting Bec
  • Tooting Broadway
  • Tooting Commons

Juan

(4.3)

Areas covered

  • Battersea
  • Earlsfield
  • Nine Elms
  • Southfields
  • Stockwell
  • Vauxhall
  • Wandsworth

Balham's best cleaners

Professional House Cleaners

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

Vetted and Background-checked

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

5 Star Reviews

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

The Housekeep Promise

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

Customer care at Housekeep

Our customer support team is available to help you Monday-Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, and on weekends from 08:00 to 17:00.

Email support

You can also call or chat with your cleaner directly, through your online account.

Housekeep cleans up in Balham

Housekeep in Balham

  • 2,195 Homes cleaned
  • 767 Fridges cleaned
  • 1,241 Ovens cleaned
  • 966 Window cleans
  • 9,130 Shirts ironed
  • 4,390 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

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: Judith

This week’s Housekeeper of the Week is Judith. Judith is a 5* Housekeeper who covers the South West London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth, cleaning in the Balham (SW12), Clapham (SW4), Stockwell (SW4) & Wandsworth Common (SW12) areas. Judith is super popular with all of her customers - she’s got…

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Housekeeper of the Week: Thomas

This week's top Housekeeper is Thomas. Thomas cleans across the South West London boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, with customers in the Balham (SW12),  Brixton (SW2) & Clapham (SW4) areas. A longstanding Housekeeper on the platform, Thomas has now completed over 1400 cleans with Housekeep. Over that time, Thomas's customers have...

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Housekeeper of the Week: Shifau

This week's Housekeeper of the Week is Shifau. Shifau is a reliable and consistently high-rated Housekeeper who cleans in the South West London boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, with regular customers in the Balham (SW12) and Clapham (SW4) areas. Shifau is polite and friendly to her customers at all cleans, and...

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