How it works

How Housekeep works

1. Match

Just enter your postcode. We’ll pair you with the best local cleaner and give you a price.

2. Manage

Customise and schedule your clean - every week or whenever suits you. You’re in full control.

3. Marvel

…at your spotless house and lack of stress. Plus there’s no hassle with cash - we’ll bill your card when the clean’s complete.

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

Customise your clean

You can add notes and instructions, give your cleaner spare keys, and even chat to them directly using our app

What you get with Housekeep

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 areas

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

Housekeep’s extra tasks

Customise your clean

Oven cleaning, inside the fridge, laundry, ironing, doing the dishes – your wish is our command. Add extra tasks in seconds through your online account.

Housekeep extra tasks

Find your cleaner

Special requests?

Last minute addition? Forgotten something? You can send notes and instructions straight to your cleaner’s mobile app.

Join our happy customers in Balham

Loved having Anna today - she's done such a wonderful job and so lovely too. Look forward to having you back :-)
4 days ago
Balham (SW12)
Glenford goes above and beyond and does a thorough clean, making sure no spots are missed even if this means cleaning for longer. His service is excellent and he is also a wonderfully kind man!
1 week ago
Clapham South (SW12)
Fantastic job! Very thorough, very professional and the flat was left sparkling clean. Highly recommend!
2 weeks ago
Balham (SW12)
Great as always - Dorina turns up on time and focuses on the areas that need it most. Thank you!
3 weeks ago
Hyde Farm (SW12)
Glenford is the best cleaner we have ever had - he is thorough and professional and the house is always a pleasure to come home to after he has cleaned. Highly recommend!
3 weeks ago
Clapham South (SW12)
Clarel is a wonderful and energetic person! We enjoy his energy and he does an excellent job. Thanks Clarel!
4 weeks ago
Clapham South (SW12)
Soraya took a last minute booking and did an amazing job. She worked non-stop and even managed it around our big fluffy dog.
1 month ago
Clapham South (SW12)
Very friendly and diligent cleaner - takes care to be thorough! Thank you for your great work, Merry Christmas!
1 month ago
Balham (SW12)
Georgie was conscientious and diligent. He did a good job. He's very personable too. Helped with answering the door when I working as well.
1 month ago
Balham (SW12)

Areas we cover in Balham

  • Balham (SW12)
  • Hyde Farm (SW12)

About the Housekeepers

Balham’s best cleaners

Proven and reliable

All Housekeepers have at least 6 months’ experience in professional cleaning and ironing.

Vetted & background-checked

We interview every cleaner in person and do an 8-step background check.

5* ratings

We collect reviews and feedback from every clean to make sure cleaners are 5* quality.


We support Housekeepers 7 days a week and help them travel between jobs faster.

Glenford - home cleaner in Balham, Clapham South, Hyde Farm, Mitcham, Tooting, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway


Areas covered:

Balham Clapham South Hyde Farm Mitcham Tooting Tooting Bec Tooting Broadway


“Glen was super friendly and incredibly efficient. The place looks dazzling and I would definitely love to have Glen clean our house again! Very impressed..”

S, Tooting Bec (SW17) - 1 week ago

Abdul - home cleaner in Balham, Clapham, Clapham South, Hyde Farm, Stockwell


Areas covered:

Balham Clapham Clapham South Hyde Farm Stockwell


“Abdul has come twice, and each time has done a brilliant job. Attentive, hardworking, efficient and a really nice guy..”

R, Stockwell (SW4) - 2 weeks ago

Thomas - home cleaner in Eastfields, Herne Hill, Norbury, Pollards Hill, Streatham Common, Streatham Park, Streatham Vale


Areas covered:

Eastfields Herne Hill Norbury Pollards Hill Streatham Common Streatham Park Streatham Vale


“Thomas was an absolute star. Great and frequent communications on arrival time. An absolute thorough clean, making my house sparkle for Christmas and extremely personable - thank you Thomas - looking forward to working with you again!.”

T, Furzedown (SW16) - 1 month ago

Housekeep cleans up in Balham

Housekeep in Balham

2,649 Homes cleaned

1,200 Fridges cleaned

1,596 Ovens cleaned

1,408 Windows cleaned

11,050 Shirts ironed

5,298 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 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.


Here for you every day

We’re here for you, Monday-Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, and on weekends from 08:00 to 17:00.

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