50 Cleaning Industry & Housekeeping Statistics for 2021

by Roman Peysakhovich · June 8, 2021

You’re about to see a list of 50 cleaning industry statistics.

The best part?

Unlike other lists out there, all of the stats on this page are current and up-to-date.

On this page you’ll find new cleaning
stats related to:

  • The cleaning industry’s size
  • Average cost for house cleaning
  • Average cost for commercial cleaning
  • How often to have your house cleaned
  • How many cleaning products are sold each year
  • And a whole lot more

Let’s see the stats.

Here is a Summary of Our Key Findings:

  1. The global commercial cleaning services market size was estimated at $292.6 billion in 2019. It was expected to reach $308.7 billion in 2020. (GrandViewResearch)
  2. In the past 10 years, the cleaning industry has grown a total of 6.6% on average each year. (Brandongaille)
  3. The hourly prices across the nation are now up to $55 to $65 per hour for deep cleaning, up from a national average of $25 to $30 pre-virus. (Onedesk)
  4. Franchise cleaning companies account for 10% of the total revenues in the cleaning services industry. (Brandongaille)
  5. There are 1,063,988 janitorial services businesses in the US as of 2021, an increase of 5.7% from 2020. (IBISWorld)
  6. The global household cleaning products market size was $163,981,000 in 2019. By 2027, it is projected to reach $312,493,000. (FortuneBusinessInsights)
  7. Household cleaning products have seen a substantial surge in demand, globally, primarily due to increased consumer concern about hygiene, cleanliness, and health. (MordorIntelligence)
  8. After surveying 100+ commercial cleaning companies across the U.S., we’ve found that the prices vary from $0.05 per square foot up to $2.00 per square foot for deep cleaning services. The average cost per square foot was $0.27 for deep cleaning services. (Onedesk)
  9. Approximately 7 million units of cleaning products and sanitizers have been sold since the pandemic began in the US. (Cleaning Institute)
  10. In the week that ended on February 29, 2020, rubbing alcohol’s sales value rose by 65.6% compared to the same time period of the previous year. (Statista)
  11. The global vacuum cleaner market size was valued at $10.01 billion in 2020. (GrandViewResearch)
  12. Sales of aerosol disinfectants grew by almost 400% compared to the same period of the previous year. (Statista)
  13. Around 33% of people do not use soap when washing their hands. (AllPortableSinks)
Chapter 1

Commercial Cleaning Industry Statistics

Let’s look at some commercial cleaning industry stats. In this section, I’ll cover how cleaning companies are adjusting their services to keep everyone safe, and how this industry is looking in 2021, 2022 and beyond.

How big is the commercial cleaning industry?

According to GrandViewResearch, the global commercial cleaning services market size was estimated at $292.6 billion in 2019. And in 2020, it was expected to reach $308.7 billion.

commercial cleaning market growth

The Coronavirus pandemic drastically changed the commercial/office cleaning services industry in a few ways.

1. The hourly prices across the U.S. are now up to $55 to $65 per hour for deep cleaning, up from a national average of $25 to $30 pre-coronavirus.

deep cleaning services hourly pay

2. After surveying over 100 commercial cleaning companies throughout the U.S., we’ve found that the prices range from $0.05 per square foot up to $2.00 per square foot for deep cleaning services. The average cost per square foot was $0.27 for deep cleaning services.

deep cleaning prices trends

3. By 2023, the BLS estimates that approximately 236,500 more janitorial jobs will be created. This significant growth in jobs could be due to the Coronavirus pandemic accelerating demand of cleaning services.

janitorial services jobs in the usa

How much do commercial cleaners get paid?

According to Indeed, the average salary of a commercial cleaner is $12.43 per hour in the U.S.

Key Takeaway: COVID-19 impacted the prices for deep cleaning services, and more janitorial jobs will be created in the upcoming years, most likely due to the pandemic.

Chapter 2

House Cleaning Industry Statistics

The house cleaning industry is growing every year. But how big is the house cleaning industry? And how has the Coronavirus affected house cleaning? Let’s find out.

How big is the house cleaning industry?

The house/residential cleaning industry has grown a lot due to the pandemic. Businesses have reported that they’re starting to see more demand for house cleaning services. 

That’s why it isn’t surprising that the home cleaning market size is estimated to be worth $40.38 billion by the year 2025.

house cleaning industry market size

What is the green cleaning products market size?

The green cleaning products market has had tremendous growth during the pandemic. According to a market report from Research and Markets, the global household green cleaning products market is expected to grow from $17.90 billion in 2017 to $27.83 billion by the end of 2024 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.50%.

What percent of people have a house cleaner?

Last year, nearly 10% of all U.S. households paid a house cleaning service to clean their homes. Within the next few years, the US Department of Commerce expects 80% of two-income households to use an outside house cleaning service.

how many people hire house cleaners

Residential house cleaning has become one of the fastest growing industries in the country. It’s currently approaching $20 billion dollars in annual sales with a projected annual growth rate of 20%!

How many housekeepers are there in the United States?

In 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were 795,590 housekeepers in the U.S. With more demand for house cleaning services now compared to before the Coronavirus pandemic, we can expect more people working in the house cleaning industry.

Google searches for "house cleaning services" (Google Trends)

How much do house cleaners get paid?

According to Indeed, the average salary of a house cleaner is $14.65 per hour in the U.S.

Key Takeaway: The house cleaning industry has grown a lot during the past year, mainly due to the pandemic. More people are hiring for house cleaning services.

Chapter 3

Vacuum Cleaners and Cleaning Products Industries Statistics

The vacuum cleaner industry is growing by millions of dollars every year. How has the Coronavirus affected its growth? And are there more cleaning products being sold during COVID-19? Let’s find out.

How many vacuum cleaners are sold each year?

The global vacuum cleaner market size was estimated at $10.01 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $10.88 billion in 2021.

vacuum cleaner industry size

With most vacuums sold at around $200-$250, there are approximately 40-50 million vacuums sold each year in the United States.

What is Dyson’s market share?

Dyson once boasted a market share of more than 80%. However, it’s unknown exactly how much Dyson’s market share is.

What is Dyson's annual revenue?

Dyson is one of the largest vacuum brands. According to Wikipedia, Dyson’s annual revenue in 2019 was $7.3 billion, and Dyson’s net income was $1.5 billion.

What is Hoover’s market share?

Hoover is one of the most popular vacuum brands in the industry. So although it’s unknown Hoover’s exact market share, we can safely guess it’s around 20-30%.

What is the robotic vacuum cleaner market size?

In 2019, the global robotic vacuum cleaner market size was estimated to reach $2.56 billion. The robot vacuum market was expected to reach $2.96 billion in 2020. With a 17.7% CAGR from 2020 to 2027, we can expect the robot vacuum market to reach $3.48 billion in 2021.

robot vacuum industry size

How many cleaning products are sold each year?

The global household cleaning products market was valued at approximately $30 billion in 2019. In recent years, the cleaning products market has been growing rapidly, and is projected to reach $40 billion by 2025. 

cleaning products industry size

With most household cleaning products priced in the $10-$30 price range, we can assume approximately 2-3 billion cleaning products are sold each year.

Key Takeaway: The cleaning products and vacuum cleaner industries are growing rapidly. The biggest factor of their growth is probably the COVID-19 pandemic, since more people are concerned with keeping their environments clean and safe.

Chapter 4

Disinfection Industry Statistics

The disinfection industry has grown a significant amount during COVID-19. Are there more people buying products to disinfect surfaces? What new tools are people using to disinfect? Let’s see what the data says…

What is the disinfectant market size?

In 2020, the global disinfectants market size was estimated to reach $23.7 billion. In 2021, it is expected to reach $28 billion.

From 2021 to 2028, the global antiseptics and disinfectants market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.8%. By 2028, industry experts expect the disinfectants market to reach $105.4 billion.

disinfectants industry growth

What is the disinfectant wipes market size?

Data Bridge Market Research expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2021 and 2028. By 2028, the disinfectant wipes market size is expected to reach $12.5 million.

What is the UV disinfection market size?

According to GrantViewResearch, the UV disinfection equipment market size was estimated at $2.33 billion in 2019. The UV disinfection market size was expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2020, and $9.4 billion in 2027.

UV disinfection industry

The UV disinfection market has a CAGR of 19.0% from 2020 to 2027.

What is the surface disinfectant market size?

In 2019, the surface disinfectant market size was estimated at $987.0 million. GrantViewResearch’s industry analysis says the market was expected to reach $1.12 billion in 2020. With a CAGR of 9.2% from 2020 to 2027, it’s expected the market will reach $1.99 billion by 2027.

How big is the cleaning chemicals industry?

The global cleaning chemicals industry was valued at $49.2 billion in 2019. Industry experts say the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2020 and 2027.

How big is the electrostatic sprayer industry?

In 2019, the global electrostatic sprayers industry was valued at $19 million. It is expected to reach $149.1 million by 2027. The electrostatic sprayer market is growing at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2021 and 2026.

electrostatic sprayers industry growth

What is the average electrostatic disinfection cost?

The average cost for electrostatic disinfection ranges from 7 to 40 cents per square foot.

Key Takeaway: The disinfection industry is growing quickly. The Coronavirus is probably the leading factor in this industry’s rapid growth. Tools that were not very common before such as electrostatic sprayers and UV lights are now becoming increasingly popular. The result: the disinfection industry is booming.

Chapter 5

Hand Washing and Hand Hygiene Statistics

Many illnesses can be avoided if everyone practiced proper handwashing and hand hygiene techniques. Before the Coronavirus, a study found that only 67% of people practice hand hygiene. The pandemic changed the way people wash their hands, for the better. That said: are people properly washing hands in 2021? Let’s see what the data says…

How many people wash their hands correctly?

In a survey conducted by Gallup, 58% of adults said they washed their hands with soap and water, or used hand sanitizer five or more times a day.

However, just 2% of adults worldwide (86 million people) said they did not wash their hands at all the previous day.

Do women wash their hands more frequently than men?

According to a study published in 2021, women are much more likely than men to report washing their hands five or more times a day. 64% of women reported washing their hands five or more times a day, and 52% of men, respectively.

women wash their hands more than men

Do people with a higher education level wash their hands more?

Yes, the likelihood of washing one’s hands rises with higher education. 48% of people with a primary education (which is up to eight years of schooling) reported washing their hands frequently. 73% of people with a university or four-year degree reported washing their hands regularly.

What percentage of infections are spread by hands?

According to the BC CDC, 80% of common infections are spread by hands. Washing your hands at least five times a day can significantly decrease the frequency of infections.

How many deaths could be prevented by washing hands?

Researchers in London estimate that if everyone washed their hands on a regular basis, one million deaths could be prevented every year.

According to the CDC, handwashing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%. The CDC also says washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50%.

How many people wash their hands with soap after using the bathroom?

According to a survey by YouGovAmerica, 57% of adults in the U.S. say they always wash their hands with soap after going to the restroom. 25% wash with soap most of the time. 10% don’t always wash their hands, and 4% rarely do.

Important Hand Washing Statistics/Facts

  1. Around 33% of people do not use soap when washing their hands.
  2. Washing hands incorrectly contributes to almost 50% of all foodborne illnesses.
  3. 20% of people wash their hands before preparing food.
  4. 39% of people wash their hands before eating food.
  5. After using the bathroom, approximately 7% of women and 15% of men do not wash their hands.

Key Takeaway: Washing hands is more important than it has ever been. The Coronavirus has motivated millions, if not billions of people to wash their hands more frequently, and for longer periods of time.

Conclusion

That’s it for my list of cleaning statistics.

As someone that does cleaning for a living, I really enjoyed putting this list of stats together.

If you have any questions, you can email us (hello@getonedesk.com).

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