I know you are in Texas and I am in Ontario however, I do have a cleaner myself who comes out once a wk. unless I need her more. Her fee is $15.00 per hr. and she does a fantastic job. Vacuuming,dusting,bathroom,floor washing, pretty much what I need done. I don't ask her to do any climbing because then you would have to have some sort of insurance that would pay her if she were to hurt herself. My cleaner even shampoo's my carpet when I need it done. I wouldn't pay any more than $20.00 per hr though, this is high enough. I have a 3bdr.2bthrm.home and it usually takes her about 3-4hrs. which I feel is good because she does do a fantastic job. Good luck, check the papers, and if your not going to be home make sure it is someone who is bonded. I wish you luck and hopefully you can find a cleaner as good as the one I have.