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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do house cleaners offer remote or virtual services?

House cleaning is generally done in person, but some may be willing to offer remote services. If you find a house cleaner’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, contact the pro to talk about your options. 

If you’d rather hire a house cleaner to clean your home when the pandemic is over, you may be able to book an appointment at a later date. Start by comparing local house cleaners in your area side-by-side.

How much does it cost to deep clean a house?

Deep cleaning a house goes beyond the surface level to clear out the dust, grime and gunk that’s collecting on the fan blades, hiding in the blinds, and built up inside the refrigerator drawers. Deep cleaning of a home or apartment costs more than regular house cleaning because it takes more time, effort, and cleaning products. You may choose to have a deep cleaning once or several times a year in addition to your standard cleaning services. You may have a one-time deep cleaning to prepare for company or to clean after a house party. Companies may charge an hourly rate or a price per square foot, or may offer you a flat rate after they have visited your home and estimated work time. The national average house cleaning price is $110-$150, with rates ranging higher for deep-cleaning services. Here are some examples of how a company may calculate their deep-cleaning prices:

  • 10 cents per square foot (compared with 5 cents per square foot for standard house cleaning).
  • $300 for a 3,000-square-foot home.
  • $25 per hour per worker for deep-cleaning services.

What should I ask a house cleaner or maid before hiring them?

There are many questions to ask a cleaning service before you hire them to make sure they’re the right fit. These questions might include:

  • How much do you charge?
  • How do you set your prices -- per hour or per square foot? Or, do you charge a flat rate?
  • What is your past work experience? Can I see a list of references?
  • Are you accustomed to working with different home or apartment types and sizes?
  • Can you work with children or pets in the house?
  • What types of cleaning products do you use?
  • Do you bring your own cleaning supplies and products?
  • How often can you clean my home?
  • Is there anything you recommend I do (or don't do) to my home before you arrive?

For more tips on how to hire the best maid or house cleaning service, read our smart hiring guide.

What is included in a deep house cleaning vs. a basic house cleaning?

A basic house cleaning typically includes tasks like carpet cleaning, wiping countertops, taking out the trash, doing the laundry and washing dishes. A deep house cleaning is a much more involved process, where all aspects of the home are given full attention for a cleanout. In a deep house cleaning, the cleaners will wet-wipe everything from door frames to light switch plates, making sure to also clean walls, windows, air vents, ceiling fans, furniture and more.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

How do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their services. 

How much should you tip maids or cleaning services?

Tipping between 15 and 20 percent is considered an appropriate tip for maids and house cleaners — just as it would with a barber, food delivery driver or taxi operator. During the holidays, you might want to consider tipping a bit more. 

It’s important to note that some housekeeping and maid services might include a tip within the service fee, which should be explained to you in the service contract. Talk to house cleaners in your area to find out what's included in their fees.

Reviews for Anchorage house cleaners
Annette H.
Absolutely the best house cleaners around. I couldn't believe it was my house because it was so shiny and clean!
Marioli cleaningMarioli cleaning
Sarah H.
Nice job. Happy to have a clean house.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Eileen N.
This was my first experience with Ruth cleaning. Before this, I always used individuals recommended by friends for house cleaning. The high levels of professionalism and hard work by Ruth cleaning meant that the house was cleaned better than ever before and I was really impressed by the good job they did.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Clark V.
Ruth did an outstanding job cleaning our house. She is now our go to cleaner and will be back.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
James S.
Ruth Cleaning did a fantastic job. Our whole house sparkled when they were finished cleaning!!
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Janci D.
Ruth cleaning is amazing! They pay attention to detail and left our house sparkling clean. Highly recommend to anyone in need of a deep cleaning.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Eric D.
The best cleaning the house ever had. Use this service you will not be disappointed.
Marioli cleaningMarioli cleaning
Nora B.
Great experience. Needed a deep cleaning after a long winter. House is sparkling
Clean as an AngelClean as an Angel
Kathy J.
Already have them set up to clean my house on a regular basis.
Animal House Janitorial and MaintenanceAnimal House Janitorial and Maintenance
Julianne L.
Ruth and her team made my house look and smell impeccable. Every corner and baseboard was cleaned and dust-free! I was very satisfied with Ruth’s work, and I’ve hired her to clean my house every 2 weeks.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Terrance m.
Excellent job my house was cleaned spotless. If anyone is looking for move out cleaning this is the person you need to hire very nice & professional.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Teaa P.
I can not tell you how amazing Yosmel' Cleaning Service was. My house has not been this clean since I moved into it five plus years ago. They definitely went above and beyond. I will 100% recommend them to anyone who needs house cleaning services. Thank you so much!!!
Yosmel' cleaning serviceYosmel' cleaning service
George s.
They did a excellent job well above what I expected I have never had my house so clean I would suggest them to anyone who is needing their house clean I would definitely use them again
Marioli cleaningMarioli cleaning
Mia H.
Ruth did an amazing job cleaning my house for our move out. Highly recommend!!
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Pennelopy L.
The ladies did an exceptional job. I love when my house is clean and love it even more when I’m not the one cleaning it. Would 100% recommend!
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Jayne F.
I couldn't have been happier with my move out cleaning. Ruth's Cleaning was timely, professional and the house sparkled when they were done. I'd recommend them if you need move in /out cleaning.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Cece M.
Yosmel', did an amazing job cleaning my house. She did a very detailed job and its been easier to keep my house clean since she came. I cant wait for her to come back again, 10 out of 10 I would recommend!!!!
Yosmel' cleaning serviceYosmel' cleaning service
Krista R.
It was fine. The three ladies worked in my house and it looks and smells wonderful!! Cost was comparable to other cleaning services.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Diane B.
Samir Garcia, responded immediately to my request. I am grateful to the quick response and the cleaning of my house
Samantha cleaningSamantha cleaning
Gretchen s.
Love it! Troublefree. So happy they helped meTrouble-free. tthe house. Treat yourself to a great spring cleaning.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Becky L.
Job well done! I’m so happy with the attention to detail! My house has never been so clean. I plan to have twice a month cleanings. Highly recommend!
EJD EnterprisesEJD Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Signi and her cleaning crew did an absolute AMAZING job cleaning my home. It is so comforting to come home to a spotless and clean smelling house! Worth every penny. I look forward to having them every week. -Hannah
Anchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning ServiceAnchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning Service
Claudia T.
Ruth and her team did a great first time clean for our house! Planning to have her come every 2 weeks to keep our pet-filled house looking great. Really appreciate her timely responses. Attention to detail around the house was perfect! Love the little touches like how they wrapped this throw blanket up after cleaning the guest room (see photo). Definitely worth the price. Can’t compare to other cleaning services in the area since I’ve never used any other, but it seems fair for the size of their team and hours spent.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Jonathon H.
My house is totally different! Ruth and her crew were amazing! I cannot stress enough how wonderful of a job they did. Our deep clean was prior to open houses and Ruth's team delivered, the house looks and feels its best! They even made up the beds and made them open house ready with added details. Don't hesitate and book her crew!
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
Patricia R.
Today was the first time Ruth cleaned my house. It was amazing how clean it is after she finished cleaning. She is dedicated to doing her best. I am so impressed that I am having her come weekly. If you want the best Ruth is definitely it.
Ruth CleaningRuth Cleaning
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