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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 Madison house cleaners
Namrata D.
I highly recommend them for house cleaning. The lady was cooperative and helped me in organising my wardrobe. The house looked clean and neat.
Sisters of the South Cleaning Service, LLCSisters of the South Cleaning Service, LLC
Leslie B.
Felix’s cleaning did an amazing job! I had them do a deep cleaning on my house. I have dogs and a toddler. They made my house look as clean as it did when we moved in! They showed up when they said they would. The price for the cleaning was very reasonable. I plan to continue having them clean my house. I highly recommend their services.
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
Kelly B.
Today was my first cleaning and it was amazing. The attention to detail blew me away. If you are looking for a thorough house cleaning, this is it!
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
James E.
Great job on our house. Very impressed with the quality and value of cleaning. Will be hiring again!
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
Rikki M.
The house smelled great and the ladies were so sweet and personable. Great clean for pre baby!
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Heather W.
Nicki and Brandon did an amazing job for us! They cleaned the exterior of our house, pressure washed our screened in porch, our garage and all the concrete in the front of our house. They were very professional, punctual, responsive and did exceptional work for a good value. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and are excited to try them out for house cleaning in the future!
Load It Up Junk Removal and HaulingLoad It Up Junk Removal and Hauling
Andrea L.
These ladies did such a wonderful job cleaning my house. I would recommend them to my friends and family!
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Deborah C.
Outstanding work and will definitely be working with them on a regular basis!! They are very professional and my house has never been so clean!
Sisters of the South Cleaning Service, LLCSisters of the South Cleaning Service, LLC
Lonnie L.
I absolutely loved having Heather and her team to my home. My house is cluttered and messy, not to mention dirty, so we are breaking it up over two days. The downstairs was done today. They organized my kitchen and tidied and cleaned. I haven’t seen this much counter space in ages! The house was neat and clean when they left, and I feel so much better! They even cleaned underneath my reclining couch - no small feat. Highly recommend Pure+Natural Cleaning.
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Taneshia M.
The sister came to my home promptly and jumped righ in they left my house so clean and fragrant I will be using them again.
The Two SistersThe Two Sisters
Theresa M.
Very thorough. Great attention to detail. They did a wonderful job on our house. I already have them scheduled for the next cleaning.
Madison house cleaning LlcMadison house cleaning Llc
Duna A.
I just had my first deep cleaning done today and I couldn’t be happier! It was so worth it! They truly pay attention to details and left the house very clean and shiny! I will definitely be scheduling bi-weekly cleanings with them & recommend them 100%.
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Kiki T.
The quality of the service is excellent. I’m impressed with the value and the service given. Already scheduled my next cleaning before she left my house.
Lucy’s Cleaning serviceLucy’s Cleaning service
Mary E.
They did an amazing job!! My house is now sparkly clean and I love it. So very thankful for their quality work and kindness. Highly recommend!!
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Teresa W.
Juana quickly replied to my inquiry and was able to provide a reasonable price for the move out cleaning job we needed to have done. She and JJ were prompt, arriving a few minutes early for our scheduled appointment and did a FANTASTIC job with the cleaning. They came right in with all of the needed supplies, split up into two different areas of the house and got right to work! I would definitely recommend Juana, JJ and Felix's House Cleaning! 5 stars!!
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
Sri H.
I hired Heather from Pure and natural cleaning for one deep cleaning and one move out cleaning. Heather was very responsive and professional to with with. Heather and her crew did a very good job cleaning every nook and corner of my house. Additionally, they used natural and less harsher chemicals during cleaning which I think is very good. I highly recommend Pure and natural cleaning company for your next cleaning project.
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Krystal C.
Kleen-R-Us did an amazing job!!! My house is so clean. They came on time and the price is unbeatable! Definitely hiring them on a regular basis!
Angela M.
I’m so impressed with Kleen Queens’ work on our move out clean! The house is definitely ready to list after they finished with it. They also went above and beyond in customer care. There’s one bathroom we couldn’t get finished (painting, replacing the toilet) in time for the scheduled house cleaning, so she offered to come back the next day to clean that bathroom once we finished the work in there. I absolutely recommend these ladies…excellent quality of work, punctual, professional, and great customer service.
Kleen QueensKleen Queens
Ian S.
They did amazing work. The house was in desperate need of a deep clean, and they delivered. It was a hard job but they were very thorough. I've already made arrangements to have them back.
SoFresh and SoClean Cleaning ServicesSoFresh and SoClean Cleaning Services
Simi I.
Lucy did an excellent job in providing a deep clean for our house. She arrived on time and was extremely considerate of her surroundings. Will definitely use her services again!
Lucy’s Cleaning serviceLucy’s Cleaning service
Katherine W.
Scheduled them for a deep cleaning of our home to include the baseboards. They were on time, professional, and thorough. The house was spotless when they left. Highly recommend and will definitely work with them again
B&T Cleaning ServicesB&T Cleaning Services
Ian S.
I feel like I have a new house! They did an amazing job. I bought this cleaning service for my wife for her birthday. Very impressed with the work performed.
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
Elizabeth W.
I asked Lucy to deep clean my new house before I started moving furniture in and, wow, she left the place absolutely spotless! Lucy was very professional, friendly, and easy to work with!
Lucy’s Cleaning serviceLucy’s Cleaning service
Alex R.
I am an out of state home owner and I hired Ashley to clean the house in between tenants so I had to leave a key for her. Obviously trust was my biggest concern, both in leaving an empty house to a stranger and also not being able to confirm quality of work. Ashley was great on both fronts. Open communication, she sent several pics of the after cleaning, and I was very happy when I returned and was able to check her work out. Highly recommend.
Cole Cleaning Company, LLCCole Cleaning Company, LLC
Lily G.
Juana and JJ did an EXCELLENT job cleaning my house and at a fair price. I have used 3 other big name cleaning services in the Madison/Huntsville area, and the work Juana and JJ did was as good as the most fancy company in the area at half the price. I am very pleased and BLESSED by the work they did and the price and have already booked my next clean with them.
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
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