House Cleaning

Find a house cleaner near Burlingame, CA

Find a house cleaner near Burlingame, CA

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 House Cleaners near Burlingame, CA

House Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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 Burlingame house cleaners
Yizheng C.
Excellent service with very reasonable price. We have 4 bedrooms with hardwood floor throughout the house. It's a lot of work for a deep clean. The house is super clean and organized. Will definitely hire again.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Siddhi S.
Gilda did a great job cleaning my house, definitely recommend
Gilda House CleaningGilda House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We have only had Darley and his wife clean the house twice, but both times have been great. He shows up on time, is responsive via text, the house is very clean and I'm overall very satisfied so far!
Darley & Juliana House CleaningDarley & Juliana House Cleaning
Marie P.
Elandia was great! I’ve never had my house professionally cleaned and my first experience was excellent. She was very thorough and I plan. My husband and I are considering getting quarterly cleaning from VB Services and Solutions.
VB Services and Solutions.VB Services and Solutions.
Ramananda R.
We used Angela and team for our move out cleaning and they were very meticulous and took care of every corner of the house. They were patient, professional and provided value service. I recommend them for any cleaning job big or small.
Angela House cleaningAngela House cleaning
Susan F.
Star Cleaning Services were fabulous! Melissa and Rosa were on time, very thorough and professional, and done with our 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in two hours. Including a deep cleaning of our stove and oven! Amazing work! And totally worth it!
Star Cleaning AgencyStar Cleaning Agency
Mikey V.
Absolute disaster. She came alone first of all I was expecting 2 people for deep cleaning. Very nice lady. From 10am to 420pm she was at our house. I gave $100 tip as well before I came home from work and I see house is pretty much just as dirty as it was. Floors weren’t even vacuumed let alone “deep cleaning”. In bedrooms under the beds bunch of dust and dirt. Not even touched. Whole house smells like chemicals, I’m literally sitting in backyard don’t want to get poisoned. And we have a newborn who I specifically told cleaner to make sure she uses no chemicals. Terrible experience. Bar top is not even touched. Everything’s dirty.
J&T cleaning ServicesJ&T cleaning Services
Mikey V.
Bad service and even worse and aggressive unprofessionals When I told them house want clean, she responded “your house had lot of dust”. One of 3 things I requested was to clean stove. Here is photos of it. And after all, she texts me at 1130PM (yes at midnight, she was going to my house to collect her payment). She also demanded payment outside of Thumbtack, since platform is charging fee (not sure why thumbtack wouldn’t charge fee for providing platform). Thumbtack Definitely needs to get rid of people like them off the platform.
MS. cleanersMS. cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Luz was very easy to work with and did a wonderful job cleaning. She communicated well, promptly replying to my Thumbtack messages during initial scheduling, my text messages while finalizing plans, and then she called me when she finished. My house looks immaculate: no dust anywhere, sparkling bathrooms, and a spotless kitchen. She even tidied up my kitchen putting items I had left out to dry in their appropriate drawer or cabinet. I will use Luz again to clean my house.
Bladimir & Dinora house cleaningBladimir & Dinora house cleaning
Janet R.
Thayana cleaned our house by herself. It took about 6 hours but she was very courteous and professional the whole time. And most importantly she did a very thorough and incredible job! I will definitely be recommending her services to my friends and family.
Vine CleaningVine Cleaning
Zsofia S.
Lidia's team was excellent. They came on time and were very organized. They were efficient and comprehensive. I have been looking for a good house cleaner for a few months now and am so excited to book Lidia and her team regularly! Thank you!
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Ximena B.
Raul is the best! He did a phenomenal job at cleaning our house and left it spotless. I’m definitely going to hire him again to come back. He is very kind and considerate given that we were both working when he was here.
NR Cleaning ServicesNR Cleaning Services
Lori B.
After her 1st cleaning today I was shocked at what a top notch job she did! My last housekeeper did nothing compared to her work. She was conscious of my indoor cats not getting out. She was on time, her helper was efficient and pleasant and she didn't spend her time on her phone. My house has NEVER been this clean! I trusted her w/my animals and breakables. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who needs a trustworthy efficient reasonably priced professional home cleaner. I will be recommending her to everyone I know!
Mrs. cleaningMrs. cleaning
Sean A.
Amanda was amazing with our move out cleaning that our landlord said it looked better than when we got it! Top to bottom, Amanda went above and beyond to get our house back to perfect condition in our move. One less thing for us to worry about. You'll be very pleased with her work!
AEA Total CleaningAEA Total Cleaning
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.