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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 Davis house cleaners
Julie H.
We needed our house cleaned last minute with same-day service. Maria was available and did a wonderful job! She responds quickly, is very nice, and does a very thorough clean. We will definitely use her house cleaning again!
M&S Cleaning ServicesM&S Cleaning Services
Yvonne C.
Daniele was very responsive on my texts and quickly setup a date. Ariane came and cleaned my daughter's rental. She was so thorough and the house was sparkling clean. I will use them again on my Sacramental house. Thank you, ladies.
Dan’s CleaningDan’s Cleaning
Maribel J.
Excellent work. I would highly recommend Home Sweet Home. They were very careful with cleaning blinds and appliances and the house was very very clean.
Home Clean HomeHome Clean Home
Caitlin B.
ZipClean LLC was professional, quick to respond, and did a superb job cleaning my house. I would highly reccomend them for your cleaning needs.
ZipClean LLCZipClean LLC
Rosemary S.
Both cleaners had a positive, friendly attitude and cleaned my house really well. It was a much needed relief for a busy mom. Thank you so much!
Telma’s cleaning CATelma’s cleaning CA
Leah M.
They worked quickly and were very nice. My house has that freshly cleaned feeling. Will hire again.
Fen’s cleaning serviceFen’s cleaning service
Eric B.
Great job on initial deep clean, included refrigerator, blinds and entire house. Looks amazing. We've been using Albertti Cleaning service for over a year now and are very pleased with the quality of service.
Albertti Cleaning LLCAlbertti Cleaning LLC
Rachel P.
Adela and Candy did a terrific job cleaning my house. Our hard wood floors, kitchen and bathrooms were thoroughly cleaned. The ladies were on time, extremely pleasant and easy to work with. We are very pleased!
Home Clean HomeHome Clean Home
Karly W.
Elva was on time, professional, and efficient. Our house has never been cleaner! Would definitely recommend and I would hire her again.
Elva's House CleaningElva's House Cleaning
Chris K.
Anthony and Fantasy did a thorough job cleaning our house; the windows and mirrors never looked so good. They were good with the estimate of how long it would take to deep clean, hard working, and the house looks great! Only room for improvement is that the floors could have been mopped a little more thoroughly. Am looking forward to having them back again soon!
UpKeep Cleaning ServicesUpKeep Cleaning Services
Drew K.
Elizabeth and her team were fantastic. My house has rarely been this clean and sparkling. She is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this company.
Mollys Housecleaning and HaulingMollys Housecleaning and Hauling
Rui H.
Very hard Working! Our room was very dirty and they spent more than 3 hours for deep cleaning. Our house became much better.
Fen’s cleaning serviceFen’s cleaning service
Mary M.
Liliana did a great job cleaning my house today. She arrived on time and did a thorough job. I especially appreciate that she cleaned under my rugs and behind my furniture. Will definitely use her services again!
A’s Cleaning Services Inc.A’s Cleaning Services Inc.
Cristina S.
Ari did a great job on a move out cleaning. It was a big house and she worked with a great attitude. She is perfectionist and a very nice person too. I would hire her again without hesitation.
Dan’s CleaningDan’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Adela does an excellent job! Our house literally sparkles after she has cleaned. She is prompt, reliable, efficient and easy to communicate with . My husband and I are very happy to have found Adela. We highly recommend her.
Home Clean HomeHome Clean Home
Marcella A.
Mindy’s service is superb. She has cleaned my house thoroughly and really went above and beyond. She is also flexible and open to accommodate individual preferences on how to do things, which for me is important. I am very happy to have found her!
AMBM cleaning (Mindy)AMBM cleaning (Mindy)
Danielle T.
Adela and her assistant are wonderful. I got our first cleaning scheduled within a couple days. They arrived right on time and had my 3 bedroom 2 bath sparkling in 2 hours. They were kind and professional, even though I was home miserable with morning sickness! They even beautifully arranged my daughter’s stuffed animals. They brought all their own cleaning materials, have a business license, and speak excellent English. I felt comfortable and safe with them in my house. Can’t wait for them to come back!
Home Clean HomeHome Clean Home
Micaela B.
Nanci and her crew are awesome! A couple years ago we had a different cleaning service come that added a ton of additional charges and even broke some of our belongings so we were apprehensive about scheduling another cleaning. A short notice walkthrough by our landlord put us in the position to seek out help once again despite our past negative experience. Thankfully, we found Peace of Mind Cleaning and they lived up to their name. Nanci called me the day before our appointment to confirm and go over safety protocols due to Covid, which made us feel safe and at ease. I was also able to explain our space and what we needed to get a quote rather than doing a walkthrough. The day of our cleaning, Nanci's crew arrived on time and completely prepared. We had a friend come to help with some minor construction repairs and they were more than willing to coordinate so we could get everything done. The cleaners (I wish I remembered their names) were very kind, professional, and left our house looking pristine. They even stayed for additional time (they asked of course) and then Nanci asked if I would be willing to pay a very small amount extra when I spoke with her! So much different than my last experience. I was obviously willing considering the quality of work. We are even considering scheduling monthly cleanings since we had such a positive experience!
Peace of Mind CleaningPeace of Mind Cleaning
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