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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 Laguna Niguel house cleaners
Dan C.
My house is clean now. The 2 women worked hard and fast.
Clean ClubClean Club
Jenny M.
I was in a bind with another company cancelling on the day of cleaning. Prime House Cleaning was able to make it with very short notice. They were wonderful!! Took their time and paid so much attention to details. Lovely staff and left my house sparkling clean!! I will use them again and highly recommend this company! Thanks again:)
JF Prime House cleaning CAJF Prime House cleaning CA
Michele S.
Amazing service by professional cleaners! They quoted me a great price for a move out of a very big house. They arrived punctually and cleaned up the whole place beautifully ! I am so impressed by this great team, highly recommended!
Clean ClubClean Club
Margo K.
Julianna is a very intelligent and professional business owner who ensures you get stellar service from your cleaner. Our cleaner Adriana does a fantastic job in the whole house, and we are very pleased thus far! Communication with the owner Julianna is excellent.
Sparkle n’ CleanSparkle n’ Clean
Yvette l.
I requested a move-out cleaning and the house was beautiful and spotless when I turned in the keys; glowing bathrooms, refrigerator and stove as well. I would hire them again without hesitation.
Lucy's Cleaning Service.  NO INSTANT BOOKINGSLucy's Cleaning Service. NO INSTANT BOOKINGS
Julie G.
Great job! Olyocean showed up on time and went right to work, they knew exactly what to do and they did such a great job! I love that they use clean products to clean my house. I highly recommend them! I referred them to my sister and she loved them too!
Carolyn D.
I have hired out for cleaning service before, but I have to say I have been the most impressed with Marcel over everyone else. He was super fast to respond, meet me, and get me on the schedule asap. He has been so pleasant to work with and I couldn’t be happier with his work! He did a deep clean of my bathrooms and kitchen and cleaned the rest of the house as well. It felt amazing to come home to a spotless house. Everything looks amazing and I know he has his hands full with all the cat and dog hair. Now, not a hair in site. I am so happy and can’t wait to continue working with Marcel!!
Cali Home ServicesCali Home Services
Hedy A.
Camila is proactive and made sure everywhere was cleaned. Our house sparkled and smelt great after she left. She is very professional and minds her business. Excellent service and we will definitely ask her to help us again.
Camila Home ServicesCamila Home Services
Susan P.
Fantastic job done by the crew. I highly recommend them. We used them for a move-out cleaning and the house looked pristine when they were done. Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism. Job well done.
Montebianco Cleaning ServicesMontebianco Cleaning Services
Andrew G.
We are on a fixed income, they quoted us 165 for 2 hours of cleaning then asked for 240 after the work was done. His justification was that the bathrooms were already clean so they had to "deep clean" so that it would look like they did anything at all. The man was on his phone half the time. He hid from sightlines so that he could use his phone without us noticing. The 2 women did a fairly decent job surface cleaning - but this man basically fake vacuumed 1 room for 1 hour, then sat in his car for the remaining time. They did not clean any main floor windows. They did not vacuum the main floor living areas. We did not ask them to "deep clean" the bathrooms. If the bathrooms were already clean they could have spent so much more time on the rest of the house. This is taking advantage of the elderly and I would never recommend this company because of this man.
Lucy's Cleaning Service.  NO INSTANT BOOKINGSLucy's Cleaning Service. NO INSTANT BOOKINGS
Janet N.
I explained several times how many rooms were to be cleaned. Confirmed the appt several times, gave them my contact info if any questions. The night before they were to be here a i vot a text questioning the quote because my house has .ore bexrooms than I needed cleaned. I explained again. 3 beddooms are in use so nocleaninv cor 3 out of 4 bexrooms. Thdy never showex up. I called and spome to someone who was to call me back. Never called.
JF Prime House cleaning CAJF Prime House cleaning CA
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