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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 Modesto house cleaners
Anna B.
Mariana was wonderful to work with and did a great job cleaning our house. She communicated well and was very responsive. Thank you so much for making our house sparkling clean!
Ferreira’s Cleaning ServicesFerreira’s Cleaning Services
Melanee W.
The day after my home’s deep clean the sun was shining through the windows and the house sparkled. Thank you J&T Cleaning!
J&T cleaning ServicesJ&T cleaning Services
Miss Y.
Maritza and the ladies who cleaned the house for a move out were wonderful! Thank you to the team!
Heather R.
Love Sherrell and Bernice! They are very detailed and thorough with cleaning. Lovely ladies to chat with too! They used all natural products and left the house smelling clean and fresh! 🍋
Lemon Cleaning ServiceLemon Cleaning Service
Kavita C.
I had three days notice to have my house clean. Antonia responded very quickly. We had set her time to come at 9 and she came a bit earlier, which was fine by me. She cleaned my entire house very well. You can tell she cared about the quality of her work. My house is spotless. She would also check in with me to let me know what she was working on and to ask about my opinion in the case I was unsatisfied in any way. The amount she charges is also very doable. She is cleaning my mother in law’s house next week, and I will be bringing Antonia to do my house monthly.
AV house cleaningAV house cleaning
Tammy H.
Fresh Start is the only company I trust to clean my home. They are completely reliable and professional! They cleaned my house better than I have ever done! They were also pleasant and trustworthy!
Fresh Start Cleaning ServicesFresh Start Cleaning Services
Dalia C.
My house looked and smelled great after Roxana cleaned it! I am happy with her work really recommend her services to anyone.
J&R Commercial Cleaning ServicesJ&R Commercial Cleaning Services
Megan M.
Ana was very quick to respond to me . She was right on time for my walk through estimate of my house . She was able to clean my house the next day and did a very good thorough job . I will definitely be using her again soon .
Fresh Start Cleaning ServicesFresh Start Cleaning Services
Karen A.
They are amazing. I have never seen this house so clean. I am looking forward to having them both here next week. They are the BEST!
L&S Professional Cleaning ServicesL&S Professional Cleaning Services
Jeena K.
I had just moved in to a 2 story house that had (seemingly) never been deep cleaned. I was completely overwhelmed. I contacted All Star Cleaners and they responded very quickly offering to stop by for a quote. We booked a day, and I am SO impressed by their work! They spent all day at my house and by the end of the day it was completely clean and smelled fantastic. They were professional and personable and just did really quality work. I will be hiring them to come back monthly to do upkeep. If you are looking for a cleaning service in Modesto… I highly recommend All Star.
All Star CleanersAll Star Cleaners
Jenn K.
This is my second time and Daniella did an AMAZING job on my move-out cleaning! There was a last minute change and she did my whole house solo. So happy with the service and attention to detail!
J&F ServicesJ&F Services
Crystal H.
Tanya works so hard and is so professional that even though my house definitely took much longer for her to complete the cleaning (move out cleaning), she still got it done on that day as promised! She stayed super late. I really admire her professionalism and commitment. Thank you so much Tanya!
Get-It-Done Move-Out Cleaning ServiceGet-It-Done Move-Out Cleaning Service
Julie N.
Dulce's cleaning service was very good. In a short amount of time they tackled quite a bit. They managed to remove some stubborn stains from my kitchen sink and I really appreciated that. My son was impressed with his room as well. He has many items that he displays so he appreciated that everything was put back. The house smelled fresh and clean. Thank you Dulce team!
Dulce CostaDulce Costa
Mia S.
Guadalupe and her husband Pedro did an amazing job on very short notice. I was sick and so was my infant son I fell very behind on chores and needed help. I'm glad I chose to pay for a service and picked an awesome team to get my house back in great condition. I did not take photos for personal reasons but I can say with no hesitation that I will be hiring them in the future and referring them to others. They're a very lovely duo and are quick and efficient at their job. I paid for a kitchen and bathroom clean but I also tipped that's how bad my house was. Doesn't hurt to get an estimate especially if you're feeling overwhelmed with your messes. It's ok to get help and have your home be enjoyable again. & They would also be the perfect cleaning crew for continuous maintenance if that's what you're looking for. Thank you Guadalupe and Pedro.
Guadalupe cleaningGuadalupe cleaning
Brandy L.
I called and submitted a job for bid for a deep clean. I discussed on the phone specifically everything needed done. When they alerted me they were finished, here is the list of things they didn't do that had been agreed upon: furniture vacuumed (wasn't even straightened or tidied), furniture not moved or cleaned underneath, floor underneath not even swept much less mopped, tv cabinets not dusted nor any vases, decor, paintings, dressers, framed pictures, lamps or tv's dusted. Inside windows not cleaned. Blinds not dusted. Inside fridge not cleaned. Beds unmade, not even throw blankets folded. Runner on dining table filthy. Soap build-up in glass shower doors not cleaned. Light switches, around door knobs, heavy traffic wall areas not cleaned. Ceiling fans not cleaned. I walked her through and pointed all of it out...she said my mother didn't understand she doesn't speak English so well. That was not at all apparent when I spoke to her on the phone. I came home to a house that I still have to clean. Worst service and attitude ever. I suggested to the daughter that in the future she should probably take the business calls. She said "whatever, sorry" and walked out the door. May sound like I am a slob with all the work that needs to be done, but I just moved back in 2 days ago because my son passed. This was the last thing I needed.
AV house cleaningAV house cleaning
Riad S.
I bought a house and needed the place deep cleaned before I moved in. I got the keys but the sellers were still moving out. She worked around it. Ana is also very quick to respond and keeps you updated when needed. She brought 2 other ladies with her. They did amazing! Top to bottom, every room. They spent more time then she estimated all four the same quote. The prices are very reasonable.
Fresh Start Cleaning ServicesFresh Start Cleaning Services
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