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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 Pacifica house cleaners
Marilyn H.
Wanessa and her team did a great job in cleaning our house. They were efficient and exuded caring and competence in doing a deep cleaning. Really appreciated their dedication and our house was sparkling clean!
Wanessa's CleaningWanessa's Cleaning
Christine R.
Great work! Thank you for cleaning!. Glad I hired Latin House Cleaning to clean after my tenants moved out and left a mess. Latin House Cleaning was able to make our rental spot less. Thank you for your hard work. You will not be disappointed if you hire them for your cleaning needs.
Latin housecleaningLatin housecleaning
Christine D.
Gloria did a fantastic job clean my house and was very punctual..... She will be coming back again!!
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Saeid M.
I want to express my appreciation and satisfaction for the work and results of my house cleaning by Carmen house cleaner. The cleaners did a fantastic job and I was real pleased with the "Deep Cleaning" and appearance of our home. There were two team members, and they did a great job. I would be glad to recommend this service to my friends and family. I also want to thank Carmen for the flexible scheduling we were able to accomplish to get the work done when I needed it.
Carmen house cleanerCarmen house cleaner
Dominique C.
Claudia was excellent. She helped with a move out clean, leaving our house in excellent condition. Would highly recommend!
Helen K.
This was my first-time using house cleaning service. I was bit worried. However, Sonja and her workers did a good job doing a move-out cleaning. I strongly recommend them to anybody.
Oliver's Cleaning Services.Oliver's Cleaning Services.
Adrian G.
They did a great job cleaning when they got there. Had a little issue getting to the house and was a bit late. But once they got there very nice and cleaned well. Make sure to go over the work as they may Miss some things. Once you point it out they clean it no problem.
Nell S.
Carmen was lovely! She did a wonderful job cleaning our house and was very respectful the whole time. She even helped clean our cats’ litter boxes. We would absolutely have her come again!
Carmen house cleanerCarmen house cleaner
Patricia D.
Selene and her husband are amazing. They did a great job in cleaning, dusting and making my house sparkle! I wish I would have found them sooner! They are fantastic.
Solution Home Cleaning✅Solution Home Cleaning✅
Marcie W.
Rosa cleaning is top notch. If you want your house to look sparkling clean and like you just moved into a model home, well they are your people!! Fast response, super professional, thorough. You might find cleaning services that charge less, but you get what you pay for. Well worth the $ to have it done *right.*
Rosa Cleaning Services LLCRosa Cleaning Services LLC
Michelle L.
Beyond happy with the quality of work!! My son and daughter in law bought a house and the seller left it an absolute disgusting mess! The work that was done to clean it was extraordinary! Could not more highly recommend.
Londy house cleaningLondy house cleaning
Thuy N.
Understand we can’t give 5 stars only because WE are extremely meticulous house cleaners... WHEN we have the time to clean. So some thoughtful crevices were overlooked like the windowsills, but you wouldn’t notice it. Her floor cleaning is magical, and she was very receptive to me pointing anything out and perfecting it. Very clearly not slacking!
Espi's House CleaningEspi's House Cleaning
Lindsey L.
I am so happy after having a deep clean of my house. All the little nooks and surfaces are clean and the deep clean on my fridge is a life changer! The only thing that detracted from the experience for my family was having to keep our cats locked up, which was quite a bit of work. I don’t fault her for this, but it was less than ideal. If you don’t have cats, I’m sure the process would be a lot smoother.
Bay Areas N-Credible CleaningBay Areas N-Credible Cleaning
Carina L.
I never write reviews but Ale is so awesome!!! My words when I walk into my house after she cleans are always “oh WOW!!!” She is super thorough and does those little extra touches that make it feel like she REALLY cares! She is adorable and sweet to boot, you won’t regret hiring Ale!!!
Ale’s cleaning servicesAle’s cleaning services
Daniella C.
Seriously the worse cleaning experience of my life. I was specific about what I wanted room by room. I signed up for a deep clean including refrigerators. When they arrived I told them forget the fridge because it was too packed. I told them the shelves that had major electronics on them and wires to not touch or dust. I told them the other shelves I wanted dusted and every item on them wiped down. Never - ever - ever has been a problem for me before. They ignored me. I was there with my two babies under 2 years old, just a tad busy but I did my very best to be completely out of the way. They completely skipped dusting dressers, dresser tops, shelves and everything on them. I had to ask them in Spanish if they were actually done with those rooms and they said yes. I said no, I asked you to dust and wipe things down. Upon final inspection I saw that something I explicitly asked for - the cleaning of the inside of the bathroom mirror and everything in it was completely ignored. I then heard them talk shit in Spanish and literally throw everything in my glass sink, wipe it down and throw everything back in piles. PILES all over my house. Look inside the bathroom vanity, they threw in nail clippers and tweezers. Literally tossed them in there. They didn’t even TRY to replace items in their general vicinity. Baby changing tables were left dirty and I dusted after I explicitly asked for them to be. I’m so livid. I hire out help because I desperately need it. I’m so grateful that they insured I’ll spend the rest of my day doing their job and reorganizing my whole house. Thanks!
Lightning cleaning servicesLightning cleaning services
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