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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.

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 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.

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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for Redwood City house cleaners
Dong Won A.
Great work in cleaning the house thoroughly!
Sheila C.
So nice to come to a clean house 😀
Ludy House Cleaning ServicesLudy House Cleaning Services
Jeff K.
Great job for a deep clean. Normal Pricing for a deep clean. Made the house sparkle again
Celestial Cleaning ServiceCelestial Cleaning Service
Emmett C.
Rosa Cleaning has done an excellent cleaning our home. Always on time, working quickly to keep our house clean!
Rosa Cleaning Services LLCRosa Cleaning Services LLC
Edna R.
They did a great job cleaning the house and fridge. Very satisfied with their work.
Wendy's hause cleaningWendy's hause cleaning
Shivangi S.
Got my house cleaned pre-move in. Mindy did a wonderful job! She is detail oriented, sincere & hard working. The house was sparkling & smelling nice after cleaning. I would definitely recommend Mindy in the future.
AMBM cleaning (Mindy)AMBM cleaning (Mindy)
Rosanne F.
House looks and smells amazing. Responded quickly, visited house, provided quote within hours and cleaned within 2 days. Could not be happier.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Breeze Z.
Gisela and team did an amazing job cleaning my house. They are efficient, detail oriented and professional. I love the quality of the cleaning!
Gisela’s house cleaningGisela’s house cleaning
Joe K.
Amazing! House was cleaned immaculately for my move out. And the ladies were super nice
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Michelle M.
Winnie is a wonderful house cleaner- I highly recommend her to everybody! Winnie is very professional and always on time. She is very friendly and always leaves our house sparkling clean and smelling fresh! I love that she uses cleaning supplies that don't leave a chemical smell. Thank you Winnie for your services!
House CleaningHouse Cleaning
Andrew R.
They have been cleaning our house for months now and have been doing a great job.
Gisela’s house cleaningGisela’s house cleaning
Poorva K.
Very happy with the service. House looks spotless clean 😊 will definitely call them again
Ludy House Cleaning ServicesLudy House Cleaning Services
Urjit K.
Working with Mad Dash cleaning was a great experience! She was very accommodating during scheduling and very responsive. She cleaned the house really well. I'd definitely work with her for any future cleaning needs.
Mad Dash Cleaning LLCMad Dash Cleaning LLC
Joy C.
Winnie did a great job cleaning our house. She showed up on time and followed the instructions well.
House CleaningHouse Cleaning
Ara P.
Kelly was great! The house has that clean feel now and I really appreciate her arriving right on time!!
Total Trust CleaningTotal Trust Cleaning
Michelle M.
We used Star Cleaning for our house cleaning and were very impressed with the team’s professionalism, work quality and speed. They paid attention to the small details and left our home sparkling clean! We highly recommend their team!
Star Cleaning AgencyStar Cleaning Agency
Kiran H.
Oscar and his team did an awesome job with deep cleaning our new house. They were very thorough and left the home spotless. Given their professionalism and quality of work, we have asked Oscar and his team to help clean our house every 2 weeks. Would highly recommend Oscar!
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Thainara did a great job cleaning and organizing. She was on time and made house feel amazing again. Great job
Magic Maids Cleaning ServicesMagic Maids Cleaning Services
Michelle M.
Although I wasn’t able to leverage Power Cleaning for house cleaning due to external circumstances, I was very impressed with their professionalism, thoughtfulness and excellent communication. I hope to leverage their services in the future!
Power Cleaning LLCPower Cleaning LLC
Nikita A.
Oscar and his team was very professional and cleaned the house at good price and fairly quickly. I would definitely recommend them.
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Karthik A.
Angela was amazing. She was on time, cleaned the entire house very well, and was very responsive overall. I would highly recommend her crew for your move out cleaning or any other projects
Angela House cleaningAngela House cleaning
Elizabeth T.
I’m currently 7mos pregnant and in nesting mode hence the cleaning services! They did an awesome job deep cleaning our 2 bedroom and 1bath house. We have a dog too, so cleaning her mess was a plus. We will definitely use them again.
Perfect Home - Interior Services ( Max )Perfect Home - Interior Services ( Max )
Rick T.
Oscar and his team did a great job cleaning my house just before we handed off the key to the new owners.
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Preunky A.
Did an amazing job deep cleaning our kitchen, bathroom, and the rest of the house. Went above and beyond. Will definitely use them again.
Ohana cleaning companyOhana cleaning company
Ara P.
Super responsive! We managed to get something scheduled just two minutes after contacting her! House looks clean and feels good!!
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
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