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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 Meriden house cleaners
Danielle T.
Aurelia house cleaners came this afternoon and cleaned my condo and folded some of the laundry. The house smells amazing and is super clean. Thank you!
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Melanie d.
She was amazing and thorough and the best house cleaner i ever had!
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Laura A.
She did a great job. My house is very clean. I highly recommend her.
Next Level CleaningNext Level Cleaning
Patty N.
Kelly did an amazing job!!! Kelly and team did a deep cleaning on a house we were selling. The person who lived in the house was a smoker and Kelly and team made the house look amazing. I would highly recommend Kelly and team.
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Doug C.
Wow is all I can say. I thought my house was clean to start, I was wrong. NOW IT'S CLEAN. I highly recomend her services.
Naiara Cleaning ServicesNaiara Cleaning Services
Zach L.
JKC Cleaning was amazing. They came in and cleaned my condo top to bottom and it looks amazing. The house literally sparkles. And I’ve never seen my refrigerator, my bathroom, and my couch so clean! Absolutely amazing ! Well worth the money! A++
Jkc CleaningJkc Cleaning
Sarah L.
AH-MAZE-ING!! I hired Thais for a deep/spring cleaning. There are items in my house that, after Thais got her magic hands on them, are cleaner than they were when I bought them!! She says she “isn’t fast.” That’s not true, she’s a machine, a very thorough machine! She was in my 3 bedroom house for 11 hours! She moves every item, doesn’t just vacuum, dust or wipe around it, but actually picks it up, wipes/dusts the item, the surface below the item, and then replaces the piece. My walls, windows, baseboards, moldings, all sparkling clean. It’s been 4 days since she was here and the house still smells fresh and clean. I can’t wait to have Thais clean our place regularly.
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Kaitlin M.
Lemos is the best! They are very easy to work with, respond quickly, and they do an awesome job at cleaning EVERYTHING! My house is spotless after they leave! I absolutely love using them! I highly recommend them for your cleaning needs!
Lemos General ContractorLemos General Contractor
Richard C.
Lidi, did a wonderful job and very professional. Very happy I picked her and definitely plan on having her clean my house while I’m recovering from surgery. Will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a professional cleaner.
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Deena A.
I highly recommend Nany’s cleaning services! I did not expect the caliber of clean for my move out cleaning to prep my house for sale. Nany was on time, did work that I was never able to figure out how to do and was competitively priced. I will be using her services again for all future needs.
Nany's cleaning company and personal chef RBNany's cleaning company and personal chef RB
Selman A.
Did a great job cleaning my new house, paid attention to detail and anything I needed they were super attentive. Highly recommend, you wont be disappointed.
Lemos General ContractorLemos General Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Did a very thorough job with all the extra touches that make having your house cleaned way more special than the chore it may be for you or the rest of your household to do.
Keep My Space Clean by Grazi MouraoKeep My Space Clean by Grazi Mourao
Rob A.
Just a normal cleaning company. Wasn’t every really on time which as a business owner was very unsettling but the house was clean even though there was something always not done. I think a little too expensive for the quality you receive. Would have rated 2.5 out of 5 for a full average.
Jackeline’s Cleaning serviceJackeline’s Cleaning service
Lisa Z.
My house looked brand new when they were finished! It has never sparkled like this before! I messaged CleaningNew needing next day service and they got back to me immediately. They came the next morning right on time. They were kind, courteous, and professional. My house was fully deep cleaned in a couple hours. I was really amazed at how beautiful it looked. They paid attention to every small detail in the house! Even the baseboards and my toaster oven were shining! I am definitely looking forward to using them again in the future!
Tricia C.
I needed a move-in clean for our place and I liked the responsiveness I received. I had to change dates and they were flexible. For the areas that were cleaned - I am happy but I still had much cleaning to do after. When asked about the quality I did state I wasn't happy and they gladly came back. However I did not meet in person because I had COVID at the time. They still missed many areas - just a few pictures below. Trim, inside washer & dryer, inside windows etc. I cannot say they have great attention to detail. Which I believe is important in a cleaning service. I'm not sure if they treated a move in clean like a normal house cleaning which isn't the service I asked for.
Living Fresco Co, LLCLiving Fresco Co, LLC
LaTania J.
Chelsea did a Superb job. She responded back to me immediately. She took her time with the apartment I’m moving into. I needed it done asap, and she came the next day. It smells amazingly awesome, and Very Clean. She took her time to do the walk through in both apartments for move out, and move in. She has a wonderful attitude. I’m very happy I chose Helping Hands. I will definitely recommend her to anyone that needs their house cleaned. Thank you so much Chelsea. 🙂
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Sara G.
Underwhelmed is how I would describe my first time using this service. Don’t get me wrong things were cleaned and my house smells like cleaner. The oven and toilets are spotless - that’s where the compliments end. There was no dusting done- all my radiators still have dust, surfaces are dusty, my spare room looks like it wasn’t even touched, they didn’t put anything back where it was supposed to go on my bathroom sink. It feels rushed and no attention to detail. Will definitely be look elsewhere.
Clean Swipe Solutions LLCClean Swipe Solutions LLC
Caitlin P.
Ken was quick to respond, services were by the job not the hour, was super nice and professional, and took pride in his work. As a woman, he provided a criminal background check and required residents to be present during first clean in order to become acclimated to eachother and his work vs. clients expectations.... I would use ken again. My house def needed attention and would like to maintain an as needed relationship.
Ken's House & Business Cleaning ServiceKen's House & Business Cleaning Service
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