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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 New Haven house cleaners
Nick C.
I hired the team to do a house clean before an open house. very pleased with the communication, punctuality, and service.
Stevie B Home Services LLCStevie B Home Services LLC
Carolyn B.
Irene and her crew are wonderful house cleaners and I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Irene's cleaning serviceIrene's cleaning service
Dovid G.
Chelle, did an amazing job cleaning the house. Definitely will use her again.
Chelle Bell’s CleaningChelle Bell’s Cleaning
Marcus L.
I live in an old house that’s in the process of being remolded and it’s a challenge to keep clean. Mr. Pascal and his business partner were prompt, worked hard and quietly and did a fantastic job. The house looked and smelled clean and new.
Optimize Cleaning LLCOptimize Cleaning LLC
Allyna H.
I booked house cleaning services by Heartfelt Services LLC. They were more than willing to help and I was impressed by how easy it was to communicate with them. I must say that the cleaning of the house was thoroughly and professionally done. The entire house still smells so pleasant and refreshing! Looking forward to using them again soon!
Heartfelt Catering LLCHeartfelt Catering LLC
Savannah P.
Best house cleaning I have ever had! Very thorough, place left spotless. Strongly recommend to others.
Arling's house cleaningArling's house cleaning
Carter L.
I had a great experience with Oliveira's Cleaning Services! Communication was seamless and the house looks immaculate. Definitely recommend hiring them!
Oliveira'sCleaning ServicesOliveira'sCleaning Services
Alisa Z.
Spotless cleaning services did an amazing job deep cleaning our new house that we just moved into. Because of all the construction and renovation work, the house was super dirty and had a lot of dust. Spotless cleaning, true to its name, left everything spotless! We can finally breathe and enjoy our new home! They did an incredible job with all the windows (all 48 of them!), floors, surfaces, fridge, etc. All of our expectations were exceeded. We recommended Jessica’s Spotless Cleaning Services with our utmost enthusiasm!
Spotless Cleaning Services LLCSpotless Cleaning Services LLC
Chante F.
Glaucy was amazing my daughter and I enjoyed her cleaning and her company she clean my house perfectly I am satisfied 100%! She cleaned my bathroom , kitchen stove, couches bedrooms and more! I will be using her again and recommending her to friends !
Magic cleaning serviceMagic cleaning service
Sheina E.
Carolina came with a great energy and attitude and cleaned my house in a way that no one has yet done. She works very fast, is extremely thorough and brings a great positive energy with her. I'm very happy that thumbtack suggested her to me for my cleaning.
Pereira’s cleaning / CarolinaPereira’s cleaning / Carolina
Danielle Z.
Went to work leaving my house a mess came home to a sparkling clean kitchen, spotless bathroom and the bedroom organized and clean. What a wonderful feeling. Thank you to Jessica and her helper for being pretty much the biggest life savers ever. will definitely be using again!
JD Cleaning ServicesJD Cleaning Services
Danielle Z.
They showed right on time, worked hard and then a short two hours later my house was sparkling clean and free of dust and pet hair! Bathroom and kitchen were spotlessly do they even cleaned the dirty dishes in the sink!!! Thanks so much for your hard work ladies!!!
Verena’s cleaning serviceVerena’s cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Verena did a very nice job at my house. She cleaned all the wood floors and the kitchen ceramic floors which were quite dirty. She worked very hard!!
Verena’s cleaning serviceVerena’s cleaning service
Ishita C.
She was very good , our house looks great after her cleaning service. She was also efficient , wrapped up everything in less than 3 hours. Would recommend her
Deep Details Cleaning Services LLCDeep Details Cleaning Services LLC
Rubina S.
These ladies went above and beyond! My house looked completely different by the time they were done. They were effective, hard working, and very detailed with how they cleaned. Will definitely be using their services again!
Heliconia’s House CleanerHeliconia’s House Cleaner
Danielle Z.
Wonderful cleaning service. We have 3 cats that we love but that get hair everywhere. I always hate having people over for dinners but now that my house is sparkling clean I feel like inviting everyone over!!! I will definitely use them again. Obrigada Thais! :)
Details cleaningDetails cleaning
Tish S.
Cleaning service provided was of great quality! Not only did they do an amazing job cleaning my entire house including the refrigerator and stove/oven, they were able to have junk removed from my property in a timely manner. J&M comes highly recommended. I will be using them again. Thanks J&M!
J&M Movers/Removal LLCJ&M Movers/Removal LLC
Tyra P.
Lourdes did an amazing job cleaning a third floor apartment for us after a tenant moved out. She took special care of details like wiping down window seals and cabinets and had the place smelling amazing. She also cleaned our common areas and stair cases of our three family house.
Lourdes Cleaning Service LLCLourdes Cleaning Service LLC
Janiqua R.
I enjoyed every part of working with them and they did a great job. Had a rush job and with no problem fit us in their busy schedule and i can say i haven’t seen the house that clean. Will definitely use again
Alex's Cleaning and Painting Service LLCAlex's Cleaning and Painting Service LLC
Aartee P.
It was a pleasure to have Chelsea help us with our house clean!:) she was professional and puntual. We loved the quality of work and the ease of communication. We would love to have her cone over regularly as per our needs :)
Helping hands cleaningHelping hands cleaning
Sierra L.
I’m so thankful for Cris and her crew. They did a such a great job and were so hardworking. My house was so clean and smelt amazing. I have a high traffic area where my two dogs are constantly lingering at, and they got it spotless. No pet dander and they got my walls back clean and white lol. I was impressed. Even my 13 year old son was smiling from ear to ear and thanking the crew for cleaning his room and the house. He said wow it looks like we just moved it lol. Also, I loved that Cris and her crew were punctual, pleasant , professional and hardworking. Thanks again , we appreciate it🙏🏾
Purify Cleaning LLCPurify Cleaning LLC
Danielle Z.
First of all, Melanie is a gem. She was pleasant, funny, and kind! For that alone she gets five stars but her cleaning ability is just as good. Already talking to family member about booking her for a job at their house. Thanks Melanie and Ray!
M&D cleaning & Home ServicesM&D cleaning & Home Services
Danielle Z.
Kamila was right on time with all her gear. She got right too it and deep cleaned our house and it looks amazing. Way better than what we could have done. Will definitely use her again. She did a great job!
Wewood Home improvementsWewood Home improvements
Leah V.
Cony and her girls were AMAZING! They left my house looking absolutely brand new and feeling great ! She is extremely nice as well! Will definitely be booking her again and I HIGHLY recommend booking her to anyone who needs a good cleaning !
Cony House Cleaning 2036854389Cony House Cleaning 2036854389
Aartee P.
Sandra and her assistant were punctual and very thorough with the cleaning! They even helped me organise my entire den which was overflowing with things after our recent move to New Haven!:) The house is sparkling and I also felt her services were value for money! I will definitely call Sandra again!:)
Sandra’s cleaning serviceSandra’s cleaning service
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