Find a house cleaner near Dover, DE

Find a house cleaner near Dover, DE

Find a house cleaner near Dover, DE

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 House Cleaners near Dover, DE

House Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a house cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up a consultation with a house cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic is by using virtual, online tools. Start by performing an online search for local house cleaners. Message them to set up either a phone call or video call to perform a consultation. During this call, they can give you recommendations and may be able to estimate the cost of their services. Be sure to discuss whether they accept virtual payments and any precautions they can take to perform the job safely.

How can I find out if a house cleaner is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

A house cleaner is generally not considered an essential service sector during the coronavirus pandemic. To find out which services are considered essential, visit your city and state government, and read their guidelines. A national list of essential service providers can be found on CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 site. This webpage lists 16 different infrastructure sectors considered to be essential. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Can I use digital payments to pay for house cleaning?

Not only do many house cleaners accept digital payments through platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Pay, Venmo and more, but this may become more common as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more service workers to digitize. This means you can pay your house cleaner without making physical contact or handling money. 

If cleaning is absolutely essential during the current crisis, consult with the house cleaner beforehand to ensure a safe monetary transaction that complies with current government guidelines and recommendations for social distancing.

Does a house cleaner need to enter my home?

Yes, in almost all cases a house cleaner needs to enter your home. However, a cleaner may not need to enter your home if they are solely cleaning outside areas. 

There may be some cases in which a cleaner is necessary. If so, take precautions — avoid being in the same room, make no physical contact, sanitize any surfaces and pay through a digital service instead of using cash.

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.

What is the difference between a housekeeper and a house cleaner?

Although some house cleaning and housekeeping duties might overlap, a house cleaner is charged with the top-to-bottom cleaning of a home. House cleaner duties typically include basic and deep house cleaning, such as washing and sanitizing countertops, floors, tubs, toilets, kitchens and more.

Housekeepers or maids are hired to lightly clean and maintain certain aspects of the home. This might include dusting, washing dishes, changing sheets, doing some meal preparation and restocking the client’s groceries and personal care products.

It’s also worth noting that a housekeeper or maid is usually one individual employed to a home (sometimes hired as a live-in), while a house cleaner is oftentimes accompanied by a team of cleaners. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Dover house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
House always looks and smells clean.
Crystal CleanCrystal Clean
Linnea p.
We had them come do a deep clean of the house. My husband is parricular about cleaning and he was amazed at the quality of work. The house is spotless they moved furniture to get all the base boards and blinds. We will be using them again in the future for cleaning! Thank you ladies!
Elia's house cleaningElia's house cleaning
Justine M.
Mercy did a great job cleaning our house. It was dirtier than normal due to a recent kitchen renovation and looked like a different house by the time she left!
Mercy’s house cleaningMercy’s house cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Crystal cleaning service is an extremely personable and amazing amazing company to work with. My house was thoroughly cleaned and left spotless. They are a pleasure to have in my home and I highly recommend them!
Casandra's Crystal Cleaning ServicesCasandra's Crystal Cleaning Services
Jackie A.
The house cleaner arrived a few minutes early which was excellent as I showed her around the house before she gathered her supplies. This was a scheduled deep cleaning. She was very pleasant and hardworking, asking to do more while seeking my satisfaction. The house looked so neat,orderly and shinning! She worked for 5 hours without lunch or break! My only complaint is to send 2 cleaners so one worker would not have to work so hard or so long. I enjoyed her being here but felt bad about her hard work and long stay.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt replies and very easy to work with! Prices are very reasonable as well. We hired them for regular whole-house cleanings and so far, so good.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Thumbtack Customer
Crystal Clean did an amazing job getting our house in order before a birthday party and we look forward to having Lori and her crew on a recurring basis. Great work ladies!
Crystal CleanCrystal Clean
Joel C.
Smith Solutions is a highly professional and very engaging cleaning company. I hired them to clean my mothers house. They took the time to get to know her and really understand what was important to her. More importantly they made her feel very comfortable. I highly recommend using their services.
Smith Solutions, LLCSmith Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Donna has done an outstanding job of helping keep my house "show ready" while it is on the market. She taught me a few tricks I hadn't known about keeping things things clean and saving time.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Edward H.
Needed my house deep cleaned for an upcoming wedding. They arrived on time and ready to work. 4 ladies ~ 5 hours, they were very pleasant and professional. Got right to work. I am extremely pleased with the end result. I would definitely recommend DoRite’s DustBusters.
DoRite’s DustBustersDoRite’s DustBusters
Cheryl V.
Dorothy and her team were wonderful. They were both professional, and friendly. I needed my home cleaned almost immediately. Dorothy and her team made it happen on very short notice. It was also a day that some businesses would be closed even if COVID-19 was not a part of our lives, but they came anyway, and I'm very grateful they did. When Dorothy arrived she asked about any areas that needed specific attention, I took her around the house to see rooms to be cleaned, and her team went to work. They even helped me with a couple items that weren't cleaning related. Thank you DoRite's DustBusters!!
DoRite’s DustBustersDoRite’s DustBusters
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.