House Cleaning

Find a house cleaner near Decatur, GA

Find a house cleaner near Decatur, GA

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

Zip code

Top 10 House Cleaners near Decatur, GA

House Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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 Decatur house cleaners
Tifinie T.
He can out clean half of my house did not clean the fridge, stove or microwave just half clean my house my kids did not get there room clean at all my office was not clean either very bad service then he wanted to send his mom out to clean the house which that never happened no one showed up the next day or call will not use again
Hughley Cleaning ServiceHughley Cleaning Service
Smita T.
I used their services for move-out as well as move-in cleaning of two of my houses. They did a great job at getting the houses clean and ready to live in. The crew was professional and helpful with other things around the house as well. I would definitely recommend them.
Cleaning Sent From Above!Cleaning Sent From Above!
Pete S.
On time and did a nice job with the standard cleaning of our house.
Spotless ExpectationsSpotless Expectations
Sadie B.
Very pleased with the cleaning they did for my house! Will be hiring again
Hunter green go green, llcHunter green go green, llc
Demetria C.
Great experience! We bought a house where the previous owners had two large dogs. There was pet hair everywhere. The cleaners worked quickly and cleaned our new home from top to bottom. Booking again to do a cleaning on the house we are moving out of.
Lila Maids and AssociatesLila Maids and Associates
Shreya N.
Very good service.They were on time and made the house spotless clean.
Lila Maids and AssociatesLila Maids and Associates
Penny V.
The process cleaning did an amazing job cleaning our new house before we moved in! They were on time, so professional and our house is spotless! I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them!!
The Process Cleaning ServiceThe Process Cleaning Service
Beth K.
Fred cleaned our house today and did a great job. Thank you!
Sprillers Pro Cleaning ServicesSprillers Pro Cleaning Services
Connor L.
They came and cleaned my house very efficiently. Cleaned things other cleaning companies have glossed over, and got underneath/behind things that I never do. Feels brand new!
Alejos ServicesAlejos Services
Helen R.
Spotless Expectations did a great job with a challenging house just before Thanksgiving. They understand clean.
Spotless ExpectationsSpotless Expectations
Aja C.
The house felt so clean afterwards. They were fast and we will definitely be using their service again
Service Express cleaning and painting servicesService Express cleaning and painting services
Jeremy B.
Excellent experience, very responsive, excellent communication, arrived on time and effectively cleaned the entire house.
Leal CleaningLeal Cleaning
Josie M.
Paid attention to detail. I was surprised at things I would not think to include in the cleaning, they saw and cleaned. The house sparkled and smelled clean. They did great work and I will definitely hire them again!
Service Express cleaning and painting servicesService Express cleaning and painting services
Sara M.
Shatiya and Stephane were wonderful. We used them for a deep clean of our 4br 3b house. It took about 4 1/2hrs for the two of them to clean the entire house from top to bottom. It looks great, everything smells clean, we couldn’t be happier with their work. Definitely looking forward to using them again. Thanks Girls! :)
Hunter green go green, llcHunter green go green, llc
Wanda S.
After we played phone tag 😀 we finally got to set up a date to come out to see the house. She tour the house and we sit down to talk about my concerns and she was very helpful. I was in need of a deep cleaning but after two other house cleaners before I was thinking just do a regular cleaning and if I like it we do a deep cleaning. Will I let her do a deep cleaning first and when I say they did they thing cleaning baseboard, around the door, inside window just to name a few and long with the regular cleaning. When my husband got home he was like this how a home suppose to look and it feels fresh. We are scheduled for once a month cleaning.
NU'LYFE Worldwide  LLC.NU'LYFE Worldwide LLC.
Aja C.
I was so happy once the house was fully cleaned from top to bottom. There was a huge level of care and attention to detail that went into our cleaning and I really appreciated it!
D&E cleaning servicesD&E cleaning services
JaKarla P.
Diego was very professional and friendly. His wife has a cleaning service and they did a great job cleaning my house! I would definitely recommend their services and will be using them again.
Break It & Make ItBreak It & Make It
Dan F.
Service Express did an outstanding job cleaning our house. We have used other cleaning services in the past and Service Express was far and away the best. We have 2 dogs and our house is the cleanest it has ever been. I would recommend them to anyone, including my own family.
Service Express cleaning and painting servicesService Express cleaning and painting services
John P.
Our house is now cleaner than it's ever been! Everything was thoroughly cleaned. Wesley was professional, courteous, and left no stone unturned. We can't wait wait to book them again.
Jax  Top General ServiceJax Top General Service
David t.
Amazing service. They booked us next day for a deep clean, and they sure did clean deeply. They disinfected the whole house and scrubbed everything to a shine. Will definitely recommend to everyone, and will be using their services again!
JD house cleaningJD house cleaning
Cynthia R.
Excellent service. They took the time to dust and clean every nook and corner. They spent over 5 hours and were very diligent in their service. I can say after the cleaning, the house looked as clean as it was when it was new . Highly recommended and will use their service again
ML pro cleaning services LLCML pro cleaning services LLC
Samantha M.
Spotless Expectations more than exceeded my expectations. Our house was deep cleaned perfectly for the new owners. Would recommend to anyone!
Spotless ExpectationsSpotless Expectations
Jessica M.
DahTruth was prompt and very thorough- I don’t think the house has ever looked so clean! I’d highly recommend them.
DahTruth Cleaning ServicesDahTruth Cleaning Services
Heather J.
Nikki and her crew did an amazing job. I hired them do to a move out clean at a rental house. I was so pleased I've hired them to do regular cleaning at my personal residence.
Bring Me MaidsBring Me Maids
Cecelia G.
Arrived as scheduled. Only one worker as someone has called on with health issue. Cleaning went well but my landlady hijacked my cleaner to clean her house after she finished my cleaning. Of the 5 hours allocated, she spent maybe 3 1/2 hours on my place. I cleaned a little bit more the following day.
The Clean Dream - AtlantaThe Clean Dream - Atlanta
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.