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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 Buffalo Grove house cleaners
Yunqi J.
Have them cleaned both my old apartment and new house . They are fast and make the place really clean . I love the smell of the clean house!
Dana L.
Excellent job! Planning on having regular house cleaning.
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
Seema M.
I am happy with their work, they did great job at deep cleaning my house. They promptly respond to request and very polite. I would recommend them if you are looking for a house cleaning job in and around Buffalo Grove area.
jc cleaningjc cleaning
Kevin T.
House was squeaky clean after Deborah came! Great attention to detail. Thanks so much!
Debora’s Cleaning ServiceDebora’s Cleaning Service
Karthik R.
Perla has done the great job in cleaning the house. Will definitely recommend her to my friends.
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
April C.
Gab was sooooo thorough and impressive! I was selling my house and needed a good cleaning. She came in and made my house literally sparkle! I would HIGHLY recommend her 100%
Gabs Sparklean Inc.Gabs Sparklean Inc.
Rahul D.
Sharontit did an amazing job. I really appreciate her work quality as she made sure that every corner of the house is perfectly clean.
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Veerasatyaprasad R.
LAM is an outstanding company and lady (Mirsada) did an excellent job. She is so responsive and come to my house on time and Completed her work under minimal supervision. My house is fresh and clean. I would recommend her if anyone looking for high quality service.
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Vibhuti P.
Maria did a excellent work in cleaning our house . On her own she picked up all the window panes , doors , fans and left them spotless . I will definitely recommend her company for anyone who is looking for a quality cleaning job .
Spotless cleaning serviceSpotless cleaning service
Carrie T.
They would be good if they showed up on the designated day. They came to look at my house on August 11th, and we agreed to the price. They were supposed to clean on the 18th, but they never showed, nor did they call. I was very disappointed to clean for the cleaning people and have them not show up. I'm starting over with my search.
Thumbtack Customer
She was very friendly and professional when we met. Her price is a little steep, but because i was impressed we decided to go with her. Well, that was all an act! She was at my house cleaning for 8.5 hrs compared to 5 that it took the other lady. She also said to let her know if there was anything she should do better next time, so i did. First of all the kids bathroom shower wasnt touched, the stairs were not dusted or washed, my glass tables had stains all over them, the kitchen looked like she only polished everything, not cleaned, which i specifically asked her to do. So i let her know and she said thank you, but two days before she was suppose to come again, she texted me that she can no longer clean my house. I think she makes the house look like she cleaned by rearranging things and dusting, but if you need a "cleaning" lady i would pass.
Maiderella Residential CleaningMaiderella Residential Cleaning
Vicki C.
They were very responsive when setting up the appointment. The ladies who cleaned our house did a very good job. Definitely met my expectations. I have scheduled for them to come again.
Iwona’s Cleaning ServiceIwona’s Cleaning Service
Seema M.
I accidentally came across ms Underwood, my regular cleaning girl wasn’t available and I needed help with house cleaning, reached out to Antionette, she responded quickly and scheduled the service same day. She is professional, hard working, doesn’t cut corners, completes the job. I would definitely recommend her.
Underwood cleaning service LLCUnderwood cleaning service LLC
Robin U.
Gabriela was able to come to my house on short notice and do a deep clean. She was responsive to my initial request and scheduling. Her team was efficient and did an excellent job. I highly recommend them and would hire them again.
Galvez cleaningGalvez cleaning
Dinesh N.
Thanks you so much for your service. She was so dedicated and sincere to the work she is doing. She took care of every nook and cranny of the house and made sure it’s clean and neat. Attached few photos after her service completed. She completed cleared all oil stains in kitchen cabinets I will recommend her services to my friends who are in need
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Kristina M.
Agreed upon 2 people service for 3 hrs for 2700sqft house for $190. 6 hours later dirty mirrors, stained floors, dirty toilets and dirt under the couch. And this was supposed to be a deep cleaning. At the end I parted with $150, and she called me picky. I was looking for a fast, efficient service. Will not recommend to anyone. If I’m paying someone for a job. I expect a job well done. Good luck.
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