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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 Jamaica Plain house cleaners
Adriane B.
Lisas cleaning was amazing! They did a deep cleaning of my house which hasnt been done in years. They got behind the beds. In the fridge. They even cleaned our toothbrush stands! So wonderful!
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
Matthew G.
Care cleaning did such a good job at my apartment! They did a deep clean and my apartment is spotless! Thank you very much and I highly recommend to anyone who needs a house cleaning!
Care CleaningCare Cleaning
Emma N.
I needed to clean my house on very short notice before visitors came in for the weekend. R&V responded immediately and were extremely professional. They arrived exactly when they promised and checked in ahead of time. When it came to cleaning the house, they did a fantastic job. The whole house was shining by the end. My kitchen looked brand new! Would 100% recommend their services.
R&V Cleaning ServicesR&V Cleaning Services
Julia H.
Absolutely fantastic work. House was clean in 3 hours and they were both very professional and hard working
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Stefan R.
Barbara was super punctual, very responsive and very thorough cleaning our house. As an added request, we asked her to clean out the fridge and she left at spic and span!
Peace of Mind Cleaning ServicesPeace of Mind Cleaning Services
Jazmine S.
Such a good job!! House was left so clean and nice. Punctual and professional. I would recommend to friends and family.
Polcheira Cleaning and PaintingPolcheira Cleaning and Painting
Mike F.
Venerable and team did an amazing job cleaning our townhouse. They were thorough, on time, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional house cleaning.
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Patricia L.
Neile did a fantastic job cleaning my house. I plan to use her service regularly now. I fully recommend her.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Jascha F.
The team did a fantastic pre-move clean of our house, which had recently undergone construction. Everything was spotless and they were very flexible on scheduling. Highly recommend.
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Carol A.
The Raquel ladies did such an excellent job! They followed directions completely and got into every nook and crannie!! In about 2 hours the three cleaned this rambling house so well. The price was very fair given that! I hope to have them back soon and would highly recommend this cleaning service!!
Raquel's Cleaning ServicesRaquel's Cleaning Services
Kevin S.
Andrea and her team did a phenomenal job cleaning my place. They went above and beyond for this deep cleaning to organize my house including unpacking, clothes folding, and general reordering. Andrea’s very friendly and personable and got along great with my dog. I highly recommend her service and plan to use her in the future.
Andrea's CleaningAndrea's Cleaning
Stephanie B.
The Selda sisters are great. They personally came to look at my house to be better able to pair me with a cleaner and gave me an excellent price. They started as soon as I wanted, and the job was really meticulously and professionally done. I will hire regularly!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Our house is the cleanest it has been since moving in after VM cleaning came. Everything looks and smells amazing. Venerable was wonderful to work with and her team was extremely professional. We really appreciate the attention to detail VM put in and highly recommend working with them!
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Kara K.
Ana’s work was amazing. My bathroom has NEVER been cleaner. She even scrubbed my baseboards! My sink, fridge and stove are glistening (didn’t know that was possible). She was super thorough and moved fast. My boyfriend was home at the time, but I wish I was here so I could watch, and then buy all the same cleaning products. House smells great! Will definitely use her again.
Ana Cleaning ServicesAna Cleaning Services
Sophie B.
Camilla and Chris are very responsive and easy to work with. They are extremely thorough cleaners, at that right balance that’s so hard to find with cleaning people where they’re not going through to the extent that a cleaning person is too detailed and ends up throwing out important receipts and papers but also not like those who leave dust where it just shouldn’t be. They got everything done quickly. I have seasonal depression with hoarder tendencies so the house was BAD but they were not daunted and not at all judgmental. Very understanding and able to tackle it all. Price was very reasonable especially for a 2 person team. Highly recommend.
Julia H.
This was my first time getting my house cleaned and I'm thrilled with the results!! Five rooms were cleaned beautifully and my bathroom and kitchen (which I requested a deep scrub down for) have never looked better. My old oven even looks brand new! All my sinks are also back in pristine condition. The ladies who came were extremely professional and nice, and didn't mind when my dog would periodically decide to go investigate what was going on. I'll definitely be using their services again!
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Courtney I.
Francis and his partner were very helpful. I broke my wrist ans couldnt keep up with the household chores. They showed up on time and fully equipped with what the’d need. They cleaned the house top to bottom beautifully and even were able to do some dishes and fold laundry for me! (Two things i couldn’t do one handed) highly recommend this service!!
Shiny cleaning servicesShiny cleaning services
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