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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 Bedford house cleaners
Natasha M.
Lia did a great job cleaning our very messy home. It is so nice to have a clean house and not trip over toys. I have already scheduled the next cleaning.
Nicky R.
Excellent job my house has never been so clean would recommend highly
Saelma LimaSaelma Lima
Tammy C.
Incredibly professional hard working team! I hurt my back and my house needed a good cleaning, it was spotless when they left! Looking forward to my biweekly cleanings!
Rozimar da silvaRozimar da silva
Victoria M.
Today was my first cleaning with Golden Star! I was very impressed when I got home from work with the quality of there cleaning. My house was spotless and smelled so clean. I now am scheduled for cleanings every two weeks. They went above and beyond!
Christina C.
We could not be happier. We just moved here and our new house needed a thorough deep cleaning. Rosi was responsive to every text and her team cleaned my entire house from top to bottom. Oven, interior of the fridge; windows. We’ve hired them to come every two weeks. I’m so happy to have found them.
Suzanne B.
Becky and her team did an amazing job cleaning my newly renovated house. They took care of all the dust and dirt, went above and beyond taking care of all that needed a good clean. Thank you Becky!!
Becky’s Professional Cleaning Services LLCBecky’s Professional Cleaning Services LLC
Lisa B.
Mara has cleaned my house twice and each time has been a good experience. She is very thorough and detail oriented. Her husband John has accompanied her and he also does handy man repairs. It was a pleasure coming home from a long day at work to see the house nice and clean . Both John and Mara are very trustworthy and I am glad I found Mara to be my housekeeper, and I will be hiring John to do some handyman work around the house as well.
Mara McGrath Cleaning ServicesMara McGrath Cleaning Services
Tara d.
Joanna’s cleaning is highly recommended! She was super responsive from the beginning! She came out and did a free estimate before agreeing to our terms! She’s been super flexible if I’ve had to change a day/time! She cleans my house weekly , including laundry and I couldn’t be happier! She takes this responsibility off of my plate due to our hectic schedule! Joanna and her staff are highly professional, respectful and leave your house looking and smelling fantastic! I 10/10 recommend Joanna’s Cleaning!
joanna's cleaning servicejoanna's cleaning service
Mandi B.
My house is BEAUTIFUL! It is so clean! Barbara is so thorough. I am so happy I reached out to Peace of Mind. I have asked if she can come back once a month. This is your go to cleaning service. Thank you so much!!
Peace of Mind Cleaning ServicesPeace of Mind Cleaning Services
Claude Michel J.
First initial contact was pleasant and straight forward. Every other company I talked to wanted to do a survey of the house then set up an appt to clean. Helen’s took my word for how the house looked and worked with me on my schedule which I can say is very hectic. The ladies showed up 1/2 early and performed a deep cleaning, which took about 4 hrs and the pricing was fair and just. The quality of the work was phenomenal and I couldn’t have done it any better myself. The ladies were very professional, respectful, and pleasant. I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of deep cleaning or regular cleaning as I am sure they would be satisfied with the quality of work. Thanks for the great service.
Hellen's house cleaningHellen's house cleaning
Kelly T.
They did an amazing job. My house both looks and smells amazing. Each person that has come into my home today has commented on how good it smells and how clean it looks. And as a fun bonus, they make roses on the toilet paper, adorable! Thank you ladies!
Miracle cleaners LLCMiracle cleaners LLC
Pamela M.
Uagda does a great job. She’s speedy and cares about quality. Not like the others who promise to keep working until you’re satisfied. Uagda keeps her promise. Sometimes cleaning goes quickly, sometimes she does extra details. But, the price is the same. So my house is always clean even if it takes her extra time. My house is small and cluttered because I now have a serious disability. Uagda is on time, trustworthy, and I definitely recommend her. I feel safe with her in my home. You will discover she speaks Portuguese and not much English. Don’t worry. Uagda can translate a text you send her if you need to ask or tell her something complicated. I’ve had no problems at all.
Uagda freitasUagda freitas
Morgan V.
Unfortunately this was not a good experience. Firstly, Jenni sent a message with a $140 monthly cleaning fee. I accepted and texted her to discuss scheduling etc. She then asked me to describe if my house and explained the cleaning time "depends takes up to 2-4 hours" This is when she told me her first time cleaning fee is $185 and its more like a deep cleaning. After that there would be a monthly rate or bi-weekly. I asked how much that would be and got no response. I continued to schedule even though the rate was higher than her original message to me on thumbtack, I figured a deep cleaning for 4 hours the first time made sense. She arrived at my apartment the next day at 122pm and I was not home to meet her but they were let in by my mother. She texted me her Venmo to send the payment at 230 which I did and shortly after at 247pm she texted me"We are all done ty". Considering I was still at work I was not able to meet or check out my apartment but I knew 1 hour and 25 minutes was DEFINITELY NOT long enough to deep clean an apartment especially for a first time cleaning. Sure enough when I got home I was disappointed to find that nothing was DEEP cleaning. The bathroom floors needed to be scrubbed, the bathroom sink inside was wiped down but the side of the sink was not. The bathroom mirror wasn't cleaned. The floors had been quickly mopped- there were spots that I wiped up that were still dirty. Fans, surfaces, under my heater had not been dusted. There were several areas in the home that when I have time I clean myself and none of them were "deep cleaned". Needless to say I was not happy that I paid $185 for less than 2 hours of basic wiping down. I texted her immediately to inform her and she rescheduled to provide another cleaning 2 weeks later. Once again, she left after about an hour of work and my house was not deep cleaned. The fans were dusted and surfaces were wiped. I would not pay for this service again.
JVL Cleaning Services & Trash Removal ServicesJVL Cleaning Services & Trash Removal Services
Lisa V.
I needed someone ASAP, so I put on a request on thumbtack. Rosi contacted me immediately and fit me in that day. New Years Day mind you. She came in and cleaned my house like it was the day I built it, 17 years ago. Like a brand new home. I’m amazed and grateful to her. I asked her to help me in my new home. She will be my permanent housekeeper. 🙏
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