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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 Federal Hill house cleaners
Faith H.
I had to change the date and location of my house clean, and Cleaning Comfort Services was very flexible and accommodating. The house is so clean now!
Cleaning Comfort Services Residential/CommercialCleaning Comfort Services Residential/Commercial
Drea M.
When I say cleaned my house, they cleaned my house. I live in a pretty clean house but needed to have someone help maintain my house and they superseded my expectations. They got into alllll the books and crannies. They took their time and didn’t rush through the house. They cleaned every area, very well. I am now a repeat customer.
MJ cleaningMJ cleaning
De R.
Excellent house cleaning
Dayana's Cleaning ServicesDayana's Cleaning Services
Saida A.
My house is amazingly clean!
Essential Cleaning Solutions of Central FloridaEssential Cleaning Solutions of Central Florida
Jennifer C.
Great cleaning- showed up on time and did a great job cleaning the house.
Ashley cleaner serviceAshley cleaner service
Ayrika F.
Great job! Great team! Clean house!
Cleaning Janitorial & Organization Service LLCCleaning Janitorial & Organization Service LLC
Ian M.
My house has never been this clean!
Service Cleaning Ismary HerreraService Cleaning Ismary Herrera
Nicole W.
Eva cleaned my house from top to bottom and I walked into a clean fresh smelling house I have three bedrooms 2 bath, love her professionalism
Eva GuzmanEva Guzman
Teria C.
She did an outstanding job cleaning my house.
Naturally CleanNaturally Clean
Patricia B.
Bryant and Z’s cleaning was a great choice to clean my house. They were able to accommodate our family’s tight schedule to get a good cleaning of our house. Very efficient and professional. I’m looking forward to using them again.
Bryant and Z’s cleaningBryant and Z’s cleaning
Alice S.
Irma is great! Easy to communicate with, and the house is very clean.
The Sister janitorial Services, Inc.The Sister janitorial Services, Inc.
Jeremy H.
Arrived on time. House left clean and smelling great.
Naturally CleanNaturally Clean
Alonzo F.
Green House Maids did a excellent job cleaning the rental house. House just was renovated and was in need of a good professional cleaning service. This house was empty so it hopefully made their job a little easier. Cleaning the stove, refrigerator, and bathrooms Green House Maids did a great job cleaning them. Only one thing that happened is when they left the house. They left my back door cracked open and unlocked. It’s a good thing I decided to check on their work the next day, since I live in another city. That’s probably my only problem and a Big one.
Green House MaidsGreen House Maids
Beth H.
Highly recommend! My daughter was moving to a new house and we wanted to have the house cleaned before she moved in. Alexis was flexible when our schedule was uncertain. The house sparkles, shines and smells good and clean. Thank you Alexis for everything! B. Hester
Naturally CleanNaturally Clean
Molly M.
I reached out to Nathalia and the team at Quick cleaning services for a deep clean because I coumy house was
Quick cleaning servicesQuick cleaning services
Jacque H.
I think L.C.L is the house cleaning solution that we have been looking for! Charlene arrived right on time and thoroughly cleaned the house. She was very pleasant and professional. I am super happy with the way our home was cleaned as well as the customer service. Bonus points for the owner coming to the house when the job was done to ensure that we were satisfied with the work!
L.C.L. Services LLCL.C.L. Services LLC
Dionne C.
My house needed some deep cleaning before the holidays. I was overwhelmed and was unable to it, so I booked Natali. This was my first time hiring a cleaning service. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! The ladies did a dynamic job on cleaning my house. It looked like a brand new house. I was very pleased and plan to hire them again.
Natali cleaning service LLCNatali cleaning service LLC
Jordan K.
She is very good and cleans my house every other week, she will clean everything and if there are specific things you want her to Clean she will.
Kelly's Cleaning ServicesKelly's Cleaning Services
Rasa G.
My rental property was cleaned after tenants moved out. The cleaning was thorough and the house was sparkling after they were done.
Natali cleaning service LLCNatali cleaning service LLC
Diane Y.
My house was so clean! Already scheduled my next service!
Natali cleaning service LLCNatali cleaning service LLC
Adria E.
Alex and his sister did a deep clean on my house right before I was going to list it for sale. They did and excellent job. They cleaned every corner of my house. I will definitely hire them again.
AR Cleaning Service LLCAR Cleaning Service LLC
Christina c.
First time using a house cleaning service and they did a great job!
Speed Cleaning ServicesSpeed Cleaning Services
They were awesome!!! Cleaned my house in 4 hours and left it spotless!!
Charlie W.
This was the best cleaning experience I have ever had. I will absolutely use them in the future for cleaning my new house! They are excellent for move out cleaning!
Essential Cleaning Solutions of Central FloridaEssential Cleaning Solutions of Central Florida
Shadra S.
My house hasn’t been this clean since the day I moved in. I own a golden retriever and the amount of hair that gets under and on top of everything is pretty remarkable. Alex and Douglass moved furniture and cleaned every surface in my house. There’s nothing like the smell of clean!
AR Cleaning Service LLCAR Cleaning Service LLC
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