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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 Hagerstown house cleaners
Sumedha J.
She did great and the house was cleaned up very quickly!
Anarely’s Cleaning Services LLCAnarely’s Cleaning Services LLC
Shania H.
Maura did an excellent job cleaning our house after we moved out It's a large house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an attic and basement and it was done within what felt like no time at all and everything was perfectly clean for I'll be recommending to anyone I know that needs cleaning
Maura cleaning services LLCMaura cleaning services LLC
Monique H.
They did a very good job cleaning when I moved out my house.
Mercedes Hernandez cleaningMercedes Hernandez cleaning
Tannesia S.
They did an awesome job getting our house ready for sale. Everything was cleaned well.
Nelis Cleaning Service LLCNelis Cleaning Service LLC
Valeria E.
The girls are very professional, willing to work with you! They did an amazing job cleaning my house, while cleaning they were very worried that I was not happy and if there is something that they missed, they made sure to do it even better! I would recommend them in a heart beat! They are coming back to clean my house again in 2 weeks! Thank you ladies :))
⭐⭐⭐⭐Marina's Cleaning⭐⭐⭐⭐Marina's Cleaning
Bunmi M.
They did a great job and took the needed time to clean my house. I plan on using them again.
Jill M.
Great job cleaning and preparing a new house for our move in. Very grateful for prompt, excellent service, and flexibility. Highly recommend.
Sarceno Cleaning Residential & CommercialSarceno Cleaning Residential & Commercial
Bala k.
Jose did good house cleaning for us. He was on time and very polite. The price was affordable. I would definitely recommend him.
Carla H.
This was my first time getting my house professionally cleaned and I was pleasantly pleased with the service rendered. I highly recommend this company, my second appointment is already on the books!!
Sunshine Cleaning ServiceSunshine Cleaning Service
Jane R.
This team did a fabulous job cleaning my house. I am so thankful to find someone who takes pride in their work. I have tried several cleaners (including big name) throughout the years and Lore and her partner are by far the best. Lore spent time on my old claw foot tub and it is the cleanest it has ever been. I am feeling so relieved knowing that I found this team to take over the house cleaning. I don't have enough words to describe how happy I am right now.
Lore House CleaningLore House Cleaning
Greg F.
Jose and crew were great. Immediately responded to my request and was able to get the job done when I needed it. Overall, I highly recommend for any size house cleaning job.
Andrew A.
The two people that clean my house were awesome. They did a much better job than I had expected them to. If you get a chance, you have got to hire them. They will not let you down.
Anarely’s Cleaning Services LLCAnarely’s Cleaning Services LLC
Andrew M.
Very responsive and flexible in scheduling. She has her work cut out for her cleaning up after a nasty tenant move out and she did a great job brining the house back to life. Already recommending her to others.
Sarceno Cleaning Residential & CommercialSarceno Cleaning Residential & Commercial
Thumbtack Customer
I used to be a neat freak but since I started working more than 60 hours a week I definitely needed some help and I have to say I love my new clean house now! Having three cats and a child, our house gets pretty grungy. Jennifer did a great job, it would have taken me three days to accomplish what she did. She even organized my pantry and I can actually find my food now haha. Can't wait till our next cleaning! Thanks Jennifer!
Finally Free Organizing, LLCFinally Free Organizing, LLC
Ben M.
I was very disappointed. I told them it was a construction clean up and they said no problem. I had a potential buyer coming to look at the house the next day so wanted it cleaned thoroughly. They said they were done but I still saw areas in every room that were not cleaned thoroughly. I started to show them spots they missed and they rebuttled and shook their head and said no trabajo. I then started to scrub the stuff they were objecting to and showed them that it would indeed come off. Eventually I was so frustrated that I told them it was fine. I ended up cleaning all the spots they missed early the next morning. Not to mention they showed up over an hour late and spoke no English. Dianna was great on the phone but did not deliver. I think she needs to be there to communicate and approve of the job in the end. Would probably be okay if you just need a very basic minimal clean but not for anything that actually takes some work.
Tidy UppersTidy Uppers
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