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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 Rockville house cleaners
Khulood B.
CS services did a wonderful job cleaning my house! They arrived on time and left the house impeccably clean and smelling really good!
Rachna V.
House smells and looks really clean
New Elevate Cleaning ServicesNew Elevate Cleaning Services
Lynne A.
Everything was great and the house is so clean
Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻
Colleen W.
Excellent professional cleaning! My house was so clean afterward! Will use again!
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Margaret W.
Carmen and her assistant are 3/4-way through deep cleaning my house in preparation for regular bi-weekly cleanings. The house smells so clean and, built-up dust is gone! They do excellent work.
Carmen's Cleaning ServicesCarmen's Cleaning Services
Steven R.
Awesome job. Clean house in a very timely manner
Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻
Alicia L.
My house hasn’t been this clean since we moved in!
Dubon cleaning soluciónDubon cleaning solución
D'Ann M.
Did a fantastic job on a move-in clean for me! House was sparkling!
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Chitra r.
She does a really good job in house cleaning , little expensive.
Margarita’s House CleaningMargarita’s House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I am SO pleased with the excellent job this cleaning company has provided in our house!! Very pleasant to work with and efficient!! I don't think my house has been this clean in a long time!! Thank you Thank you Mrs Green Clean Maids!! I highly recommend this cleaning company!! 🌷
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Daniela T.
The house was incredibly clean and the price was so affordable. I am happy to recommend
Sonia FranciscoSonia Francisco
Michelle T.
They were great at responding and scheduling the cleaning. Price was great and it made the house show great.
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Yvonne B.
Absolutely great. The team did a move-out clean and the new owner was very happy how clean the house was on her move-in date. Thank you!
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Judy C.
They did a wonderful job. The house was so much cleaner. I will definitely use them again
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
Dorothy L.
The best Cleaning service I have ever used. It would take me an entire week to Clean the way Sakoy Company cleaned our House. I’m so grateful, I found this cleaning Service. Definitely will be using their service again.
Sakoy Cleaning Services, LLCSakoy Cleaning Services, LLC
Saijee V.
Patty and her team did a great move out cleaning for my house. Will definitely use her service again!!
A.K.D cleaning servicesA.K.D cleaning services
Megha K.
Great service, went beyond their need to ensure the house was cleaned well! Very thorough job and done in a timely manner.
Victoria’s  Cleaning serviceVictoria’s Cleaning service
Katherine G.
Except for being 30 minutes late, they did a great job cleaning my house. I would hire them again.
S&J cleaning  service’s LLCS&J cleaning service’s LLC
Auris R.
My kids said “Mom the house looks glossy” that’s their way of saying the house looks extremely clean! Fast, meticulous and excellent customer service. After you get their quote, you’ll never hire anyone else.
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Fatma E.
LIFE SAVERS!!! My cleaners canceled on me 30 mins before their appointment and the house needed to be handed over to tenants the next day. Quality cleaners came out at 6am and did an excellent job! Will never use any other cleaners again. These guys are the best!!!!
Ellie G.
The staff was very polite, and was also very punctual. They did a great job thoroughly cleaning my house, and would definitely use this service again!
Soft Bubble CleaningSoft Bubble Cleaning
Debi r.
Liz and her team came into clean a neglected unusable kitchen and really dirty bathroom and left the whole house feeling clean again. I was amazed how fast they changed the kitchen from someplace I didn't want to be to a kitchen that can be used again. Liz and her team were also delightful to have working in the house. I would definitely hire them again!
Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻
Lauren N.
We hired Think Maids for a move out cleaning service. They did an excellent job. I don't think the house has been that clean since it was built. I would definitely hire them again. Their price was very reasonable as well.
Think MaidsThink Maids
Sheri B.
This team was amazing! They made our house look cleaner than it ever has—and all in under two hours!!! We can’t wait to hire them again!
C & E Cleaning ServiceC & E Cleaning Service
Tiffanie M.
Vilma and her crew did an Amazing job with my house cleaning. I’ve had several cleaning companies come before and none that inspired me enough to call back. She touched everything! And I mean there was no spot that got neglected from cleaning all the trim to dusting all surfaces. I will definitely call her and her crew back for a monthly clean. So worth the price and a great value!
Vilma’s CleaningVilma’s Cleaning
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