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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 Saint Paul house cleaners
Carmen C.
House was beautiful and smelled fresh and clean.
Excellent Cleaningz, LLCExcellent Cleaningz, LLC
Jodi L.
Abi did a great job cleaning my house today. The crew was on time, professional and the house looks great. I will definitely reach out to Abi again for additional cleanings.
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Justyce D.
House Cleaning HQ was great they did a wonderful job!
House Cleaning HQHouse Cleaning HQ
Laura B.
Our house felt very clean! The team was very professional and cared about work quality a great deal. I feel great moving into our new (clean!) house 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
Midwest Express Cleaning Service LLCMidwest Express Cleaning Service LLC
Jan K.
We listed our house for sale and I needed a quick but thorough clean of our home for photos and an open house. Deborah arrived promptly and worked very hard to complete cleaning of our 4 bedroom 4 bath home in 4 hours. She wiped down surfaces and needed no directions on what to clean. The house looks great!
Jeffrey H.
The house feels like a home after their thorough cleaning. Thank you!
Emerald MastercraftEmerald Mastercraft
Julie C.
Abi's Cleaning was able to come out on very short notice and it was so great to have a clean house. I will definitely go through Abi's Cleaning again!
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Shawn M.
House Cleaning HQ was fantastic to work with and gave our house the deep cleaning it needed. They even worked with a sudden change in schedule and have been very responsive to my questions. Will hire them again for any future projects!
House Cleaning HQHouse Cleaning HQ
Constance T.
Prime cleaners were prompt, quick, and very thorough. Best cleaning job I've had done on my house! I was preparing to host out of town guests and a big Labor Day cookout, so needed help getting my house ready. In addition to house, they were willing to clean my enclosed gazebo, which is outside the house (I did pay extra for this but they were willing to do it when others were not). I am definitely hiring them again!
Debra S.
Cleaners were unbelievable as was the carpet cleaner. We hired them for a move out and the house was definitely move in ready. Highly recommend
National Dusters Of The Twin CitiesNational Dusters Of The Twin Cities
Zlata B.
Very satisfied with the deep cleaning that was performed. The house looks fantastic, thank you!
Midwest Express Cleaning Service LLCMidwest Express Cleaning Service LLC
Rahul G.
We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good team to get the house real cleaned. The deep clean service was good and their team took care of our house very well. From window cleaning to hardwood floor polishing and everything in between was done well. I will hire them again in the future when needed.
Midwest Express Cleaning Service LLCMidwest Express Cleaning Service LLC
Katie O.
Super responsive, and puts the time in. Sooo nice to come home to a clean house. Highly recommend.
Utter Declutter MNUtter Declutter MN
Wendy L.
Olga and Coco did an awesome job. I am very happy with a very clean house.
Cleaning ProsCleaning Pros
Sarah E.
Yazmin did an amazing job cleaning our house in St. Paul. We have tried other cleaning companies before and our house has never been this sparkly clean! They truly went the extra mile and provided a fantastic value. She and her assistant were also very friendly and covid-cautious. Will definitely hire YazClean again.
YazClean Home cleaningYazClean Home cleaning
Rosario A.
Elina did a great job cleaning our house. Our house was full of dust from construction and she wiped up everything spic and span clean - the walls, the blinds, the furniture, the ceiling fan blades, the kitchen cabinets and appliances, everything! I was very happy that I found and hired her to do the cleaning. Thank you Elina!
Your clean HomeYour clean Home
Aaron V.
Diehl did a great job deep cleaning a tough house. I will certainly call them again!
Diehl Cleaning Services LLCDiehl Cleaning Services LLC
Kristine I.
Excellent! This was my first time having my house cleaned professionally and she made it a great experience.
Shiny Cleaning Services LLCShiny Cleaning Services LLC
Laura D.
So happy with the quality of the move out clean done by House Cleaning HQ! I have had other cleaners before and this was my best experience. They were professional and extremely thorough. I will definitely use them for my future cleaning needs!
House Cleaning HQHouse Cleaning HQ
Rita K.
Abi and her team did a great job cleaning my house. They were efficient and responsive to my needs.
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Shrey N.
Patty was super sweet and efficient. She was fast, covered all the areas and my house looked very clean. I liked the green cleaners she used in many places.
Diamond Dusters
The Brittlett’s C.
I was very impressed with our house cleaning and the communication. Kristy did our cleaning and she was so sweet and very thorough. I was happy to be able to get in on such short notice.
Wall To Wall Cleaning Service’sWall To Wall Cleaning Service’s
Dana O.
They were professional, but also personable. They did a really good job. My house still smells fresh and clean.
Happy CleanHappy Clean
Bonita A.
Angie and her team did an exceptional job cleaning a home for me. The house sparkled when they were finished.
(A.R.C.C.S.) Angie's Residential Commercial Cle...(A.R.C.C.S.) Angie's Residential Commercial Cle...
Sarah B.
Ben did an awesome job. When he wasn’t sure about some of the areas he asked right away. Would recommend sentai cleaning to anyone that needs a house cleaning.
Sentai Cleaning ServicesSentai Cleaning Services
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