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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 Cary house cleaners
Rakhi N.
She did a decent job cleaning the house
Yakelin’s cleansingYakelin’s cleansing
Li Z.
I just had them did a moving clean to our house. They worked very hard. My house is sparkling clean now. I would definitely recommend them.
Baires Solutions LLCBaires Solutions LLC
Kiran R.
Moved into to house as a roommate and the house was pretty messed up. Riva’s house keeping were to the rescue and was able to book immediately for the very next day. There was on time and completed the deep cleaning of the house. Now I can breathe peacefully and able to live here. Great job! Everything is sparkling clean!!
RIVA'S Housekeeping LLCRIVA'S Housekeeping LLC
Kelly Y.
Sunshine Cleaning is great! They respond quickly and are quick and thorough with my house cleaning. Thank you!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent work done! My house was completely clean!
Nancy's General Cleaning LLCNancy's General Cleaning LLC
Rahulnaidu P.
Just hovering over Thumbtack and found absolute gem of a cleaning service. Both the ladies are extremely responsive and the house is super clean. They put their 100% effort to make it look clean. We have opted for move out package and the house is as clean as the day one. Very affordable too!!JUST GO FOR THIS CLEANING SERVICES!!!
Rose's Clean Team IncRose's Clean Team Inc
Cynthia B.
Ashlynn was great to work with and did an excellent job. This was a move-out cleaning so she cleaned the entire house as well as the carpets. The buyers described the house as being “in immaculate condition”, and Ashlynn played a key part in that.
☆Gleaming Cleaning LLC☆ →Licensed & Insured!☆Gleaming Cleaning LLC☆ →Licensed & Insured!
Sudhanshu T.
Hope Valley team did an excellent job cleaning our house.
Hope valley cleaning service LLCHope valley cleaning service LLC
Irene W.
They did a great job cleaning our house. So happy with the results.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Breanne R.
The team did an excellent & thorough job cleaning our whole house.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Kristen M.
They came in in a whirlwind of awesomeness and cleaned the whole house top to bottom in record time. And its SO CLEAN!! Worth every penny and I think my house is cleaner now than when I moved in. Try these folks, you won’t be disappointed! And they were so fast!!
Priority CleaningPriority Cleaning
Mihir M.
Really good clean done at our house today, on time and responsive!!
Yakelin’s cleansingYakelin’s cleansing
Dr. S.
It was a pleasure for Paula Cleaning Service to clean my house. They're polite & personable and very very hard workers who make every detail is well cleaned.
Paula Cleaning ServicesPaula Cleaning Services
Claudia J.
They just finished and I’m so happy. The house looks so clean and bright. I’m so glad I found someone that I feel comfortable being in the house while I’m out and good at cleaning👍🏼👍🏼
Lupita's Cleaning Service LLC
Melissa S.
Gonzalez cleaning is fantastic! She paid attention to even the smallest of cleaning detail and the house smelled amazing after! Highly recommend!!
Gonzalez cleaningGonzalez cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
The team arrived at my house promptly. They were professional and respectful of me and my home. My house looks great and smells pleasantly clean (but there is no overbearing chemical smell). I plan to use Mannin's Residential & Commercial Cleaning the next time I want my home cleaned professional!
Mannin's Cleaning ServicesMannin's Cleaning Services
Taylor B.
Sunshine Cleaning was on time, efficient, thorough, and provided great customer service! We were very pleased with their deep clean of our house!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Dana B.
My house smells and looks amazing and it was done in a timely manner. Have already scheduled my next cleaning. Also, first clean is always more expensive and then it’s cheaper next booking and so on. Don’t let that stop you from using them. It’s rare to find good thorough house cleaners.
Gonzalez cleaningGonzalez cleaning
Lacey B.
The cleaning team did a fantastic job, even with the distraction of me working from home. The house smelled clean and I would hire them again!
Maid In Heaven Cleaning ServicesMaid In Heaven Cleaning Services
Niki F.
Sunshine Cleaning did a great job on our house. The price was a bit high, but they showed up on time, the workers were great and everything was quite clean.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Brian T.
This cleaning crew is the best. They did an amazing job on my house. Don't hesitate to hire this company
Xtreme cleaners comercial servicesXtreme cleaners comercial services
Erin H.
Hope Valley did a great job cleaning our house. They were very responsive, punctual, and quick. The house smelled so clean when I walked in and it looked great. Our tile shower looks brand new! Will definitely be using them again soon!
Hope valley cleaning service LLCHope valley cleaning service LLC
Amy R.
I’m so happy with how my house looks! I would recommend My Cleaning Focus to anyone looking for a good clean — they were on time, thorough (even got stains off walls!), and super easy to work with. My house feels like a home again.
My Cleaning Focus LLCMy Cleaning Focus LLC
Ianthe O.
Vilma and her team did an excellent job cleaning our house. Very reasonably priced. We will continue to use them as our new cleaning service.
Vilma’s Cleaning ServiceVilma’s Cleaning Service
Melanie B.
Blue Sea Cleaning did a phenomenal job cleaning my house. The ladies were very friendly and very thorough. Looking forward to having them back!
Blue sea cleaningBlue sea cleaning
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