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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.

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 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.

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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for Lincoln house cleaners
Meng N.
They are very professional and care about the details. We are glad to have them cleaned our house and satisfied with their quality work.
Sinai Cleaning ServicesSinai Cleaning Services
Mona b.
Yuris did a great job cleaning the whole house. The staffs are very professional and they cleaned everything exactly as I expected. The kitchen, toilet, and the bathroom all shine. I am certainly going to have Yuris in future.
Lady’s cleaning services LLCLady’s cleaning services LLC
Ashley P.
My house has never been more clean! I was blown away with how thorough they were and at an excellent value! I will be using them again for sir
JC-D cleaning services LLCJC-D cleaning services LLC
Michael R.
I work 2 jobs and tend to ignore my house. Neli comes I once a month and the house looks amazing. I love walking in to the fresh scent of a clean house. She's in and out and doesn't dilly dally around. I never have to worry about her cancelling last minute on me she always shows up, works with my schedule and works hard. I highly recommend her!
Nalpha Cleaning Company LLCNalpha Cleaning Company LLC
Valerie J.
Carla's team is fantastic! They helped so much!! My stove is sparkling clean! My house was dust free, dog hair free, and was fresh! The basement we just remodeled needed the most help in getting it ready. They did amazing! I have them on a bi-weekly rotation now due to their awesomeness, punctuality, attention to detail, and perfect cleaning!
C & J's Cleaning Services LLCC & J's Cleaning Services LLC
Laurel C.
I needed help getting ready for the holiday and Mina and her crew arrived quickly and did a thorough job cleaning my house from top to bottom, paying attention to little details and doing exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend them!
Velasquez cleaning & paintingVelasquez cleaning & painting
Maya M.
Yuri did a great job deep cleaning my house. Very pleased with her work, and her quick responses. She asked which exactly I was looking for and made sure she worked hard to complete my requests. Will definitely be having her back. Thank you Yuri.
Lady’s cleaning services LLCLady’s cleaning services LLC
Jane k.
We contracted Yuri’s for clean our home and I simply can’t rave enough about Judy and Iris! These ladies were phenomenal and attentive to detail as they worked to help us clean following some interior work on the house. They cleaned every nook and cranny — getting up on step stools to wipe down crown molding and investing extra effort in dusting off each individual mini-blind! When they finished, our home sparkled! We are beyond grateful at having stumbled across Yuri’s Cleaning Service and feel certain that you’ll be glad you did, too! If you are looking for high quality cleaning at a tremendous value: stop looking and HIRE Yuri’s! :) In our opinion, there’s no one better out there …! Thank you so much, Judy & Iris! Can’t wait to have you back again!
Lady’s cleaning services LLCLady’s cleaning services LLC
Tami S.
Terrible customer service. Unprofessional. I was on a business trip and when I received my email confirmation about cleaning services I canceled it. My mom was watching my kids at my house when ladies still showed up to clean my house even though I canceled it. My original appointment was at 12 pm. They showed up at 4 pm. The manager calls me and tells me that the ladies are here to clean. I was already coming home and when I arrived . I saw Spanish speaking ladies who speak no English so I felt bad and allowed them to clean my house although I canceled my appointment. And my appointment was at 12 they showed up 4 hrs later. Basically the cleaning ladies don’t owe this business, this is a third party ( I believe) I game them another chance without leaving a bad review and schedule another appointment the following week. The appointment was confirmed my manager and approved. I even asked if they can come an hour early. I got a response from the manager it was ok they will be there. Guess what … no one showed up. I called them and left msg and no one even called me back or responded. That’s crazy! That’s all I’m gonna say. Won’t ever hire because they are not reliable and I don’t care how good they clean. They must work above and beyond on they customer service skills. Very late in the evening I send a message to the manager that I’m so shocked at their customer service. No one showed up and no one picks up the phone and returned my messages. Then I got a reply that their car broke. They never apologized. I still can’t believe what happened.
Lady’s cleaning services LLCLady’s cleaning services LLC
Cheryl L.
The owner gave me a quote for 2 hours $140. Then when the owner and her two daughters got here, she demanded more money $175. I said that we had a deal for 2 hours. She was angry and LEFT her two VERY YOUNG daughters here to clean. The daughters were sweet, but did not do much. (There wasn't much to do because my house was for sale and most of the furniture and "stuff" were in storage. There was zero clutter.) I just wanted a final vacuuming and dusting before my Open House. I was so irritated that the only adult LEFT my house because she was angry at me because I did not fall for her BAIT AND SWITCH. I would never allow them near my home again and I'm done with Thumbtack because of this experience.
Sinai Cleaning ServicesSinai Cleaning Services
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