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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 South Plainfield house cleaners
Hina P.
Camila did very thorough and good cleaning throughout my house. I definitely recommend her .
Alves Cleaning ServiceAlves Cleaning Service
Nancie R.
This was our first house cleaning in a very long time. Armando and Noris got to work and stayed until everything was cleaned. They contacted me prior to their arrival and got started right away! Their professionalism and attention to details was impeccable. I recommend DS Service Cleaning for your next cleaning.
DService Cleaning LLCDService Cleaning LLC
Laraib S.
Cecelia was great, she came in and tackled my whole house and was very good at communicating with me, I felt very confident when she left my home leaving it so clean and fresh so that I didn’t have to struggle to clean my whole house. Thank you again! I will be using her again!
Robert A.
She only missed one fact: the windows in this brand new house tilt in for easy outside cleaning. That would have made the job better.
C&R Cleaning HomesC&R Cleaning Homes
Thumbtack Customer
I walked into a spotless, clean house today. First thing I noticed was the shinning kitchen granite. Priced was very reasonable and the job was very well done.
Becca’s Cleaning ServicesBecca’s Cleaning Services
Olivia P.
I never ever had a professional cleaning like Nakia. Me and my husband are thrilled with her work.Our apartment looks like new everything is shining and clean the house smells amazing and clean. Very highly recommend. We will keep our Nakia 4 ever .Thank you Nakia God bless you.
You Have It Maid LLCYou Have It Maid LLC
Jeanette P.
I’ve never used a cleaning service. And I’m so glad I chose Aledim. Not only did they accomplish a last minute request, communication was spot on. The ladies that came to the house were phenomenal and I’ll definitely use them again. Thank you so much! My house looks and smells incredible :)
Pat M.
Adriana was extremely good. She came on time and got right to cleaning. My entire house looks magnificent. She is polite and very easy to work with. Adriana took her time and I would highly recommend her. I will be asking her to clean for me again. Thank you Adriana.
Maid To Sparkling LLCMaid To Sparkling LLC
Amanda did a wonderful job! Amanda and her assistant got right to work without needing any instructions or supervision. There is such a wonderful and clean smell in the house now and I did not have to lift a finger! Amazing 🙏!
Amanda's CleaningAmanda's Cleaning
Simran K.
We hired them for a cleaning service of a 3bed 2.5 bath house in south Plainfield and they did an amazing job at it. The ladies were so professional, punctual and dedicated. We absolutely loved them and would definitely recommend this service.
Tatiana’s house cleaning LLCTatiana’s house cleaning LLC
As a busy working mom I decided last minute to gift myself a house cleaning for my birthday and Cece definitely made my day. My daughter’s room has never looked better! My bathroom looks so clean and my oven brand new. She took the burden off my shoulders and I am extremely pleased. Definitely want to continue with her services monthly. Thanks again!
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