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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 Astoria house cleaners
Giovanni S.
Natalia was very polite and did a great job cleaning the house. We'd like to have her back!
Amir A.
Great experience! The house is STILL clean a week after the service it’s great! Thank you and will definitely come back :)
M&K Home servicesM&K Home services
Joanna M.
Hired Cleaned House to clean our new apartment prior to our move-in and they did an excellent job. Bathrooms, fridge and oven were thoroughly cleaned. I asked them to focus on the windows and the blinds which were filthy and dusty and am so happy with their service. Highly recommended!!
Cleaned House, LLCCleaned House, LLC
Ryan T.
Apartment was cleaned pretty well. There were some spots missed. Some things weren’t put back after moving them to clean such as my bathroom items. I Made it clear before the cleaning professional got there to come into the back to enter my apartment. Instead , she sat on the front steps , in front of the house, and waited for someone to come get her without calling me or letting me know that she was already there. She did a nice job mopping the floors in all rooms.
M&K Home servicesM&K Home services
Brian H.
I recently hired a housekeeper to do some deep cleaning for my house, and I am so pleased with the results! Anthonia was on time and started work as soon as I showed her around. She was very thorough and paid attention to every detail—from making sure the floors were sparkling clean to dusting all of the surfaces, everything was completed flawlessly. She was also friendly and personable the entire time. I highly recommend her! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
ADUKS Cleaning ,Events ,Bar tender ServicesADUKS Cleaning ,Events ,Bar tender Services
Alexander T.
THE BEST EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD. I was in a real tough spot, needing an entire house cleaned same day service. Was not taken advantage of - even though they could have easily done so. I really appreciate and respect when businesses are ethical and just simply do good work. HIGHLY recommend.
Intercleaning Service LLCIntercleaning Service LLC
Amelia B.
Amazing experience with Cleanzillacleaning. We recently moved a bunch of stuff/extra furniture out of our apartment and were looking for a fresh clean start. I set up the appointment via Whatsapp and the staff was so helpful, responsive, and easy to work with. They accommodated my schedule, provided a price, and guaranteed quality service -- and they did not disappoint at all! My team, Ana and Yanires, were perfectly on time, allowed me to walk them through the apartment, and then quickly got to work. They worked quickly and efficiently but nothing felt rushed. I was home studying while they were working and they were quiet and not disruptive. When they needed to clean in the office space, I moved to another area of the house and they were very understanding of my being there. When they were finished, everything was spotless especially the shower, fridge, and oven -- 3 things I can never get clean on my own! The price was right for a big, hefty cleaning like this (they were here for about 5/6 hours) as they hit every room, and cleaned every spot (they also made me a beautiful bed!) In conclusion, I could not be happier and would definitely recommend!
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