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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 Columbus house cleaners
Indy M.
My house has never been cleaner and I have used other cleaning services before! If you want your house clean and I mean really clean, contact Liz’s cleaning service!
Liz cleaning serviceLiz cleaning service
Andy M.
Good work. House was clean
Willians pestana house cleaning serviceWillians pestana house cleaning service
Senthil V.
The cleaning was impressive in all parts of the house
Brittney BenedictBrittney Benedict
Stephanie W.
Did a house house deep clean and do an amazing job! We will be using them regularly.
BVX CleaningBVX Cleaning
Erin G.
Spotless Home Cleaners did an amazing job cleaning my house. I have a crazy schedule and it was so helpful to come home to a perfectly clean and tidy house. It was very much worth it. Highly recommend!
Spotless Home Cleaners LLCSpotless Home Cleaners LLC
Anne S.
The house was truly clean when they were finished
Innovate Cleaning ServiceInnovate Cleaning Service
She did a great job with cleaning my house.
Mila’s cleaningMila’s cleaning
Carolyn M.
Great work. Friendly. Thrilled to have a clean house!
Phelps Immaculate Cleaning, LLCPhelps Immaculate Cleaning, LLC
Mikayla Z.
They were so amazing! My house is so clean
Willians pestana house cleaning serviceWillians pestana house cleaning service
Jessica W.
Heavenly Brazilian Cleaners did a fantastic job with our 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath house. The deep cleaning was exactly what our house needed. Highly recommend.
Heavenly Brazilian CleanersHeavenly Brazilian Cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
I have been searching for a house cleaner, left a number of messages with others, and found Shan via thumbtack! She responded quickly, and was able to come out the same day (today) and clean my house! Yea me! House looks great! Very professional. I look forward to having scheduled visits for future cleanings!
SpruseUp Cleaning CoSpruseUp Cleaning Co
Wren K.
Spotless Home Cleaners has exceeded my expectations so far! They are currently cleaning my house once a week and their initial clean was so thorough…I think they even cleaned the tires on our baby stroller! Based on the two times they’ve cleaned my house so far I would absolutely recommend them.
Spotless Home Cleaners LLCSpotless Home Cleaners LLC
Mike N.
Carpets were well cleaned, rest of the house looked great!
Divine Touch Services LLCDivine Touch Services LLC
Britanny f.
I am very happy with the BVX CLEANING cleaning service. They are attentive, polite, clean every detail of the house, provide a service of the highest quality. It's the best cleaning company I've hired. Seeing my house very clean, beautiful, organized and with a delicious clean smell, I changed from a single cleaning to every 2 weeks, and I have already recommended BVX CLEANING to friends and relatives.
BVX CleaningBVX Cleaning
Whitney P.
Our house looked great and the cleaners were super nice!
Buckeye Deep Clean LLCBuckeye Deep Clean LLC
Robert V.
Very responsive from the start to the finish with reasonable prices. The house looked great afterwards with everything from top to bottom cleaned. Going forward I will only call Eve and Millie to clean my house.
Eve & Millie Quality Cleaning LLCEve & Millie Quality Cleaning LLC
Melissa Y.
We were moving our daughter into a house with friends for school. The house was dirty and unkept. Adapt cleaning service came in and deep cleaned and it looks like a brand new space. I highly recommend them!!
Adapt Cleaning ServiceAdapt Cleaning Service
Mark B.
They far exceeded my expectations. They cleaned many things my previous cleaner didn’t. You will not be disappointed if you hire them to clean your house.
Heavenly Brazilian CleanersHeavenly Brazilian Cleaners
Adam F.
They did a great job with a deep cleaning of my house on short notice. I will be a continuing customer of Jenny Cleaning Co.
Jenny Cleaning Company LLCJenny Cleaning Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
E&M are amazing! They did such a wonderful deep clean on my house.
Eve & Millie Quality Cleaning LLCEve & Millie Quality Cleaning LLC
Megan L.
This team is amazing! Well worth the price and services. Had them clean our house for showings and will continue to use them for monthly cleaning in our new house we liked them so much. Highly recommend 🙂
Stefens Home ServicesStefens Home Services
Julie R.
I had just gotten floors refinished in my house and everything was covered in dust. I requested a deep clean and the Heaven’s cleaning team came in and left my house spotless. I will definitely use them again.
Heavenly Brazilian CleanersHeavenly Brazilian Cleaners
Christopher B.
Did a great job cleaning my house before I put it on the market.
The Catacho Cleaning ServiceThe Catacho Cleaning Service
Ryan A.
Alan and his team did a fantastic job with a deep clean of our house! He went out of his way to stop by over the weekend to provide us with a quote in person and was able to get the cleaning done the same week. The quality of the deep clean was beyond expectation. Our house has never looked cleaner! We look forward to having Alan help with a biweekly cleaning going forward!
Heavenly Brazilian CleanersHeavenly Brazilian Cleaners
Scott c.
Holy wow! Words can’t express how clean our house is. The level of service ACAZ cleaning provided today was above and beyond. It’s cleaner than the day we moved in. If you’re thinking of picking a team to clean your house or business, just stop here as you will never need anyone else. They were able to work around my tight schedule and actually moved some things around to fit my house in. If 10 stars were available to give you, it wouldn’t be enough. Will be a forever cleaner for us here.
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