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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 Youngstown house cleaners
Molly M.
Shawna and her work partner were so kind! I thought it'd be embarrassing to have someone come clean my house but I've been struggling and just need some help. They clean everything so well, my sink even looks new! I highly recommend them for moving in/moving out or just to get some help with cleaning like I did!! When they came I just walked through my house and showed them what needed attention then tried to stay out of the way. Pricing was good too! I definitely would like Shawna and her partner to come back sometime, this clean was so amazing!!
Ultimate Clean & More, LLCUltimate Clean & More, LLC
Aubrey S.
They stole money ($300) out of our house, while they were there cleaning. They didn’t bother to replace it or do anything about it. It was very heartbreaking, considering I was 6 months pregnant at the time and just bought a house. I don’t know how people can be that heartless. Be careful before letting these people in your home, unless you’re going to be keeping an eye on them.
Ultimate Clean & More, LLCUltimate Clean & More, LLC
Patti H.
They were everything you could ever want and so so much more - they exceeded expectations in every way possible - down to the smallest detail. They are caring and conscientious - they are understanding and compassionate and I highly recommend using this company for the cleaning needs you have from day to day type cleaning to whole house move out cleaning and everything in between. I sincerely advise anyone who cares to use the best and get even better, call Ultimate Clean & More - you will NOT be disappointed.
Ultimate Clean & More, LLCUltimate Clean & More, LLC
Sean A.
Angela and her team were very professional. They arrived on time and they did a fantastic job cleaning my home. The service they provided surpassed anything I had imagined! My house looks brand new! I would highly recommend them for anything you may need done! The quality and price can’t be beat.
A.S Cleaning Services LLCA.S Cleaning Services LLC
Angie R.
I contacted them to clean my son & daughter-in-law's house and they got back to me immediately (unlike some others I reached out to). They gave me an estimate and amount going forward for what I needed and reached out to my daughter-in-law right away to set up a time. They communicated with each other and on the day of cleaning, Thomas called me to just let me know that they were scheduled for that day and what time. It was super nice to have communication! I wasn't aware that they were going over that day and they didn't have to call me (I am in Columbus and my kids are in Youngstown) but did anyway. These days customer service and communication are so rare ! My son & daughter-in-law liked them and were super pleased with their work; they will be having them clean monthly.
WallToWall Cleaning LLCWallToWall Cleaning LLC
Jennifer Rose C.
Jae & Jay were such a joy to work with! They cleaned some floors in our house, made our kitchen & dining rooms shine like a diamond, and were very prompt, professional & detailed! They truly went above & beyond on each task they did. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Dynamic Duo for any and all of your cleaning needs!! Wonderful People too! We made 2 Friends yesterday!:) I'd also like to note that they travel ! Our home is huge, ( 4,000 Sq. Feet!) 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms & they tackled our main floor like Champs! They even did our basement stairs, & entrance way/ foyer, & both look like new! Thank You Jae & Jay !!!!!! I smell a cook-out in our future:)
Jae&Jay Moore cleaning LLCJae&Jay Moore cleaning LLC
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