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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 Point Breeze house cleaners
Zia C.
My house was pristine after Crystal cleaned. It felt like such a relief to have a clean house
Crystal Glow CleaningCrystal Glow Cleaning
Robin C.
Cleaning Pittsburgh Homes did a great job cleaning our house. They are very detail oriented and professional. We have hired them to clean our house on a regular basis.
Cleaning Pittsburgh HomesCleaning Pittsburgh Homes
Craig C.
Got them to clean my house and would recommend them to anyone who wants their house cleaned. Will definitely be using them again in the future!
Galdino Cleaning Services LLCGaldino Cleaning Services LLC
Mangesh K.
They did excellent job cleaning the house
G and R Cleaning Services LLCG and R Cleaning Services LLC
Breanna J.
House was a rental property that really needed a good clean. An awesome job was done cleaning the house. It smelled great and looked great. We would hire again.
Quezia SM Cleaning Services LLCQuezia SM Cleaning Services LLC
Minna R.
Liz left my house sparkling clean.
Liz Cleaning CompanyLiz Cleaning Company
Ashley W.
Wow Emerald Cleaning Pro Services just came and cleaned our house. Our house has never been cleaner or smelled more amazing. The ladies did a wonderful job and I will definitely be having them clean again. Thank you!
Emerald Cleaning Pro ServicesEmerald Cleaning Pro Services
Sakshi S.
They did a great job cleaning my house!
Marcia’s CleaningMarcia’s Cleaning
Alexis A.
House was clean and did everything I asked
Pura Vida Cleaning ServicesPura Vida Cleaning Services
Ralph H.
I hired Home Spotless Cleaners to clean a house the day before it hit the market. They were by far the best cleaners I’ve ever used. The house was immaculate and their attention to detail was impressive. I’d definitely use them again.
Home Spotless cleaners llcHome Spotless cleaners llc
Andi c.
Wonderful and clean! Got a bunch of quotes for cleaning my house, and this was super reasonable and great quality!
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Elizabeth G.
Our house looked great after cleaning services!
Home Spotless cleaners llcHome Spotless cleaners llc
Deborah S.
Great job cleaning my very dirty house!
KM’ Cleaning servicesKM’ Cleaning services
Brianna K.
These ladies did an outstanding house deep cleaning my house from top to bottom. They made my house of 4 dogs look so clean as if no dog’s live here at all! They were very detailed in there dusting and spot cleaning. They made sure to ask what specifically I wanted cleaned and made sure it was done to my liking. I highly recommend TruBlue!
TruBlue House Care of CranberryTruBlue House Care of Cranberry
Jamie L.
Good communication. House was sparkling clean. Would strongly recommend and will call back for next cleaning needs.
G and R Cleaning Services LLCG and R Cleaning Services LLC
Priyanka S.
Francisco and Luyla are great cleaners. Very professional and thorough while cleaning. They clean your house like their own :) 5 stars for them
Luyla and Francisco CleaningLuyla and Francisco Cleaning
Lisa J.
The best house cleaning experience - from responsiveness to attention to detail.
Liz Cleaning CompanyLiz Cleaning Company
Brittany G.
Liz Cleaning Company did great work on our house!
Liz Cleaning CompanyLiz Cleaning Company
Julie C.
House was impeccably cleaned and the price was very reasonable. Would recommend!
A.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based CompanyA.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based Company
Nicole Y.
Lisa did the job very well. I can see how clean the house is after her cleaning.
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Huma J.
Rocha Silva cleaned my house past weekend and their work was awesome. From their punctuality to their awesome cleaning, everything was great!
Rocha Silva CleaningRocha Silva Cleaning
Jaison S.
Pittsburgh Finest Cleaning did a wonderful job cleaning my house. I won't hesitate using them again.
Pittsburgh’s Finest Cleaning LLCPittsburgh’s Finest Cleaning LLC
Matthew B.
They arrived early and did a great job cleaning my house. I am very pleased with how clean it is now!
A.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based CompanyA.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based Company
Aditya E.
Our house cleaner was amazing, professional and very friendly - definitely recommend!
Queen C’s Residential and Commercial CleaningQueen C’s Residential and Commercial Cleaning
Shelley C.
Excellent work!! My house has never been so clean!
Stephanie cleaning servicesStephanie cleaning services
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