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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 Alexandria house cleaners
Ali P.
The Twins Cleaning is an amazing local cleaning company, they are thorough, responsive and experts of house cleaning! We needed someone to clean our brand new house and our old house and they did it within a weeks time! Incredible work.
Maria's CleaningMaria's Cleaning
Lauren R.
Deep House cleaning.
Thumbtack Customer
House cleaning job was very good.
The Green Choice LLCThe Green Choice LLC
Allison g.
House was cleaned to perfection. Will be hiring again
KyP cleaning servisesKyP cleaning servises
Justin C.
House has never been cleaner!
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
Patricia K.
Adela’s house cleaning does an amazing job. They take away the stress of house cleaning and give me more time doing things with my family instead. We have them clean our home twice a month. The house really sparkles after they clean our home. I recommend them 100%. They are responsive and flexible.
Adela’s Home Cleaning Services LLCAdela’s Home Cleaning Services LLC
Julia L.
The cleaners did an excellent job on our house. We had them do a deep clean and we appreciated the upfront pricing and efficiency. The house was cleaner when they finished than we ever remember. We highly recommend.
Agreat Cleaning ServiceAgreat Cleaning Service
Basel A.
They did a great job and left the house very clean!
Kristal Klear Services LLC Green CleaningKristal Klear Services LLC Green Cleaning
Dani F.
The cleaners were friendly and my house looks great!
Angela Maria Home ServicesAngela Maria Home Services
Kazi F.
Try to leave those empty boxes in the house. After my instruction he clean my house. Intention are not a professional.
Mirna’s Cleaning.Mirna’s Cleaning.
Travis D.
Very thorough house cleaning! Would definitely hire again
KJC Multiservices LLC ( Cleaning)KJC Multiservices LLC ( Cleaning)
Anthony F.
Wonderful work! Will be using House Cleaner LLC again soon.
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
Hiwot A.
They cleaned the house spotless. I would recommend them to a family and friends.
Adela’s Home Cleaning Services LLCAdela’s Home Cleaning Services LLC
Danielle O.
House was super clean when we got home! Excellent service!
M&B Cleaning Services LlcM&B Cleaning Services Llc
Thumbtack Customer
Angela Maria Home Services was excellent in cleaning my house. I could tell that details were done to the house as to cleaning fans and dusting the kitchen cabinets and the knick-knacks. There were marks on the wall and they had disappeared. It felt great to have a clean house and it was apparent how terrible the previous service had done. I look forward to how the house will transform as they return again. They are kind and friendly and treated our family like their family that it was easy to communicate to them. They are diligent, hard working and meticulous when them come to clean the house. My husband and I look forward to the next visit.
Angela Maria Home ServicesAngela Maria Home Services
Katrina M.
They did a great job with cleaning my house. Everything looked good and it smelled so good in this house. Definitely using their services again.
J&V Cleaning,LLCJ&V Cleaning,LLC
Sonia S.
Alde and her crew did a great job cleaning my house!
Clifton M.
I have been extremely pleased with the work of J&V Cleaning. To include my basement, I have about a 5,000 sqft house and they have been a remarkable job of thoroughly cleaning the house and providing us with suggestions of things we could do in between cleaning. We are so please with the first two cleanings that we have asked them two clean our house every two week. The services that J&V provide is exceptional and I would recommend them to meet your cleaning needs.
J&V Cleaning,LLCJ&V Cleaning,LLC
Cheryl B.
My house had not been thoroughly cleaned in quite a while, they did a great job and will be back in 2 weeks to keep it clean!
M&B Cleaning Services LlcM&B Cleaning Services Llc
Meghan P.
They have cleaned my house twice and both times I was thrilled with the results!
APS Cleaning Services 24APS Cleaning Services 24
Brianna P.
Was timely and assisted in many areas of the house completed a basic clean for a reasonable price
Ingris House CleaningIngris House Cleaning
Matthew P.
The work was great. Dirty house was cleaned. If punctuality is important we had issues.
Krystal klear cleaning services.Krystal klear cleaning services.
Ben J.
I hired Jessy to clean a few rooms in my house. Everything went very well, and the the price was right. Now I’m wondering why I didn’t hire her to clean my entire house! Great job, and thanks Jessy!
Jessy's Cleaning ServiceJessy's Cleaning Service
Lisa D.
Ana and Gabriela did a fantastic job! The house was super clean when they were done.
Angela Maria Home ServicesAngela Maria Home Services
Joanna B.
I will be rehiring JVA House Cleaners! Excellent attention to detail. Exceeded my expectations.
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
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