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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 Arlington house cleaners
Sarla K.
The house was clean. Was finished in timely manner.
Saskya's Painting RenovationsSaskya's Painting Renovations
Tara K.
They did a fairly decent job cleaning the house, but were over an hour late. The team of maids was not friendly and knocked over a mirror of mine while wrecklessly trying to clean the house. If you want an average house clean, then go with them. I personally do not think it was worth $150.00
The Green Choice LLCThe Green Choice LLC
Kay S.
My house has never been this clean. The deep clean made it look like a hotel.
Spekless CleaningSpekless Cleaning
Samantha D.
This is the best house cleaner I’ve hired on Thumbtack, period.
Jessica W.
CMC did a great job cleaning our house. They were very quick to respond and schedule a time to come to our house. Our house smelled great and looked amazing! Not only was it spotless but they cleaned it in a quick and efficient manner. I will definitely be using them again!
Emilia P.
She was terrific. Cleaned the house beautifully and was very careful with everything.
Laury’ Home CleaningLaury’ Home Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful service. Prompt and great communication. House was extremely clean.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Caitlin A.
Fatima is fantastic! Always reliable and leaves the house sparkling clean. We’re very lucky to have Fatima as our cleaner.
Fatima cleaning services llcFatima cleaning services llc
Alisia A.
They were able to clean my house on short notice and did a great job! It’s a big house too and the price was very reasonable.
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Kristin L.
Contacted JVA to deep clean my house and I was so so so impressed with the results! My house was spotless when they left; they cleaned everything. It was better than I expected! I definitely will use this service again!
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
Kristi S.
Good for regular house cleaning, however I was specifically interested in/requested a deep cleaning of walls & blinds (not a regular house cleaning). After communicating this multiple times via messaging prior to service and in person again to ensure we were aligned, they agreed to perform the work for an additional fee (which I was more than happy to pay!). Unfortunately they ended up still completing a regular house cleaning (for a higher price) and not the service I’d requested.
Fresh start cleaningFresh start cleaning
Patricia Y.
They arrived early and thoroughly deep-cleaned our house at a very reasonable cost.
Brightful Corner Cleaning services LLCBrightful Corner Cleaning services LLC
Cynthia L.
Thanks! Did a great job cleaning up the house after moving out and having a lot of work done and drywall stuff all over the house.
American Commercial Cleaning ServicesAmerican Commercial Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
My house is spotless and smells so fresh after the thorough cleaning Anna did today. She was right on time, showed me what she was going to use to clean my wood floors, and worked diligently and quickly. She was very detailed. My house has never been so clean! I will be setting up recurring cleanings with this company.
Angela Maria Home ServicesAngela Maria Home Services
Barry S.
Diamond came in at the last minute request and did a lovely cleaning job on my house.
Diamond's Cleaning ServicesDiamond's Cleaning Services
Morgan D.
So happy with my cleaning!! Every inch of the house is spotless now. Definitely recommend!!
Perfect Touch Janitorial ServicesPerfect Touch Janitorial Services
Jane E.
Fast response, very helpful, did an excellent job cleaning the house. Highly recommend.
Lynsi G.
Wow! Our house is spotless. They were efficient but thorough in their cleaning. Would highly recommend.
Mom and daughter cleaningMom and daughter cleaning
Kristen R.
Best House Cleaning is top notch! Arrived early, very professional and went above and beyond. Already scheduled our next cleaning. Will definitely recommend!
Mirna’s Cleaning.Mirna’s Cleaning.
Christopher N.
Showed up on time and did an excellent job cleaning the house. Couldn’t have been happier
New Elevate Cleaning ServicesNew Elevate Cleaning Services
Kimberly P.
Great job — thoroughly cleaned the house and complied with CDC guidelines during the process. Thank you!
Fatima cleaning services llcFatima cleaning services llc
Mark W.
Incredible ... absolutely incredible! Margarita and her team did a fantastic job deep cleaning my house. The house looks brand new after the team worked their magic. The Strong Hands team worked their butts off to clean my house. So many little touches ... every detail was attended to ... including those things I've never thought to clean or do. I am blown away by the results and saw firsthand how Margarita and her team will stop at nothing to make your house feel like a luxury spa hotel getaway. The hardest working team I've ever seen ... with the best outcome. Will definitely be arranging to make Strong Hands Cleaning my reoccurring home cleaning service.
Strong Hands Cleaning LLCStrong Hands Cleaning LLC
Dee P.
Edith and her team came in with a solid plan. They did an amazing job with no additional disruption to the home. They had extremely great attention to detail. The house was cleaned from the ceiling to the floor! It was an absolute joy to have the house smelling clean and refreshed! Look forward to my continuing services...
Edith   cleaning serviceEdith cleaning service
Julia H.
I was so glad to find Jessy’s Cleaning Service for my daughter who lives in Arlington, VA (I live in GA). I was at my daughter’s house when Jessica and her team came to clean the house. I’ve been using several cleaning services (company and individual) for my own house over the years. I was so impressed how thorough Jessica and her team were. They truly did an amazing job! My daughter and son-in-law never used cleaning service before, but after they looked the result, they’ve decided to use Jessy’s Cleaning Service regularly.
Jessy's Cleaning ServiceJessy's Cleaning Service
Joe C.
I hired JVA House cleaners to do a thorough deep clean of my home. We needed someone to come in and help ensure we were bringing our newborn back to a clean house, with no dust or dirt. They did a fantastic job and worked with us to use organic cleaners. The place turned out great, they spent the time required to ensure we were satisfied, we're going to use them again!
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
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