A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a house cleaner near Charlottesville, VA

Find a house cleaner near Charlottesville, VA

7 near you

Find a house cleaner near Charlottesville, VA

7 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 7 House Cleaners near Charlottesville, VA

House Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a house cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up a consultation with a house cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic is by using virtual, online tools. Start by performing an online search for local house cleaners. Message them to set up either a phone call or video call to perform a consultation. During this call, they can give you recommendations and may be able to estimate the cost of their services. Be sure to discuss whether they accept virtual payments and any precautions they can take to perform the job safely.

How can I find out if a house cleaner is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

A house cleaner is generally not considered an essential service sector during the coronavirus pandemic. To find out which services are considered essential, visit your city and state government, and read their guidelines. A national list of essential service providers can be found on CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 site. This webpage lists 16 different infrastructure sectors considered to be essential. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Can I use digital payments to pay for house cleaning?

Not only do many house cleaners accept digital payments through platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Pay, Venmo and more, but this may become more common as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more service workers to digitize. This means you can pay your house cleaner without making physical contact or handling money. 

If cleaning is absolutely essential during the current crisis, consult with the house cleaner beforehand to ensure a safe monetary transaction that complies with current government guidelines and recommendations for social distancing.

Does a house cleaner need to enter my home?

Yes, in almost all cases a house cleaner needs to enter your home. However, a cleaner may not need to enter your home if they are solely cleaning outside areas. 

There may be some cases in which a cleaner is necessary. If so, take precautions — avoid being in the same room, make no physical contact, sanitize any surfaces and pay through a digital service instead of using cash.

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.

What is the difference between a housekeeper and a house cleaner?

Although some house cleaning and housekeeping duties might overlap, a house cleaner is charged with the top-to-bottom cleaning of a home. House cleaner duties typically include basic and deep house cleaning, such as washing and sanitizing countertops, floors, tubs, toilets, kitchens and more.

Housekeepers or maids are hired to lightly clean and maintain certain aspects of the home. This might include dusting, washing dishes, changing sheets, doing some meal preparation and restocking the client’s groceries and personal care products.

It’s also worth noting that a housekeeper or maid is usually one individual employed to a home (sometimes hired as a live-in), while a house cleaner is oftentimes accompanied by a team of cleaners. 

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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for Charlottesville house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
House cleaning. Great job.
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Rebecca E.
The Clean Musketeers showed up on time and did a thorough job cleaning our house!
The Clean Musketeers (Sanitation)The Clean Musketeers (Sanitation)
Theresa V.
Did a great job cleaning my house!
RDM Cleaning ServicesRDM Cleaning Services
Kristen Z.
Rhonda is great! Came home to a thoroughly clean house :) Will definitely continue to have her clean my home.
RDM Cleaning ServicesRDM Cleaning Services
LaSonya C.
Carmela came to do a house cleaning on a move out and she was on time, very professional. She had the whole house looking and smelling wonderful. I am very pleased and willing to hire her on a permanent basis. Thank you so much Carmela
carmela Domínguez🏠🌇carmela Domínguez🏠🌇
Heather G.
I was impressed with their professionalism and work ethic. They did in 4 hours what would have taken me all day. Love my clean house!
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Courtney M.
Alicia and her mom did a wonderful job deep cleaning my house prior to having a baby. They were kind, respectful and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend her services!
Alicia B Martinez LLCAlicia B Martinez LLC
Julie B.
Temika cleaned my house regularly for nearly two years until I moved. We had no problems with communication and she and her team were always professional. Reliable service!
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Whitney did an excellent job cleaning my house! She was easy to communicate with, she showed up right on time, she made my house sparkle, and on top of that, she's one of the nicest people I've ever met! I'm really glad I found her. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Pet Sitting & House Cleaning ServicesPet Sitting & House Cleaning Services
James F.
Carmela did a fantastic job cleaning our townhouse to get ready for new tenants. The fridge was old and had some stains that I wasn’t expecting her to get out and after she was done it looked like a whole new fridge. She was on time, efficient, thorough and very kind. Lastly, she worked with my changing schedule and was willing to come at 6am. I am grateful to her for that. I recommend her for a house cleaning and especially if you need a deep cleaning because she does a great job.
carmela Domínguez🏠🌇carmela Domínguez🏠🌇
Anne V.
We’ve tried about a 1/2 dozen house cleaners but I think we’ve finally found the right one! Carmella was on time (very important), extremely thorough, always smiling, and kind to my dog (also very important!). Our home looks great, so we’ll be seeing her next month too!
carmela Domínguez🏠🌇carmela Domínguez🏠🌇
Thumbtack Customer
Temika and Amanda came in and got right down to business. They work thoroughly and get areas that often get overlooked. In my job I measure and look for things as small as 1 mm, so I have an eye for detail and can be picky. They have passed my test with flying colors.i look forward to having them keep my house clean on an ongoing basis. . It's great too that they do more than cleaning, making beds, laundry ...now only if they could meal planfor me hummmm....
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Lauren B.
We had Carmela do a deep clean on our house and she did such a wonderful job! She was very punctual (actually showed up early!) and spent over 3 hours cleaning. She brought another person with her and the two of them worked methodically from room to room, hitting baseboards, windows, the works! Even moved furniture to get behind stuff. She was very respectful as well. I have twin 1 year olds and she was very conscientious about their nap time and being flexible with which rooms to clean to allow them to have some quiet time. Will definitely be hiring Carmela again!
carmela Domínguez🏠🌇carmela Domínguez🏠🌇
Brandi L.
I have lived in a lot of states and used a lot of cleaning services, but no one has ever come close to what I got when I hired Deborah and her crew. I had vague instructions on what I wanted, as I never really organized my house in the first place. The last thing I said, before I headed off to work was, "Just make it like you would your house. Ya know, whatever makes sense." Besides everything being spotless and done quickly, there were many places where Deborah shined. My curtains in my bedroom were knotted up in a way that I have only seen checking into fancy hotels. My many pillows were set on the couch in a well decorated manner, but what I loved is that they took my son's stuffed animals and arranged them holding hands and together like they were having a conversation. All my clothes got put away and stayed with the color theme I had going. My vacuum and odd ends in the dining room got a new home in a configuration that I have kept. I spent the next couple days walking around my house and finding some other new detail that I never expected. Anyone can come in and mop and spray, but this was a friend coming in and organizing your home. I am beyond impressed.
J.Toms ConstructionJ.Toms Construction
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.