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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 Anchorage house cleaners
Mary-Beth S.
House is nice and clean!
Happy CleaningHappy Cleaning
Brittney H.
Yee was great and did a fantastic job cleaning my house. I have four dogs and have never seen my house so clean!
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Sarah H.
Nice job. Happy to have a clean house.
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Eileen N.
This was my first experience with Ruth cleaning. Before this, I always used individuals recommended by friends for house cleaning. The high levels of professionalism and hard work by Ruth cleaning meant that the house was cleaned better than ever before and I was really impressed by the good job they did.
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Clark V.
Ruth did an outstanding job cleaning our house. She is now our go to cleaner and will be back.
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Javoris A.
The house was cleaned from top to bottom and it smelled amazing as well!!!
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William R.
Wow! Great job cleaning every corner of our house after we moved out. Our landlord was very impressed with the condition of the house.
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Julianne L.
Ruth and her team made my house look and smell impeccable. Every corner and baseboard was cleaned and dust-free! I was very satisfied with Ruth’s work, and I’ve hired her to clean my house every 2 weeks.
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Kathy J.
Already have them set up to clean my house on a regular basis.
Animal House Janitorial and MaintenanceAnimal House Janitorial and Maintenance
Terrance m.
Excellent job my house was cleaned spotless. If anyone is looking for move out cleaning this is the person you need to hire very nice & professional.
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Traci D.
My house is literally spotless! Happy Cleaning did an amazing job. I will use this company for all of my cleaning needs from now on!
Happy CleaningHappy Cleaning
Mia H.
Ruth did an amazing job cleaning my house for our move out. Highly recommend!!
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Pennelopy L.
The ladies did an exceptional job. I love when my house is clean and love it even more when I’m not the one cleaning it. Would 100% recommend!
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Krista R.
It was fine. The three ladies worked in my house and it looks and smells wonderful!! Cost was comparable to other cleaning services.
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Kristin L.
We were listing our house to sell, and between clearing out all of our stuff, working, etc., I just didn't have time to do the deep clean that I wanted. So I found Happy Cleaning on Thumbtack, I messaged them on Thursday, they came to my house on the same day, (last minute) to give me an estimate, and were cleaning on Monday! I have a 3 year old, two big dogs and a little dog, and a cat... so it was no easy task to clean my home. I was on vacation while they were here, and it was SO wonderful to come home to not only a clean house after coming back from vacation, but a job that made the pictures for my listing look bright and wonderful! Thank you, Happy Cleaning!
Happy CleaningHappy Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Signi and her cleaning crew did an absolute AMAZING job cleaning my home. It is so comforting to come home to a spotless and clean smelling house! Worth every penny. I look forward to having them every week. -Hannah
Anchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning ServiceAnchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning Service
Harold S.
Great job on cleaning my house everytime! Very flexible and always do extra things I didn't expect to be done! Very satisfied.
Happy CleaningHappy Cleaning
Brad w.
Ruth’s cleaning team did a fantastic job on a move out cleaning that was sort of last minute. I needed a deep cleaning of my rental house prior to moving out, and she did amazing work. My house was sparkling clean when I got home, and i know my landlords are going to be very pleased! She even organized my things that were left out which was very helpful, took out the trash, and I can’t find a speck of dust left in the place! I have never hired a cleaning person before but I am seriously going to consider hiring Ruth’s team on a recurring basis to help me keep my new place clean. I am beyond impressed, and I would recommend her team to anyone needing a great clean!
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Kayla G.
Love coming home to a clean home after a long day of work, they go above and beyond with my whole house. Highly recommend them! Great attention to detail!
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Cara F.
Signi was prompt and very professional. She got the job done at a reasonable price, was flexible and responsive. It was a big job and she left the house in a clean, beautiful condition. Thanks!
Anchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning ServiceAnchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning Service
Evleen K.
My husband is so excited about the clean room he wants to paint it right away! I liked Raquel's statement that she cleans like it's her home. I'm so glad the team has started to make mine as clean as hers! We are excited to see the rest of the house match when they come back next week.
Happy CleaningHappy Cleaning
Aparna B.
Ruth and her crew did a great job cleaning my house. However she is not always on time and came 4 hours late once during a visit without calling before hand
Ruth cleaning.Ruth cleaning.
Marilyn S.
We have only contracted with Anchorage Forget Me Not. The service has not yet been provided. I believe, after talking to the owner, that I will be happy with the service and would be happy to change my rating to 5 star after receiving the services. Anchorage Forget Me Not did not show up at the appointed time and I was a bit upset. But I later learned there was a medical emergency in the owner's family. They did come the next day and cleaned my house and it looks wonderful. I have contracted with them to clean my house on a regular basis. I highly recommend Anchorage Forget Me Not Cleaning Service!!
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Thumbtack Customer
I have Forget Me Not clean my house every two weeks. They have always done a fantastic job. Their schedule is flexible and they have no problem focusing on areas that I ask. Their staff is very polite, professional, and trustworthy.
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Claire S.
I broke my leg mid May and I was unable to clean to my liking. I never hired House Cleaners before. They came when I wanted them to but I told them I only wanted floors and dusting done. They cleaned everything and it was a pretty good job but the kitchen floor was marginal. I saw the dirt around the kitchen trash can when they left. It was very dirty there. It was not worth $90 for 3 hours.
Happy CleaningHappy Cleaning
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