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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Auburn house cleaners
Esther L.
She was great and the house looked so clean after she was finished with the cleaning
Sonnie's CleaningSonnie's Cleaning
Suzanne R.
What a wonderful job Expert Cleaning Concepts did on cleaning my house! The ladies were prompt and professional and did a great job cleaning everything that I asked for during the two-hour period. I am so pleased, that I plan to hire this company to clean my house every two weeks! I would highly recommend this company for expert house cleaning service!
Expert Cleaning Concepts, Inc.Expert Cleaning Concepts, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The two women who clean my house every two weeks are wonderful. In two hours, they clean and vacuum the floors, clean the bathrooms, clean the countertops, and much more. I'm very pleased!!
Expert Cleaning Concepts, Inc.Expert Cleaning Concepts, Inc.
Vickie B.
Tiffany was in touch and responded quickly to all questions. I haven't actually seen the house she cleaned for me, but the landlord seemed pleased.
Caswell Cleaning CompanyCaswell Cleaning Company
Suzanne R.
Lauren arrived on time and went straight to work. She was very professional and thorough in her work. What a wonderful job she did cleaning--my house was so clean! I am definitely pleased with Lauren's work and recommend her to anyone looking for a housecleaning service!
Lauren MccallLauren Mccall
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't ask for a more friendly and thorough experience. Sandra came with references in hand and the kindest attitude. Not only is she wonderful as a person, but she cleaned my house from top to bottom, even the toughest areas I haven't been able to clean myself. I highly recommend her services. I am definitely using her for regular cleaning.
Dusty Whatnot's HousecleaningDusty Whatnot's Housecleaning
Bridget G.
Sandra was more than spectacular! My elderly mother had years of stuff that needed to be thrown away. Ms. Sandra came by for almost two weeks to help me organize and clean my mother's house while my mother was away. I am so grateful to have found her; she has been truly a blessing. She goes above and beyond! I am going to have her clean my mother's house monthly. I highly recommend her 100%. You will not be disappointed. It's not just a job, she really cares about what she does and the people that she helps. I really appreciate all that she has done for me and my mother. Honestly, I could not have done it with out her.
Dusty Whatnot's HousecleaningDusty Whatnot's Housecleaning
Lusia X.
The Magic Maids of Columbus is Super Professional, deliver GREAT work with great quality. After my tenants left, the house was like a trash can, and they magically turned it back to a brand new condo! I’d love to STRONGLY recommend their team to everyone. This is the worthiest money I’ve ever spent! If you need help with your home cleaning project, don’t hesitate to choose them.
Magic Maids of ColumbusMagic Maids of Columbus
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