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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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a house cleaner when social distancing?

If you hire a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home, do not make physical contact. Stay at least 6 feet apart at all times, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly. Exchange all payments digitally instead of with cash. When contacting a house cleaner, put a plan in place to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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 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. 

Reviews for Albany house cleaners
Courtnee H.
We were very happy with Star Cleaning Services and will definitely work with them again for regular house cleanings.
Star Cleaning ServicesStar Cleaning Services
Eyal R.
She was thorough, punctual, and reasonably priced. The house was cleaned quickly!
Ferreira’s Cleaning ServicesFerreira’s Cleaning Services
Abby H.
They’re great! Deep cleaned my house and it looked amazing after
Heavenly House CleaningHeavenly House Cleaning
Tom D.
Jessica and Marlene do an outstanding job cleaning my house. They arrive on time, work very hard, are thorough, pay close attention to details, take on extra/special requests, and leave my house sparkling clean. I highly recommend them.
Jessica & Marlene Cleaning ServicesJessica & Marlene Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Zemka did a very thorough and complete deep clean of the house. i would recommend her very highly.
Express Family CleaningExpress Family Cleaning
Shawn B.
Simone Cleaning delivered on every level! My rental house needed a move out cleaning and Simone Cleaning did an incredible job. Every cupboard was cleaned, the bathroom sparkled, the fridge was immaculate! I can’t say enough about what a great job she did. She was prompt, communicative and a complete professional. This is who you want cleaning your home. She’s amazing.
Simone Cleaning ServicesSimone Cleaning Services
James N.
Akilah was great to work with and did a solid job cleaning our house. Our bathrooms especially look great! She went over the details with me before getting started to make sure I was comfortable with the cleaning projects used, windows being opened etc and answered my questions. Happy to have her clean again in two weeks!
I Dream of Cleaning LLC🧞‍♀️🧞‍♀️I Dream of Cleaning LLC🧞‍♀️🧞‍♀️
Cecily h.
Daniela responded very quickly to my need for a move-out cleaning. She was able to accommodate my schedule which was tight. They got my house nice and clean, and when it turned out they had missed something she was on it, very responsive and took care of it right away. I definitely recommend Daniela Rios!
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Mark M.
Lia did an amazing job! She and her partner went above and beyond in cleaning my place to get it ready to give back to my landlord. They were very thorough; I wish I knew about her sooner as I would have hired her on a regular basis to clean my house. Very highly recommended. Just look at this refrigerator!
Lías cleaning 🧚‍♀️Lías cleaning 🧚‍♀️
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