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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. 

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 Lafayette house cleaners
Sarahjane S.
Great experience and very clean house as a result
Express Family CleaningExpress Family Cleaning
Barbara Greim H.
If you ever want a big refresh in your life, contact Zemka! I was stunned by the level of detailed cleaning that they delivered. I can’t recall my house ever being this clean in the many years we’ve lived here. Let's just say an excellent value and a very pleasant surprise. Best house cleaning ever!
Express Family CleaningExpress Family Cleaning
Angela G.
Thank you ladies! You came on time, took the time to go through the house with me, listened to my needs and went to work. I was home during the cleaning and felt very comfortable pointing out things I might want cleaned more or maybe something missed and they cheerfully took care of it with a positive attitude. The house is sparkling clean. Looking forward to working with you ladies again!
Ana's House CleaningAna's House Cleaning
Nicholas B.
I booked Candi to help with cleaning out our old house after we moved out and she did an amazing job. She communicated everything that would be done and showed up on time to get the job done. Her work is very thorough - even the parts of the house that I had trouble cleaning myself (white stained sink, shower floor, etc). Even the landlord commented on how great the cleaning was. She was very friendly and I would HIGHLY recommend her services.
Candi's housekeepingCandi's housekeeping
Kasey E.
Green arrived right on time and took time to clean everything thoroughly. The house also smelled amazing when they left and they left lavender behind to keep it smelling great!
Jess B.
This team helped my parents when they moved into a rental and realized it hadn’t yet been cleaned. They were so quick to answer my message, and shifted their schedule to help out on a weekend. They spent a huge part of the day at the house, deep cleaning to perfection. My mom was so grateful for the help and is hoping to work with Express Family Cleaning on a regular basis from now on.
Express Family CleaningExpress Family Cleaning
Anna W.
This was the first time I used Dinora to clean our house and certainly not the last. She was on time (actually 15 mins early!) and her and her partner were very diligent and cleaned everything professionally and fast. Didn't even expect them to clean the terrace windows on the outside. I was very happy with the result and am looking forward to a long-term partnership. Thanks Dinora!
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Douglas r.
They were to show up at my house for a first time cleaning at 9:00. I could have set all my clocks to their arrival they were so punctual. Then they worked non stop for like 5 hours without stop, needing practically no direction, and were as quite as could be as I worked away . And the end product was exceptional. They were great!
Evellyn & Junior cleaningEvellyn & Junior cleaning
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