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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 Lake Forest house cleaners
Laurel L.
Very Professional house cleaning services. Great job !!!
McScrubs Cleaning ServiceMcScrubs Cleaning Service
Lori R.
They cleaned the house for the first time today and did a great job!
Pleasant Home - voted BEST SERVICE of 2017Pleasant Home - voted BEST SERVICE of 2017
Jacob B.
The estimate for cleaning the house that was provided was completely off the mark ( underestimated). The first time a crew came in the house was only partially cleaned; there was a long list of items that were promised to be cleaned that were not. The owner assured us that the crew would come back and re-clean/finish. They came back, argued with us and left before the job was completed. I would not recommend them.
Pleasant Home - voted BEST SERVICE of 2017Pleasant Home - voted BEST SERVICE of 2017
Shannon W.
I loved Karla! She did an amazing job cleaning my house. Looking forward to having her come back soon!
Karla and JohnKarla and John
Irene S.
Christina is hard working and knows how to do a quality job on cleaning houses. Our house has a lot of areas to clean and she did a nice job for her first time here. I’m somewhat picky so I debated on giving her four or five stars, but Christina cleans from the heart and she knows what she’s doing and she wants to make sure you’re happy with her work. She scrubbed our showers sparkling clean—better than I could ever do it! And Christina is easy to work with and will clean what you ask and even more! She has earned my business!👍🏽
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Julia A.
I am so happy with the job today. My house is clean just the way I like it! I would highly recommend this pair to anyone! They are on top of it all.
OlyOceanOlyOcean
Acer c.
I’m super glad I had Von service to clean my house. They deliver the very best quality of work and offer very competitive price. I will 100% recommend their work.
Von serviceVon service
Lee N.
Juliana did an amazing job on a house that I thought was already clean, but she put everyone else to shame with the attention to detail she showed in all she did and took the time to make everything the way it should be.
Sparkle n’ CleanSparkle n’ Clean
Shannon T.
These women are amazing! We had a cleaning service cancel at the last minute for our move out clean. We are moving out of state tomorrow so it's not like we had a ton of time to reschedule. After calling around to several services I was desperate for just about anyone to come in and clean, I am so grateful to the three women who were able to fit us in to their schedule at the last minute today. They did an amazing job and they did it in a decent time too. They made sure we were happy with the way the house looked before they even packed the vehicle up just to be sure they didn't need to do anything else. If we were staying any longer in California, I would have set up some sort of regular cleaning schedule with them to come in. They are very nice, very accommodating, and very thorough. Thank you so much, Lucy!! You guys did an awesome job!!
Lucy's Cleaning ServiceLucy's Cleaning Service
Sidd H.
I picked your services based on the great reviews. But I got tricked. I had scheduled the cleaning for my house the week before. But no one showed up. Yes, no one showed up. And when I reached out to you, I was told you aren’t able to get in touch with the cleaning team and didn’t know what happened. I did not get any follow-up call or text to say why you messed up and to arrange another team or another date. So that was poor communication, poor management and poor customer service, with zero value for your customer’s time. Hope the future customers have a back up plan.
Silver Lining Cleaning Services LLCSilver Lining Cleaning Services LLC
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