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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.

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 New Britain house cleaners
Thomaa M.
JD Cleaning service is the go to for a house deep cleaning. Their prices are reasonable and they are professional and punctual.
JD Cleaning ServicesJD Cleaning Services
Jennifer C.
I am selling my house and needed a deep clean. Im so glad I hired Olga and her team. Great job cleaning house top to bottom and organizing all of my ALL of my closets and cabinets!! I have seen them that organize in 3 yrs! Will definitely hire them again!
Residential Finer cleaning LLCResidential Finer cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ruth was great! She did an amazing job cleaning my house. She took the time to move furniture and cleaned and polished our hardwood floors! She is great at what she does. Definitely going to get her on a regular basis to clean our home. I have already recommended her!
Ruth's Professional Cleaning ServiceRuth's Professional Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Ken was amazing! He accommodated my schedule and was very detailed and friendly. My house is cleaner than it has ever been and well priced! I will be hiring him on a regular basis.
Ken's House & Business Cleaning ServiceKen's House & Business Cleaning Service
LAURICE B.
I’ve used housekeeping services in the past, but this company was the absolute best. I will definitely use them again. My house smelled so good afterwards. Even when I shut the door when they were finished I could still smell the cleaner from the outside. They were also very friendly and punctual and finished sooner than anticipated. They are a very thorough company.
Lemos General ContractorLemos General Contractor
Anna H.
J&D had a Huge job to do for us! They did it on time, above what was expected, and with extreme professionalism ! The house was in amazing condition after their hard work ! The job they were tasked with was no small one: a 7 bedroom, 4 bath home which hadn’t been properly cleaned in many years. They did the job from top to bottom, without missing a detail. It was a huge undertaking, but it was done above expectations! I can highly recommend them and will be certainly using them in the future. Thank you, J & D, for your hard work and effort! I’m so happy! Every detail was considered by your team...down to the “bows” on the blankets and toilet paper. You rock!
JD Cleaning ServicesJD Cleaning Services
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