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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 Dover house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
House always looks and smells clean.
Crystal CleanCrystal Clean
Jackie A.
The house cleaner arrived a few minutes early which was excellent as I showed her around the house before she gathered her supplies. This was a scheduled deep cleaning. She was very pleasant and hardworking, asking to do more while seeking my satisfaction. The house looked so neat,orderly and shinning! She worked for 5 hours without lunch or break! My only complaint is to send 2 cleaners so one worker would not have to work so hard or so long. I enjoyed her being here but felt bad about her hard work and long stay.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt replies and very easy to work with! Prices are very reasonable as well. We hired them for regular whole-house cleanings and so far, so good.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Thumbtack Customer
I would like to recommend Kristin of A-Team Cleaning, who has worked as a house cleaner for me since May 2016. I have come home to a clean environment, a feat that I could not possibly do myself. Kristin is a complete pleasure to have-she knows her work inside out. I just hand over the house to her and she has never been late. She is efficient when it comes to her work. She knows what type of surfaces require which kind of cleaning materials and is thorough in all cleaning materials and is thorough in all cleaning activities that she performs. Kristin is energetic and responsible. never short of a smile. I truly believe that Kristin would be a significant addition to any household owing to her reliability and conscientiousness. June B.
A-Team Cleaning LLCA-Team Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Crystal Clean did an amazing job getting our house in order before a birthday party and we look forward to having Lori and her crew on a recurring basis. Great work ladies!
Crystal CleanCrystal Clean
Joel C.
Smith Solutions is a highly professional and very engaging cleaning company. I hired them to clean my mothers house. They took the time to get to know her and really understand what was important to her. More importantly they made her feel very comfortable. I highly recommend using their services.
Smith Solutions, LLCSmith Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Donna has done an outstanding job of helping keep my house "show ready" while it is on the market. She taught me a few tricks I hadn't known about keeping things things clean and saving time.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Edward H.
Needed my house deep cleaned for an upcoming wedding. They arrived on time and ready to work. 4 ladies ~ 5 hours, they were very pleasant and professional. Got right to work. I am extremely pleased with the end result. I would definitely recommend DoRite’s DustBusters.
DoRite’s DustBustersDoRite’s DustBusters
Cheryl V.
Dorothy and her team were wonderful. They were both professional, and friendly. I needed my home cleaned almost immediately. Dorothy and her team made it happen on very short notice. It was also a day that some businesses would be closed even if COVID-19 was not a part of our lives, but they came anyway, and I'm very grateful they did. When Dorothy arrived she asked about any areas that needed specific attention, I took her around the house to see rooms to be cleaned, and her team went to work. They even helped me with a couple items that weren't cleaning related. Thank you DoRite's DustBusters!!
DoRite’s DustBustersDoRite’s DustBusters
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