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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 Newark house cleaners
Helen O.
The cleaners were prompt and thorough. The house smells clean! Thank you.
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Thumbtack Customer
Amanda did an amazing job cleaning my friends house. My friend had major surgery and her house needed cleaning in a hurry. Amanda was courteous and accommodating. Thanks Amanda!
Keep It CleanKeep It Clean
David D.
Dorothy and her team arrived exactly at the scheduled time. They did an amazing job cleaning the whole house for a move out clean, including a thorough scrub of the oven and fridge. I’ve never seen the house so clean as they had left it, and I’ve hired professional cleaners in the past. Highly recommend!
DoRite’s DustBustersDoRite’s DustBusters
Andrea F.
Phenomenal service. My house is so clean and smells so good.
Two Sisters Cleaning ServicesTwo Sisters Cleaning Services
Samuel T.
She did great work! House was deep cleaned to perfection. Definitely would hire again.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
James E.
We needed to have our Mom's house cleaned so we can get ready to sell it and we needed help doing it. S & Z's Cleaning came to help us and they went "above and beyond the call of duty"!! They were SO thorough and did an AMAZING job on Mom's house! The Family room/basement area hadn't been touched in several years and it was unbelievable how they transformed that area back to its clean and wonderful shape!! We recommend this company HIGHLY to anyone who has ANY cleaning needs! This house went from a Halloween nightmare to a beautiful, clean place that you want to be in!! THANK YOU AGAIN S & Z's Cleaning! You guys are the BEST!!!!
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Tom C.
Our cleaner today did an amazing job. She was able to get our house as clean as when we first moved in. You will love this company and their quality of work!
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Gerri O.
Michael was very nice and came to my house within 24 hours to explain everything and evaluate my home for an exact cost for bi-weekly cleaning. He was able to set up a cleaning for that night. The girl who came was very nice and did a good job cleaning.
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
Helina P.
Gatewood did an amazing job cleaning our house for a move out! Our house looked better than when we bought it! They took the time to detail everything from the carpets to the back of our fridge. We wished we had hired them sooner!!
Gatewood’s Cleaning ServiceGatewood’s Cleaning Service
Anastasia D.
It's a shame that we hired them for a moving-out cleaning because I would absolutely use them again if we were still in the area! They sent me a video of the newly-cleaned house for my records and were unbelievably thorough and responsive.
The New Castle CleanersThe New Castle Cleaners
Vincenzo E.
Great service! I got scheduled quickly by Carlos, the team came on time and did a great job cleaning my house and they were really nice. Very professional and the price was great!
KN CLEANING SERVICEKN CLEANING SERVICE
Thumbtack Customer
The crew from MaidPro Newark did an incredible job on my house. Everything is super clean. They pay great attention to detail and I don't think they missed anything. I'm so happy I choose them. I've had a few other companies clean the house before and have not been as impressed as I am with MaidPro. I would highly recommended them to anybody. There customer service is also fantastic as well. It's nice to know that my home is in great hands.
MaidPro NewarkMaidPro Newark
Ashley C.
I would 100% recommend KN Cleaning to anyone looking for a quality job. I was very pleased with my deep cleaning and will be hiring them again in the future! I had 2 ladies that worked for a good 3 and a half hours on my house, they made sure to take their time and do a quality job. I’ve hired a few cleaning services off of thumbtack before, and haven’t been satisfied until I found this company.
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Zuneera J.
I first saw G&G’s work at a townhome complex I lived in and was amazed at how clean the place looked as if it was never lived in. It reminded me of how my mom taught us how to clean, it was up to our high standards. Then when I moved into my own place and when my mom needed help at her house now that shes older, I made sure to contact G&G. They came with a crew and with precision and detail cleaned & lightly organized my home that I swear it sparkles. They brought all the supplies and even pull the trash, re-line it, and fancy fold your toilet paper. I get anxiety if my house isn’t clean and now with so much on my plate, I’m so happy that I don’t have to stress about cleaning because I can fully trust G&G’s service that they will make sure you are satisfied and living in a comfortable and clean environment. I felt like a princess! Definitely book them, you will NOT be disappointed.
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Jessica B.
After the initial request, he was very quick to get in contact with me! But the price quoted was ridiculous, for a weekly clean of a single Family house, when he never even saw my home to really justify the price. I was currently paying way less with a reputable company, not sure what justified there cost. After reading the reviews I’m happy I didn’t waste time/loose money with this subpar company. I
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Michelle B.
Ariel came to my house knowing I'm injured, disabled, and it was in poor condition. This woman is a rockstar. After a couple of bad experiences with other professionals in the area, I explained to her that I was looking for someone I could be a loyal customer to and trust to come help me during a time I can't do much for myself. She arrived and jumped right in. She spent the time and effort on my home that I would. And that really means something to me since I normally love to clean and organize. She was kind, understanding, very detailed, and went above and beyond in all the ways I really needed, but have been struggling with asking for help with. She's got a customer as long as she's in business. Thank you, Ariel.
New Frontier Housekeeping LLCNew Frontier Housekeeping LLC
Michelle B.
This provider is extremely rude and will harass you if he doesn't like something. He tried to haggle with me about price when I wanted to know an hourly rate so I could set my hours with my budget for cleaning. Was going to send 3 people for a small one bedroom apartment and charge me $35/hr for each person here after the job was quoted for $108. Then he told me the cleaners would be here from 3:30-4:30 pm which was not my originally scheduled time, so I rescheduled appointments with my clients to be flexible for them. By 5pm they were still not here and I was not feeling well, so I asked to cancel. He flipped out on me and I ended up blocking him after I tried to explain I'd been in the hospital twice in the past week and I'm disabled. I really needed the help in my house and though I understand he's running a business, the way he treated me ultimately had me not wanting the company in my home. My last message from him was a screenshot he'd taken of my service request being marked as spam. My recommendation, if you don't want to deal with rude, and harassing, pick a different provider than this one. Not worth it.
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