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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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a house cleaner when social distancing?

If you hire a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home, do not make physical contact. Stay at least 6 feet apart at all times, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly. Exchange all payments digitally instead of with cash. When contacting a house cleaner, put a plan in place to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

How do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their services. 

Reviews for Newark house cleaners
Helen O.
The cleaners were prompt and thorough. The house smells clean! Thank you.
Nancy H.
This was my first time getting my house cleaned, and Alexy’s Cleaning Services did an amazing job! She was very professional and responded to me quickly. I was able to schedule a cleaning within 2 days. Loved the feeling of coming home to a deep cleaned house. Highly recommended!
Alexy’s Cleaning Services LLCAlexy’s Cleaning Services LLC
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
Elise O.
They did an excellent job. Will be cleaning my house on a monthly basis
Gilsara’s house cleaningGilsara’s house cleaning
Andrea F.
Phenomenal service. My house is so clean and smells so good.
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 ...
Christina W.
Amazing, on time, on task and professional. House looks exceptional! One of the best cleanings I have.
Daiana da SilvaDaiana da Silva
Barbara B.
Ms. Barbosa and her helper did an amazing job cleaning our house. They went far beyond what any previous house cleaners ever did and my husband and I are still talking about how clean everything is. Both women are very pleasant. They arrived early for the job and their fee is completely reasonable. I highly recommend Ms Barbosa and look forward to ongoing cleaning service from her.
Sueli BarbosaSueli Barbosa
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!!!!
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!
All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...All County Cleaning We service all of Delaware ...
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
Jamie B.
This was my first time using Thumbtack and I was nervous to let people in my home. Now that I’ve experienced their cleaning skills and professionalism, I’ll invite them back over and over again! My house is spotless! They did a deep cleaning and I am very satisfied with the results. Thanks Pereiras cleaning. You now have a reoccurring costumer!
Pereira’s Cleaning services.Pereira’s Cleaning services.
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!
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
Noura A.
I like their work, and I am delighted. This is the first time I hired someone for house cleaning, and they did a great job. My apartment was very messy, and they organized and cleaned it deeply. My kitchen had a lot of dishes, and they made it brand new. Thank you so much, Gloria. I highly recommend them to anyone.
G&G cleaning serviceG&G cleaning service
Jackie T.
This company came and did a deep cleaning of our house and they did an AMAZING JOB 👏 . They dusted, mopped, vacuum, organized items and got into the hardest areas. I will absolutely hire them again such a nice team and great price!
H & M House Cleaning serviceH & M House Cleaning service
Virginia D.
Alexy was great. She was very quick to respond and cleaned my mom’s house within 48 hrs of me reaching out. My mom’s house is old and she worked hard to bring back some of the shine. She even impressed my mom which is hard to do! We will continue to use her services twice a month. Good first impression!
Alexy’s Cleaning Services LLCAlexy’s Cleaning Services LLC
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.
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.
G&G cleaning serviceG&G cleaning service
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
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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