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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Gainesville house cleaners
Idalis V.
Very professional, clean, and timely! Great work on my house!
ENK Cleaning ServiceENK Cleaning Service
Cyndie R.
Excellent job cleaning my house! I would highly recommend.
ENK Cleaning ServiceENK Cleaning Service
Mel T.
He was so professional and cleaned the entire house spotless. I’ve never seen my place so clean, would recommend!
VICALL Cleaning ServicesVICALL Cleaning Services
Brett S.
Green Clean Homes has been excellent to have around for a weekly cleaning of our house. Very courteous and prompt. Definitely recommend.
Green Clean HomesGreen Clean Homes
Thumbtack Customer
We first hired Dr. House, LLC to do a basic cleaning of our house, but they did way more than that. They cleaned the blinds, helped with the laundry, and basically did everything they could to make our house sparkle. They take pride in their work, and it shows. They are helpful, friendly, and professional. They exceeded our expectations and we are very happy we found them.
Dr. House, LLC.Dr. House, LLC.
Lindsay D.
Kelley was great to work with. They did a great job cleaning our house after our home renovation.
Southern Hospitality Cleaning ExpertsSouthern Hospitality Cleaning Experts
Hadeer M.
Very prompt and did an amazing job cleaning my whole house! Will be using her every week!
Down To Earth Home Cleaning ServicesDown To Earth Home Cleaning Services
Manish C.
Very professional and took care of all the tasks given. Would recommend anyone interested in a thorough house cleaning.
Home SolutionsHome Solutions
Joyce b.
Mary (Maria) just gave my house one of the best cleans of the decade. I have had help with cleaning for many years (and cities and states and houses). Most (almost all) are good at swiping the surfaces, especially in the kitchen and bath. Maria CLEANS!! I have 2 cats and a dog and actively live and cook in my house. She left it spotless! Real cleaning. I have her scheduled to return again in two weeks. IF YOU ARE IN GAINESVILLE, contact Mary's cleaning service. She can serve us better in Gainesville if she has a few clients to schedule in the same day . . .because she drives quite a ways to get here.
Mary cleaning service’s.Mary cleaning service’s.
Sabrina D.
I would highly recommend Vic for cleaning services. We hired Vic for interior house cleaning on new construction and he did an excellent job. His work and service is impeccable.
VICALL Cleaning ServicesVICALL Cleaning Services
Megan H.
I just bought a house that was a foreclosure, so it needed quite a bit of deep cleaning before we could move in. Kelly and her mom were wonderful! They came over quickly and spent a long time making sure every item in the house was a clean as could be. They were very thorough and went above and beyond what was asked. I would recommend them for any type of cleaning job!
Southern Hospitality Cleaning ExpertsSouthern Hospitality Cleaning Experts
Luis C.
Cleaned our house very well! Took their time and made sure everything looked really nice. Would definitely recommend!
DJ and P Cleaning ServiceDJ and P Cleaning Service
Shawneise W.
AMAZING SERVICE!! They went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations! They took there time and was very detailed when working. Everything I asked to be cleaned was cleaned. In addition, she cleaned things I hadn’t even thought of asking to be cleaned. She cleaned my whole house and it looks great! Denisha and her team were very polite and courteous. I recommend them to all! I will be using them again!
DJ and P Cleaning ServiceDJ and P Cleaning Service
Nancy R.
Truly a great experience with ENK Cleaning service. Attention to detail, meticulous and my House was smelling so good and so clean. They come prepared and have all cleaning supplies on hand. I’ve been looking for so many years for a cleaning service that the value of work was so worth the price. I will be using them on a monthly basis going forward. Thanks guys for your awesome work and professionalism.
ENK Cleaning ServiceENK Cleaning Service
Kathy J.
Lynn was very friendly and helpful. She understood that we have medical issues and needed help keeping up with the house cleaning. We’d love to have her help again!
Certified Nursing Assistant/House cleaningCertified Nursing Assistant/House cleaning
Ragnhildur I.
Shannon was amazing, so thorough and knowledgeable. She deep cleaned my whole house, got into nooks and crannies I wouldn’t have even thought of and had tips and tricks to clean even the toughest grime. 10/10, would use again (in fact I’ve already booked the next appointment!)
Natural cleaningNatural cleaning
Dania S.
Had a great experience with Dianne! She arrived on time and our house was sparkling afterward! She was very friendly, thorough and professional. So glad she helped out with cleaning and will definitely ask her to return!
Dianne KnightDianne Knight
Kyla M.
Michelle is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about cleaning and she doesn’t just do the bare minimum like so many other companies I have had experience with. I have probably hired at least seven different cleaning companies and they all had something to be desired. After Michelle left, I wished that I had found her sooner.She cleaned thoroughly and doesn’t miss anything. She is an absolute joy to chat with and very reasonable. She is also able to offer suggestions on easy ways to keep the house clean in between visits. We’re regulars now :)
Peachy Cleaning ServicesPeachy Cleaning Services
Manish C.
She was quick to respond to my request and managed to finish the task within hours of sending her the initial message. She was caring, diligent and responded to all my requests without any errors. I’d recommend her to anyone for house cleaning, especially on a short notice.
Certified Nursing Assistant/House cleaningCertified Nursing Assistant/House cleaning
100% recommend Shonda to help you with housekeeping needs! I had just moved in, and needed a thorough, deep cleaning before my moving truck got here! Shonda cleaned everything, every surface, with care and attention. She listened carefully about what I was hoping to accomplish and then made it happen! The house is sparkling now! She worked hard and got it all done! Her help was worth every dollar, and a Godsend. 5 stars!
Lauren G.
Shannon is amazing to work with. I can’t 100% speak to the quality of her work just yet (she did a pre move-in cleaning for my fiancé and me, so we haven’t been to the house to check it out) however, I have no doubts that she did a fantastic job! Shannon was incredibly responsive, messaging me back within minutes of my inquiry, and made sure to communicate with me leading up to/on the day of the cleaning. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I can’t wait to walk into my shiny new home!
Maid 4 YouMaid 4 You
Kelsey G.
Jasmine and Tyson did an AMAZING job on my 3/2 apartment. I share this apartment with 2 other girls (but it is more comparable to a fraternity house) and it hasn’t been cleaned in years! They fixed up the living space, each bathroom and bedroom from top to bottom for a very low price and fast! I love coming home now! Thanks guys!
Southern Hospitality Cleaning ExpertsSouthern Hospitality Cleaning Experts
Suzanne H.
I couldnt’t be happier with the work they do. I had a bad experience with a different cleaning company and was a little skeptical on hiring another one, but from day one I have been impressed with the job that All About That Shine does. I am so happy with them that I also hired them to take care of my mother-in-laws house. We are both happy customers. All my expectations are met.
All about that sparkleAll about that sparkle
Barbara G.
We were finishing up a big renovation project with dust everywhere. I'd had the same service for awhile and was expecting them on a set date, and never heard from them. Frustrated, tired, weary, I reached out on Thumbtack for someone to help. Ashly was on time, professional and friendly. She's bright and business savvy and I'm sure will succeed in anything she chooses to do. She did a great job with the house and I look forward to continuing to work with Squeaky Clean. Take a chance on this start up. You won't regret it.
The Squeaky Clean Shop LLCThe Squeaky Clean Shop LLC
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