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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 Athens house cleaners
Rachel R.
Linda did a GREAT job cleaning our house! When I walked in the house after it was cleaned, it felt like a brand new house. She worked very hard and didn't leave until the job was complete. I am very grateful for Linda and all the work she put into making our house look spotless!
Linda Mobley Cleaning ServiceLinda Mobley Cleaning Service
Elizabeth S.
Kristy and Kevin did an incredible job. They were on time, quick and efficient and my house has never been so clean! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a great house cleaning team.
Kristyl CleanKristyl Clean
Emily S.
They did such a great job cleaning! The price was amazing for a deep clean and it looks like a new house. They were thorough and we are so happy with it.
Johnson's Cleaning and Pet Sitting ServiceJohnson's Cleaning and Pet Sitting Service
David S.
MJ VIP did an excellent job cleaning my house so that it could be shown to potential buyers. They were prompt, professional, worked fast and very understanding when they had to work around us while we were packing up the house. I will recommend them to anyone who needs a house cleaning. 10/10.
MJ VIP Cleaning ServicesMJ VIP Cleaning Services
Troup A.
Vero did an absolutely wonderful job doing a deep clean of my entire house after my two roommates moved out. She was here on time, and worked diligently. Every surface in my house was cleaned thoroughly. I would definitely recommend her to others.
Vero GarciaVero Garcia
Blake M.
Johnette went above and beyond the call of duty, the best cleaning my house has had, and was very professional
King CleanKing Clean
Elizabeth P.
What a through and fantastic job she did on a house of boys that hadn’t been cleaned all year probably- went the extra mile to move furniture. Probably cleaner than when the boys moved in last year. Definitely call for your cleaning needs!
Vero GarciaVero Garcia
Brad C.
We hired this company for a move out clean with thumbtack. Our project detail showed very clearly we were moving. They showed up, complained that the house was “too dirty” to their boss. We had already cleaned out the oven and fridge. The carpets had already been vacuumed and shampooed. They had to clean an empty house: two bathrooms, 3 bedrooms. For what we paid them, there should have been no complaining (which is unprofessional).
MJ VIP Cleaning ServicesMJ VIP Cleaning Services
Susan O.
I hurt my back and called at the last minute. They were able to clean my house just perfect for my out of town guests! Will definitely use them again
Southern Comfort Cleaning ServicesSouthern Comfort Cleaning Services
Jeff M.
We've been using EHS for a few months now. BEST CALL I EVER MADE! My house hasn't been this clean since we moved into it. And it is a real please to see them on cleaning day. Always smiling! I would recommend EHS to anyone. Thanks EHS!
Eseman Home ServicesEseman Home Services
Cameron B.
Johnette truly cares about the house being clean everywhere, even the places where I had never even noticed the dirt! I've had housecleaners before who did make the house look much cleaner, but left lots of little dirty pockets in corners because the larger company they worked for only gave them a certain amount of time to work. I'm turning a house into an Airbnb football rental and I needed to find someone who is very focused on the details so my business gets good reviews from picky customers. Her pricing is very fair considering the massive amount of work she does to get everything clean, not just what is easy to see at first glance. I'm glad I found her instead of going with a major cleaning company that gives their employees less time to do a really good job.
King CleanKing Clean
Pam A.
My project was a terminal clean. The renters had moved out and the house did not smell very good. They did it all including baseboards and ceiling fans. It looked and smelled great. Thanks Linda!!!!!
Linda Mobley Cleaning ServiceLinda Mobley Cleaning Service
Jennifer H.
Johnette and Amanda did an excellent job on the first scheduled cleaning for me. Johnette was very responsive to my messages and we were able to set up a cleaning within only a couple of days from our initial interaction. They showed up on time and got right to work. They are flexible and were willing accommodate my requests to tailor the cleaning (and future cleanings) to what I need done. They were both very professional and left my house sparkling clean. I have set up recurring biweekly cleanings and look forward to having them back.
King CleanKing Clean
Maria L.
Hiring someone based on online reviews can be tricky but I got it right this time! These ladies were assigned to a foreclosure property that appeared to have never made friends with a broom, mop or vacuum cleaner. They worked diligently and did a fantastic job cleaning and getting the house and exterior ready for photos so it could be listed on the market to sell. I'll surely call on Angels on a Cleaning Mission again. You've found your pro cleaner, look no further - give them a call today!
Angels on a Cleaning MissionAngels on a Cleaning Mission
Shreya D.
Vero was quick to respond to my message and fit my cleaning in the same week. She deep cleaned our house and it honestly wasn't even as clean as she made it when we moved in. She was thorough, professional, and kind. She didn't just do a surface job but moved stuff around to dust and really paid attention. I will use her again for sure! Please give Vero your business, I've already recommended her to all my friends!
Vero GarciaVero Garcia
Jing X.
Johnette did a very thorough cleaning to my house, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. They pay great attention to details. I’m also impressed by their efficiency. My home is spotless within two hours! They are also very friendly and kind people. Strongly recommend!
King CleanKing Clean
Analisa A.
Kristyl and her husband did a great job deep cleaning our entire house in just a few hours! Not only did they do a great job, they were both so friendly and polite and I felt really comfortable having them in our home. We will definitely be having them back!
Kristyl CleanKristyl Clean
Karen S.
WOW!!!!! I am in complete amazement with the excellent job Linda and her crew tackled. I had a complete mess of a house due to unfortunate situations. I was very embarrassed of the condition of my house and they took all of my anxiety away and made me feel very comfortable. They turned my house into a place where I am excited to be again. Not only did they spend all the time they needed they were able to haul large pieces of furniture, gas furnace, stove & trash off for me to the dumpster. I can't thank them enough and I encourage anyone looking for high quality cleaning and so much more to hire Linda and her crew. I am one very happy customer!!!!
Linda Mobley Cleaning ServiceLinda Mobley Cleaning Service
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