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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.

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 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 Ankeny house cleaners
Scott P.
I was super impressed with the deep clean and plan to have my house cleaned on a monthly basis. Love walking around in a clean home
Uniq’s CleaningUniq’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Did a fantastic job!! Very thorough with the whole house! Next time we need the house cleaned with definitely be using Marie again!
Detailed Cleaning ServicesDetailed Cleaning Services
Kristi S.
Communication was fast and friendly. Arrived at stated time for quote and accepts credit cards. This was important as I wanted once a month cleaning for my parents who live in another state. My parents thought they did a great job with the initial deep clean of the house.
C & K Clean SweepC & K Clean Sweep
Carly B.
My house looks amazing! The ladies were very efficient and attentive to the details. Super sweet ladies- can't book my next cleaning soon enough! Thank you Lucy and Connie!
LucyLucy
Barb B.
Melissa responded to my request for an estimate right away. She listened to my concerns, and answered all of my questions. I was able to schedule the cleaning on the day and at the time that was best for me. Marc arrived at the stated time and went right to work. My house looked great when he was done! I definitely recommend Diamond Cleaning.
Diamond Cleaning Co.Diamond Cleaning Co.
Michelle S.
This is a one woman show. If anything happens to her you will be left in the lurch which we were today. We had planned for her to clean for our open house in two days and she cancelled the morning of the job for a personal issue. If you’re willing to take the risk you should. But if you expect attendance, don’t bother.
Detailed Cleaning ServicesDetailed Cleaning Services
Lisa V.
I've held off writing this, in hopes that something would change. I was so excited to find someone who seemed responsible and would do a good job cleaning every other week. Angela and another person came and spent about 4 hours on a "deep clean" 4 weeks ago. My house looked and smelled great, I loved the products they used. Angela even mentioned that there were a few things they weren't able to get to, but they'd take care of those the next time they came. Two weeks later, they were a no show. No communication, nothing, they just didn't show up. I sent several messages, thinking I was confused about the timing, and never got a response. This morning should have been their third time cleaning. I didn't expect them to show up since no one has bothered to contact me, and no surprise, once again they didn't come. Angela needs to get her act together if she wants to be in business. She and her team are not reliable, and clearly, communication is not her strong suit. If you're looking for someone to do a good job on a consistent basis, look somewhere else. I am so disappointed in this lack of professionalism, I really wanted to make it work.
Pristine Clean DSMPristine Clean DSM
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