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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 Des Moines house cleaners
Nicole S.
Was considering house cleaning services for a while, so glad I decided to hire Soledad! Very thorough, I'm pleased that my house will now get a deep cleaning on a regular basis.
Soledad LavariegaSoledad Lavariega
Natalie T.
Such a great help with cleaning the whole house. Left my floors like new.
C & K Clean SweepC & K Clean Sweep
Thumbtack Customer
Selma cleaned our house for the first time today and we were very pleased with her work. She is very detailed oriented and every room was cleaned thoroughly. Additionally, she is very kind and sweet. Selma exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to her cleaning our house on a regular basis.
S C House CleaningsS C House Cleanings
Emily P.
I loved how clean my house was after Christy was finished. She does amazing work!!
C & K Clean SweepC & K Clean Sweep
Venus N.
I love coming home to a clean house after a long week. They are a thorough, friendly, and professional team. Thanks a million!!
Nano Clean TeamNano Clean Team
Nana Yaw S.
I had a pleasant experience with Grime Busters and would recommend them to anyone looking to get their house cleaned up.
Grime BustersGrime Busters
Catherine P.
Angela did an amazing job cleaning an old Victorian house where a messy one-year-old lives. The floors looked absolutely beautiful for once and the house is cleaner than it’s been in years. She is thorough and works very hard to make sure it’s perfect. Very sweet and personable too. Definitely recommend and will use again!!
Pristine Clean DSMPristine Clean DSM
Jennifer A.
My house is finally clean! I’ve had so many people come and she listened and paid attention to the detail. Thank you Beth!
Michael K.
These guys were people to contact me and quick to come out and give me an estimate to clean my whole house. They had great communication and were very professional and courteous. They did a fantastic job as we recently bought a house and it was filthy and they made it sparkle and shine!
Zotung Cleaning LLCZotung Cleaning LLC
Anne M.
Missy did a super and thorough deep clean of a house going on the market. She was punctual and professional and very easy to work with. I highly recommend her service!!
Diamond Cleaning Co.Diamond Cleaning Co.
John G.
Beth was prompt and worked hard to clean the house and bring it to a point where we can put it up for sale. She is very pleasant to work with and did an excellent job.
Tisha C.
My house was really dirty, and they had spent 2 hours working. They didn't clean everything or as thoroughly as I hoped, but I guess it was more a testament to my disorder.
C & K Clean SweepC & K Clean Sweep
Gail W.
She is very good and made my new house feel so much better and very clean she works until everything is done I’m very happy I had much lowered bids but this time I went with the highest I wanted it done right and very happy I have had other house cleaners and glad I went this way thank you again see you soon
Diamond Cleaning Co.Diamond Cleaning Co.
Becky W.
Both times I met with Supreme Clean, they were late arriving at my house. The day of the cleaning, they arrived over 40 minutes late and then rushed through because they had another appointment. I was disappointed in their attention to detail and what I was promised the day before by the owner.
Pristine Clean DSMPristine Clean DSM
Ryan L.
I thought my house would take a weekend for a team to clean, at a minimum. Grime Busters sent one person who got it done in three hours. Absolutely worth every penny.
Grime BustersGrime Busters
Meredith G.
Beth did such a wonderful job cleaning our new home before we moved in. She went above and beyond and had the house spotless when she left. We will definitely use her again for any of our deep cleaning needs. Thank you, Beth! You helped make moving easier and less stressful.
Thumbtack Customer
Selma did an amazing job! My house has never looked so clean. You would never know we have a dog that sheds. I would highly recommend Selma to any family or friend. Great work! I have already booked Selma to get on a every two week schedule. Thanks Selma!!
S C House CleaningsS C House Cleanings
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