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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 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.
Reviews for Urbandale house cleaners
Angie L.
Just had our first cleaning by Dream Cleaning. They did an great job. Will be using them regularly to clean our house!
Dream CleaningDream Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job of cleaning our house. They were also on time which is important to me.
S C House CleaningsS C House Cleanings
Joyce K.
Alexandra and Melvin did a wonderful job cleaning my house from the basement to the top floor. My basement was a mess after some construction work was done a few days ago and they left it better than I thought possible. On top of cleaning every surface in the house, they cleaned my windows and now my house looks very bright. They are respectful, professional, punctual, and reasonable. I will definitely use them again and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for perfection.
C.P.I.A. Cleaning Services, LLC.C.P.I.A. Cleaning Services, LLC.
Shawna S.
Beth was very easy to communicate with and did a great job cleaning our house. Well worth it! Thanks
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful service. Our house is always chaotic and she comes in and just works around us and it is so delightful to have clean bathrooms!
Professional Cleaning EnterpriseProfessional Cleaning Enterprise
Chris H.
So patient with the complications we were having with the seller of the house my mom just bought! They didn’t leave the house in great shape, but Self Employed Cleaning made it look fantastic!!! Very flexible and personable. Did a great job! We may even have them come back and clean once a month! What a great experience! THANK YOU!
Self employed cleaning prosSelf employed cleaning pros
Stephanie G.
Lady Boss Cleaning did wonders on my home! I've been ill and unable to clean so my sister/brother-in-law gifted this to me. I have pets that shed a lot and just had a lot of build up. The house looked and smelled sooooo much better. Lady Boss is just what the house ( and i!) needed. Thank you!
Lady Boss Cleaning ServiceLady Boss Cleaning Service
Joe B.
Hired C & K Clean Sweep for a deep clean on house as my wife and I do daily/weekly cleaning but with 4 active kids and a Husky dog - deep clean is always put off. Hired C&K thru Thumbtack as had never hired a professional cleaner for home(except for carpets). Quote and communication for what we were looking for and wanting was quick/reasonable and stood behind. Made appointment, explained needs/wants and they showed up as scheduled, cleaned house top to bottom and left with a payment and smile on my wife's face from all the work they did! Thanks Thumbtack for the access and helping me find C&K Clean Sweep and THANKS C&K for the great results. Both services proved professional and efficient! We will certainly be scheduling with them again!!!
C & K Clean SweepC & K Clean Sweep
Thumbtack Customer
Selma knocked my socks off today! I have three children under three so my house consistently looks like a tornado went through it. It was cleaner than it had ever been when Selma finished. I think our high chairs are cleaner right now than they were when we bought them. Super impressed!
S C House CleaningsS C House Cleanings
Connie m.
I got the price as she walked in the door. She wanted $305 for 3 levels. My house had just been repainted and recarpeted the end of August. We paid $180 and of course the house was dusty and dirty from the remodel we did in the basement (which made it 3 levels). So $180 (2 people) vs $305 (2 people). Only reason I didn’t use them was because I didn’t like the contract price for 1 a month cleaning.
Uniq’s CleaningUniq’s Cleaning
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