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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 Urbandale house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
They did a deep clean on my house!!! Great job :). Starting weekly cleaning now.
J&E CleaningJ&E Cleaning
Billie B.
These ladies were professional, easy to work with and did a GREAT job cleaning my house!
HTC Residential Cleaning ServicesHTC Residential Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt in getting me an estimate and my first cleaning. Loved coming home to a clean house! I definitely recommend them! Thank you!
J&E CleaningJ&E Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
J & E Cleaning did an excellent job! They hit all the little places that I would if I were cleaning my house. That speaks volumes!!
J&E CleaningJ&E Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job of cleaning our house. They were also on time which is important to me.
Selma's House CleaningSelma's House Cleaning
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
BETH'S HOUSE CLEANINGBETH'S HOUSE CLEANING
Thumbtack Customer
They did a very good job cleaning the house. Their approach was thorough and detaled. We are very happy woth their work and definitely continue for our future cleaning needs. Thank you.
J&E CleaningJ&E Cleaning
Michelle C.
Best house cleaning I have ever experienced! Professional & hard worker. Prideful of her great work!
Ole’s Sparkle & Shine Cleaning L.L.C.Ole’s Sparkle & Shine Cleaning L.L.C.
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
Denise W.
Irene's cleaning did an excellent job. I asked for a deep cleaning and received my money's worth. They arrived on time and were fast and efficient while still making my house sparkling. I will be speaking with them about monthly cleaning. Thanks to Irene's crew for the excellent job.
Irene's Cleaning LlcIrene's Cleaning Llc
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
Melissa M.
We are amazed at what a great job they do every time they clean the house. We would highly recommend Joel and his team to anyone that wants a high quality job done!
J&E CleaningJ&E Cleaning
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!
Selma's House CleaningSelma's House Cleaning
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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