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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 Caldwell house cleaners
Tricia L.
This was a complete clean after a tenant moved out and before we listed our house. Homemaid did such a great job the house sold in 3 days!
homemaidhomemaid
Shelly O.
Excellent work cleaning up a house I thought would be impossible. Thanks so much!
Idaho Cleaning ServicesIdaho Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Maribel and her crew get right to work and have a 3000 sq ft home done in an hour & 15 minutes! So nice to have it all done at one time. Any modifications I request are done without question. I'm very happy with Happy House Cleaning Service and would recommend to anyone looking for a good, clean house!
Happy House Cleaning ServiceHappy House Cleaning Service
Eliza Y.
Esme did a wonderful job cleaning the entire first floor of my house. She was very professional and I am so pleased with how sparkling my house is! I will definitely be calling her and her team again!
Esme's cleaning serviceEsme's cleaning service
Richard R.
This cleaning service is good when it comes to the cleaning aspect of there service, the reason for the 1 star is because this company will schedule you to come clean your house and once the day comes to clean they don't show up and they no call or email to explain why they didn't show up or to reschedule. Very unprofessional. T. Rose
Esme's cleaning serviceEsme's cleaning service
Crystal G.
Tanielle and crew showed up to deep clean my Mom and Stepdad's home last week. With additional things added to the list, 6 hours later, their house was clean and smelling fine. We have hired their services bi-weekly for an indefinite time frame. Super pleased with this service now and hopefully moving forward!
Idaho Cleaning ServicesIdaho Cleaning Services
Pat W.
Maribel is jewel! She responded to my inquiry immediately, and she was more than gracious when it came to scheduling our consult visit after hours. The whole experience was terrific! There is nothing like coming home from work and seeing your house look and smell great. The cleaning crew did a terrific job and I can't thank them enough for all their hard work.
Happy House Cleaning ServiceHappy House Cleaning Service
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