A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a house cleaner near Algonquin, IL

Find a house cleaner near Algonquin, IL

19 near you

Find a house cleaner near Algonquin, IL

19 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 House Cleaners near Algonquin, IL

House Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

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 Algonquin house cleaners
Brandy W.
Every part of my house sparkles due to Mel! I didn’t even know my house could come out looking SO clean. He is very polite and hears ever request you have and goes the extra mile to make sure that it’s completed. My new go to cleaner moving forward.
Mel's Modern Day CleaningMel's Modern Day Cleaning
Katie B.
Laura did a fantastic job cleaning my house. She was very thorough and I will definitely be using her regularly moving forward.
Shine On Cleaning ServicesShine On Cleaning Services
Elisabeth H.
Not only did Renee do a great job cleaning my house but she came with very short short notice and was wry friendly and personable. Highly recommended!
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Lorie G.
Fox River Cleaning did an excellent job, my house is spotless for the first time in years. I am going to recommend them to family and friends and I would recommend them to anyone who reads this. This is the first cleaning service that did not leave me dissapointed.
Fox River Cleaning Services, Inc.Fox River Cleaning Services, Inc.
Brandy W.
This will be my go to cleaners for any house I live in. I have lived in multiple rental properties and I have used there move out clean along with there deep clean services and they never disappoint. They take out stains that I could never get out from hard water stains to deep dirt stains (some rentals I’ve lived in weren’t the cleanest). They are reasonably priced and you won’t be disappointed. I will recommend them to everyone and anyone who needs a great cleaning service.
Fox River Cleaning Services, Inc.Fox River Cleaning Services, Inc.
Pam G.
Sylvia kept in touch with me when she was going to be late because of the traffic. I appreciated that! They went above and beyond in their cleaning and did more than I expected! They are coming back next week because my house really needed A LOT of cleaning! Would not hesitate to recommend them to others! UPDATE: well she was supposed to come last week and she said she could not make it because the other cleaner was busy so she said they would be here this week on Tuesday which is today. No call, no email, so I messaged her late last night (Monday) and she said, oops she was on vacation in New Jersey and she forgot to tell me! She won't be back until August 5th. They were supposed to be here every week but they only came July 3rd and then again July 14th which is NOT every week. They clean one floor one week and one floor the next week because it's a big job. By the time she gets back, it will be one month since my downstairs floor was cleaned! I would not recommend this person anymore and will be finding another company.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.