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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 Arlington Heights house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Clean Time has cleaned my house twice in the past month and I couldn't be happier with the cost and results
Clean Time, Inc.Clean Time, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Sylvia has been preparing the house for my sister to return from a bone marrow transplant. Dust is a source of infection and she has nearly rid the house of every spec. Super clean house and she is kind and trustworthy!!
Maiderella Residential CleaningMaiderella Residential Cleaning
Jo D.
This was one of the best experiences I've had with a cleaning service. The women were punctual and did a awesome job of cleaning everything. It looked better than when we bought the house
Angela M.
Pleased with the house cleaning and management. Great customer service. Will use again, and pass along information to friends & family.
Crystal Clear Cleaning ServiceCrystal Clear Cleaning Service
Laurie G.
We just had our first cleaning done yesterday and Jozefa did a great job. We have asked her to come back on a regular basis to clean our house!
Aleksandra LenartAleksandra Lenart
Thumbtack Customer
I was provided with house cleaning services every 2 weeks. I am new to thumbtack and was tired of looking for house cleaning services on other sites. But I am very satisfied after finding ECO cleaning services. Edyta is friendly and very thorough with her job duties. She takes time to talk to you about the right cleaning supplies for your home and takes the time to do a good cleaning job not just the surface cleaning that so many others do. I am very satisfied and continue to use her services as well as refer to family and friends.
Eco Cleaning ServiceEco Cleaning Service
Monica J.
Love Forte! They are wonderful!!! My house looks amazing and they are great people! Highly recommend them! They are also very flexible with times and dates for cleaning.
Michele H.
The house looks great. Thorough cleaning and the woman who came was very professional. The communication was a bit persistent for my liking, but may not be a concern for others.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Scott I.
Great first experience! very professional and friendly team of 3 clean my house on 1 day notice and did a fantastic job. We will definitely use them again.
Megan R.
This girl hasn’t showed up to clean my house after she made an appointment to be here at 830. She is ignoring my calls and simply not showing up!!!! Don’t ever use her!!!!
Superior Maid Cleaning ServiceSuperior Maid Cleaning Service
Victor U.
She doesn't need anything to be said for cleaning. She knows her business well. We have been having another housecleaning service with many cleaners coming. She is far better than any of those. Great attitude, works from her heart, good customer service manners and excellent job cleaning the house. She is reliable. We plan to hire her for our long term recurring needs.
Melita M.
Agnes was absolutely great! She was very thorough, took her time, did not complain once, and worked very hard to get the entire house clean. I will definitely be reaching out to Agnes again in the future. Thank you!
Thumbtack Customer
I am so pleased with the response and performance of Bluestar made. Elizabeth understood our needs, and her team outperforms anyone I've ever had clean my house. I highly recommend them, as they serve with intelligence and a great attitude and great skill.
Blue Star MaidBlue Star Maid
Janet P.
Angel was hired to clean the floors and wipe down cabinets etc in house for new owners. He stained our newly refinished floors in the kitchens and ruined them. It’s costing us $500 to fix the floor. He refunded $220 but still we are out the $500 to have floors redone.
Cleaning ExpertsCleaning Experts
Thumbtack Customer
My father always used to say that if you're going to do a job, you might as well do it right. My father and Silvia would have gotten along famously. We only just hired Silvia and already she has transformed our house -- and she's done it with a level of sensitivity and heart that is truly remarkable. I have hired other cleaning and organizing services before, but never have I felt so satisfied with the results as I have been with Maiderella. I can't recommend her enough.
Maiderella Residential CleaningMaiderella Residential Cleaning
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