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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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Buffalo Grove house cleaners
Yunqi J.
Have them cleaned both my old apartment and new house . They are fast and make the place really clean . I love the smell of the clean house!
Ritabrata B.
Good work on the cleaning. She is super helpful and cleaned the house very well.
Bella's CleaningBella's Cleaning
Sharan K.
Bella did a good job in cleaning our new town house. Appreciate her help and would recommend her. Thank you.
Bella's CleaningBella's Cleaning
Rahul D.
Sharontit did an amazing job. I really appreciate her work quality as she made sure that every corner of the house is perfectly clean.
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Carrie T.
They would be good if they showed up on the designated day. They came to look at my house on August 11th, and we agreed to the price. They were supposed to clean on the 18th, but they never showed, nor did they call. I was very disappointed to clean for the cleaning people and have them not show up. I'm starting over with my search.
Vibhuti P.
Maria did a excellent work in cleaning our house . On her own she picked up all the window panes , doors , fans and left them spotless . I will definitely recommend her company for anyone who is looking for a quality cleaning job .
Thumbtack Customer
She was very friendly and professional when we met. Her price is a little steep, but because i was impressed we decided to go with her. Well, that was all an act! She was at my house cleaning for 8.5 hrs compared to 5 that it took the other lady. She also said to let her know if there was anything she should do better next time, so i did. First of all the kids bathroom shower wasnt touched, the stairs were not dusted or washed, my glass tables had stains all over them, the kitchen looked like she only polished everything, not cleaned, which i specifically asked her to do. So i let her know and she said thank you, but two days before she was suppose to come again, she texted me that she can no longer clean my house. I think she makes the house look like she cleaned by rearranging things and dusting, but if you need a "cleaning" lady i would pass.
Maiderella Residential CleaningMaiderella Residential Cleaning
Jayeeta D.
Maid to Shimmer did an excellent job cleaning our new house! Very detailed and fast. They were able to fit us even in their packed schedule. We would like to hire them again.
Maid to ShimmerMaid to Shimmer
Vicki C.
They were very responsive when setting up the appointment. The ladies who cleaned our house did a very good job. Definitely met my expectations. I have scheduled for them to come again.
Iwona’s Cleaning ServiceIwona’s Cleaning Service
Dinesh N.
Thanks you so much for your service. She was so dedicated and sincere to the work she is doing. She took care of every nook and cranny of the house and made sure it’s clean and neat. Attached few photos after her service completed. She completed cleared all oil stains in kitchen cabinets I will recommend her services to my friends who are in need
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Kristina M.
Agreed upon 2 people service for 3 hrs for 2700sqft house for $190. 6 hours later dirty mirrors, stained floors, dirty toilets and dirt under the couch. And this was supposed to be a deep cleaning. At the end I parted with $150, and she called me picky. I was looking for a fast, efficient service. Will not recommend to anyone. If I’m paying someone for a job. I expect a job well done. Good luck.
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