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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 does it cost to deep clean a house?

Deep cleaning a house goes beyond the surface level to clear out the dust, grime and gunk that’s collecting on the fan blades, hiding in the blinds, and built up inside the refrigerator drawers. Deep cleaning of a home or apartment costs more than regular house cleaning because it takes more time, effort, and cleaning products. You may choose to have a deep cleaning once or several times a year in addition to your standard cleaning services. You may have a one-time deep cleaning to prepare for company or to clean after a house party. Companies may charge an hourly rate or a price per square foot, or may offer you a flat rate after they have visited your home and estimated work time. The national average house cleaning price is $110-$150, with rates ranging higher for deep-cleaning services. Here are some examples of how a company may calculate their deep-cleaning prices:

  • 10 cents per square foot (compared with 5 cents per square foot for standard house cleaning).
  • $300 for a 3,000-square-foot home.
  • $25 per hour per worker for deep-cleaning services.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

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
Anita P.
Two people came to clean the house .Except kitchen all the rooms were cleaned by seller .They both did a good job .One thing I learnt old house cannot be cleaned like new .As they already cleaned ,second round of cleaning by urself will make it perfect .May be they forgot to clean the oven .I just noticed it now .If we need rest from cleaning you can hire but nothing magical will happen after cleaning if house is already Clean.Kimberly and her mom did a great work .
Kimberly’s Cleaning ServicesKimberly’s Cleaning Services
Dana L.
Excellent job! Planning on having regular house cleaning.
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
Karthik R.
Perla has done the great job in cleaning the house. Will definitely recommend her to my friends.
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
Kevin T.
House was squeaky clean after Deborah came! Great attention to detail. Thanks so much!
Deborah CleaningDeborah 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
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 .
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.
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
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
Robin U.
Gabriela was able to come to my house on short notice and do a deep clean. She was responsive to my initial request and scheduling. Her team was efficient and did an excellent job. I highly recommend them and would hire them again.
Galvez cleaningGalvez cleaning
Jessica L.
Very disappointing. I will say they had very quick responses but that's about the only thing I was impressed by. To start, I put in how many bedrooms/bathrooms we have & they saw the house before starting to work, so they knew how much work they would be doing. They only got about halfway done when they informed me they "only charged me for 2 hours of work and they still had at least an hour left so it would be another $100". I was very upset with this. If you thought the work would take a certain amount of time you should be up front about that at the beginning, not just decide halfway through you want more money to finish the job you already started. Also, they didn't tell me they were charging hourly. When I agreed to work with them I was told the price was based on what work they would be doing, not how long it would take. So I had to drop an extra $100 for a very sub-par cleaning. I asked them to do their deep cleaning service & when we went through the house after they finished there were surfaces not dusted, none of the furniture was moved to clean the floors, the mirrors weren't wiped down, the windows weren't cleaned like they said they would with the deep cleaning. I probably could have done a better job myself, & with the work they did do it should not have taken them that long. We typically never do cleaning services in our house so I know how long it should take & how it should look. But I wanted to get my mom a nice deep clean for her birthday and it was such a let down. She ended up having to go through the house and re-clean most of it. They only accept cash or venmo too. I would not work with them again.
Kimberly’s Cleaning ServicesKimberly’s Cleaning Services
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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