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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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a house cleaner when social distancing?

If you hire a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home, do not make physical contact. Stay at least 6 feet apart at all times, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly. Exchange all payments digitally instead of with cash. When contacting a house cleaner, put a plan in place to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

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 Crystal Lake house cleaners
Muriel B.
Nice work. My house was left clean and shiny....
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Thumbtack Customer
She did a nice job cleaning my house!
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
Thumbtack Customer
Maria has done an EXCELLENT job in cleaning my house everytime!!!
Kara B.
They ladies did a great job cleaning my house and worked quickly.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Kevin C.
Dada and his assistant were amazing. Or house has never smelled better. This house is cleaner than the day we moved in... Even after the sellers had cleaners clean the place. They were cordial, responsive, professional, understanding, complete and detailed. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is seeking cleaning services.
Brothers Helping HandsBrothers Helping Hands
Olivia K.
Excellent! They were quick, thorough and friendly. They cleaned non-stop and left the house so clean! So glad to have found them and I will be referring them to friends. Thank you!!!!
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
She is amazing, I have had other house cleaners before and she is the best. She does a thorough job.
Joanna's MaidsJoanna's Maids
Susan M.
Highly recommend! She not only made our house sparkling clean but also did some organization too! Fantastic!
K&H Cleaning ServicesK&H Cleaning Services
David B.
Sylvia and her associate exceeded our expectations. Never had our house cleaned so thoroughly! Did a great job with every room of the house plus our hardwood floors. Nice people, too.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Unfortunately, we had scheduled a cleaning with Maria of Spotless House Cleaning. She quoted my home as $80 for the first cleaning -- one bedroom, one bathroom, one living room and a small kitchen. When I asked her who to make the check payable to, she said she preferred cash. Having used Thumbtack and a reputable house cleaning business in the past, this surprised me. She went on to tell me that if I needed to pay with check that I should make the check out to HER --- and not to her business, Spotless House Cleaning. Knowing that Maria was being recommended by Thumbtack, I went forward with the cleaning. Upon her arrival, her price went up to $100 and indicated that future cleanings would go up to $90. This is not what we agreed to and was higher than our previous cleaning service. My husband dismissed her, and we did not use her services.
Bud K.
Margaret does a very good job! My house looked wonderful after her first cleaning. Reasonable price. She won't disappoint.
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
Brian S.
Gabriela was awesome! She was punctual (important to be on-time), thorough and did a fantastic job cleaning the house. I'll definitely use her again in the future.
G & O Cleaning Services and HandymanG & O Cleaning Services and Handyman
Megan B.
Gabriela and her team did a fantastic job on my house! They were friendly, efficient and cleaned things it wouldn't have occurred to me to do on my own. With my busy work and school schedule, having G&O Cleaning Services has really helped remove the stress of a messy house. Thanks for your wonderful service. I will absolutely be working with them again.
G & O Cleaning Services and HandymanG & O Cleaning Services and Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Sylvia & her team cleaned my house for the first time and did everything I asked including wiping the walls & windows! I will be using them regularly.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Mona H.
Maria did such a great job with my house! She was pleasant and easy to work with, I loved the way my house looked after she left:) She was very thorough and made sure to take her time cleaning. We are having her come once a month!
Thumbtack Customer
We love Margeret. She does a through job, is always on time, and has been very flexible. She's been cleaning our house for a couple months now.
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
Thumbtack Customer
Maria did a fantastic job for us. She has amazing attention to detail and the house looked great! We are excited to continue using her for bi-weekly cleaning!
Thumbtack Customer
Maria came out and thoroughly checked everywhere that needed cleaning. She did an excellent job! My somewhat dull hardwood floors looked great (shiny!) and the whole house looked and smelled clean. As I have 4 large dogs the fur is a constant battle but she managed it well. I am very pleased with the results and will be having her do the biweekly cleaning going forward.
Lita C.
Amazing job on such a short notice. Definitely call her when in need of a detailed clean house . She took her time to make sure it was done right . I will call her again future service.
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Shauna D.
Excellent work and excellent communicators. Unfortunately the Thumbtack app auto-generates a quote based on the bedroom and bathroom count, but excludes the cleaning of the rest of the home, which is odd. Of course we were happy to pay extra to have the rest of the house cleaned, but be advised that if you are working off of the Thumbtack estimate- that is not the price for the whole home. The work was great, so the extra price was worth it, but it should be noted that Thumbtack’s method of providing an estimate is flawed.
Luna Cleaning ServicesLuna Cleaning Services
Laura H.
Everything they cleaned they did a great job. Sadly there was some miscommunication the morning they came (which may be my own fault) and they did not go down to the lower level of our home which included the extra bedroom and bathroom and large rec room which were included in the quoted and paid price. But as I said, this was miscommunication and may be my own fault. They were very nice and our house is very clean just in time for a big party. They were flexible to fit us into their schedule and adjust timing with late notice. Great team and we will hire them again in the future.
Unique Cleaning, Inc.Unique Cleaning, Inc.
Melissa g.
Absolutely fantastic! I would have her come back in a heart beat! She did an amazing job. I have an older home and she cleaned so well my house looked brand new. I cannot thank her enough for the amazing job she did. She was on time, affordable, professional, and did a spectacular job. She did not stop once the 4 hours she was here. Will hire again 😊
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
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