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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 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!!!
"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES  "Home,office,window"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES "Home,office,window
Kara B.
They ladies did a great job cleaning my house and worked quickly.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
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.
"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES  "Home,office,window"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES "Home,office,window
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
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
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!
"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES  "Home,office,window"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES "Home,office,window
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 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.
"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES  "Home,office,window"SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES "Home,office,window
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
Lezli M.
A nice enough woman but, I pointed out things that she hadn't even dusted. I pointed out the light fixtures in my bathroom. She went back upstairs to clean them. Many areas not dusted. A horrible job on the kitchen appliances. The picture is of my "cleaned" light fixture. Looks as if all of the dust/dirt was pushed around to the back. Very disappointed-this was my first experience hiring someone to clean my house. 👎🏼
Shine On Cleaning ServicesShine On 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.
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