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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 Darien house cleaners
Ravindra S.
Make sure you do an inspection after cleaning and pay only after the work is done. They leave a lot of places untouched and don't clean any grease and oil from the hood or cabinet. Most of their time is spent cleaning the carpet and less time on the house. Also, they charge extra for cleaning the interior of the cabinets.
D&J cleaning  serviceD&J cleaning service
Katie P.
Dove and crew did a wonderful job giving our house a deep clean after the holidays. Everything is fresh and smells amazing! We will be using them again and highly recommend their services.
Dove Cleaning ServiceDove Cleaning Service
David S.
I made an appointment yesterday to have my place cleaned and Dove was able to come today. Highly recommend this wonderful cleaning service I've found. The best cleaning I have ever had (and I have had many services over the years) is DOVE CLEANING SERVICE. When they do a deep cleaning, it's a thorough deep cleaning just like your grandmother did every spring. They go inside the cabinets, inside the fridge and the oven, interior windows, blinds everything. Everything is scrubbed and every last detail taken care of. They do an amazing job and my house is sparkling afterwards. Highly recommended!
Dove Cleaning ServiceDove Cleaning Service
Patriceann R.
Mirsada is wonderful. She’s meticulous and hard working. I have tried a few cleaning services over the years but my house has never been so clean. My 25+ year old stainless kitchen sink was so shiny it was almost mirror like. It looked brand new, as did every surface she dusted. I would highly recommend LAM Cleaning and I intend to use them again. Great results
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Donna S.
Edyta was wonderful. She's friendly and very professional. My house just sparkles. I have scheduled another visit with her and would like to continue working with her on a regular basis. Her prices are very reasonable and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a good cleaning expert.
Cleaning ExpertCleaning Expert
Tammy M.
I couldn’t be happier with every aspect of the service that I received from this company… my house has never looked so good.. the young ladies that did the work worked well together and were so efficient and thorough, and made sure I was happy with everything. I have never used a home cleaning service before and had many questions and the owner was very responsive. There were many cleaning services to pick from, but I wanted to use a small family business and it was absolutely the right choice. Like the other reviews they received, I would highly recommend this company!
Clinton New Generation Cleaning ServicesClinton New Generation Cleaning Services
Zainab T.
Grace responded to my messages promptly and was kind coordinating but they entered my house 15 min late. I hired them for standard cleaning and I was sent the list of standard vs deep duties so there was no negotiation. The three ladies were very nice and greeted gently. They brought their own cleaning products which was great. Knowing the project was only for two hours, they didn't work efficiently. One hr 15min later, I noticed them started to rush and trying to finish quickly and left right at 2hrs. Cons:The toilets seats weren't lifted at all, in all 4 bathrooms. Bowl was roughly cleaned, top edges weren't done, toilet base def not touched, The bath tubs weren't touched. The bathrooms floors didn't get mopped, some table top items aren't even wiped, dust def visible. They didn't get down and dirty. One lady who did kitchen was too slow, didn't clean the front of fridge, maybe she was not allowed to move the magnets?... Team didn't get to washer and dryer at all as the list suggested, vacuuming seemed to be done quickly....although had time to make swan and toilet paper fan? They don't touch windows as part of standard cleaning, so that's a bummer for me bcuz I have high ceilings and many windows. They don't change bed sheets either, but didn't even make beds properly. Didn't wipe decorations on higher shelves, nor wall frames on high ceilings. Plus points: stove top cleaning thoroughly, leather couch wipe down,front glass door cleaned well, brought a step stool. I wanted to meet the crew first before requesting further jobs, or inquire about the deep cleaning once in a while, since they said the same ppl would come again. Overall, it's an okay job. It doesn't "look" or smell freshly cleaned unfortunately.
White Van Cleaning ServicesWhite Van Cleaning Services
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