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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 Des Plaines house cleaners
Andrea M.
Wonderful ! Marta cleaned my house to perfection!
UNIQUE CleaningUNIQUE Cleaning
F. P.
Very nice house cleaner, however, she wasted time on small stuff, such as the “Dawn” bottle...I prefer to have to tops of tables and appliances cleaned. I personally in the past have cleaned houses for a living and did a much better job
Flores cleaning serviceFlores cleaning service
Jessica H.
I was very impressed by the cleaning and my house was spotless after :)
Iwona’s Cleaning ServiceIwona’s Cleaning Service
Logan L.
Cleaners got our house ready for real estate photos!
Spots to CleanSpots to Clean
Sara T.
Did a great job cleaning my small house. Was on time, professional and courteous. Will be hiring her to do future cleanings.
Viola's CleaningViola's Cleaning
Amit S.
The Clean Rite Steam did a fantastic job of doing a deep cleaning. They are very courteous, punctual, and fun to work with. I do recommend them to anyone here for house cleaning. Great job!!
Clean Rite Steam Cleaning and MoreClean Rite Steam Cleaning and More
My house has never been so clean. Loved it so much signed up for regular service.
Julie M.
Sharontit and her teammate arrived on time, brought all of the necessary cleaning materials, and did a wonderful job with our small house. We have pets (cats and dogs) and I really needed their help getting a handle on the fluff. They got all the nooks and crannies both upstairs and down. It’s a real pleasure to have such a clean house. Thank you!
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Lara G.
I was extremely impressed with the responsiveness, communication, and the quality of work that was done!! My house was a post construction house in many areas and they did phenomenal! I have used many cleaning services in the past, and she is right up there with the best quality of cleaning! I immediately decided to become an ongoing client! Thank you Berta and I would recommend her to anyone!
Berta's house cleaningBerta's house cleaning
Heather C.
The dust from a construction project was overwhelming and they got all the windows and blinds cleaned beautifully. The house was shining when they were done! Great job!!!
J&T Cleaning & T&Js Lawn and Snow ServicesJ&T Cleaning & T&Js Lawn and Snow Services
Pattie P.
We hired Halina's to deep clean my father-in-laws house, he is 94 years old the house really needed it! Malana did a FANTASTIC job. We will definitely be hiring her again. Thank you for having someone so professional. :) Pattie Parks
Halina's Enterprises, Inc.Halina's Enterprises, Inc.
Debora G.
I am 100% satisfied with my experience with Ivon’s Maid. I reached out to inquire about their services and their response to my inquiry was immediate. I had other inquiry’s out to other services and never heard from them in a timely manner or not at all. I was in an situation that I needed cleaning services ASAP for an ill family member and Liz was so personable and helpful in getting it set up quicker than I thought would be possible. The amazing team of Alex and Claudia were waiting for me at the house when I arrived and went to work immediately and never stopped until the house (which had not had much attention over the last few years ) was absolutely spotless . Everything was shining and it smelled so clean. They were true cleaning professionals and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to anyone ! Thank you ladies - you made such a difference in the quality of living for my relative!
Ivon’s maidIvon’s maid
Lauren C.
We were looking for last minute support to help clean for a party. Mirsanda did an amazing replying quickly and setting up a call to discuss what we were looking for. I was very thankful she was able to fit us in on such short notice. The house looked amazing and all the requests for detailing we had were met. This was our first time hiring support for cleaning but after the wonderful experience I think I'm convinced that I should take some of the stress out of our lives and bring them back more often.
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Gwen A.
First off, she showed up on time, a big plus. After a brief tour of my home, Marta and her colleague went straight to work. I work from home and I was a little bit concerned on how that would work. When they heard me talking, they observed that and took time to work on other things instead of use the sweeper. I did not give guidance in what I expected and it turns out I didn't need to The items I check ( corners for dust, dust on the ceiling fan, etc ) were completed without my pointing it out . I purchased my home over 3 years ago, and have never had a deep cleaning. The work value and price provided was of excellent quality. When I need leaning again, I will hire again. The only criticism I would add is the price for bi-weekly cleanings to monthly cleanings. I would expect the price to be a bit less compared to the monthly cleanings. Overall Excellent work, Looking forward to seeing her again. My house smells so clean!!!
UNIQUE CleaningUNIQUE Cleaning
Venugopal R.
We chose to take services from Superior Maid Cleaning for the second time, on 11/25, two days ahead of thanksgiving. Since it’s season of Thanksgiving, we double checked couple of times about her arrival to which they continued giving assurance. However, company has no respect for customer’s time as Melissa arrived 15 mins late. Though I had to be at clinic for my sick son, I managed to reach home at 12:30 pm, as we both mutually agreed. However, Melissa neither showed up on time nor had the courtesy to inform me until I had text her. After her arrival, instead of focusing on assigned work, she kept fixing her cellphone for several minutes. The reason that she chose for doing so was her concerns about getting new appointments/calls from prospective customers. I felt that getting calls from new customers for her was more important than delivering the promised service to me, her existing customer where she already reached late and was not even apologetic. I am pregnant, my son is not well and so I just kept observing unprofessionalism of Melissa for first 30 mins and to my surprise, suddenly she decided to leave us in the lurch, promising that she will try to return back to my home and cleaned the house. However, later, when I did follow-up, she backed out saying that she will not complete the services. Instead of being polite or setting up next appointment, you accused us of being ‘hostile’ at the first place. When I mentioned about writing reviews of her unprofessional behavior and causing mental harassment to me, Melissa, immediately twisted her previous words and said that ‘she was actually planning to re-schedule before Thanksgiving’ Later, I expressed my concerns of feeling sick and anxious seeing her unreasonable and terrifying behavior, as a reply of which she demanded that I pay her $85 for cleaning the house. She didn’t complete the work as agreed and left the work abruptly and left. Hence, I refused to pay. Melissa has not only screwed my Thanksgiving Holidays but also caused MENTAL HARASSMENT to me.
Superior Maid Cleaning ServiceSuperior Maid Cleaning Service
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