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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. 

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 Downers Grove house cleaners
Raj G.
Gabriela is great, we are glad to have her our house cleaned when we move out on 11/30/2018. She took a time to clean the house perfectly. We had already sent our cars when we were cleaning the house, and she helped us to rent a carpet cleaner from Homedepot using her car and clean the carpets in all 3 bedrooms. She charged us only reasonable extra $ for this last minute request. I would highly recommend her cleaning service whether its one time or regular. Thank you very much, Gabriela, and really appreciated your help.
Spot-On ServicesSpot-On Services
Wendy H.
Arisbeth was wonderful, on time & very professional. My House looks amazing & with 3 dogs- even Smells clean!!! Highly recommended!!
Arisbeth BustosArisbeth Bustos
Corinne H.
Mary's Cleaning Services was reasonable priced. We needed a deep clean in the house. They cleaned the wood floors and baseboards well. However, they did not clean under anything. I lifted the toaster and a pile of crumbs were there. Nothing was moved from its position. I also noticed chunks of dust still under the beds. Also, beds were made (not sure I needed to tell them). Overall, her and Clarence were very nice, but not detailed.
Mary MoskowitzMary Moskowitz
Gaye L.
Shiela did an extremely good job, I will continue to work with her. I have had a few different pros in my home, Shiela by far did the best! What a great feeling coming home after a long work week to a clean house!
Sheila’s  Clean&OrganizeSheila’s Clean&Organize
Nicole D.
♥️ALICE WAS WONDERFUL ♥️ We had a deep clean done for a home sale & it was the last day before moving out of a lifelong residence for my elderly Mother. What a wonderful, joyful way to end the daunting project of downsizing! Both we & the house are ⭐️COMPLETELY SPARKLING ⭐️will absolutely call again & recommend!
Halina's Enterprises, Inc.Halina's Enterprises, Inc.
Mariam S.
We hired these ladies for our move-in clean. We were told it's a very detailed clean with all the trims cleaned, inside of the cabinets cleaned and obviously the bathrooms and floors. We were very disappointed. We didn't get much of a walk through because we arrived late, but my husband did a quick one with the manager and they didn't even clean the den with packages in it (just a few). What they did was cleaned AROUND it, the den closet wasn't clean at all. It's like they did half ass lazy job. Later on I find out, (btw this house is completely empty- it should be the easiest clean ever!) the upstairs bathroom was barely cleaned. The toilet bowl still had multiple stains in it (gross) the inside bathroom cabinets weren't cleaned either. Our patio door (inside part) had stains all over the windows. I honestly don't know what I paid them for except maybe to sweep the floors and give it a very very light clean. We also had one of our light bulbs become loose from our chandelier which Tanya happily provided us a new one. She sensed our disappointment and offered the same clean again for when we settle for $85-95 but honestly if our bathrooms can't even be clean (which I can easily clean) then I'm not going to bother dropping more money.
D.A.S.K Cleaning and Carpet ServicesD.A.S.K Cleaning and Carpet Services
Erin K.
Betty did an amazing job with my house! She got back to me immediately after my initial inquiry and was able to fit me in right away! They were right on time, which was greatly appreciated. They paid such attention to detail that I have not experienced with a cleaning service before. I was shocked with the thoroughness of their work with their cost being as it is. Thankfully I finally found a service that I trust and value to use on a regular basis now. Thanks again, Betty!
Magnolia's Cleaning ServicesMagnolia's Cleaning Services
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