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Your burning questions: answered

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 Elgin house cleaners
Raymond G.
team clean was awsome very very good people to work with if you need your house cleaned do not hesitate to use team clean they showed up on time cleaned the house from top to bottom and the house smelled awsome and looked very clean good job thanks team clean
Team CleanTeam Clean
Joani D.
Mia was extremely sweet and did a wonderful job in cleaning my house. I will continue to use her.
Prisma Solutions IncPrisma Solutions Inc
Andrew H.
Maggie and team did a great job cleaning for my upcoming house move. The new home hadn’t been cleaned in a while and her team made it move in ready!
Maggie's MaidsMaggie's Maids
Beata D.
My house has never been this clean! They were great. Can't beat the price, can't beat the results!
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Drew K.
House looks amazing after cleaning, did a fantastic job on the fridge and carpets. Was quick to reply through thumbtack messaging.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Colleen M.
Roses cleaned my son's house windows inside and out. Very happy with the results. Will call them again in the future.
John M.
HotMops did a terrific job cleaning and disinfecting my house in preparation for closing. The carpets were vacuumed, wood floors cleaned, hard surfaces sanitized, and basement and garage swept and vacuumed. There was a nice shine on my kitchen counter and a fresh fragrance all around. I am confident that the house is ready to welcome the new owners when they take possession.
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Katie W.
The ladies were on time and worked so hard! My husband was home with our little ones; it was awesome to come home to a very clean house after work!
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Colleen M.
I hired Ewa and her daughter, Patty, to clean my single son's home and they were great!! It had not been throughly cleaned in many months, and with two hugh dogs living in the house, needless to say, it was a mess. They were on time and very willing to do what ever we asked and even cleaned the baseboards in the house, which was something we did not ask for. We have recently been working with several contractors on various projects around the house, but, of all of them, my son said he "loves" the job the cleaning ladies did and can't wait for them to return in two weeks. These ladies work efficiently and do not waste any time. They start the cleaning and like a steam engine, go full steam until the job is done. The pricing was competative with other bids. Thanks, again, Ewa and Patty. Can't wait to see you again!
Ewa’s cleaning servicesEwa’s cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
I am a Mother of an Autistic 10 yr old, and a teenager. Not to mention 3 large Bernese Mountain Dogs and 2 cats. Lol fur and dirty floors. I was having a party and needed HELP, I called Unique clean spoke to owner,she came our same day to go over everything. Booked right away. I am a weekly customer with her now so its been just shy of a year.they are so flexible and the house always looks great. I hate washing floors and I have wood and slate. Spotless when there done. I would recommend them. Consistent, clean,friendly flexibility and doesn't mind my dog fur.. love love love
Unique Cleaning, Inc.Unique Cleaning, Inc.
Julie S.
I was told that it would be more expensive, because it was more work than expected, which was fine. I made the mistake of running to the store. When I came back about 40 minutes later, they were done, when they hadn't even started cleaning downstairs yet when I left. It didn't even look like the floor was cleaned, a whole counter in the kitchen was missed, blinds in the family room weren't touched. I guess they ran out of time, but for $200, I expected it to be a lot better... ***Update: After hearing my disappointment, Halina contacted me about making up for the poor job that was done. Someone came back out to my house to clean all that was previously missed at no charge and I was really impressed with how great the new replacement was. I would have her come back anytime! Thanks for coming back and making up for the last cleaning. I really appreciate it. I work two jobs, have three teenagers and no time. I was so disappointed when my floors weren't done, because I never have time to do that! They look great now! I am grateful for your excellent customer service!
Halina's Enterprises, Inc.Halina's Enterprises, Inc.
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