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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. 

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 Evanston house cleaners
Yvette F.
First cleaning with Claudia's and quite happy. The house smelled so good too!
Claudia’s Cleaning Service Inc.Claudia’s Cleaning Service Inc.
Monka L.
She is very responsible and we had an very clean house with her service quality
AH Cleaning solutionsAH Cleaning solutions
Zach R.
My house is very clean, and DAnte was very helpful. Thank you for a job well done!
My Priority Cleaning LLCMy Priority Cleaning LLC
Namita V.
Alexa and her family crew left our house sparkling clean and fresh! Communicating with her to get the quote and booking the time was super easy. They brought their own supplies and worked through the house thoroughly, giving each corner a much needed deep cleanse. Highly recommend them!
Alexa Cleaning ServicesAlexa Cleaning Services
Meera D.
Carvan cleaning was awesome! They are extremely professional, and were able to accommodate my schedule on extremely short notice. Unlike other cleaning services they also brought an appropriate number of people for the size of house, so they were able to finish the job within a reasonable amount of time! I will definitely be booking them again and for regular service!
CARVAN Cleaning ServiceCARVAN Cleaning Service
Sidney-Marie E.
They were so kind! They came and started immediately when they entered my home which I really liked. They didn’t mind that I was still in the house and able to work effectively around me and my daughter. They were very sweet to my daughter and I and cleaned quick and efficiently. This was my first time working with a cleaning company and they explained everything to me in detail for me to understand. I will be using them again!
Helen T.
I arranged a one-time clean with Magnolia's on very short notice and couldn't be more happy with the job they did. To begin, I was thrilled with the communication: it was quick, clear, and reassuring (including a confirmation the day before). Then on the day of service, three cleaners came who were all efficient and helpful. They worked steadily for two hours and left the house in beautiful condition. I especially appreciated their kind and cheerful attitudes. A great experience all around.
Magnolia's Cleaning ServicesMagnolia's Cleaning Services
Regina H.
I have three kids and an extremely demanding job. Work and school are all at home now due to COVID and my house was suffering. It was a real mess and I needed help ASAP. Iwona was able to come in a day’s notice and clean my house spotlessly. It feels like I just moved in. She was in touch about pricing and what particular extra tasks I requested. The quality of work and her professionalism are top notch. I will continue to use her services and am thankful for her kindness and strong work ethic.
Iwona’s Cleaning ServiceIwona’s Cleaning Service
Michele G.
This was the worst experience I have ever had. In fact I can barely talk about it, I’m still distraught. Not only did they not clean well but they hid stuff under my bed in dirty laundry, swept stuff up into bags with garbage and either took or threw out multiple items of mine. My medication, a wooden tray, a bracelet, 2 pull lights, 2 sets of wireless headphones. I am disabled and my husband came home from major surgery. I needed my house spotless. I could not deal with that stress
Alexa Cleaning ServicesAlexa Cleaning Services
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