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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 Glen Ellyn house cleaners
Sharon O.
She was amazing. She brought several other women with her to do our initial clean. She was incredibly thorough and pleasant to have at our house. She asked good questions and brought her own supplies. We have a lot of specialty surfaces and she made sure I was ok about the products she was using. We’re having her back to clean our place in a regular basis!
Joanna's MaidsJoanna's Maids
Laurie G.
Lori was a lifesaver. We needed someone to deep clean before renters moved into the house after my parents moved out after 56 years. She paid attention to detail, made the place sparkle and did an overall fantastic job. I would use her again!
Lori Tenorio/Home CleanerLori Tenorio/Home Cleaner
Beth O.
Keepin' it Klean really pulled through for us on short notice - on Christmas Eve before we had 18 people over for dinner! Our planned cleaner never responded after confirming and Keepin' it Klean responded promptly to my request on Thumbtack, was continuously in contact with us, confirmed our appointment the day before and arrived at the house on time. The couple of requests we made of them were responded to professionally and the house looked much better after they left. Our stress levels were significantly reduced with their help!
Keepin it KleanKeepin it Klean
Robert P.
Very prompt, showing up on time with 3 folks to do a deep cleaning for us at our house. Overall did a great job, extremely pleased with the result and will plan to use them monthly from here forward. The only reason I didn't give them a 5 star is that there was still some dust left on some of lower shelves in the living room and a portion of the bedroom carpet was missed with the vacuum. I'm sure they will move up to a 5 star on the next round of cleaning.
J.A. Reliable CleaningJ.A. Reliable Cleaning
Rayna L.
2 cleaners came on time. First time using this company, they stretched the time, 4 hours still didn't finish although my house has minimal amount of stuff and no major cleaning. Charged $30 for 30 minutes, when I told them to finish in 15min, they managed to get everything done by then. Hmm strange isn't it?! I wonder how much more did I have t pay if I didn't say anything. They didn't clean the toilet bowls and had to ask them to vacuum again, of all sides and corners on the carpet. Left trash in the garage. Called and texted the company but no response. These cleaners are inexperience, can't expect much when the employer don't pay them much
Ashley K.
First of all, they don’t book through the app, but I went along with it anyway since they had so many great reviews. My mistake. Then they cancelled the day before thanksgiving! We had to call a babysitter and clean the entire house for 8 hours before we hosted relatives for the week. It was terrible. Don’t use this company if you need someone reliable.
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