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Q & A

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 Grayslake house cleaners
Lily T.
The Happy Place Cleaning team did an excellent job deep cleaning my house! I sought a cleaning service after a exterminator came to spray . After this I felt like my house was ruined. After Happy Place Cleaning came through my house is deep cleaned and feels like home again! I highly recommend their service, professionalism and knowledgeable​ staff!
Happy Place Cleaning ServicesHappy Place Cleaning Services
Susan B.
PFSS did an excellent job cleaning my house. I will use them again and recommend them.
Mark V.
Gabriela completed a full sales clean for a vacant property I am managing. She provided plenty of photos showing the entire house clean. She mopped, vacuumed, cleaning the windows, countertops, etc. Place looks very clean and ready to sell. Would highly recommend her cleaning services!
G & O Cleaning Services and HandymanG & O Cleaning Services and Handyman
Heather D.
I used Roses to Clean for a move out cleaning. Carolina and her crew showed up, right on time. She was responsive before and during the process. Once complete, she showed me each room and the results of their work. When we walked in the house, it smelled so clean and amazing. The house looked amazing; it wasn't an easy job, I am sure. I'm appreciative that they took their time to do a great job.
Omnia H.
Renee was amazing. She did a move out clean for me and the house was sparkling and smelled fresh and clean. I am so appreciative for her help. I would highly recommend Renee for any cleaning needs. She is professional, friendly and does the job right.
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Reena d.
G & O did an outstanding job cleaning our rental home for move out! They did so well our former landlord wanted their contact info as he was also impressed with their work. They took extra time to make sure all the nooks and crannies were cleaned and left the house looking beautiful. I would absolutely recommend them for any house cleaning service you might need. They were courteous and friendly. 10/10
G & O Cleaning Services and HandymanG & O Cleaning Services and Handyman
Chelsey P.
Fantastic job for move out cleaning! Very professional and did great work. Hoping to hire her again for our next house.
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Erik H.
Was absolutely great for what we needed. We feel very good about moving into our new house after it's been cleaned that efficiently!
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Venu R.
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! Titi came all the way from Chicago city to help me clean my house on such short notice. A wonderful person to work with and she understood everything exactly how I wanted it to be! The quality of service she provided me is something very rare to find these days. A person of a pure heart and clear intention - to help people live in a cleaner and organized space! Thank you Titi, I will definitely hire you again.
Rags to RichesRags to Riches
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