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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 Lake in the Hills house cleaners
Sherry D.
Margaret did a deep clean and our house looked beautiful. looking forward to having her clean every two weeks!
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
Thumbtack Customer
I could not be more pleased with Alma service. Would highly recommend her. Never had anyone clean my house as well as Alma hire her you will be pleased. Prefect
Illinois Finest ServicesIllinois Finest Services
Annelise H.
HotMops Cleaning Service was AMAZING!! I contacted her late Tuesday night to see if she could possibly help with a move-out clean Wednesday afternoon that had become too overwhelming. She was able to fit me in (about 12 hours notice), and did an outstanding job. Her attention to detail was incredible, and the house looked immaculate. Without being asked she also helped to gather and organize some items that were still at the house. 100% would recommend!!
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Christie S.
Mel was amazing! We moved into a new house with some weird smells and it was pretty dirty! Mel did quality work my home smells amazing and looks so clean! Highly recommend him!!!!
Mel's Modern Day CleaningMel's Modern Day Cleaning
Jill A.
We had Fox River cleaning services come do a deep clean on my grandfathers home. They did an excellent job, kept me up to date with their time frame, stayed within our quoted budget, and made the house shine! I cannot wait until they come to my personal home next week!
Fox River Cleaning Services, Inc.Fox River Cleaning Services, Inc.
Abby S.
My house is what I would call sneaky clean. I do the dishes, laundry, declutter and light candles. :) However I just don't have time for the BIG stuff. I knew I needed help, which is why I called Maria. I dont think either of us realized what a job it would be. Maria assessed my home and provided detailed recommendations of what needed to be done. She literally cleaned the place from top to bottom - vents, window sills, ceiling fans, shower heads, fridge, stove, floors.. the list goes on. Stuff got done that needed to be done for way too long. My house is clean. Like eat off the floors clean. And I didnt have to do it. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants a thorough clean from someone who takes pride in her work.
Patricia C.
Showed up on time but didn't seem pleased when she realized what had to be done. I requested deep cleaning which stated very dirty house. There was a lot of dust from construction. I told her this. Floors were mopped over but not cleaned well. Bathroom garbage cans were not emptied. Couch was left unvacuumed and I got a text later asking to come back. Was not pleased for the money. Had better cleaning for half as much.
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