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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.

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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for McHenry house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Smile House Cleaning Service confirmed an appointment for noon on May 18th. About 15 minutes before the appointment, I received an email that the appointment needed to be cancelled because the house cleaner couldn't make it, and they would not be sending a replacement house cleaner.
Smile House Cleaning ServiceSmile House Cleaning Service
Nicole v.
Very professional and always leaves my house clean and tidy.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Megan P.
Our house looks wonderful and our cleaners were very responsive and helpful. We needed a deep cleaning and everything was cleaned to perfection! We will be using this service in the future.
Thumbtack Customer
Margaret does a wonderful job of cleaning and does more then other cleaning companies do at a very competitive price. I highly recommend Margaret if you are looking for a house cleaning service.
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
Brittani M.
She did an amazing job, words can’t describe how my house smells so good and looks so clean! I could eat off the floors it’s so clean!
Supreme dust bunniesSupreme dust bunnies
Carrie M.
Scheduled a deep clean to prepare for real estate pictures. She showed up on time and spent nine hours cleaning my home top to bottom. I’m stunned with how fantastic the place looks and how thoroughly clean everything is. Would 100% hire again for any house cleaning needs!
Yellow Bee Cleaning ServiceYellow Bee Cleaning Service
Kathy B.
Margaret is fantastic! She has been cleaning my house weekly for almost the past year. She is reliable & very house always looks amazing when she's finished! Can't recommend her enough!
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
John B.
Perla is amazing! Our house looks and smells so clean. We look forward to a long partnership with her. Can’t wait for her to come back.
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
Patty M.
Simply Amazing!!! Tony & Clair went above & beyond! My house is immaculate! Super professional, very punctual & outstanding at their jobs!! I would highly recommend Jessie’s Cleaning to anyone looking for quality service & cleaning!! A+++ Patty Meyers
Jessie’s JanitorialJessie’s Janitorial
Matt L.
Harmony Cleaning did a great job on my house. I got my wife a deep clean for her birthday and she was very happy with the results. Felicity was quick and very thorough. I will likely have her back in 3-6 months.
Harmony Cleaning LLCHarmony Cleaning LLC
Megan P.
Araceli and Patti did an awesome job on our house. We needed a deep cleaning after some home remodeling and the business of life got in the way, and they were a lifesaver for us. I am truly impressed with all that they were able to accomplish for us, it was by far the best home cleaning we have had. We will definitely be using Reyes cleaning in the future.
Reyes cleaningReyes cleaning
Rebecca S.
Maria is phenomenal! Our house was very dirty and in desperate need of a deep cleaning, and Maria was the PERFECT choice! It was a big job but she took it on like the pro she is and our house feels wonderful! We are VERY much looking forward to having Maria come clean regularly. If you need a great housecleaner, call Maria!!! She's very personable, professional, and has an incredible attention to detail. She found every little speck of dirt in every nook and cranny, and was extremely thorough. HIGHLY recommend!!
Ray R.
We were amazed at how sparkling clean the house was when we got home. Far exceeded our expectations! We had some major drywall work done at our house and the dust was out of hand. It’s all gone now though! Amazing! Plus, they were at our house exactly when the said they would be and stayed long enough to get this big job done, for a great price. We would love to hire Monica and Evelina again.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Diana S.
Aracely and her team came to my rescue when I was moving out of a house. Everything was not out yet and it was a mess. They were available the day I needed and performed a miracle! Thank you Aracely and Unique Cleaning!
Unique Cleaning, Inc.Unique Cleaning, Inc.
Carrie M.
I scheduled a deep cleaning. Things started out great - the first room cleaned was fantastic. Then it seemed like somewhere along the line, she forgot it was a deep clean. The upstairs area was just sort of cleaned. She asked me if everything was done OK, and, though I had her clean around a toilet that hadn't even been touched, I just let her go at that point. She'd already been in my house 8 hours at that point. I still have to clean the doors, scrub the bathroom floors, wipe the baseboards, etc. And I was going through picking up stuff off my kids' bedroom floors that should have been vacuumed up (she vacuumed in there, but not well). Needless to say, I won't hire them again.
HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)HotMops Cleaning Service and (Party Preparation)
Jenn B.
They came an hour late (and didn't call to let us know) and charged $50 more than what was quoted and would only accept cash. My husband had to leave and they said they would text pics when they were done and they didn't. I paid for window cleaning, but not all windows were done. This was supposed to be a deep clean of a house we were moving in to and I still had to sweep and mop it myself the next day.
Unique Cleaning, Inc.Unique Cleaning, Inc.
Wanda M.
Anna arrived on time. I walked her through the house and explained what I wanted done. She exceeded my expectations. When my husband came home he immediately noticed the stainless steel backsplash behind the stove was streak free. He also noticed the various mirrors throughout the house were also streak free. The hardwood floors were sparkling. I will be using Anna every two weeks and we discussed deep cleaning the kitchen at a later date.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Heather D.
It was a busy mom's dream come true! Come home from a hard day at work to a crystal clean house! I felt so pampered! My bed as well as my kids' beds were made. Plus nooks and crannies I never saw before were spotless! My hubby and I both agreed this company is fully worth every penny! Will use them as much as possible!
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
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