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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 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Maids & More was amazing to work with. They helped me keep my parents house clean when I am not there to help. Terri was very accommodating and nice to work with and Jill who came to clean was wonderful. They left the house in perfect condition and my parents couldn't be happier! Thank you Maids & More!
Maids 'N MoreMaids 'N More
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
Kathy B.
Margaret is fantastic! She has been cleaning my house weekly for almost the past year. She is reliable & very thorough...my house always looks amazing when she's finished! Can't recommend her enough!
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
Al P.
Terri was quick to reply to messages as well as taking my phone call. She worked with me to schedule a last minute cleaning and tried to be flexible with time. I was thrilled that we were able to have the house cleaned within days of putting in a request. Although this house may have needed more attention than five hours, they were able to get so much done in that time, leaving me able to clean and organise the little things I look forward to doing. I will absolutely call Terri for future cleanings!
Maids 'N MoreMaids 'N More
Thumbtack Customer
A group of 4 came in to do the first (deep) cleaning. They were all so nice and did a terrific job! The house looks very nice.
Maids 'N MoreMaids 'N More
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job cleaning our house- which was pretty dirty! They were timely and very friendly as well, I highly recommend Maids 'N More.
Maids 'N MoreMaids 'N More
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
Ray R.
They did an amazing job and we couldn’t be happier! Our house looks and smells so clean, and we can’t wait to have them back again. There were 3 girls that came and spent about 3 1/2 hours cleaning. Our shower had hard water staining through the entire shower and we felt like it would be impossible to remove. Not for these girls! It’s sparkling white and it feels like new! Thank you thank you thank you! We highly recommend this team!
Clayton V.
First let me say the work was very well done. The rooms were clean well and not much was overlooked. However there seemed so miscommunication on the price. I was quoted a per hour price that was drastically (to the tune of 50%) different than the end price. This was because the house was required more work than originally thought. However to me that is a factor of how long it takes to clean vs the dollar amount charged per hour. I would never hold a company like this to a 'time' based estimate without seeing the property. We originally discussed 4-5 hours and it took 9. Which is fine and understandably. I don't mind paying for the extra time or a little extra because it was more than 8 hours. But to have the final price drastically inflated after the fact was a little alarming. Also the person they sent was a contractor to the originally company which wasn't discussed upfront, also apparently quoted me more than Owner had told her to do so. Bottom line, better communication on the front and at the end in terms of billing/final price. But the quality of the work was good.
Maids 'N MoreMaids 'N More
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