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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 do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their services. 

Reviews for Northbrook house cleaners
Deb M.
She was very diligent in completing all the tasks I requested regarding the pre-move-in house cleaning. She was also detail oriented and made sure the house was clean, even if it required cleaning the hardwood floors multiple times because they were so dusty.
Pro CleanerPro Cleaner
Joyce G.
I was completely happy with my first clean from Sanela and her team. They did a very professional job, was on time and came prepared with all necessary cleaning products. They worked together as a team and cleaned my house in no time flat. Thanks for making my house so nice.
Thumbtack Customer
Anna is professional and friendly. She does an excellent job cleaning our house!
Anna's Cleaning ServicesAnna's Cleaning Services
Stacey T.
I hadn't had the house cleaned in a very long time due to some family issues, so it was a pretty big job- the house looks great! Thanks :)
UNIQUE CleaningUNIQUE Cleaning
Ileen S.
Maggie cleaned our house one time so far.. she did a nice job!!
Maggie Services CleaningMaggie Services Cleaning
Lisia P.
Very satisfied with the detail cleaning in the washrooms, she took her time to do everything well. My house looks so clean, it makes me feel good.
Halina's Enterprises, Inc.Halina's Enterprises, Inc.
Polina A.
Edyta came in time, was quick and efficient. She did an excellent job in my house. I would highly recommend E.D. cleaning.
E.D cleaningE.D cleaning
Ilene G.
Great experience. Communication was phenomenal. Had house cleaned prior to move in and everything looked great. I had to initially reschedule and she was super responsive and so nice.
Nana I.
I have asked for help to clean empty house before move. I was not available to check before they left and the fridge and the closets are still dusty, the areas I specifically asked to be cleaned. They finished work in hour and a half and got paid $180 for something that I am going to clean again. I am very disappointed and would not recommend this service to anyone!!!
Ambyr M.
Joanna and her team did an excellent job. I have had services before and she cleaned areas that no one has ever cleaned before. My house had not been cleaned in quite some time but was worth the extra money. There were 4 girls and they were in and out in 2 hours. Happy to have Joanna come every other week to keep it up. Thanks.
Joanna's MaidsJoanna's Maids
Stephanie T.
Felt I spent way too much for the time condition my house was left in. Very rushed and my floors and counters were still not cleaned well. There were many excuses and Contradicting reasons as to why things were not getting done. Very upsetting.
Mighty Green CleanMighty Green Clean
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