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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 Skokie house cleaners
Bev P.
Grace came over by herself to clean my house. She did a great job!
Bonnie's Maid, Inc.Bonnie's Maid, Inc.
Fahmida M.
Angie and her husband came to clean my house. Saying it was messy is a very big understatement. They cleaned it thoroughly, paying attention to the smallest details. I will be calling on Angie regularly!
RZ Empresas,Inc.RZ Empresas,Inc.
Nia T.
My house was in desperate need of a deep clean. I have three young small children and we have a hard time finding time to do maintenance cleaning much less deep cleaning. The WE CAre team were amazing! My house is gorgeous! They cleaned baseboards, ceiling fans, disgusting window sills, floors, my kids rooms.... all of it! I will definitely have this team back. I am grateful, and impressed.
WE CARE CLEANING COMPANYWE CARE CLEANING COMPANY
Vicky B.
Joanna responded quickly and came to see my house prior to cleaning. She was thorough. When she came for cleaning, she was punctual and efficient. I noticed a huge difference in my home. I'm looking forward to working with Joanna weekly...
Joanna's MaidsJoanna's Maids
Thumbtack Customer
Magda and her crew came in and did a great job with the house. She's very attentive and pays attention to detail. She gave me a great quote and I definitely recommend her to anyone who needs her service. I currently have her every other week to clean my house.
We Can Clean For YouWe Can Clean For You
Chris B.
Angel responded to my request very quickly, and came out same day. He did excellent work, especially considering our house was overdue for cleaning. My only complaint, and this is very minor, is that it took a long time. This is because he’s a one man operation, and very thorough. If he’s cleaning while you aren’t home, this would be a non issue.
Cleaning ExpertsCleaning Experts
Samantha E.
Angelica and her team work really great together. After trying to find the right people and for the best price, Angie's Cleaning Service is your go to! Besides cleaning, Angie came up with some dirty areas and explained that if you use this for that specific area, it will come out brand new. And it did! They have their own cleaning supplies But we did have certain areas of the house that my family uses a lot and are allergic to certain cleaning products so they were understanding and used our products for those areas. Also, Don't look at the price and think they won't do a good job because their work is absolutely top grade doesn't even have a scaling system. Great to work with and they have done an Exceptional job! I will look forward to more services from them.
RZ Empresas,Inc.RZ Empresas,Inc.
Ron O.
I hired them because of the reviews and the fact they are highly recommended by Thumbtack. The job was simple, deep clean my home so it’s ready for us to move in. They had 2 people clean the home and it took them 3.5 hours to finish. I lightly inspected the place and noticed it was clean at first glance. They showed me the stove the refrigerator and so on. Everything seemed to be good until I notice the closet shelves weren’t cleaned. They said that couldn’t reach them because they had nothing to stand on, really? You’ve been cleaning how long? You knew the house was empty because I told you that. How were you planning to clean on top of the refrigerator, cabinet shelves, lights and anything out of reach? They said they would come back and finish the job a week later. Before the waiting period was over my sister in law and mother saw that the refrigerator, stove and bathroom were not deep cleaned and spent another several hours themselves cleaning everything. Also when speaking with Sanela initially she indicated that she would be the one cleaning and ended up sending others. I hate bait and switch type people, I would not recommend this company! Please go with family recommendations because those are the people that care about your home and clean it like it was their own. The grout in the kitchen was black and that’s exactly how they left it. Not sure what they mean by deep cleaning?
WE CARE CLEANING COMPANYWE CARE CLEANING COMPANY
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