A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a house cleaner near South Elgin, IL

Find a house cleaner near South Elgin, IL

14 near you

Find a house cleaner near South Elgin, IL

14 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 House Cleaners near South Elgin, IL

House Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

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 South Elgin house cleaners
Sat h.
Sharontit did a great job deep cleaning my house. She is a very calm and detail oriented person. I Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for cleaning services. Thank you, our house smells so fresh and is super clean.
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Girls did a GREAT deep cleaning House looks great Thanks
Joanna's MaidsJoanna's Maids
Thumbtack Customer
Gennie did a great job. Everything that was discussed was cleaned. My house was sparkling!
Excellent House CleaningExcellent House Cleaning
Laura S.
I am very pleased with their work. My house has never been this clean!!! I will definitely be using them again!
Magnolia's Cleaning ServicesMagnolia's Cleaning Services
Phoebe S.
Martyna is fabulous! She comes monthly and after she is done with our house you would have no idea that we have two large, furry dogs and a baby. I don't know what we would do without her! My husband said he has not seen the house so clean since the week we moved in.
Martyna's Cleaning ServicesMartyna's Cleaning Services
Michelle M.
Very pleasant and initially responsive, bit some lack of communication caused a serious problematic turn of events for us. Quite a few things we had discussed didn't get cleaned, but she does a hell of a lot of cleaning around the house, mostly big clean which I was overall pleased with. The communication issues arose after two cleanings and she fell through on daycare. She stated issues came up and she couldn't come for the week and a half promised after planning since June...but mentioned this with under a week to go only after I messaged her. I'm sorry to say that losing my days of work along with specifically requested areas to be cleaned that never were means our business relationship has ended. Other reviews check out, she is incredibly kind but not as reliable when we were in need. Please don't respond to this about my messy house or how I didn't do something, I believe those previous responses are in poor taste.
Mary MoskowitzMary Moskowitz
Taelor K.
I was looking for a deep clean for a move in of my new house and was quoted $140 for my 1100sqft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. I opted for the additional services of oven and fridge cleaning at an extra $10 each. I specified I was looking for a deep clean, and that I wanted the kitchen cabinets cleaned inside. My appt was for 9am on Thursday, and at 9 I got a text they would be there in 10min- they ended up texting at 9:17 that they were there, so didn’t get started until about 9:30. I had once again specified that I wanted the insides of the cabinets cleaned, the bathroom cleaned really well, along with all of the normal cleaning included (and the oven and fridge which I paid extra for). Less then 2 hours later I was notified they had finished cleaning. When I got back there to check on it, I was specifically shown the one cabinet that I had opened to show her (which looked clean), the bathroom, the inside of the fridge, and the oven. Everything looked good, but this was a new house so looked pretty clean to begin with. I paid and tipped both of the people who came to clean. My mistake was only seeing the one cabinet she showed me and assuming that meant they were all cleaned- there were crumbs in almost all of the cabinets and some were a lot more disgusting then others. As I walked around more later I noticed several other things left such as soot on the ground in front of the fireplace, and a spider web and dead bee in the door runner of the patio doors. I was also told vinegar was used for cleaning, which does not disinfect, and I would not consider a product to be used for a “deep cleaning” (which is what I paid for). I tried reaching back out to the company via Thumbtack several hours later to let them know I was not happy, and their solution was to offer me a $30 credit for my next cleaning. Why would I use them again if they couldn’t do it right the first time? I spent/wasted $190 total (between cost of service and tip) on a very poor cleaning job. I was then told they could come back at 1pm on Saturday “no charge” (like it was a favor) to do a more thorough cleaning. I had at first agreed, but then changed my mind because having them come in the middle of the day while I’m trying to unpack and have stuff all over now would be too much of a mess. I myself at 35 weeks pregnant cleaned all of the cabinets last night- and they were still disgusting! Extremely disappointed with the lack of service and professionalism with this company. I based my choice on their previous good reviews, but I’m not even sure now how they got those. Would NOT use again or recommend to anyone!
Dust&Shine Cleaning ServicesDust&Shine Cleaning Services
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.