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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 Streamwood house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Sylvia is a wonderful, kind, hard worker! She does a great job cleaning my house. I have a dog and he sheds a lot; she cleans up my house so well that it makes me happy. I like when my house is dust/pet hair free, smells clean and countertops and tables are polished. I highly recommend hiring Sylvia for your house cleaning needs.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Grace H.
They did a great job cleaning my house. Deep cleaned my stove and bathrooms and mopped my wood floors to get the floors cleaned. The team that cleaned was very professional and worked quickly.
Unique Cleaning, Inc.Unique Cleaning, Inc.
Diana T.
One of the best cleaning services I have ever hired . Great team, efficient and end result was amazing . My house was looking perfect .
Maggie's MaidsMaggie's Maids
Sana j.
I ABSOLUTELY loved them... literally I promise I was truly impressed with their work and their friendly attitude towards the most disgusting house they had to clean.... Thank you so much ladies...
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Omg Martha came to my house very professional and nice she did an alsome job cleaning my house she took her time she didn't rush if she had any questions she asked. I love her work I will be using Martha Otis again real soon!!!! Excellent job well done
Ortiz’s cleaning service LLCOrtiz’s cleaning service LLC
Anna D.
We had a wonderful experience with LAM Cleaning. She worked hard to prepare us for our open house and real estate photos. She even stayed longer than expected. Home looks amazing!
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Mike P.
She responded within 10 minutes of my inquiry. I'm having to clear out & sell my father's house, so we weren't ready for the scheduled appointment. Ewa was very understanding, came to review the work needed anyway, and rescheduled cleaning for another day when everything was moved. Then sent me pictures of the house afterwards. Highly recommend her services!
Ewa’s cleaning servicesEwa’s cleaning services
Linda R.
The lady I had come to my house was named Ann or Anna - She did a fantastic job. My house was a dirty, cobwebbie, dusty big mess. She did such a great job. I think I'll have them out again soon so it doesn't get so bad between cleanings. It took her four hours and she worked her butt off. She didn't take any breaks - she worked straight through. I would highly recommend Halina's Enterprises. They are a five star topnotch company.
Halina's Enterprises, Inc.Halina's Enterprises, Inc.
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