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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 Vernon Hills house cleaners
Chaya N.
My house cleaning service was amazing! She cleaned everything I asked for and more. Plus she was so sweet and friendly! I’ll definitely be using the service again!
Millennium Clean LLCMillennium Clean LLC
Samantha R.
We had Sharontit come clean our house a few days ago, and did a great job. The attention to detail was amazing and the quality of work was great. We had just moved into our house, so it was in need of deep cleaning. Her and her team did a great job and really made the house shine. Reason for not 5 stars, is because there was a miscommunication on windows with blinds, and without. I would suggest being very clear in what is in the job requirements so there are no surprises at the end with payment. Overall; great service.
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Chaya N.
Hyacinth was friendly but she did not clean well at all! I was moving into a new house with previous tenants & I asked for the inside of the cabinets & drawers to be cleaned in the kitchen & bathrooms. She only cleaned some of them and the others were left filthy with dirt, hair, grease, and sticky handles! I had to clean them myself. I also asked for the baseboards to be cleaned & she only did one room. Once again I had to clean those myself. There was also an entire bathroom that she didn’t clean and she only mopped the floors in the kitchen and no place else. In fact the only thing she cleaned properly was the oven. I ended up having to hire & pay for another housekeeper. I honestly have no idea what she was doing for 5 hrs. I believe she must have just been talking on the phone as I caught her 3 times having full conversations when she was supposed to be cleaning & twice I caught her texting. Unfortunately, I left the house for a few hrs to run errands and I believe this is when she was doing absolutely nothing. There is no reason she should have been there for 5 hrs and the house still be dirty. The other housekeeper I hired cleaned everything I asked and more perfectly in only 3 hrs! I am amazed by the fact that Hyacinth did so little and still had the gaul to take my money. I felt cheated and upset. I wish I had inspected her shoddy work before I paid her. This was the absolute worst house cleaning service I have ever received!!! I will never use her again and I advise others to steer clear of her!!! She will say how much she loves cleaning and how much experience she has and then turn around and leave your place dirty and rip you off!!!
HYACINTH HARRISHYACINTH HARRIS
Felix S.
I was seriously impressed with Marta and her helper. Not sure if they worked extra hard because it was their first time at our house and are hoping to get repeat business but man, the level of detail they went into is crazy. They even wiped light switches which NOBODY ever does! And scrubbed the oven and cooking surface which are usually “extras”. And then they folded our towels in a fancy manner just to spite us, I don’t know, maybe they have a background in hotel cleaning? All of this in just two hours; I wish I was there to watch them but alas, I was out with my wife Christmas shopping. I also appreciate that they were able to accommodate a last-minute schedule change. Good experience overall, thank you! PS they left a thank you card and a nice soap... definitely hotel background, I can smell it from a distance... so over-the-top! I honestly don’t think they’re real.
UNIQUE CleaningUNIQUE Cleaning
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