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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. 

How much does it cost to deep clean a house?

Deep cleaning a house goes beyond the surface level to clear out the dust, grime and gunk that’s collecting on the fan blades, hiding in the blinds, and built up inside the refrigerator drawers. Deep cleaning of a home or apartment costs more than regular house cleaning because it takes more time, effort, and cleaning products. You may choose to have a deep cleaning once or several times a year in addition to your standard cleaning services. You may have a one-time deep cleaning to prepare for company or to clean after a house party. Companies may charge an hourly rate or a price per square foot, or may offer you a flat rate after they have visited your home and estimated work time. The national average house cleaning price is $110-$150, with rates ranging higher for deep-cleaning services. Here are some examples of how a company may calculate their deep-cleaning prices:

  • 10 cents per square foot (compared with 5 cents per square foot for standard house cleaning).
  • $300 for a 3,000-square-foot home.
  • $25 per hour per worker for deep-cleaning services.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

Reviews for Westmont house cleaners
Jonathan N.
Mirsada did a wonderful job cleaning our house, and we will definitely hire her again for future cleanings. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and didn't cut any corners. Would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a cleaner.
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Jen W.
We had Arisbeth come do a deep cleaning at our house after several construction projects and a lot of dust! We were staying at our vacation house during all of this and Arisbeth was so great communicating with me from afar to get the job done! They did a great job!
Isabel’s cleaning serviceIsabel’s cleaning service
Georgianna M.
I asked them to come help me clean a very dirty apartment. When they arrived it was clear they were not into it, and said they felt the job was not "just cleaning", which I did explain it was going to involve more than just simple cleaning. They did not have their own gloves, and they asked me if I could get some (a lot of trash to pick up), so I went to buy gloves, during which time they texted me asking for more than 3 times the original amount, telling me it would take 3 workers 9 hours to do. I told them that I could not afford that cost, and by the time I returned with gloves, they had left. They were friendly and obviously clear in communications. Nevertheless, the carpet cleaner I had hired helped me clean, and in 4 hours we had cleaned everything in every room, just he and I--and he charged me $100 for those 4 hours, which was less than 1/6 what Jimenez cleaning had asked and less than half the time, with only one worker besides myself--whereas we would have been 4 people, as I explained that I would work alongside them. I felt like they did not want to do a big cleaning job, which is fine. I felt badly that we had both wasted one another's time. They probably do a lovely job of standard house cleaning.
Beautiful  Granite And Marble and Cleaning ServiceBeautiful Granite And Marble and Cleaning Service
William S.
So, credit where credit is due: Sparkle came to my rescue on short notice when I had unexpected house guests and a ton of stuff to get done before they arrived. They were walking into a bachelor pad that looked like every mother's worst nightmare. Hiring a cleaner was trading badly needed time for money. Unfortunately, I couldn't supervise everything that needed to get done and double check things /before/ they got tossed and knock out my other errands. That said, when I was arranging things and calling in a building maintenance item, I noticed the lid to my popcorn maker was visible within a trash bag. Innocent mistake, again I wasn't available to supervise and the lid might have looked like a disposable container lid. Then I noticed a red piece of cloth. Odd. It turned out being my Threadless "Communist Party" t-shirt. It has no holes, stains, fading, or other indication of being garbage / a rag. Not quite as much of an innocent mistake. I will now be spending the balance of the afternoon going through trash bags to make sure nothing else got tossed and remopping floors. Not exactly the time savings I expected to have.
SparkleSparkle
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