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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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a house cleaner when social distancing?

If you hire a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home, do not make physical contact. Stay at least 6 feet apart at all times, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly. Exchange all payments digitally instead of with cash. When contacting a house cleaner, put a plan in place to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for Wilmette house cleaners
Cheri B.
House smelled and looked amazing. I’ve never seen my stove so clean!
Isabel’s cleaning serviceIsabel’s cleaning service
Judy K.
The ladies who cleaned my house were very pleasant and efficient. I was very pleased with their work.
CARVAN Cleaning ServicesCARVAN Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Ana and Krystyna did a great job cleaning my house. They went above and beyond and took their time. I plan on setting up recurring cleanings with them. Thank you ladies!!
Ana & Krystyna's Cleaning ServiceAna & Krystyna's Cleaning Service
Grace H.
I chose Carvan Cleaning Service to do a bit of a move-in cleaning of the walls, corners, closets, shelving and windows sills. Carlos was very responsive and as asked, he updated me on ETA the morning of the cleaning so I could be at the new house when his cleaning crew. He arrived with 2 ladies (Jessica and Wendy), who were both very pleasant. They missed a couple spots and Carlos offered to come back to do them but I ended up just doing those on my own. Overall I was satisfied with the service! I asked Carlos for a quote on regular cleaning for the house, and he provided a quote promptly. I recommend Carlos and Carvan as a professional, communicative, service-oriented choice for house cleaning projects in the north shore area.
CARVAN Cleaning ServicesCARVAN Cleaning Services
Irv A.
Maggie was on time very responsive to our messages ! Our house smells and looks great . We have found ourselves a full-time cleaning service . Highly recommend .
Maggie Services CleaningMaggie Services Cleaning
Margaret S.
Luda worked very hard and did a great job with my house. I really appreciated the care she took with my belongings. The floors were sparkling and everything was very clean when she finished.
Iwona’s Cleaning ServiceIwona’s Cleaning Service
Janelle I.
Iwona’s Cleaning Service was meticulous! Laura and Joanna made my house look brand new~ so grateful they came on a Saturday evening to provide very high quality service. They were wonderful to chat with and look forward to working with them more!
Iwona’s Cleaning ServiceIwona’s Cleaning Service
Ellen C.
We had Fast and Easy Kleaning come and do a deep clean before we moved into a home - we had just done some floor sanding and restaining, plus painting, so there was dust throughout the house. Not only was Fabiola quick to provide me a flat rate estimate, she stuck to it, and was communicative the entire way through. Even though they came back a 2nd time to get a couple spots that were missed the first time around, she personally attended the 2nd visit to ensure that everything was cleaned. She seems to also treat her employees well, since she'll pitch in when needed. I thought considering we had 3 floors + basement, the price was fair. They were very punctual and kept up constant communication with texts and photos, since we weren't able to be there in person. They were very flexible with coming in and out of the home, and let us know when they arrived and left. She didn't pressure us to pay until we saw the home and were able to sign off on everything. There were some shelves way up top that I noticed were not wiped after I moved in, but that was my fault for not checking, they would've cleaned it had I asked. They were great with the job and they were so communicative that I've already asked to see if they can give me an estimate for ongoing cleanings!
Fast and Easy KleaningFast and Easy Kleaning
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