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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 Columbus house cleaners
Rohit N.
They cleaned the house really well.
A+ Maintenance Group, LLCA+ Maintenance Group, LLC
Erin M.
Keep It Local Cleaning did an outstanding job. My mother's house needed a thorough cleaning before we could sell it. Keep It Local Cleaning responded quickly to my request for an estimate. They completed the job on time. The house is sparkling. And the price was more than reasonable. Not only did Becky do a great job with the house, she recommended someone to do the final carpet cleaning. I highly recommend Keep It Local Cleaning
Keep It Local CleaningKeep It Local Cleaning
Joana S.
I hired Lesley to do a move-out clean for my house. She was very responsive to message and her price was reasonable. My house smells really good after she cleaned it (love it). I like that we were able to do walk trough inside the house together, and when I need couple spots to be cleaned more, she was on it! I hope you can add carpet steam into your service in the future, that would be a plus for your service. Lastly, thank you so much Lesley for your service, Best of luck for you!
LeeLee's Cleaning and Organizing Service'sLeeLee's Cleaning and Organizing Service's
Aija P.
I was very happy with Becky and Natalie’s cleaning. They are professional, prompt, and very thorough in their work. I had to arrange a cleaning from FL for a house in IN that had sat empty for a while. It all worked seamlessly. I would recommend them highly.
Keep It Local CleaningKeep It Local Cleaning
Hasan S.
Tamara was super quick to respond and kept me up to date as she cleaned the house. She also waited after the clean-up for me to do a walk around with her. Her price was also best bang for the buck compared to some of the other companies I quoted here. I am planning to schedule her for a regular monthly cleanup - I do recommend her.
Indys fine cleaning companyIndys fine cleaning company
Ravinder S.
Patricia cleaned my rented house today that I just moved out from. I was so worried that the owner would charge me big bucks for all the mess. I was pleasantly surprise how a professional cleaning work from Patricia brought it back to the same condition as I rented it. She did an excellent job in cleaning every nook and corner, stained wall, back splash in kitchen, oily kitchen exhaust, all water stains here and there. Pretty much everything was clean and shiny as new. I’d really recommend her service both from quality and the value for money. It was one of the best experiences that could come with an otherwise tiring move.
A little bit of everything!A little bit of everything!
Patricia D.
I will attach photos we took to show how well their cleaning are. We were in the middle of moving into our new house and a few days later were when my husband and I had noticed things. I reached out 7 days later after they were here to try to get half my money back. Becky complained that I had waited too late but agreed to give back $100. Needless to say that we hope she'll do right by giving half back or we'll go to court. Thanks
Keep It Local CleaningKeep It Local Cleaning
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