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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Muncie house cleaners
Matt B.
The girls did a great job. House feels and smells so clean!!
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Deborah M.
Did a great job! Was impressed with her services, and I'll be requesting again whenever I need house cleaning services!
Très Clean house and commercial cleaning LLCTrès Clean house and commercial cleaning LLC
Sarah M.
I was so pleased with my newly cleaned house! So sweet and professional. I'd love to have these ladies back again! Thanks again, for all your work.
Sister2Sister317, LLCSister2Sister317, LLC
Deborah B.
I have never hired a house cleaner that I have been satisfied with. I could not deep clean my home the way it needed to be cleaned after my ceiling fell along with all the insulation . I have finally hired someone worth every penny. She puts me to shame! And I have to say, that's hard. Thank you so very much.
Très Clean house and commercial cleaning LLCTrès Clean house and commercial cleaning LLC
Marium K.
I would have to say I was quite disappointed with the level of work I received at the price I paid. I have a 2 bed/2bath, and paid $150 for a move out cleaning. Initially I thought it was a lot for a Small city like Muncie but decided it was okay as I needed a deep clean of everything including fridge and microwave(as specified in description) aswell as all the cabinets. I had specified multiple times that I needed a deep cleaning of everything. I had emptied out all cabinets, drawers, fridge and microwave for the cleaning. The microwave wasn’t deep cleaned, neither was the fridge, we had to remind her to swipe down and clean the tables. And even after reminding she didn’t clean all the tables. Dirty tissue papers were left in the sink. All the items had just been left on top of the counter tops and not placed back neatly. As far as I could tell, the floor didn’t even look like they had been moped and some countertops weren’t cleaned properly. She didn’t make the bed, didn’t do laundry. When I compared the price and level of work with many of my friends/family who live in big cities, they were shocked. They get their entire houses( 2 storey houses with 3-4 rooms)in $100, that includes laundry and folding/moping/bed making/microwave and fridge cleaning/dusting and cleaning windows. Aswell as re arranging all the things after cleaning. And this is the price for atleast 6-7 hours of cleaning an entire house. And this is a regular cleaning, I had specified I wanted a move out cleaning. I paid 150 for a 2 bedroom apartment, that was only 2.5 hours of cleaning with half the work left incomplete. When I asked about the fridge and micro, she said it wasn’t included. Just wondering what was included then, because everything was half done. I had requested a deep clean as I wanted my security deposit back and needed it to be done professionally. Regardless, I had to go over everything again to get it cleaned to the level of a move out cleaning.
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Robin W.
Cleanthings to the rescue! I have been so stressed with moving into a new house I didn't want to have to add cleaning the previous owners grime to the list. They were able to squeeze me in the very next day and did a fantastic job. Very detailed, friendly and also up front with the cost. I've already set an appointment for my next cleaning.
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