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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 South Bend house cleaners
Diane R.
A Touch of the South cleaning did an exceptional job on my house. They arrived on time, and worked steadily for one half hour past the allotted time. My house looked great! I plan to continue using them to clean my house on a regular basis. Very pleased!
A Touch of the South Cleaning and Restoration LLCA Touch of the South Cleaning and Restoration LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Beth has cleaned my house twice now. All is well, she has done everything I have asked her to do great!! My house looks so clean when I get home from work.
Beth's CleaningBeth's Cleaning
Kathy H.
Beth did a great job cleaning for a house party. The house looked great and no extra cost to do some things I needed. Thanks, Beth!
Beth's CleaningBeth's Cleaning
Brigitte H.
three people working together to get my house cleaner than it has ever been, highly recomended!!
A Touch of the South Cleaning and Restoration LLCA Touch of the South Cleaning and Restoration LLC
Matthew S.
Ashley and her team were great! She cleaned my house on short notice, working on a Friday evening, for 7 hours. At a very fair price. Several areas of my house were overdue for cleaning, and she worked hard to fix up those stubborn spots. I'll be using her again -- in fact, I hired her already to work on a family condo.
Ashley's cleaning serviceAshley's cleaning service
Onjanette D.
I'm a super busy person so it was time to get someone in to clean while I organize in my "spare time". The first cleaning they did as much as they could but needed more time so they recommended a deep cleaning. On the next visit, they did a 4-hour deep cleaning and cleaned things I know I never did in 19 years! I will be using them going forward on a more continual basis as I organize other rooms in my house and leave the cleaning to the professionals. I'm glad to have found Michiana Sanitation Specialists!
Michiana Sanitation SpecialistMichiana Sanitation Specialist
Thumbtack Customer
Amy has been very responsive so far. She arrived on time for our initial meeting to get an estimate. She arrive on time yesterday to clean our house and did a wonderful job. Very pleased with her!
Amy's CleaningAmy's Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Amy is reliable and is very good at her job! I love to come home to a clean house! Additionally, she is extremely through! If I need extra help she's the one I ask and she's dependable which I love!
Amy's CleaningAmy's Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We have 3 dogs and 2 children, so our house gets pretty dirty. Beth did an excellent job getting everything all clean! She was easy to communicate with and made things really easy for us. Thanks Beth!
Beth's CleaningBeth's Cleaning
Michelle N.
Today was my first experience with Michiana Sanitation Services and I couldn't be more pleased. Not only was I given an appointment within a couple of days after I called, but they also went out of their way to give me the time slot that I preferred. The two ladies arrived right on time. They were friendly, hard-working, and left my house sparkling clean. I will definitely use Michiana Sanitation Services any time I need some cleaning and organizing. Highly recommend!
Michiana Sanitation SpecialistMichiana Sanitation Specialist
Jack J.
To whom it may concern (especially students living off campus), I did not see a review from a Notre Dame student on here when I was searching for a cleaning service so that's one of the reasons I'm leaving this review to let you all know about this hidden gem that is "Amy's Cleaning". Amy's Cleaning has been great thus far. Both her and her sister have done a phenomenal job showing up on time, communicating any possible concern, and going above and beyond expectations for myself and my 4 housemates. As busy Juniors at Notre Dame, it has been great to be able to count on their flexibility. 10/10 would recommend to whoever. Already referred them to other friends. They have been trustworthy, will lock up when they leave, and leave the house absolutely spotless. It's honestly a no brainer if you're looking for a cleaning service in the South Bend area. We currently have them coming every other week on Mondays. I don't know if there's a way to contact me through email on this Thumbtack website or anything but if you somehow can i have no problem talking in more depth about it.
Amy's CleaningAmy's Cleaning
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