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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 Ashburn house cleaners
Elitsa k.
Tony house cleaning was honestly amazing!! I have hired a lot of people to come clean my house over the years but nobody has cleaned it as good as she did!! She is very friendly honest quick and never missed a spot!! She will definitely be back to clean my house..and the price was very cheap.
Tony`s House CleaningTony`s House Cleaning
Wilson O.
Cleaning Angels did a great job cleaning my house after our house move. Even though we still had some items in the house and movers there, they worked around them and did an awesome job! Super nice and professional! I would hire again! Thank you!
The Cleaning  Angels of HoustonThe Cleaning Angels of Houston
Perry L.
Pleasure working with these guys. House smelled great and everything was very clean.
Petrie Clean LLCPetrie Clean LLC
Cari H.
This team was amazing. My house was left clean and I will definitely be using this team again.
Union Cleaning Services LLCUnion Cleaning Services LLC
Tori J.
Tex A Clean did an excellent job on my house, I will have them come on a monthly basis just maintain my home.
Tex A Clean JanitorialTex A Clean Janitorial
Dana T.
Hired her to do a move out cleaning. She arrived on time and did an amazing job. The house smelled fresh and the floors were thoroughly cleaned and hard wood had a shine. I would definitely hire her again.
My angel cleaning servicesMy angel cleaning services
Derek C.
Very good house cleaning job. A little pricier, but you get what you pay for. Passed picky wife’s inspection so they were very good.
Spruce ConceirgeSpruce Conceirge
Kellie P.
Zuhri was amazing , timely , and extremely nice. My house was spotless to say the least . She also organized everything as she cleaned . Definitely will be using her going fwd
Lula @ Zuhri servicesLula @ Zuhri services
Amber L.
I am so grateful for Ms. Brittany and Mrs. Tia!!!! These ladies are absolutely amazing at what they do, and I will continue to use them from this point forward. I have never met anyone that cleans like Ms. Brittany, and I definitely mean that from the bottom of my heart!! My house was an absolute mess, and because of CMO Cleaning Services my house was brought back to life. I would definitely love to recommend these ladies to any and everyone whom is looking for someone to clean their home. This is your go to people!!!!
Spruce ConceirgeSpruce Conceirge
Ashley T.
Kristy was very responsive and worked with us even when we had to change the date of our move-in cleaning last minute. I appreciate her professionalism and she did a wonderful job cleaning the house, including taking care of some hard to remove stains.
Immaculate SolutionsImmaculate Solutions
Suzanne D.
Great work! I am not able to clean my house right now due to a knee injury. Immaculate Solutions did an amazing job… they helped me so much! They were prompt and thorough. Everything was cleaned to my liking. I will use them again!!
Immaculate SolutionsImmaculate Solutions
Mr L.
These ladies are the real deal never seen a group of people clean so hard there was no standing around they got it from the moment they walk into the door until they left my house is never look so good thanks so much for the team and they will be back
Krystal H.
I came home expecting to smell a fresh and clean house but was welcomed with a overwhelming chemical smell! My floors are streaked up and still wet! I had to put all my things back how I had them because they arranged it how they wanted to, when I clearly said only clean my home, no organizing, arranging, nothing extra! I am very disappointed with the service I received especially for the amount of money I paid. I definitely will never use them again!
Swept Away Cleaning and SanitationSwept Away Cleaning and Sanitation
Jacey B.
Cortni contacted me about cleaning my house. She checked her calendar and gave me several dates to choose from. I chose a Saturday morning. She went over pricing with me and told me she would confirm that Friday before. She texted and confirmed the appointment but needed to change to that afternoon. I was perfectly fine with that. I texted her 30 minutes before to see if she needed my address. She didn’t reply. Ten minutes before she was scheduled to be at my home, she texts me and informs me of an injury she acquired at the last property. She said she needed to go to the ER to get stitches. I thanked her for letting me know and asked if she was still coming that day. She replied that she wasn’t. That’s ok too! I totally get it. I asked her to let me know if she would like to reschedule. I told her I was sure we could work something out, but she never contacted me again. It’s been over a month. I feel like she could have at least told us she was no longer interested.
All Clean Janitorial by R and CAll Clean Janitorial by R and C
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