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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do house cleaners cost in Boston? 

The top professional house cleaners in Boston charge between $65 and $130. This price is subject to change at any time, and your price will likely vary depending on the type of cleaning you need done. Most professionals charge different rates for standard cleanings, deep cleanings and move-out cleanings. If you are hiring a cleaner during the winter, make sure to ask if they charge a different rate for exterior house cleaning services. 

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you. 

How do I choose the best house cleaning service in Boston?

When deciding on which of the best cleaning services in Boston you should hire, there are several things to consider. Boston winters, for example, can be harsh. A worthwhile cleaning service should have experience working under such conditions if they perform any exterior house cleaning duties, such as window cleaning. Another important factor to consider is home type, as the city is known for having a wide range of house styles. Read house cleaning reviews in your area to find a house cleaning service or maid with the appropriate experience for you and your home. 

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.

How much do maids or house cleaners make in Boston?

Although a maid salary or housekeeper salary will vary based on criteria such as education and certification, the average wage for house cleaners and maids in the Boston area is $32,830 annually or about $15.78 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Boston, maids and housekeepers can expect to receive a higher-than-average salary for their service. The average annual wage for maids in the U.S. is around $25,570.00.

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. 

Reviews for Boston house cleaners
Lakshmi S.
She was very good at cleaning the house
Robadel’s CleaningRobadel’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
PERFECT! Melissa showed up on time, was very nice and polite, and cleaned the house perfectly. When I got home the house was spotless and I couldn't be happier. By far the best cleaning service in Boston!
GlassperenseeGlassperensee
Francine P.
She was great . Did a great job cleanering my house.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Thumbtack Customer
Have used Ludy House Cleaning service multiple times now and still very happy with the service!
Ludy Cleaning Service INCLudy Cleaning Service INC
Daria S.
The house looked like new after the cleaning! Juliana went out of her way and beyond! Thank you!
Juliana De PaulaJuliana De Paula
Shamsher A.
Never seen amazing people like cleaning couple, very dedicated, hardworking focused to minute things and very polite. I requested them to come and clean my house every month.
cleaning couplecleaning couple
Rami B.
Ruth came with her partner and did a fantastic job. She was fast and very effective. Would recommend for any house cleaning
Ruth Lima Specialist cleaningRuth Lima Specialist cleaning
Will F.
Was able to accommodate my schedule last minute with no problems! She did an EXCELLENT job, my house is sparkling clean! Highly recommend!
Andreia’s cleaningAndreia’s cleaning
Valerie M.
Ludmila and her team are coming every week to clean our house and it is very satisfying She is committed I would recommend her to anyone
Ludy Cleaning Service INCLudy Cleaning Service INC
Paula Q.
Andrea did a great job in my house! Everything was left very clean and organized. Would definitely recommend her and hire her again!
Andrea's CleaningAndrea's Cleaning
Emily L.
Ruth just completed a deep clean of my home. With three cats and two young children this isn't an easy task. She arrived on time with two people assisting. My house hasn't been this clean since I moved in three years ago. I recommend 100%.
Ruth Lima Specialist cleaningRuth Lima Specialist cleaning
Teka P.
Chores On Us were very detailed in their cleaning, friendly, professional and pleasant in appearance and demeanor. My expectations of house keepers are now heighten after this experience. They were great. I am definitely use them again! Victoria
Luxuria Cleaning ServicesLuxuria Cleaning Services
Josie M.
Camilla and Chris did an amazing job. My house has never been cleaner very detail oriented didn’t miss anything it is spotless, truly impressed with their work and will be using them on a regular basis. Could not be happier With their work and their price. Thank you!
Chris FerreiraChris Ferreira
Thumbtack Customer
Fabricio and his crew worked magic for us. He responded quickly. Met w me at the house the next day. Flexible and thoughtful about what we needed to get done. In short, we were moving into our condo in Boston. The renovation crew had been doing work and the place was covered with dust. FT left the place spotless in a fast turnaround time. They will certainly be cleaning our house going forward!
FT Cleaning Services, Corp.FT Cleaning Services, Corp.
Harry P.
Excellent service and very sweet. One thing that I was always wary of when getting house cleaners is the way in which they handle your possessions. I personally have a few expensive figures and also some other things around the house I want cared for. They handled those objects with respect and for me.... that means a lot. Besides their dedication to the work, they work efficiently and want to know how they can please you. For the price your paying. Your getting way more. Definitely calling them over again.
Snow White Cleaning Services by :VivianneSnow White Cleaning Services by :Vivianne
Donna L.
Uisla and Celio did an excellent job for us. They were prompt, brought all the necessary and appropriate cleaning supplies, and were extremely thorough. The house shines and smells amazing. They were friendly, courteous, professional and very reasonably priced. We will be seeing them every 2 weeks! Thanks. You're a great team!
Ribeiro CleaningRibeiro Cleaning
Mark W.
I have asked Neile and her team to come to my house twice now for cleaning and both times have been truly excellent. Not only does Neile does the usual cleaning duties (i.e. mopping floors, wiping down counters, dusting, vacuuming etc), she and her team really takes the time to wipe down things on the counters, be meticulous about cleaning around nooks and crannies, cleaning the inside windows, wiping down the glass showers and mirrors and more. She and her team really left my house so much cleaner than usual. Neile is also fantastic at communicating and is extremely pleasant. She was willing to listen to my needs and deliver as promised. I also followed up with some feedback on how things could have gone better and she took the time to review them and respond with a promise and lo and behold she and her team delivered on that too! On top of all that she was definitely one of the more affordable companies out there too. Trust me. Before I settled on Neile and her team, I emailed a number of companies on various websites. Neile definitely provides the best value for her services. I am definitely planning on using Cleanliness Solutions on a regular basis and high recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hardworking, reliable cleaning company.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Christina T.
This lady is a total scam artist she tells you one price then in the middle of doing work she wants a different price when she comes to your house everything is totally different she doesn’t do what she say she’s going to do she’s very dirty and filthy she does a very horrible job I also sent her to my mom to do cleaning for me and she overcharge my mother which is an elderly woman she claims that she cleaned my house but she never dead she started working for me and in the process of cleaning she raised her prices double so I asked her to leave and I still paid her some money for one hour of time now she is Continuing to harass me through text saying that I am a evil person and that God will get me I don’t understand what is this person who is she and what is she all about I understand that she’s a dirty house cleaner and that she rips people off of their money tells them one price and then wants another price and if they don’t pay her the price she wants to leave the job I asked her several times to stop texting me that God is going to condemn me and she continues to text me now she is harassing me tell me I am a horrible person I don’t understand please be aware she says one price then wants another price and she’s very dirty
Ruth Lima Specialist cleaningRuth Lima Specialist cleaning
PURNANANDA S.
Caveat - I did not know B&B before today and have no bias for the review. Thoughts expressed are my perspective and I was genuinely impressed. Not only was the quote the lowest I found, the service was beyond my expectarions. The lady who can had brought all the supplies, she cleaned each corner of the house without me even prompting it (even things I had not considered like doors and blinds etc. The apartment was sparkling clean once she was done ( from refrigerator to closets to bathroom). Thank you so much and wish you all the very best. Will highly recommend.
B&B General CorpB&B General Corp
Taylor R.
WOW is all I can say! Recently was moving into an apartment and wanted a deep clean so I was walking into something fresh. I should have taken before and after pictures because I was truly and honestly blown away. When I saw the apartment before there was dust and dirt in every corner, dirty walls, counters, etc. The apartment had been in use for three years, of course so I expected this! But when I got back after the lady was finished, it was spotless!! The lady made sure that the house was completely up to standards and of course exceeded my standards. The lady was on time and began working right away. I even got text updates to tell me about the progress, which was awesome. I also had a counter full of boxes that the lady unpacked and put away for me. She even set up my shower curtain and put my rugs out. I was impressed. It’s the small finishing touches that make a huge difference. Needless to say, you will not be disappointed with this company. I highly suggest this company over any other places in Boston that will charge you $100’s of dollars and not come close to the quality of service I received here. After all the money I spent on new furniture I didn’t want to spend a ton on the cleaning aspect but paid an amazing price and got incredible results. Absolutely recommend to anyone and WILL be recommending to everyone I know. Now whenever I need a clean, I know who to call. Conscience and affordable... what more could you ask for?!
Qualiflex Cleaning ServiceQualiflex Cleaning Service
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