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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.

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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for Cambridge house cleaners
John B.
Ana was awesome! House is super super clean, big thanks!!
Ana Cleaning ServicesAna Cleaning Services
Simin F.
Convenient and efficient cleaning service. Two people came to my house and cleaned everything in 1.5 hours total.
Ely house cleaner and comercial cleanerEly house cleaner and comercial cleaner
Hannah H.
Best decision I made was hiring ACS Quality Cleaning! My house is soooo clean, I'm very happy
Acs Quality Cleaning incAcs Quality Cleaning inc
Vardhini G.
Great work, the house was shut for almost 4 months and It is so clean right now! I highly recommend Seguigata Cleaning
Seguigata CleaningSeguigata Cleaning
Mikaela H.
We got a deep clean today and Nubia did an incredible job! We have a dog who sheds a lot and busy schedules so haven’t kept up with cleaning as we like to, but our house is spotless. No detail went unnoticed. The house is feeling so clean and it feels so much better. We can’t wait for our biweekly cleanings.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Ripudaman Singh A.
Felipe was very responsive to all our requests and communicated quickly. They left the house very clean.
Care CleaningCare Cleaning
Kayla T.
They did an amazing job with cleaning our house and removing a bunch of trash after we moved in!
V&L Cleaning ServiceV&L Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
my house needed a deep cleaning and that's what it got. The cleaners were on time and professional. Stove and refrigerator-fabulous floors and rugs--fabulous Can't wait for my regular cleaning dates to begin.
Outstanding Cleaning IncOutstanding Cleaning Inc
Jose A.
Excellent service. Luiza left the house very clean, I would definitely hire her again
Cleaning FamilyCleaning Family
Vivek K.
Although they arrived an hour late, they were immaculate. The cleaned every single nook and corner of the house. Very satisfied!
Antonia's CleaningAntonia's Cleaning
Conor E.
I’m super happy with the deep clean. Very thorough. They tag-teamed both floors of the house and it looks fantastic
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
Sonika S.
House was thoroughly cleaned and Jeris arrived right on time which I really appreciate, thanks for awesome work.
Healthy Green CleaningHealthy Green Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Selda and her sister, as well as her niece did a "deep cleaning" of our house in Cambridge (a small house) and we were very satisfied. They are a nice, enthusiastic family business, a pleasure to work with. They brought their own cleaning supplies and were very energetic and thorough. We enjoyed the interaction and would recommend them highly. -Rl I should note that the deep cleaning cost a bit more, and subsequently each biweekly or weekly cleaning will be at the lower rate.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Laura K.
Amazing job!!! I booked a cleaning on very short notice. The service was punctual and my house is spotless. Thank you!
Magic Cleaning Group CorpMagic Cleaning Group Corp
Kathleen B.
Luana Souza House Cleaning was wonderful. Our apartment hadn't been properly cleaned in a while and they made it feel like a brand new space! Will definitely be re-hiring them and share with friends.
Luana Souza House CleaningLuana Souza House Cleaning
Kushmeen K.
Best cleaning services ever availed, and great value for money too. They are extremely professional, came over and cleaned the house as discussed and exceeded my expectations. I would recommend them for sure!!
Cunha's CleaningCunha's Cleaning
Lucy K.
Glayde was able to come to my house within a few days to take a look, tell me about their business and give me a quote. We were able to set up a deep clean not long after, and then will continue with regular cleans. They are extremely nice and did a great job. I thought I'd walked into the wrong house!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Debbie N.
Ruth was able to come on short notice to clean my 2 bedroom apartment. She showed up with another cleaner and finished the whole job thoroughly in less than an hour! I definitely recommend Ruth and her team for all of your house cleaning needs!
Ruth Lima specialist cleaningRuth Lima specialist cleaning
Anna M.
Ana is a brilliant! She is very professional and leaves the house clean and shiny with attention to the detail. She was very responsive and showed great flexibility. The cleaning products she uses leave a nice smell. Thanks so much!
Ana Cleaning ServicesAna Cleaning Services
Selin Z.
They did an excellent job! They were very professional and left our house super clean and spotless. I’ll definitely work with them again. Highly recommended !
Raquel's Cleaning ServicesRaquel's Cleaning Services
Brynja E.
My house has never ever been so clean after they were done. Highly recommended very professional responsive and detailed. I’m very happy
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Farah S.
Jess did a great job communicating with us about her arrival. She did great work -- the house was very clean -- and I will call on her again.
Jess cleaning serviceJess cleaning service
Dolphia N.
Absolutely love Sibele and her partner. My house is spotless. She even went a little bit above time to clean it properly. We will be hiring her again.
Magic Cleaning Group CorpMagic Cleaning Group Corp
Neha B.
Priscilla and her colleague did an excellent job with the cleaning. We were amazed with her dedication and I recommend her to anyone who needs to get her/his house cleaned. We are Definitely calling her again in the future. Totally impressed with her work.
Pricilla’s CleaningPricilla’s Cleaning
Irfan M.
Absolutely incredible team with thoughtful little touches and details. Our house is spotless after they cleaned and they were so kind and friendly all throughout the experience. Definitely would hire again.
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