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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 Cambridge house cleaners
John B.
Ana was awesome! House is super super clean, big thanks!!
Ana Cleaning ServicesAna Cleaning Services
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
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
Ripudaman Singh A.
Felipe was very responsive to all our requests and communicated quickly. They left the house very clean.
Care CleaningCare Cleaning
Christine P.
We did the initial deep cleaning to our home and we are very happy. I checked the house during and after the cleaning and am happy with the result. They were detail oriented and even dusted & wiped the top of picture frames (we have many photos around the house). I hope to use their service on a regular basis and keep the house as current state!
Marriel Dynasty CleaningMarriel Dynasty Cleaning
Andrew K.
We have had cleaners before, but they were nowhere near as thorough as Daisy Anne Cleaning Service. Our house looks amazing -- would definitely recommend.
Daisy Anne Cleaning ServiceDaisy Anne Cleaning Service
Jose A.
Excellent service. Luiza left the house very clean, I would definitely hire her again
Cleaning FamilyCleaning Family
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
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
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 ServicesMagic Cleaning Services
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
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
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
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 ServicesMagic Cleaning Services
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 CleaningPricilla Cleaning
Megan A.
I am not gonna work with them again. Their cleaning level was poor, the kitchen was sticky and there were dust in different places after they left. But poorer than their cleaning standards was their attitude. We agreed on a time, and they showed up 30 mins early. This may seem not important but when you have a full time job and a baby in the house you care about 30 mins. Another issue was that they gave me a rate, but when they visited our place said $30 more. She had different excuses for changing the rate none related to our house being dirty. I should note that our house is pretty clean because my husband and I both clean up every night and I do deep cleaning every 3 months. I felt that she saw my desperation with a baby and rather than being nice decided to take advantage of the situation. I am not gonna work with them anymore and don’t recommend them.
Kehone HousecleaningKehone Housecleaning
Haley D.
We recently started with sisters family cleaning and so far we are very impressed. They came to do a deep cleaning and our house has never been so clean. The attention to detail and overall thoroughness of their work has left us quite satisfied. We have four little kids and I found them to be flexible and forgiving with us with all their stuff around and also putting kids down for naps while they are here cleaning. Also, I am sensitive to harsh chemicals, fragrances and excessive paper towel use and they were amenable to all of that. Our house smells fresh and clean when they leave and not overly fragrant. We are so happy to have found them and look forward to having them come every two weeks.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Shauna C.
I needed a deep clean on my house after having some time of neglecting it. The responsiveness was 10/10, the place looks AMAZING. I would hire them again in a heart beat.
Care CleaningCare Cleaning
Kate S.
Maxi House Cleaner did a deep clean on our 1 bedroom apartment and it looked fantastic afterwards. They cleaned out all the dust in the corners, thoroughly scrubbed the tub, and even cleaned and organized our bookshelf. They were very responsive and punctual. The only issue was that the fridge was left open, but I think that was an honest mistake (we did not have the inside of the fridge cleaned so I think it was bumped and opened after they left). Overall great value, I will likely be using them again!
Maxi House CleanerMaxi House Cleaner
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