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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 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.

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.

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
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 Cleaning ServicesMarriel Cleaning Services
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
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
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
Sonika S.
House was thoroughly cleaned and Jeris arrived right on time which I really appreciate, thanks for awesome work.
Healthy Green Cleaning & PaintingHealthy Green Cleaning & Painting
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
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
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
Prateek S.
We hired them to clean our house and they did an exceptional job in cleaning and making sure everything is in place when they leave. I will recommend them for the job. They are professional and punctual and very good at their job.
Lima’s CleaningLima’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Bi-weekly house cleaning, Gelza did an amazing job, pays attention to details and get your home clean. She is also nice and friendly and certainly puts her customer's needs and timing in consideration.
Gelza S AbreuGelza S Abreu
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 cleaning and Erie’s carpet cleaningRuth Lima cleaning and Erie’s carpet 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
Rachel T.
Adriana & Francisco are a lovely couple who speak Portuguese and English. They are kind, thorough, and work well as a team. Our house may have never been this clean.
Personal Smart Services, Inc - Adriana & FranciscoPersonal Smart Services, Inc - Adriana & Francisco
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
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
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
Maria M.
Ruth's cleaners did a solid job. They were 30mins late and didn't speak any English. But they made an honest effort to clean the place. They seemed like kind people that I would welcome in my house again. Ruth herself was swift in the communication and accommodated a relatively short notice request quickly.
Ruth Lima cleaning and Erie’s carpet cleaningRuth Lima cleaning and Erie’s carpet cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Neile was great. She was very easy to deal with, a lovely personality, and she did a great job cleaning my house. Her rates are very fair and her work is excellent. I highly recommend her.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Jessica W.
She did a fantastic job giving my multi-floor house a good deep cleaning. I haven’t seen our wood floors this shiny in awhile! I was impressed by her work ethic and thoroughness, and I love that she folded the hanging toilet paper end down in the freshly cleaned bathroom to give it that pro effect!
Magic Cleaning ServicesMagic Cleaning Services
Amanda B.
Amanda & Silva arrived on time and did a deep clean on our home. When I got home from work, I didn't even recognize our house! It is spotless and shining. Can't wait for them to come back. Thank you!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Nandini M.
Neile and her team did a great job! To start with, Neile responded very quickly to my messages and accomodated a change in my schedule without a problem. After arriving, she and her team worked efficiently and cleaned my house in less than hour.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Serena F.
We are impressed. Cindy did an exquisite, detailed and conscientious deep cleaning of our house. She was friendly and kind even while I was stressed and harried about my tiny baby, my work, and entertaining family. I would wholeheartedly recommend her again!
Maria's Home and business cleaningMaria's Home and business cleaning
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