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Q & A

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 East Boston house cleaners
Kaitlyn S.
Saelma did an AMAZING job. I was feeling pretty down this past week and having her clean the house lifted my spirits and my house smelled amazing. She was also a great communicator and left pretty cleaning decorations throughout. I am going to recommend her to all my friends and family.
Saelma LimaSaelma Lima
Luna G.
Amazing work! The house smelled super clean and fresh. Everything was dusted and cleaned in the main areas. I checked the spots people usually miss and they were all cleaned to perfection. I am amazed and happy with your work. Thank you for the help!
Stephen L.
Sirlaine is fantastic. We needed a deep clean quickly, and she was able to accommodate our schedule. She was very responsive and professional. The whole team at Isa Cleaning was efficient and really meticulous. The house looked wonderful! We are definitely going to be repeat customers.
Isa Cleaning IncIsa Cleaning Inc
Joseph S.
Rondi from Family House Cleaning has been doing a bi-weekly cleaning for my family for a couple months now and the results have been terrific. He takes his work seriously and really strives to provide customer satisfaction. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a dedicated home cleaning professional!
Family house cleaningFamily house cleaning
Zack J.
Adrielly was very kind and went above and beyond with her house cleaning. Both my wife and I were very impressed with the level of detail she cleaned. Our home kind of felt like really well cleaned hotel with all these nice tokens of care. I would highly recommend her services.
Dr. Y.
The two cleaners that worked on my job today were amazing. They had to clean one of the dirtiest houses I've even seen, and they did it with professionalism and with outstanding quality. I don't live in the Boston area, but I wouldn't hesitate one second to hire this crew again if I did.
Polcheira Cleaning and PaintingPolcheira Cleaning and Painting
Patrick D.
Sister’s has been great to work with. They have been very great to communicate with, very professional, and my house looks great! I would recommend Sister’s Family Cleaning to anyone who is looking for a great service.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Zuhra did a great job on my house. They were detailed, professional and kind. Easy to communicate with her and it was a breeze to set up a time for her to come. I'll have her come and make my place sparkling clean every month!
Ann n.
Ruth and her team do an excellent job. She is always very timely, responsive and professional. She does a wonderful job cleaning my house from top to bottom. I am always very happy with the work she does. Thank you Ruth!
Ruth Lima specialist cleaningRuth Lima specialist cleaning
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