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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is included in a deep house cleaning vs. a basic house cleaning?

A basic house cleaning typically includes tasks like carpet cleaning, wiping countertops, taking out the trash, doing the laundry and washing dishes. A deep house cleaning is a much more involved process, where all aspects of the home are given full attention for a cleanout. In a deep house cleaning, the cleaners will wet-wipe everything from door frames to light switch plates, making sure to also clean walls, windows, air vents, ceiling fans, furniture and more.

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.

Reviews for East Boston house cleaners
Michael O.
Everything was great, our house has never been cleaner!
First Stop Cleaning Services, LLCFirst Stop Cleaning Services, LLC
Mari Q.
Kehone was amazing. She listened carefully to the things I wanted. The house is super clean.
Kehone House cleaningKehone House cleaning
Elizabeth M.
My house is sparkling clean! I am so glad I hired out the work because she does much better than I could clean on my own. My clothes are hung, bathroom scrubbed, dishes done, and house is vacuumed immaculately.
DS Cleaning ServicesDS Cleaning Services
Yujia W.
They did a such good job with my house. cleaned all cornors and hidden spot. Absolutely recommend!
Care CleaningCare Cleaning
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!
Samária’CleaningSamária’Cleaning
Theresa M.
Neile and the girls did a great job! My house is sparkling clean. I would be happy to recommend and hire again in the future.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
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.
AdriellyAdrielly
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
Edwin B.
We had a great experience with United Family Cleaning Services. They came out to provide us with a quote the same day that we requested it. The team kept us updated up until the time of our cleaning. The team did an excellent job cleaning our condo and were very responsive to our requests. We will be having them come to clean our house every other week.
💛 UNITED FAMILY CLEANING SERVICES  💛💛 UNITED FAMILY CLEANING 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!
SquareOneCleaningSquareOneCleaning
Khaled N.
AP Good cleaned my house and the experience left me speechless. It was what could be regarded as a thorough cleaning. My kitchen, living room, bedroom, carpet, and virtually everywhere – including things I wasn’t expecting – were spotless; You can eat off the floor! I couldn’t be more satisfied with Diego and AP Cleaning. I got value for every single dollar. Do yourself a huge favor by hiring them and thank me later!
AP GOOD CLEANINGAP GOOD CLEANING
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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