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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 do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their services. 

Reviews for Malden house cleaners
Constance l.
They did really job for helping clean my house.
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
Juan B.
I will really recommend them, if you are looking for a good deep cleaning, they find me really good people that came to clean my house very soon and did a really good job like I never had my house cleaned before.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Elana E.
Faith Cleaning was wonderful all around. The house is cleaner than it’s ever been and all communication was clear and direct. We appreciate you, Faith Cleaning!!
Faith cleaning servicesFaith cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
I have permanently hired Thaiasa as my house cleaner and my office cleaner. She is great and is willing to do extra things when asked.
Bela Vista construction and cleaningBela Vista construction and cleaning
Stephanie o.
Did not do a deep cleaning like I asked for . Did not clean the fridge the table stay coûter it is a waste of money . I think they should send me someone else to clean the house
Dutra's cleaningDutra's cleaning
Ann k.
The ladies were very polite and did a great job cleaning I will be using them on a regular basis and refer to some of my friends that need house cleaning.
ALLIANCE  FAMILY CLEANING FULLY INSURED Res./Com.ALLIANCE FAMILY CLEANING FULLY INSURED Res./Com.
Toni D.
Neile was pleasant, on time, and cleaned my house from top to bottom! I would highly recommend.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Anthony S.
Could not have asked for a better crew to help clean my house. I needed last minute cleaning (a lot of cleaning) in my duplex before I put it on the market. Extremely satisfied would definitely call them back!
Sparkle and Shine Cleaning ServiceSparkle and Shine Cleaning Service
Shannon H.
We hired Luiza to clean our home for an upcoming open house and they did a wonderful job! Our house smelled so fresh and was spotless. I would highly recommend them and will definitely use their services again.
Cleaning FamilyCleaning Family
Emily T.
Mara is absolutely fantastic! She came to our house - 5 bedroom / 3 bath - and cleaned the entire house top to bottom. I could see my reflection in the floors after her cleaning. After cleaning everything, she organized each room - even turned the toilet paper end into arrows and left a cute sticker on top. We have a few animals, which can make a house have animals everywhere. She was particularly fantastic and removing every single piece of dog and cat hair. We will be using her again in the future.
Mara Rocha CleaningMara Rocha Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
A trio of ladies cleaned my whole house. They worked hard and did a great job. I plan on using them on a regular basis.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Gayathri R.
Joana was extremely professional.She was really helpful, sweet and cleaned our house really well. She came on time and I did not have to tell her anything, she made our house spotless. I would hire her again :)
My Boston CleaningMy Boston Cleaning
Christina P.
We had a great experience working with Souza & Silva cleaning for our new house. They did a great job and were very easy to work with!
Souza & Silva cleaning companySouza & Silva cleaning company
Neal W.
Karen did an amazing job cleaning! She worked all day until my house was spotless and the cost was very fair. I will definitely have Karen back again to clean and would highly recommend her services.
Karen’s cleaningKaren’s cleaning
Ana G.
Andrea did an amazing job cleaning my new house. It was incredibly dusty beforehand and she and her partner cleaned every crevice- no dust to be found afterwards. A great job at a great price- will definitely be hiring Andrea again.
Andrea's CleaningAndrea's Cleaning
Tracy M.
They did a great job on my single house. They took my project in a very short notice and came to my house on time. My husband and I really like their service in such a good price. I will definitely keep their number and refer them to my friends. Excellent work, Monica. thank you very much for giving me a clean house.
Monica's Cleaning ServicesMonica's Cleaning Services
Gayathri R.
She was great. Did a great job cleaning the house esp the bathroom and kitchen. Thanku for coming at such a short notice and esp after 6 pm. Would definitely recommend.
Rany house cleanerRany house cleaner
Joyce a.
I highly recommend Maria. She is extremely thorough, thoughtful, professional and the best cleaner I have ever experienced. She gets everything sparkling clean and leaves my house immaculate. I can say enough how happy I am with her.
Ebenezer CleanEbenezer Clean
David G.
We had an excellent experience with Beth’s cleaning. They did a fantastic job and our house was spotless and smelling fresh after they finished. Even left little bows on our tissue boxes.
Beth’s Cleaning ServicesBeth’s Cleaning Services
Mila B.
Never had my house cleaned before but these folks made it like a dream. I am amazed how spotless everything is. Excellent professional service! I will definitely recommend it to anyone.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Alex B.
I had Daiane and her team clean our house before we moved in. Even though I forgot to tell her about a few messes we had only discovered during the home inspection, she found and cleaned them thoroughly. Thanks again Daiane!
Daiane OliveiraDaiane Oliveira
Nuttha D.
Saelma showed up on time, thoroughly cleaned every surface in the house, and she didn’t miss a spot. She showed nothing but professionalism and courtesy. I would highly recommend her services.
Saelma LimaSaelma Lima
Akshay P.
Had a great cleaning experience. The owner is was very responsive throughout and sent someone over right on time. The house looks spotless and the whole service was really great. Would definitely recommend them.
ALLIANCE  FAMILY CLEANING FULLY INSURED Res./Com.ALLIANCE FAMILY CLEANING FULLY INSURED Res./Com.
Ellen J.
Joana was punctual, friendly, and professional. She used natural cleaning products at my request (we have small children, and my husband is sensitive to smells). When we came home, the house had a light fresh scent, but no harsh bleach or ammonia smell! We were extremely satisfied with the cleaning.
My Boston CleaningMy Boston Cleaning
Shari F.
We had a dire need of someone to come clean our elderly family members residence while she was in the hospital. These people made themselves available to accommodate our needs the very next day. They even split a team up to be there for us. Our aunts house isn't easy to clean, but they did it in a very reasonable time and cost. We will be hiring them to clean her home regularly as a result.
Cleaning SolutionsCleaning Solutions
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