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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 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.
Reviews for Melrose house cleaners
Karvi P.
Cleaned my house pretty neatly
Raquel's Cleaning ServicesRaquel's Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Leydiane was great to work with, was able to clean a house last minute for me, which was very helpful! Excellent job cleaning, easy to work with!
L&M cleaning serviceL&M cleaning service
Victoria C.
I am very happy I found Gal’s Cleaners! They provided excellent service and left my house sparkling. They were friendly, professional, and a great value. I look forward to the next time Gal’s cleans my house. Definitely recommended!
Gal's CleanersGal's Cleaners
Emilie L.
House Cleaning was so thorough and bathrooms/kitchen still look clean days later (even after use!). We were so impressed that we have set up a cleaning schedule with the team
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Kate D.
Vanessa did a great job cleaning my house - I will definitely be trying to book her again.
Extreme cleanerExtreme cleaner
Peter T.
Luvia did a great job cleaning my house on a Saturday morning. Would hire her again for sure!
Miss CleanMiss Clean
Thumbtack Customer
Neldete & Sarah were awesome! They were so very friendly and professional. They scrubbed my house and it is/was the cleanest it has ever been. They literally cleaned top to bottom. I have smiled all weekend as I savor the lovely clean smell throughout the house!I highly recommend their cleaning services and will now be having them come every other week! Thank you ladies😀
Dete's Cleaning Service’sDete's Cleaning Service’s
Shilpa O.
Lourenco helped me out at the very last minute due to someone else cancelling. He responded to my message immediately and was able to accommodate me. He was on time and professional. He cleaned the house very nicely and did things on his own with pretty much no guidance at all. The house was fragrant and sparkling clean after he cleaned it. He did the job whole heartedly and I highly recommend him for your future job !!!!
Lourenco’s CleaningLourenco’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
House was so clean and organized the way I would do it if I had time . Very fast and reliable and will use her in a biweekly schedule .
Ludy Cleaning Service INCLudy Cleaning Service INC
Linh H.
Lisa and her team are very professional. My place smells like new all over again. They even clean the edges of my stairs which had many spiderwebs and dust. I love the feeling of clean house.
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
Emilie L.
The team worked with my schedule and was super efficient. The house was super clean afterwards and I didn’t realize how shiny my floors could be! I have to admit the highlights were a clean stovetop (finally!) and bathrooms that were spotless
Vistas Cleaning Services INCVistas Cleaning Services INC
Victoria C.
Raquel did a great job cleaning our home. She was responsive via text, and arrived on time. The house was spotless when I returned. Highly recommended!
Vistas Cleaning Services INCVistas Cleaning Services INC
Kelly V.
We had such a good experience today! We will definitely be using Scibisz Cleaning for upcoming cleans. She was working hard the whole time she was here. When I thought my kids were in the way, she assured me they were just fine! We appreciate our very clean house! Thank you!!
My Boston CleaningMy Boston Cleaning
Dilyana O.
Jamily did an exceptional job today getting our house cleaner than it's ever been. Even though we clean it every week we moved in a few months ago after some construction work and there is still a lot of dust. She literally polished every object and surface in every part of the house, worked non-stop for hours and left every space pleasant, clean and more organized than she found it. We would love to use the same services again. Thank you Jamily!
Polcheira Cleaning and PaintingPolcheira Cleaning and Painting
Christina F.
Raiane did a fantastic job, my house is sparkling clean. She was responsive, showed up on time and was very thorough. She was also very kind and polite. We have already made another appointment with her!
Andreatta’s cleaningAndreatta’s cleaning
Stephen L.
Silvia did a great job cleaning our house. I’ve been doing it myself for the last 10 years and let’s just say I’m probably not an easy customer to please. Silvia exceeded our expectations. 100% would recommend.
Diamond shineDiamond shine
Lauren L.
Joana was amazing. She was at the house for as long as she needed and cleaned the place top to bottom!! It was exactly what we needed before moving into our new home. I would 100% recommend her to anyone and will 100% be using her services again in the future.
My Boston CleaningMy Boston Cleaning
C. M.
I was more than pleased with Joana and the excellent job she did cleaning my house. She was incredibly thorough, punctual, efficient and detail oriented. Joana has a pleasant personality which makes working with her easy. She went above and beyond by taking out trash and boxes I was having trouble moving. I would not hesitate to hire her again and highly recommend you do as well.
My Boston CleaningMy Boston Cleaning
Jessica D.
Mirella and her staff are absolute miracle workers. They were available last minute to do a deep clean for my mother at a very reasonable price. They also agreed to do my house last minute for a great price. Their work is absolutely incredible, they are so friendly and clearly put love and pride into their work. They are complete lifesavers. I highly recommend this company. If I could rate 10 stars I would!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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