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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. 

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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for Melrose house cleaners
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!
Michael e LeydianeMichael e Leydiane
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
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
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
After far too long, my wife and I hired Janete to start regular cleanings. Coming home from work and seeing the house cleaner and more organized than it had been in years was amazing. Awesome job. Can't wait for the next one already. Thank you!
Home Organizing and Cleaning by JaneteHome Organizing and Cleaning by Janete
Andrea G.
This was my first experience with a cleaning service. Uisla was absolutely amazing. My house has never looked cleaner. Uisla arrived on time as scheduled and took so much care and attention to every single room. Very thorough and made sure to leave everything spotless. So friendly as well. I will absolutely hire Ribeiro Cleaning again and will definitely recommend her services to anyone who needs it. Thank you again Uisla!!!
Ribeiro CleaningRibeiro Cleaning
Prashant B.
Janette is wonderful to work with and provides a timely and reliable service. She has been helping us keep our house clean and organized for almost 4 weeks now. We hope to continue utilizing her services for the long term
Home Organizing and Cleaning by JaneteHome Organizing and Cleaning by Janete
Thumbtack Customer
They did an absolutely wonderful job on my home :) every inch of my house was cleaned to perfection!! From the floors to the mirrors to the oven- everything was sparkling. I am now a recurring customer and will definitely stay that way. Thanks Tatiana & Fabrico!!
FT Cleaning Services, Corp.FT Cleaning Services, Corp.
Katie S.
Luzia did a great job cleaning my house head to toe in nooks and crannies I would never have gotten too. She was quick to reply, and showed up even ahead of schedule. I will definitely be using her again on a regular basis.
Luzia Nice TouchLuzia Nice Touch
Jose F.
Dynasty was easy to deal with and they were able to come same day as I needed them after having construction done at my home. The cleaning was more than typical or usual as their was white construction dust all over the house. They were very good, timely and flexible to come the same day. I liked their work and their price-point that I will be using them monthly.
Marriel Dynasty - Cleaning ServicesMarriel Dynasty - Cleaning Services
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