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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.

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 Newburyport house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Great cleaning service! I had Gary come and do a deep cleaning of our basement and clean the rest of our house, and he did a wonderful job. The house smells amazingly clean, and the attention to details is great! From the windows to the baseboards, Gary cleaned it all!
Gary Poppins HousecleaningGary Poppins Housecleaning
Vanessa M.
I was very happy working with VM cleaning. They did a deep clean of my house prior to our move in and did a great job.
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Kevin M.
Leydiane has been cleaning our house now on a biweekly basis for several months and we could not be happier. She and her team do a very good job. Her first deep clean resulted in our house being the cleanest I have ever seen it! I would highly reccomend to anyone looking for a one time clean or reoccurring cleaning.
L&M cleaning serviceL&M cleaning service
Melissa L.
Silvia and her team are phenomenal. Not only was she incredibly responsive to my request, she made time to come to our home to evaluate what we needed very quickly. They did a thorough cleaning of our house and were understanding of our work schedules and respectful of our time - and kitties’ space - during the cleaning. I immediately booked our next house cleaning in two weeks. Such a lifesaver.
Diamond shineDiamond shine
Shelly L.
I can’t say enough good things about the cleaning to my home. We got a deep clean for a new house we purchased and NOTHING was left untouched. So professional, friendly and easy to work with. Highly recommend!!!!
Custom Cleaning Management Inc.Custom Cleaning Management Inc.
Katie M.
Thank you so much! They did a terrific job on every part of our house. Our oven looks brand new and our baseboards have never been so clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a deep clean.
Forty Six CleanersForty Six Cleaners
Lauren B.
She is awesome! She did a deep cleaning and now hired her to come every two weeks now!! So fast, great and sweet! My house sparkles!! ❤️
Andrea's CleaningAndrea's Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Esther did a fantastic job. I was really impressed. Very thorough, great attention to detail. It would have taken me about a week and a half to get the house that clean. I will definitely hire her again!
Best House Cleaner ServiceBest House Cleaner Service
Lorraine M.
Leydiane cleaned my house for the first time yesterday and I could not have been more pleased. She did an excellent job. Her attention to detail was impeccable. I plan on using her services on a regular basis. I highly recommend Leydiane.
L&M cleaning serviceL&M cleaning service
Jess S.
Did a nice job on the floors and kitchen, however she was told main priority was to wash the walls and that was not done. During cleaning, she was asked multiple times if the walls were being washed, which she replied adamantly yes!, but there were still cobwebs on upper portions of wall, you could see the streaks where they had wiped a portion of the wall, and door jams had dirt on them. Would have been happy with work if this had been a weekly clean, but was hired (and paid) for a deep clean and that is not what we received. ** Added after comment by professional** House interior has been painted within 5 years, and that has no bearing on the fact that the walls simply needed to be washed, as asked. Apparently you should not hire if your house is more than 20 years old, or your paint more than 5.
L&M cleaning serviceL&M cleaning service
I hired her for a deep clean & move out of an apartment between house shares. She was very responsive and accommodating to my needs. I was under a time crunch and needed a specific day and time. She rearranged her schedule to help us. She was late, due to traffic, and let us know ASAP. For these items, I give her 5 stars. I took off 2 stars for the following: Her team of 3 did a decent surface clean, but not the deep clean that I needed. She did miss a few things we went over, but deducted these from my bill. If you need a quick clean at a very reasonable price, they are great.
LP plastering & General Service incLP plastering & General Service inc
Elise C.
Lucy and her team did a great job giving my house a deep clean. I asked for a few special things like cleaning out the ovens and doing the inside of the windows and she handled those well. She was able to provide references and a quote ahead of time. I appreciated that she was able to make a date and time work on short notice and that she was easy to communicate with. Lucy is a true pro and I am looking forward to using her services again!
Lucy's cleaning serviceLucy's cleaning service
Jaimie C.
I have been using this cleaning company for a few months now. And I can’t say enough great things. They do an amazing job! Very detail oriented. I would highly recommend them. Cristiana & Amanda are also such kind sweet young ladies. I’m so happy we found them. They’ve made life easier helping around the house. :)
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