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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.

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.

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. 

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.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

Reviews for Salem house cleaners
Michael F.
The cleaning couple did a great job cleaning my house. I will definitely use them again.
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Emily G.
Saelma was very responsive and did a great job cleaning our new house!
Saelma LimaSaelma Lima
Jessica L.
Just had my first cleaning and am very impressed! Every corner of the house is sparkling!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Jordan R.
This lady is sweet and she cleaned my house with 2 other people spotless and I mean SPOTLESS!! By far best cleaner I have ever had!!!
Sparkle homeSparkle home
Thumbtack Customer
Ludy House Cleaning has been with us for several cleanings now. Such a GREAT service provided. ABSOLUTE PERFECTION, the company is reliable, professional and tested TRUSTWORTHY. Ludy's outshines the high end professional companies. Attention to detail, always smiling and a hard working staff. If readers would like their house / apartment cleaned, this is the company you want. A very high recommendation from our family. Thank you Ludy and Staff.
Ludy Cleaning Service INCLudy Cleaning Service INC
Holly H.
I have used Moro Pro Cleaning twice now and could not be happier with their cleaning services, attention to detail, and responsiveness. My house is always spotless when they leave and they really care about their work and the customers happiness. I recommmend calling them now!
Moro Pro CleaningMoro Pro Cleaning
Danielle T.
I just had Cirlene come over yesterday for the first time and she has made me glad I finally made the jump to hire a house cleaner. She checked in the day before, arrived 10 min early the day of, made sure to discuss all the details of what we wanted cleaned, and when she was done, asked me to look over the job and tell her if anything was missed. She also worked with our budget which I really appreciated. The house is thoroughly cleaned and I couldn’t be more pleased!
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Maiann g.
Amazing work! Very professional and fast and really went out of her way to accommodate my schedule. Very friendly and courteous. My house smells great and is genuinely and thoroughly cleaned! Highly recommended!
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Thumbtack Customer
Ana and her colleague came to clean my two story (4 bed / 2 bath) house. Both were friendly, effective and thorough. I could not be more pleased with the service and they charged a very reasonable price that I was happy with. I will definitely be using Ana and her team for all my cleaning needs in the future.
Ana OleaAna Olea
Luis R.
The ladies at Morais Cleaning Services were amazing. We hired them for a deep spring cleaning. They showed up right on time carrying all the necessary cleaning equipment and got right to work. We are a house of 3 active men, so their work was cut out for them. With that being said, they did such a wonderful job. They transformed our kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms to look sparkling new. They were professional throughout the entire day and went the extra mile. We will most likely come back to them for future cleanings.
ANJO Cleaning ServicesANJO Cleaning Services
Eric M.
The house was so clean. I had been planning to replace my shower curtain liner because I Couldn’t get it clean. I went to do it shortly after they left and saw they made the old one looks good as new. They cleaned things I wouldn’t have even thought to ask about. I couldn’t have been happier and have already requested to have them come back every other weekend.
Becker Cleaning ServicesBecker Cleaning Services
Morgan F.
I couldn’t believe someone had 50 five star reviews but now I see why. My house looks amazing. I can’t hire cleaners often, but when I do it again, I will definitely come back to Barbara. She was amazing!
Peace of Mind Cleaning ServicesPeace of Mind Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Natalia is a delightful person to bring into your home. After being sick for over a year, my house needed desperate cleaning help. She put me at ease and worked hard to get the job done. Coordinating a time that works with my schedule is a challenge, and she handled that gracefully. Thank you, Natalia!
Natalia ForgioneNatalia Forgione
Christine c.
Quoted a text from you upon initial contact regarding housecleaning. “We are totally healthy and taking precautions about the virus and wearing gloves and masks also keeping a safe distance. But, This was not true. The women came with masks on in the house, but as I looked up at them, I noticed they took their masks OFF in our house.!!!!!! I had to tell them both to put their mask on! They also did not wear gloves. I had to ask them a few times to wear their mask. With the pandemic going on; that’s mandatory! I was relieved when they left, because of the cleaners taking their masks off. When my husband and I inspected the bathroom area and there were areas not even cleaned. The inside windowsill not washed, tiles were not washed. It seems like the bathroom was a rush job. Doors in the house where the creases are were missed. The furniture was moved in our living room and our beautiful pinewood hardwood floors got scratched from the moving the furniture. We had just had this done a few months ago.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Lynn m.
I was hesitant to give this review because all negative reviewers get insulted by the owner in response, but I must warn others. At my second (and final) cleaning, the owner sent a different team than at the first without telling me beforehand. And I had to reiterate all of the ins and outs of my condo. (Also, at the first cleaning, they were 45 minutes late, with no notice provided -- I had to call them, rather than the reverse. And they broke a frame on a photo. At the second cleaning, they were 45 minutes early - ugh!). The cleaner in my bedroom removed (by unpinning it in about 20 places) my hypoallergenic duvet cover and put it in the closed laundry hamper (how did he find my hamper -- by opening things until he did?). Then he put on the duvet cover that I am allergic to -- it was folded and under some throw pillows. Then he put the pins in the night table next to my bed (yuck, why are you opening my night table drawers?). I also discovered that my fitted sheet had been removed and put back on backwards (why was he removing a fitted sheet?). Two of the cleaners attempted to fix the duvet -- poorly at that -- but after 20-30 minutes I asked them to leave because I didn't want them to remain in my house only to continue to do a poor job. It took me hours to correct this nonsense. Someone also broke my bathroom sink drain by yanking on the sink plunger so hard that it detached from the pull stick -- this will require a plumber to fix. WHAT A SHAMBLES! The return of my money from the second cleaning will not pay for the plumber, nor my wasted time. Hire someone else.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
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