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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 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
Kristin P.
Great job cleaning our house last minute! Would definitely use again!
Cleaning solutionsCleaning solutions
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
John C.
Paid for deep cleaning. Got a regular house cleaning. She tried to up the price after committing to a set price. Not a huge deal, she was nice and we left out the oven cleaning. Overall. Good.
Ruth Lima specialist cleaningRuth Lima specialist cleaning
Amanda S.
Diego and his Team with AP Good Cleaning are amazing! I highly recommend AP Good cleaning for all your house cleaning needs. They were super quick to communicate with and very flexible since my husband works from home. My house smells great, looks super tidy and the little touches of cute toilet paper just top it off! Nt stove top has never been cleaner! Thanks, again!
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
John C.
Amanda was fantastic. She showed up on time for the house cleaning and did exactly what she said she'd do and more. Highly recommended.
Paul P.
Rosie and her team were very thorough in making sure everything in the house was clean and to our satisfaction. They did the initial deep cleaning and spent hours meticulously clean under and on top of everything. Her team is very professional and driven by a desire to make sure their client is very happy with the results.
Roses Professional Cleaning Service
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!
Bela Vista construction and cleaningBela Vista construction and 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!
Lenna Cleaning services!Lenna Cleaning services!
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!
Magalhaes cleaningMagalhaes cleaning
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
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
Sue S.
Roses’ team of 6-8 people spent two full days doing a deep cleaning of my 3-story house. They cleaned every surface from top to bottom, including windows, carpets, kitchen cabinet fronts, & baseboards. Everyone was pleasant, efficient, & careful with antiques & breakables. They arrived both mornings at the exact time they had given me, & they worked into the evening until the job was done. I cannot praise them highly enough. The charge was reasonable & worth every penny.
Roses Professional Cleaning Service
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
Carl S.
Andressa diligently faced the awful task of cleaning my very dirty, neglected house to prepare for its new owners. She had to work around an attic and garage cleanup we had to schedule at the same time. Andressa did a wonderful job despite the awful working conditions and working alone that day. I gave her extra money for her diligence, but it was not enough for what she accomplished. I regret not hiring her before to help me live in a clean and pleasant environment before I became ill several years ago. I shall always be grateful.
Cunha's CleaningCunha's Cleaning
Sarah G.
Hire them if you want someone who cuts corners and charges you for it! would not recommend this cleaning service to anyone. I had reached out to them obtain services for a deep clean which was quoted at $250. My house is pretty tidy and clean, I just needed professional services to come in and do a deep clean of dusting, mopping the floors, wiping windows. Basically the tasks I don’t have enough time to do myself and I explained this to Binda at our consult. A team of two ladies came to do the job and they finished in just a few hours leaving the floors unmopped, windows unpolised , baseboards dirty and just basically not a deep clean. Even in a basic cleaning service the floora are mopped. They even left mold in the shower corners. I reached out to her and they came back to do the windows, floors and take care of the unfinished work in the bathroom. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and trusted they would do the job. However, they cut corners removed the spot on the floor i sent them confirming they didn’t mop and sent me a BS photo of a section of the floor wet I guess. I went home and sent a thanks text thinking everything is done. Next morning it wAs clear they didnt mop the entire second floor nor the majority of the first! I am so upset.
Binda Cleaning and PaintingBinda Cleaning and Painting
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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