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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. 

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 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.

Reviews for Somerville house cleaners
Karyn C.
They did an amazing job cleaning my house. It had been a very long time since it was last cleaned and they didn't bat an eye when they saw all the dust. My house is so clean now!
Chris FerreiraChris Ferreira
Micaela M.
A lovely person and a nice, clean house afterwards.
Ruth Lima Specialist cleaningRuth Lima Specialist cleaning
Emily T.
I've had an excellent experience working with Sister's Family Cleaning! Selda and Glayde were able to schedule a consultation with me on very short notice and the house cleaning itself was perfect. My house has never been cleaner! I would absolutely recommend Sister's Family Cleaning for any home cleaning needs.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
My house was so clean after!!! We went ahead and did the deep clean. It was amazing - hire the sisters - you will not be disappointed!!!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Snehal B.
I moved to new house which was closed since a year and had a lot of dust. I called Adriane Cleaning to clean the house and they were incredibly awesome. They cleaned my house so well that it feels like home now. They were friendly and very helpful. They also helped me arrange my things after clean up. I am defiantly going to call them next time I move-in/out and would 100% recommend them to others.
Adriane CleaningAdriane Cleaning
Hannah L.
She was delightful and I was so happy to come home to a beautifully clean house!!
Ludy Cleaning Service INCLudy Cleaning Service INC
Alison H.
Karen did an absolutely wonderful job cleaning our house, at a very reasonable rate. She came on time, was very professional, and incredibly thorough. Our house has not looked or felt this clean in months, and we will definitely be hiring her again in the future.
Karen’s cleaningKaren’s cleaning
Kim B.
Ray does a great job, and I love coming home to a sparkling clean house!
Ray’s Cleaning ServicesRay’s Cleaning Services
Mathew P.
Our house hasn't been this clean since we moved in 5 years ago!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Luke M.
Ana did a really wonderful job. The house is so clean and it smells so good!
Partners Cleaning ServicesPartners Cleaning Services
Marc A.
Antonia and her sister did a fantastic job cleaning my house. I definitely plan to call her again! Everything is spotless and smells clean and beautiful.
Our goal  is to do the best on every single cle...Our goal is to do the best on every single cle...
Tom B.
Brenda is the best cleaner out there! Very professional, took her time to get the whole house cleaned just the way we like it. Would recommend to anyone!
BM Cleaning ServicesBM Cleaning Services
Sonika S.
Had an excellent experience. She did thorough cleaning and house was shining. I highly recommend her
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Amy L.
Saelna was amazing. She cleaned my 7 room house. Windows included. I highly recommend
Saelma LimaSaelma Lima
Mike L.
They did a great job cleaning our house for the price we agreed upon! I'm excited to have them keep coming back and keeping my home clean :)
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Michelle X.
Great job- very responsive and reliable!! I would choose them again to clean my house for sure!
Ruth Lima Specialist cleaningRuth Lima Specialist cleaning
Mitul D.
I am so impressed with the quality that sister’s family cleaning puts into their work! They did a consultation and got to know my needs. They tailored the cleaning to what was important to me and went above and beyond. I came home to a house that was sparkling! I’m so excited to continue working with them and highly recommend! They take their work very seriously and Because of it my house is really clean and wonderful to come home to!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Alkistis M.
Kelly Gomes was great, they were very responsive and Ranielly did an excellent job cleaning our house. Thank you!
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Christina S.
Vistas Cleaning did a great job. The team quickly responded to questions. They showed up about a half hour early so we weren’t quite ready for them, but they got started on other rooms of the house while we put our groceries away. Came home to a perfectly clean house and will use the service again.
Vistas Cleaning Services INCVistas Cleaning Services INC
Emily K.
Andrea did an excellent job on an old house that can be hard to clean! She was efficient, friendly and professional- well worth the money!
Andrea's CleaningAndrea's Cleaning
This was my first time using the company. Maria was AMAZING! The house was cleaned top to bottom. I look forward to seeing Maria every week.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Venus B.
I'm glad I found Lara! She did an awesome job my house is so clean now, I'm beyond satisfied! Highly recommended!
Lara's cleaningLara's cleaning
Kevin L.
Ruth and her helper did a great job cleaning our house. They worked quickly and were thorough. We will certainly use their service again in the future.
Ruth Lima Specialist cleaningRuth Lima Specialist cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
This was the first time I every had somebody clean my house. I decided to go with Curran Interiors because they seemed to be very professional and caring. I was not disappointed. They did a great job doing the deep cleaning so we will continue with a bi-weekly cleaning. Looking forward to keeping this great experience.
Curran Interiors, LLCCurran Interiors, LLC
Juffin F.
Adriana and Francisco did a fantastic job cleaning my house. They were very punctual and accommodating with the date and time that I wanted. Will definitely call them again in future.
Personal Smart Services Inc - Adriana & FranciscoPersonal Smart Services Inc - Adriana & Francisco
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