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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.

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.

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 Watertown house cleaners
Allyson S.
Vani did a great job cleaning our house!
Vani cleaningVani cleaning
Kimberly C.
Wonderful job cleaning! House was sparking after! Thank you!
Ruth Lima specialist cleaningRuth Lima specialist cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Sisters came to our house to start with deep cleaning, and then for a regular cleaning. I was impressed by their work - they are always on time, bring all materials, and do really a good job, cleaning all complete house, in every corner and behind the furniture. When the leave, the house is shiny and smells good :) They are very freindly and nice. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Andrew A.
Diniz is a great cleaner! She did an awesome job deep cleaning my house. I would highly recommend her!
Diniz CleaningDiniz Cleaning
Megan M.
House has never been so clean! Wonderful service. Highly recommend!
Esther B.
Amazing clean! I could not be happier. Every inch of the house is clean. I would definitely hire again and I highly recommend.
Christina Z.
I had a great experience with Sister’s Family Cleaning! They did an amazing job with a deep cleaning of my house. I will definitely continue to work with their team.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Rachel E.
Thank you thank you thank you! What a wonderful job you did! My house is so clean and lovely. ❤️❤️❤️
Marriel CleaningMarriel Cleaning
Courtney L.
They did a wonderful job. They were very professional and my house has never looked so good. I can't wait for the next cleaning!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Tiago C.
My house hasn’t been cleaned since last year. Now it looks a brand new one. She did a great job of standard and deep cleaning. I am impressed with the attention to details. Excellent service and quick response. I highly recommend it.
Karen’s cleaningKaren’s cleaning
Beth S.
Daiany and her team were great. They were easy to schedule, arrived right on time, and did a fantastic and thorough job cleaning my house. I will definitely be using them again.
Silva cleaningSilva cleaning
Sandra M.
Neile provided great value house cleaning. She did a move-out deep clean for my 2.5 bedroom apartment, and everything was spotless. The oven and fridge shone. The cupboards were clean. Bathroom was neon white. The hardwood floors were shinier than I'd ever seen them. Neile was professional and dependable. Highly recommended! Would continue with monthly cleanings with her except that I moved too far west.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Denise E.
Claudeth and her colleagues provide an excellent,thorough, and reliable service. My house looked amazing afterwards. I look forward to hiring her company for biweekly cleanings going forward. Highly recommended.
CMC CleaningCMC Cleaning
Carly I.
Saelma and her assistant were great! Our house was a disaster and they got it looking wonderful in just a few hours of deep cleaning. She was very quick to respond to messages and easy to work with. Thank you!
Saelma LimaSaelma Lima
Lisa C.
She deserves 10 stars!!! Priscilla did an amazing job cleaning our home. It was very dusty beforehand. She did not miss any spots. She was very friendly punctual professional and did a great job. We came home to a sparkling clean house. Will definitely be using her Services again.
Pricilla CleaningPricilla Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Star Cleaning really are stars and left my three bedroom house sparkling with no corner unturned. They are extremely thorough and everything looked great. I am really pleased with the service and have hired them again.
Star cleaningStar cleaning
Raul B.
I contacted Gaby though this app to do a moving out cleaning of a rental house, and I must say that she did a great job. I could not find any traces of stains, dirt, grime or dust once she left. Her work was so good, that the house owner asked for me to provide Gaby’s contact information. 100% recommendable!!!
Gaby’s  CleaningGaby’s Cleaning
John W.
We had a fantastic experience with Lisa’s Cleaning Service. It was our first time using a service, so I wasn’t certain what to expect. The team was incredibly thorough, efficient, and professional. Our house is probably cleaner now than it has been since we moved in! We are planning to be repeat customers after a great first experience.
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
Tori O.
The VM team did an amazing job. We called them at the last minute to come and do a deep cleaning before an open house. They were super responsive and did an amazing job. I will certainly hire them for future jobs.
VM cleaningVM cleaning
John M.
The girls did an absolutely fantastic job. Every little nook and cranny was dusted and cleaned. From the toilet paper flowers to the oven towels shaped like a bow. It was the small things and the amazing details that made it perfect. The girls were very friendly and did an amazing job cleaning. The house smelt amazing, like it was almost new. I would highly recommend.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Tanmayee J.
Neile did an AMAZING job at cleaning my dingy little bathroom. She came on very short notice, which I appreciated so much! Also, she happily agreed to come for just 1 section of the house. In my past experience, cleaners want to come for either the entire house or nothing at all, unless you are ready to pay exorbitant prices! Neile is reasonable , reliable and I would 100% recommend her!! She has a very warm and pleasant attitude, and it shows that she is very serious about her job! I am so glad that I found her via Thumbtack! Will definitely be using her services again!
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Sara R.
Neile and her team were a pleasure to work with. They were all extremely friendly and very professional. They did a very thorough job cleaning my house and I couldn't be happier. I was even surprised as I thought the price of the job may have gone up due to all the cleaning they had to do but the price didn't change from what we agreed upon which was great. I will definitely be hiring her again in the future.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
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