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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.

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.

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 Baltimore maid cleaners
Kathryn K.
Happy Maids Green Cleaning were great! Scheduling was a breeze, they arrived on time and provided great quality at a very reasonable price. I would recommend them as well as hire them again.
Happy Maids Green CleaningHappy Maids Green Cleaning
Alonzo F.
Green House Maids did a excellent job cleaning the rental house. House just was renovated and was in need of a good professional cleaning service. This house was empty so it hopefully made their job a little easier. Cleaning the stove, refrigerator, and bathrooms Green House Maids did a great job cleaning them. Only one thing that happened is when they left the house. They left my back door cracked open and unlocked. It’s a good thing I decided to check on their work the next day, since I live in another city. That’s probably my only problem and a Big one.
Green House MaidsGreen House Maids
Jasmine R.
Green House Maids did an excellent job cleaning my newly purchased property that had been unoccupied for the last three months. It was filled with dead bugs, and I couldn’t stand to touch anything. They made my place spotless and gave me the confidence to actually relax and enjoy my new living space. I definitely plan on becoming a regular customer!
Green House MaidsGreen House Maids
Sean M.
Never again will I use this service, after the holidays I was looking to get a deep clean of my house but that didn’t t come out well at all. The maids arrived at my house and immediately went to work but for a deep clean of an entire house they were finished in an hour. Unfortunately I had to work so I couldn’t check their work but while I was home I had to constantly point out things that needed to be addressed. After I got home after work I noticed the fridge wasn’t even cleaned properly and the oven still had cleaning residue left in it. It wasn’t till I started to warm my oven up to cool I smelled a strong odor of bleach and long and behold there was the dirty oven just sitting there with the spray formula. Ladies and gentlemen think twice about this service, definitely not worth the $150 fee
M&M CleaningM&M Cleaning
Charmaine P.
I was not as satisfied with the work from Happy Maids. When I came in mid way to look at what had already been done, I addressed many areas that had been looked over - cobwebs in the corners, light switches still sticky, hair stuck on toilet & tub. When they were done I did another check and the spaces between the rails in the living room hadn’t been wiped, mopped or swept. There were still stains in the freezer ice maker dispenser. A day later I noticed that the bathroom floors hadn’t been cleaned (mainly in the master bedroom). They used a sharp object to remove stickers on the fridge which left scratches on the stainless steel. This project was a recent move out/new purchase and the house wasn’t in bad condition to begin with. After 3+ hours of them working, I feel like I need to go back over everything unfortunately.
Happy Maids Green CleaningHappy Maids Green Cleaning
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