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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. 

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 often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for Dorchester house cleaners
Jessi S.
We’re getting ready to put our house on the market, and needed a deep clean after moving out and some repairs. The house looked pretty rough before the cleaning - lot of dust and debris. Now the house looks amazing! The house looks and smells amazing, brand new! Great price for great work - highly recommend!
GotCleaner LLCGotCleaner LLC
Edward G.
They arrived right when they said they would, ready to go. They had all their equipment and supplies, did all that we requested of them and a little more. They did absolutely excellent work and the house hasn't looked this clean since I moved into it. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a house cleaner.
Essential Cleaning SolutionsEssential Cleaning Solutions
Godlee D.
The gentlemen assigned to clean arrive ~2 hours later than I was told. I requested a deep clean and most of the House was still very dusty. The price quoted to me was not what charged.
Asap Quality Cleaners  llcAsap Quality Cleaners llc
Lindsey L.
Carla did a good job and was very professional. I just wish there had been more time or an additional cleaner as my house is rather large.
The Canton Cleaning CompanyThe Canton Cleaning Company
Danielle C.
Mariel is terrific! We needed our home in Baltimore cleaned for new tenants and we live out of state. I was so lucky to find her on Thumbtack. Her attention to detail and thoroughness left the house pristine! I would highly recommend her and her team. Side note...she is also helping me find someone to clean up the yard!!!!
I Love CleaningI Love Cleaning
Jodee W.
After taking a chance with a new local cleaner, L.C.L Services, to clean my house for a new construction move in clean, I was disappointed with the results. I spend hours AFTER the cleaning....cleaning up after the cleaners. Dust still everywhere. Cobwebs still everywhere. Tubs not cleaned. Floors a mess. Kitchen area had spots, dirt, dust, you name it. After reaching out to this service for their thoughts, I was offered an apology and $30 off of the bill. The customer service was poor at best, attentive on communication, but in person - I was not impressed. I will be sticking with teams who have a passion for what they do and do it well. If you are reading this and your pride yourself in top notch customer service with an "above and beyond" spirit when it comes to cleaning please feel free to message me with your service options.
L.C.L. Services LLCL.C.L. Services LLC
Lola K.
So when the quote first came up, It was the lowest in the bunch and I thought I might be able to stretch and manage it. Turns out I was reading the numbers wrong and it was indeed way out of budget. When I let her know as much, she said she'd come over and give a free estimate. I had nothing to lose, but boy did I have a lot to gain. After checking out my place, she gave a very reasonable number, and we were agreed. I wasn't able to schedule her till almost 2 months later cos of some work that I have at my place, but it was well worth the wait. She is extremely THOROUGH, like I wasn't expecting it, but she does corners and baseboards...which in all my times of hiring ppl, not alot of people do. I have never once thought, oh she missed something, cos she never has. She works quietly and thoroughly (so it goes longer than my previous folks, but I do not mind one bit). My house is always left smelling and looking great. (In fact, I liked her so much, I've recommended her to family and friends). And she's digital, so payments are super convenient for the 2 of us. When it comes to scheduling, it takes her a couple days to reply, but she always replies! I've used her 2ce now for monthly cleanings and will continue to use her, but she's been a little late both times. She always communicates that she's delayed tho, and I appreciate that.
Earth Blossoms Commercial CleaningEarth Blossoms Commercial Cleaning
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