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Your burning questions: answered

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 Gaithersburg house cleaners
Bradley B.
Great value for the fantastic service they provided! Will be using them for regular cleanings of my house.
5 Star Cleaning Service LLC5 Star Cleaning Service LLC
Kara S.
The overall is good; unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the service.; We have requested move-in cleaning, but for three floors house, they clean the face of everything, and after 2 hours, they have done and felt rushed. A lot of details were missed. House looked good on the surface but not deep cleaned. And the money we paid it's not worse.
M&M CleaningM&M Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We used Carmen's Cleaning Services during the time we were selling our house, from initial showings through closing. We were very pleased with the appearance of our house. Carmen and her staff were always on time and very pleasant. It was a pleasure to have them working. We credit their service in helping to sell our house by making it look so clean and neat.
Carmen's Cleaning ServicesCarmen's Cleaning Services
Staci R.
I had an excellent experience with my house cleaning service. I needed someone last minute and L/R house services responded immediately and was available the next day. They did an amazing job! 2 of them spent about 4 hours and cleaned my house from top to bottom. They even accommodated the 3 pets I have. I will definitely use them again!!
LR House ServiceLR House Service
Abbie A.
Great service! We were very impressed when the the cleaners arrived early and began working immediately. They thoroughly cleaned each and every area inside of our house, including the cabinets and windows. This was especially appreciated since the house is fairly large. Overall, we are extremely satisfied with the service, and will be using them again!
5 Star Cleaning Service LLC5 Star Cleaning Service LLC
Robert m.
Anna responded very quickly to my request. She was prompt and did an excellent job. The house was sold and needed to be cleaned before the buyer moved in. I'm sure the buyer was happy walking into a house that was spotless.
Anna’s cleaning servicesAnna’s cleaning services
Tasha C.
KG Spotless arrived early and stayed until every corner of my house was clean....I am so happy with their thorough and professional cleaning! I am going to be a regular customer from now on!
KG Spotless Residential and Commercial CleaningKG Spotless Residential and Commercial Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Mary and Dina both are awesome ladies.. they did very thorough cleaning of my house.. I am very happy with their service ..
marvelous maid servicemarvelous maid service
Nadine M.
Prompt to respond, punctual on the day of service, and very professional!! Would hire and recommend Nery for any future house cleaning needs!!
Saskya's Painting RenovationsSaskya's Painting Renovations
Maria B.
Excellent service! My house was spotless within a couple hours and my oven has never been so clean! I am now a devoted customer.
Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻
Rohma S.
I requested a deep clean of a house that we recently bought and were going going to move in to. What I received was not a deep clean, I feel like there might of been some kind of miscommunication on what that means. I requested that she sanitize all surfaces of the house, including the insides of cabinets, but when I went to unpack and put things inside the cabinets I realized that they were not cleaned. Liz did come back once to clean a few things that her team forgot, so I appreciated that...but I continue to find things that should have been done the first time around.
Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻Liz Kristalklear 👌🏻
Ariana B.
So thankful for Roxana and her last minute service! She truly helped take the workout load from moving and cleaning. The house was cleaned thoroughly. Roxana also was very friendly and communicative in regards to our needs. Thank you again for your amazing work!
Sisters General  Services  LLCSisters General Services LLC
Noelia o.
Nancy and her team came to my house to do a deep cleaning of the kitchen. They exceeded my expectations and did a fantastic job! Not only that, but they went above and beyond and did some spot cleaning of other areas too. I would definitely hire Nancy and her team for any future cleaning. Thanks again for all of your help.
Acenak House Cleaning LLCAcenak House Cleaning LLC
Grace G.
Lucio and his team were absolutely fabulous !! We have had many companies come to our house, and have never had the level of service he and his team provided. Our house is absolutely spotless. We have two dogs that shed, and you wouldn’t know it after having Lucio come clean. They didn’t miss a detail and made sure every corner was cleaned. I highly recommend his services and will definitely be using them regularly ! Thank you Lucio and team!!
LR House ServiceLR House Service
Kimberly N.
My house smelled amazing when I walked through the door. I kept finding places that had been cleaned - above what I had assumed would be done. Will definitely hire again.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Inna F.
This was the first time in my life when I requested cleaning of the house. I was a little nervous based on the unfortunate experience of my sister who lives in Canada. I am more than happy with the quality of Wilma's service. The house had to be cleaned just before selling that included 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and the basement. Wilma confirmed the time of coming the night before and showed up with her team exectly at 8 am as agreed. She and her 2 helpers made the house shining, not forgetting the little corners and other places that is very easy to overlook. It took them 4 hours to complete the job. I was especially impressed by the fact that Wilma was not just cleaning, but instructed her team how to do the job more efficienly and more comfortable for me. I still had some little pieces all over the house and they collected them to one place on the first floor close to the door, and even sorted them! I am sincerely thankful for Wilma's job and highly recommend her services. Inna Fremming April 2019
Vilmas Cleaning ServiceVilmas Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
We used Cheap Cleaning for about a year. She was accommodating to a schedule change. However, she was not careful, even after mentioning it, with our house and stuff. Floorboards have to be repainted from the vacuum cleaner being rubbed against them. There are grooves in some wall corners from the vacuum cleaner cord when she pulled it too tight, instead of just plugging it in somewhere else. She rushes through and would sometimes be in the house for only a couple of hours. Considering we have 2700 sq ft and 4 floors, we didn't think this was enough time. Then after items being broken on 3 different occasions without her telling us, we finally decided it was enough.
Sarceno Cleaning Residential & CommercialSarceno Cleaning Residential & Commercial
Kimberlee D.
We are so grateful for the most amazing Full deep cleaning we ever seen. My daughter was moving out of her house And it was horrible. These ladies stepped up and completely revived the space-it looks fantastic! Thank you so much! KD
Strong Hands Cleaning LLCStrong Hands Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Blue Maid came to do our monthly cleaning. They were prompt, did a good job - including those cute toilet paper designs you get in hotels - and were pleasant to have around the house. Setting up the appointment was also easy and professional.
Blue Maid Cleaning ServicesBlue Maid Cleaning Services
Sudha S.
Excellent work for a reasonable price. Maira is fantastic. She and another cleaner spent almost 6hrs cleaning my 4bth 3.5br house to get it ready for a showint. They did a great job, so much so that I hired Maira for another job on a 2bth 2br apt. Again a really good job that left the place gleaming. I have recommended these guys to my family and friends.
Abel’s landscapingAbel’s landscaping
Myllissa M.
This team is amazing!. They did a great job cleaning my house. Their attention to detail is excellent. They worked hard to make sure they did not miss anything and took time to move things and wipe everything down. I would highly recommend this team. Maria and her son were super communicative and ensured that my family satisfied with the job. We will definitely be using them again!
5 Star Cleaning Service LLC5 Star Cleaning Service LLC
Antoinette B.
So my back went out and I couldn’t get my household chores done. I needed to book a house cleaning because I’ve decided not to use the company I usually book. There was only a couple of reviews for American Commercial Cleaning Services so I couldn’t judge whether they’d do a good job. I’m so happy I took a chance because I literally booked her last minute and she fit me in the schedule. The best part for me is that when they left I didn’t feel like I didn’t get my money’s worth. I’m very pleased and will hire again.
American Commercial Cleaning ServicesAmerican Commercial Cleaning Services
Rebekah H.
** Review updated with actual conversation to reveal more blatant lies and dishonesty by the owner of Tidy Uppers. No name calling or insults occurred. No phone conversations occurred after 11:30am while she was at the house before she became rude and the only missed call was 8am the next day regarding the invoice. I was told by the business owner to text the code to the lockbox on the house to the number I was contacted from. Despite my informing her our family would be sleeping at the time of her arrival (Monday at 6am - which she said was her only available slot all week), she called my phone four times between 6:00 and 6:15 am Monday morning. When I awoke at 8:30 am, I had a notification I’d received an invoice. She claimed I had not sent her the code to the lockbox, that I’d sent immediately after our phone conversation. And had charged me a $30 Failure to Cancel fee. I sent her screenshots showing my texting her the code along with the instructions to enter the home and the focuses I wanted based on our phone conversation (fridge, kitchen floor/baseboards, and bathrooms). She called and acknowledged it was their error and said she could reschedule for 10am the following day with a 10% discount off the $140 fee. I had already made arrangements to be in the house to finish the rest of the cleaning of the rooms Tuesday morning, but I said that was fine. After all, as long as they took care of the kitchen and bathrooms, I wouldn’t have to worry about much, right? (Wrong!) When I got to the house early Tuesday morning, the lockbox was left pulled out in the open with the cover open exposing the buttons and metal facing to the rain, rather than closed and tucked into the ivy by the porch as they had found it Monday morning. I returned it. Finished the things I needed to tend to and left. Drove the 5 hours back to our new home and started working. I received their invoice about 2:40 in the afternoon. My Tuesday was incredibly busy, I worked and went to bed very early as I’d been up cleaning the house in Maryland at 3am. Woke up to my phone ringing again at 8am, guess who?? Dianna Chambers. Again. I also had a text from the night before around 8pm and one from 7am stating, “Hi rebehak I’m just flllowing ho with you in your cleaning from yesterday. Hope all is well.” I’m not sure about that last one, but I assumed it was all aimed to press me to hurry up and pay her invoice which I already planned to do first thing in the morning. I texted her immediately to let her know I would be taking care of it first thing but that her repeated calls and texts before regular business hours were unexpected and had woken us up again. Her only response was “Sorry about that.” A COMPLETE change of tune from before. I clicked on the invoice to take care of payment and this time had been charged a $50 late fee. It had not even been 24 hours since she arrived to the house, let alone since I’d received the invoice and up to this point NO late fee (or failure to cancel fee for that matter) had ever been mentioned. And this is beside the fact that she had been 29 hours late completing service from the time we agreed upon. I texted her and pointed out that it had not even been a full day since I received the invoice and that it was disappointing she kept charging these random fees because it had overall been a good experience thus far and that if she could correct the invoice so I could pay the correct amount, we could be done. She claimed same day payment was company policy, that she had informed me of the policy and the fee (blatant lie) and she had no choice but to follow it. I asked her to correct the amount or refer me to the manager or owner of the company (knowing she had referred to it as “her” company several times and both she and the company seemed very disorganized and poorly managed so I had a feeling she was lying about adjusting the amount being out of her control). She said she was the owner. As I suspected she was again blatantly lying - just like having only one 6am Monday slot available all week and informing me of her policies and fees upfront. When I told her she had never disclosed the same day policy on the phone (in any of the multiple calls) nor on any documentation and that if she had completed services Monday morning as we agreed, I would have taken care of it that day. Since my Tuesday was very booked already and she didn’t get the invoice to me until that afternoon, I was taking care of it first thing on Wednesday - within a 24 hour window of the service and invoice receipt. Even though I didn’t expect to see the house or how well she’d done the work until Friday, I was fine giving her the benefit of the doubt and going ahead with payment (another mistake on my part), but she needed to correct the invoice. I also said I would also be posting reviews about her company and how she conducted business. She said, “do whatever you need to do to make the situation correct. However you do have an outstanding invoice.” I asked if she had any proof that she had disclosed these fees to me at any time and stated what she was doing was illegal and she needed to research proper business practices. She stated the fees were on the invoice - that I hadn’t had a chance to review until 8am Wednesday morning. At that point she said she would adjust it (suddenly, it WAS in her power to make an exception to her own policy), made a couple passive aggressive comments about good luck with my move and thanks for my input, then threatened to charge the late fee again if I didn’t pay the invoice (that I was already trying to pay while navigating her zero courtesy customer “service”...). And I wish that was the end of it. However, after the invoice was paid and the rude and completely unprofessional exchange with the “owner” of the Tidy Uppers “business,” I was very concerned about the job she did on the house. So I called a contact in the area and had them go by and send me pictures of the house. The fridge was mostly clean, but under one of the drawers hadn’t even been wiped down, let alone cleaned and the bottom drawer of the freezer was completely filled with frozen water. The kitchen floors and baseboards were untouched. One of the toilets hadn’t been cleaned under the seat, one mirror was completely smudged, the grout in the bathroom of the showers with tile was not scrubbed, there were rings all over the floor and sink of one bathroom, and to make matters worse, there appears to be spots of dirty water or some kind of liquid sloshed on the light colored carpet of the stairs leading up to two of the bathrooms and a dirty square at the top of the stairs seems to be where the mop bucket was set down - I mentioned in our phone call the carpet cleaners would be coming later in the week so I guess she decided she didn’t have to clean up after herself either. Unfortunately after my experience with Dianna Chambers and her “business,” I cannot refer her to even my enemies. It was in whole, one inconvenience, insult, and rude debacle after another ending with a finale of a disappointing, lazy cleaning job. So if you have no desire for a secure, clean house, polite customer service, fair billing, or professional conduct, by all means, go with Tidy Uppers! Otherwise, I suggest you look elsewhere. There are many hardworking individuals out there able and ready to do good work and conduct themselves and their companies in a mature, businesslike manner.
Tidy UppersTidy Uppers
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