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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 Takoma Park house cleaners
Andrew C.
Great job! My house is very clean. Would hire her again for sure.
Isabelle and Tee Cleaning incIsabelle and Tee Cleaning inc
Ari P.
Have used their services twice now and always leave the house looking super clean and tidy
lilly House Cleaninglilly House Cleaning
Dina D.
Great cleaning for a reasonable price, the team of two did a much needed deep clean of my two bedroom two bathroom house in 2 hours. Thank you!
lilly House Cleaninglilly House Cleaning
Rose L.
Lily and her team did a good job cleaning our house. Communication on timing was a little difficult, but we found a time that worked for everyone. We are satisfied with the cleaning and the price is very reasonable.
lilly House Cleaninglilly House Cleaning
Alexandra R.
I gave three stars because the responsiveness of the person I booked with. I was not pleased with the quality of the work done by the staff sent to my house. We needed the empty house cleaned for our new tenets after we moved out. I explained this to the company. I had to sweep my floors and mop again, clean our residue from what ever they sprayed in my oven and wipe down some of the stainless steel that had a greedy film over it. They also didn’t dust places that were obvious like my bathroom glass light shades. I was not there for the majority of the cleaning because we were extremely busy moving. I don’t like to hover over people but maybe I should have but didn’t have the time.
Speed Cleaning ServicesSpeed Cleaning Services
Rakita L.
We loved Nidia's service! Our 95 year old house can always use cleaning and I admit it hadn't had a deep clean in awhile. Nidia sent over two people who did an amazing job! My biggest issue with our place is our bathroom. No matter how much I personally try to keep in clean with 5 people living in our home it's next to impossible. Nidia's staff made that bathroom sparkle! We will for sure be using this service over and over again.
Nidia’s Express Maid ServiceNidia’s Express Maid Service
Helena D.
We've been looking for a cleaning service for some time and feel fortunate to have found Maid Ideal Cleaning Services! The Ladies wasted no time getting to work when they arrived. They are all extremely professional and respectful. They also observe COVID protocol. We have a little one so this is very important. Also important was their use of environmentally friendly products. Our house was in a state and they left it sparkling without the chemically smell. I was very impressed with the dusting and cleaning of the inside of our windows (additional price, but worth it!) Our hardwood floors are also shining again. We will be using this service on a recurring basis from now on!
Maid Ideal Cleaning ServicesMaid Ideal Cleaning Services
Dale I.
We made it clear to Happy Maids at the time of the first call, and also when the maids arrived to do the cleaning that the floors could absolutely not get wet, and not to use any water in cleaning them, because they had just been sanded. We hired professional cleaners to remove the dust in our house after we sanded the floors, so we could then apply the finish to the floors. After they had started working, I was contacted and asked if I would agree to pay more because the job was turning out to be difficult. I agreed without question to pay what they were asking, thinking that it would be worth it to have professional cleaning. Unfortunately, despite my instructions not to use water, they mopped the floors with water while cleaning, which damaged the bare floors in one area and raised the grain of the wood, negating all of our work sanding them. There are black stains on the woood now around nails in the floor. When I contacted them after i noticed what had been done, they said that “they only used water”, and after much discussion, said that they would refund our money. However, they did not refund my money and I havent heard from them since. I am beyond disappointed, as I agreed to pay more than the originally quoted price for the cleaning, and even tipped them afterwards, before I noticed the damage. As I write this, i am several hours into doing what I can to fix what was done to my floors. What I thought would be a timesaver, turned out to be a setback, one that I paid more than the originally quoted price for.
Happy Maids Green CleaningHappy Maids Green Cleaning
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