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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 Ferndale house cleaners
Joleen W.
Wanted to hire someone to do do a deep clean of our house before our baby came, and we had clean expectations come out and I was very satisfied. Thank you for helping us get our house ready and so clean!!
Clean Expectations LLCClean Expectations LLC
Sara P.
The three ladies cleaning my house did an outstanding job, and they worked SO quickly!! Thanks again!!
A Clean House by Suzann LLCA Clean House by Suzann LLC
Justin R.
We are very disappointed in the cleaning services we received from Thompson and Thompson. We recently just moved into a new home, and hired Thompson and Thompson to do a deep cleaning prior to moving in. The people who lived in the house before us had a cat and a dog, and we wanted to have the house professionally cleaned due to allergies. We originally were thrilled with the estimate from the cleaning service. Our house is 1,000 square feet and the ONLY thing that would be in the way of cleaning that would have to be moved would be a TV and mini fridge. Nothing else was in the home, making it easy to clean. Unfortunately, after walking through the house after the cleaners left, we were confused on what was completed in the 5 hours they were over. There was visible dust and dirt on fans, blinds, floors, cabinets and in the corner of walls. The floor still had a ton of dirt, and we had to re-clean and swifter and mop. Our swifter was full of dirt and hair after cleaning ONE room, showing no trace of prior cleaning. Thompson and Thompson did clean our stove and refrigerator, but unfortunately this was the ONLY thing that we were satisfied with. We were completing yard work outside while the house was being cleaned, and when we walked in, the TV was on and had been changed to wrestling. They also continuously moved our air conditioning down to 65 degrees, after we had already set to a reasonable temperature when they arrived. Hiring Thompson and Thompson created more work for us in the end, as we had to re-clean our entire home. We would NOT recommend their cleaning service.
Thompson and Thompson Cleaning ServicesThompson and Thompson Cleaning Services
Chelsea M.
Amazing job! They came in to deep clean the grimy house we just moved in. We now have a spotless house that looks, smells and feels great. These people work hard and are a great value for what they charge. Will definitely hire them again!
Thompson and Thompson Cleaning ServicesThompson and Thompson Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
I live out of state and hired Kelly over the phone to clean my mother's house. She went to the trouble of contacting my Mom to make detailed arrangements without complaint, showed up on time, and did a good job cleaning. Thanks!
Top 2 Bottom Cleaning CompanyTop 2 Bottom Cleaning Company
Steve R.
Sparkle and Shine Cleaning did a wonderful job getting our new house ready for move-in. Great responsiveness and customer service, and the final product exceeded our expectations!
Sparkle and Shine Cleaning companySparkle and Shine Cleaning company
John B.
Amanda was a pleasure to work with. She was responsive, right on time, and did an absolutely amazing job. All the prospective buyers complimented my house on how clean and well maintained it is and I sold within a week. I believe the job that Amanda did helped put the house in its best light and contributed to the fast sale. I will always go to her first for my housecleaning.
GreenCo CleaningGreenCo Cleaning
Sara C.
I hired this team to help clean up my parents' house, which was in bad shape. I showed them pictures, and Marlene agreed to come out. The job was HARD, but she and her team went above and beyond the call of duty. They even helped us move furniture and boxes I was not able to move myself. They stayed for about six hours and worked with stamina the whole time. They made my parents' house liveable again. Thank you.
Thompson and Thompson Cleaning ServicesThompson and Thompson Cleaning Services
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