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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.

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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for Royal Oak house cleaners
Kevin C.
They did a great job cleaning my house. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new house cleaner!
A Clean House by Suzann LLCA Clean House by Suzann LLC
Marideth H.
Did an amazing job cleaning my house.
Nevaeh's Swift cleaning LLCNevaeh's Swift cleaning LLC
Jason D.
Samaya did an excellent job with the move out cleaning of my house.
Professional Taskmasters LLCProfessional Taskmasters LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly did a great job! It was great to come home to a clean house.
Top 2 Bottom Cleaning CompanyTop 2 Bottom Cleaning Company
Kaitlin M.
I would not recommend this cleaning service. I hired this guy to come clean my house and he did not complete the job. The cleaning was very sloppy and we had to go back and clean the house again after he left. We got completely ripped off to the point where I would call this a scam.
Get Moore Clean LLCGet Moore Clean LLC
Suresh R.
Excellent cleaning service provided by Ali. House was completely transformed after his crew went through the place. Highly recommend his cleaning services.
Michigan Cleaning ProfessionalsMichigan Cleaning Professionals
Stephanie S.
Kenisha & her team are incredible! They cleaned my house from top to bottom and for such an affordable price!!
Annettes Specialized CleaningAnnettes Specialized Cleaning
Faye N.
Devin took care of the move-out cleaning within 2 brief hours, and the house smelled so good!
Infinite Business, INC. • Crisp Cleaners •Infinite Business, INC. • Crisp Cleaners •
Eileen C.
Fantastic polite young men brought all of their own stuff and worked quietly and thoroughly to clean my house
MTM Cleaning LLCMTM Cleaning LLC
Alen D.
I needed my house deep cleaned prior to listing and Maid II Shine did a fantastic job. Great attention to detail and the house turned out great. I highly recommend their services.
Maid ll ShineMaid ll Shine
Jessica D.
My family has been looking for a professional and reliable cleaning company for years. After countless disappointments from several companies, we decided to hire Xpress Maids based on their great reviews and a recommendation from a friend of a friend. All I can say is WOW. Today Xpress Maids exceeded my expectations. The office staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and professional. The three people that cleaned our house worked silently and very efficiently. It was such a delight to watch them work through the house methodically and systematically. My house has never been this clean. I never thought that I would hand over my house keys to a stranger. Today I handed my house keys to Xpress Maids with a smile. Xpress Maids is a company you can completely trust.
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Paul B.
Hired to deep clean an entire house before putting it on the market. Quality work, great value and quick turnaround. Wouldn't hesitate to hire again.
Clean Expectations LLCClean Expectations LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Thompson and Thompson worked very slowly (took 3 people 6+ hours to clean my house) and required me to pay in cash. They get 3 stars because the cleaning job was okay and they were a better value than other companies.
Thompson and Thompson Cleaning ServicesThompson and Thompson Cleaning Services
Halie B.
Genie in a Bucket was great! It was my first experience having my house cleaned and they made me feel at ease and were very communicative! Will definitely use them again :)
Genie in a Bucket, LLCGenie in a Bucket, LLC
Trisha F.
Hired Angie to clean our house. She is very sweet and was quick to come over and do an estimate. We look forward to working with her on a bi-weekly basis!
Angie's cleaning serviceAngie's cleaning service
Mike B.
They did an excellent job cleaning our house. They were quick to communicate, was early to our appointment, and were very pleasant to speak with. Don’t delay, hire them today!!!
MTM Cleaning LLCMTM Cleaning LLC
Jean S.
My house has never been this clean! I'm so very pleased with the work that the staff from Genie in a Bucket did. I would definitely hire them again.
Genie in a Bucket, LLCGenie in a Bucket, LLC
Pamela A.
Monika is a lifesaver! She performed a whole-house cleaning for us before our wedding reception held at our home. Very nice person with a great work ethic - very reasonable!!!
Monika's Spring CleaningMonika's Spring Cleaning
Victoria E.
I can’t even BEGIN to describe the experience I had with this company!!! Ollie was nothing but professional and friendly from the first time we made contact (which was impressive) but then I saw his work and I’m telling you guys, my house has NEVER been cleaner! Okay, I’m a single mom of four teenagers and four fur babies. When I say my house needed cleaned, I mean it needed CLEANED!!!! These guys put in the time and the effort... I was half tempted to serve dinner off the floor tonight 😀 Thanks Ollie and company!!! I think I’m in love!! See you in a couple weeks!!
Michigan Cleaning ProfessionalsMichigan Cleaning Professionals
Beverly j.
Ioni cleaned the apt I am moving out of so well. I am so pleased & happy with her work! The kitchen & bathroom especially sparkle. I would recommend get to everyone! My elderly father needs some help keeping his house clean now that he’s 89. I’m going to convince him he needs to hire her!
Home Rescue Solutions LLCHome Rescue Solutions LLC
Kelsey N.
So disappointing. I paid $350 for an initial clean in promise of $75 biweekly cleanings going forward (which is lower than other biweekly rates I was quoted). I have a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house, 1,000 sq foot home. The initial clean lasted 2 hours and was disappointing (bathroom floor wasn’t clean, end tables/window sills weren’t dusted, cobwebs on the ceiling - see attached pictures for a few examples). They came back and helped a bit, so I decided to try the biweekly cleaning (to at least get a couple months of $75 cleanings to make up for the up-front cost). When I tried to schedule, I got a few texts then just never heard back!! Definitely won’t use this company again.
Michigan Elite Cleaning LLCMichigan Elite Cleaning LLC
Sharon D.
During the quick walk through when the ladies were finished, things looked fine. House was vacant and empty of all furnishings so there was nothing hidden from view. When I went back the next day and did a thorough inspection I found many places that were missed. I called the owners of the business and they came out and cleaned up everything that was missed. Very professional owners, they did the right thing.
A Clean House by Suzann LLCA Clean House by Suzann LLC
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