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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 Royal Oak house cleaners
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
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
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
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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