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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.

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.

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.

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.

What is included in a deep house cleaning vs. a basic house cleaning?

A basic house cleaning typically includes tasks like carpet cleaning, wiping countertops, taking out the trash, doing the laundry and washing dishes. A deep house cleaning is a much more involved process, where all aspects of the home are given full attention for a cleanout. In a deep house cleaning, the cleaners will wet-wipe everything from door frames to light switch plates, making sure to also clean walls, windows, air vents, ceiling fans, furniture and more.

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.

Reviews for Saint Clair Shores house cleaners
Lindsay P.
Brittany does an amazing job! My house has not been that clean in months! She did a deep clean of my house yesterday, making sure every inch is clean and all the dog hair was gone. I would highly recommend hiring her!
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Susan R.
Brittany did a deep clean of my house. It had not been cleaned in two months since my son was born. She did a great job!
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Maria H.
LOVED their cleaning! My home was cleaned spotless. They went above & beyond. They cleaned on Friday….today is Sunday & my house still smells & looks clean. Well worth every penny. Highly recommend them. Thank you! See you next month.
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Megan C.
Brittany did an amazing job! She went above and beyond! She organized things as she went along and cleaned my house!
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Thumbtack Customer
Brittany's high standards make her a wonderful house cleaner. Very professional. Focused on what I wanted her to do. I was perfectly comfortable with Brittany, both when I was home and when I was not. She works hard and my house looks sooooo good!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Brittany came in for a deep cleaning, and we will continue to use her weekly to help us maintain our house. We have two large dogs in a rental, and the dog hair and dust has been hard to manage. I came home today to a clean house that smells great! I haven't seen it this clean ever! I also trust her to come into our home when we are not here. She did a wonderful job and even put the dishes we had drying in our dishrack away. Thanks again Brittany!
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Kristie P.
Without prompting nor notes, GreenCo Cleaning tackled the toughest indications of dust, dirt, and dog hair, and they made my house glisten with cleanliness and care. They are very friendly and listened to my special requests. Their attention to detail is wonderful. I have glass top tables in my living room, and they made sure that the dirt and dust was removed from even underneath where the glass sits. My baseboards have never been cleaner! I will continue to use them, they are my go to cleaners!
GreenCo CleaningGreenCo Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Brittany to clean my 738 square foot home it was empty not one piece of furniture except for a couch that was being thrown out from previous owner I asked her if she would take on the job she said yes a flat fee of $150 she told me she would text me the morning that when she would arrive at 8 a.m. I received no text I did call at 9:30 and she was there she claims she forgot to text me when she got there at 8 a.m.when I showed up a few hours later I was so disappointed!!! she claimed through the walk through the night before she would do an excellent Spotless Cleaning that would leave it sparkling since the house was empty she did not even wipe out my window seals she said she didn't do it because I had my house power-washed and inside the windows were what and she wanted to vacuum them out well most people vacuum and then wash them out afterwards at least that's how I clean out windows and the seals .when I went to turn my faucet on in my kitchen it was broken water went everywhere she did not even blink an eye as though she already had known she had broken it there was nothing wrong with the sink before she took the job on she had the laundry room left to do she claimed she had one towel left she wouldn't even help me with the water that was on the floor and under the sink I pointed out the areas where she missed and I'm quoting her" I did not know you wanted a deep cleaning "now gather this readers, I gave her $150 cash she grabbed her last Rag and used it on my small utility room and left afterwards I realized and I noticed everything that she had missed door handles light fixtures light switches that were dirty by fingerprints some moldings crevices in the backsplash of the kitchen ,now this house was empty only 738 square feet not much to clean and nothing in it she claim she would use the magic erasers the night before the cleaning when we went through the walk-through I would never recommend this woman to clean my dog house she knew about my sink she didn't even offer to help me with the water that was left on the floor and under my kitchen sink fortunately it was an easy fix the point is this young immature girl who claims that she's a professional cleaner, I am a 58 year old woman and I've done a lot of cleaning in my days at one time I cleaned 2 - 4. million dollar homes and then I have cleaned homes as small as mine as I have now I take a job on and I take it seriously this young girl did not! she ripped me off and lied and never called back and called me to see if I was happy with her performance I wonder why ? so you take it upon yourself if you would like to hire this girl to do your job now what is the difference between a cleaning and a deep cleaning or detail for what I paid my house should have been sparkling like she has in her ad good luck to all of you who chooses her one small footnote it's not that she ripped me off she just really overcharged me and lied about the performance that she said and claimed that she was going to give me good luck to all of you and God bless
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