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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 Apple Valley house cleaners
Carmen C.
House was beautiful and smelled fresh and clean.
Excellent Cleaningz, LLCExcellent Cleaningz, LLC
Jodi L.
Abi did a great job cleaning my house today. The crew was on time, professional and the house looks great. I will definitely reach out to Abi again for additional cleanings.
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Lynn came to my house and cleaned and she was A+++. She was excellent at communicating with me prior to arriving and she was efficient and thorough! My house looks great! The whole process from beginning to end was painless!! I'm thrilled to have my new house cleaning engineer!!!!
Mint Household Services, LLCMint Household Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This is my first experience hiring a house cleaner. Shari did an EXCELLENT job cleaning today. I'm so happy with her work and it was so nice to come to a completely clean house. I can't remember the last time my entire house was this clean. Every surface is spotless. She definitely exceeded my expectations. The entire process was very smooth. Mint Household services does a great job listening to its clients.
Mint Household Services, LLCMint Household Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
First clean of a definite future recurring cleaning. Stacey is very responsive and her assistant was professional and prompt. Would definitely recommend for house cleaning projects.
Maids in Minnesota....& WisconsinMaids in Minnesota....& Wisconsin
Nigel K.
I am a very clean person and keep a clean house. Cassie was great. The cleaning checklist was spot-on! This was our first cleaning. If every (weekly) cleaning goes like this, I will be sure to give five stars!!!
Turnover CleaningTurnover Cleaning
Debra S.
Cleaners were unbelievable as was the carpet cleaner. We hired them for a move out and the house was definitely move in ready. Highly recommend
National Dusters Of The Twin CitiesNational Dusters Of The Twin Cities
Rosario A.
Elina did a great job cleaning our house. Our house was full of dust from construction and she wiped up everything spic and span clean - the walls, the blinds, the furniture, the ceiling fan blades, the kitchen cabinets and appliances, everything! I was very happy that I found and hired her to do the cleaning. Thank you Elina!
Your clean homeYour clean home
Sunitha V.
Turnover cleaning were very good with their work. The house looked spotless after they were done.
Turnover CleaningTurnover Cleaning
Wendy L.
Olga and Coco did an awesome job. I am very happy with a very clean house.
Cleaning ProsCleaning Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned our home and took care of our pets! House looks Great and the pets are Happy!
Nanny 4 Paws "My Loving Hands for your Paws"Nanny 4 Paws "My Loving Hands for your Paws"
Katie O.
Super responsive, and puts the time in. Sooo nice to come home to a clean house. Highly recommend.
Utter Declutter MNUtter Declutter MN
Thumbtack Customer
On time. Great cleaner. House looks amazing. Can't wait until she comes back!!!
Kim ThompsonKim Thompson
Allison B.
Our cleaner was fantastic; she was very thorough and pleasant. We have already requested for her to clean our house regularly - we were very impressed!
Turnover CleaningTurnover Cleaning
Aaron V.
Diehl did a great job deep cleaning a tough house. I will certainly call them again!
Diehl Cleaning Services LLCDiehl Cleaning Services LLC
George C.
Debbie is wonderful and does an amazing job cleaning our house. She's nice to be around​, friendly and charming.
Debbie's Home Detailing and CleaningDebbie's Home Detailing and Cleaning
Shrey N.
Patty was super sweet and efficient. She was fast, covered all the areas and my house looked very clean. I liked the green cleaners she used in many places.
Diamond DustersDiamond Dusters
Rita K.
Abi and her team did a great job cleaning my house. They were efficient and responsive to my needs.
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Timothy C.
Erica and her crew did a fabulous job cleaning my house. She kept in frequent contact with me, alerting me to prices, times, estimated length of work, and when she and her crew were done. I will be regularly scheduling her and her crew to clean my house. Highly recommended.
Turnover CleaningTurnover Cleaning
Connor H.
Abi and her cleaning crew were fantastic! My house is sparkling clean, and it was done at a very fair and affordable price. After first contacting Abi, it was two days later that she and her crew showed up at my house for the job. I will absolutely use them again and would recommend the services to anyone!
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Luke D.
Emerald did a great job with my house cleaning. I've used their services twice now and am continually impressed!
Emerald MastercraftEmerald Mastercraft
Jennifer S.
Abi's Cleaning was great to have clean my mother's home. They were able to come to my mother's house within 2 days of contact, and started cleaning immediately. The team worked fast and even did more than requested. I'd contact them again for more cleaning!
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Kim came and cleaned my house for the first time this week. After going over a few things with her I left and when I returned the house looked great. Everything was cleaned to the levels I expected and I am excited to have found Kim to come back each month. Great Work and easy to work with
Kim ThompsonKim Thompson
Thumbtack Customer
Lack of attention to detail. Cobwebs still in the corners, appeared to only clean the main traffic areas of the floors. Found out after the fact that interior window cleaning isn't "standard" which seems odd when talking about general house cleaning.
National Dusters Of The Twin CitiesNational Dusters Of The Twin Cities
Patricia W.
They swept into our house and made it "well" again. Great to work with. We hired them to do periodic cleaning in the future. They rock.
Zayne  Cleaning Services, LLC.Zayne Cleaning Services, LLC.
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