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Q & A

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.

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.

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. 

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.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

Reviews for Columbia house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Sharif and Cat cleaned our house .. was satisfied .. will only get better with time !!
The Earth Matters Cleaning, LLCThe Earth Matters Cleaning, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Crystal is awesome, very energetic and cleaned my house immediately after we met.
Clear Cleaning ServiceClear Cleaning Service
Andrew G.
House was clean and wife was happy :) She even checked in after to make sure we were satisfied.
"You Ain't Got Time," Cleaning Services"You Ain't Got Time," Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
CJB did an excellent job cleaning my daughter's house!!! They were so excited to come home after work to have their house ready for Thanksgiving!!! They definitely will use them again!!! Very nice couple,also very professional...
CJB Cleaning ServicesCJB Cleaning Services
Alicia F.
Jaimie did an amazing job cleaning and organizing. She is unlike other cleaners, in that she’s willing to work with your personal needs and go above and beyond just cleaning exposed surfaces. She also helps with clutter and organization! I’m excited to work with her to get my house where it needs to be.
Simplicity Professional CleaningSimplicity Professional Cleaning
Anna B.
Tammy was fantastic! We had a move-out cleaning done and I'm amazed by everything she was able to accomplish solo. Our place was the cleanest it's ever been after she was finished. She was also flexible with her scheduling which was much appreciated since we were scrambling for a last-minute cleaning. Her pricing is very fair and I would choose Tammy over a chain house-cleaning service any time.
"You Ain't Got Time," Cleaning Services"You Ain't Got Time," Cleaning Services
Ruth M.
Good attention to detail and did all work according to how I wanted it done. Pleasant and excellent attitude. She will work for me again and I look forward to having her return. I had good luck when I found this house cleaner.
"You Ain't Got Time," Cleaning Services"You Ain't Got Time," Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Gracie for recurring cleaning of our house, and have been very pleased with her communication and service thus far. She did a thorough job, and cleaned to my wife's satisfaction. She is former military, and we feel very comfortable having her in our home. As the son of two retired Air Force service members, I am happy to be able to hire a retired service member for this job. Thank you!
'Jackie' Of All Trades.  The GI Jane of Service...'Jackie' Of All Trades. The GI Jane of Service...
Thumbtack Customer
I asked that the first cleaning be a deep cleaning which I paid almost double for after I was quoted a price. Ceiling fans were missed which made everything dusty within a day of the service being provided, base boards were missed and window sills were missed. In the bathrooms, the floor behind the toilets were not cleaned, the area behind the faucets on bathroom sinks were not cleaned. Items were not taken off counters in bathrooms to clean under. Items in other parts of the house were dusted around. Sliding glass window was not cleaned, just lots of things missed. Dirty floor Rugs were folded up and put on furniture. When I unfolded the rugs, all the stuff not shaken out, dirtied the floor. I wanted to give them a second chance and made another appointment but ended up cancelling. All in all, I feel like I paid $140 for $40 worth of work and feel very taken advantage of since I was expected to pay upfront. I would suggest scheduling your cleaning for a time you can check before they leave and then pay.
CJB Cleaning ServicesCJB Cleaning Services
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