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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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Independence house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaning was not thorough. Staff left the house prior to my arrival and let a guest in. An item was broken. Cleaners basically guilted me out of the house. Nowhere in the policy does it state that residents can not be in the house during cleanings.
Ready Cleaning Services LLCReady Cleaning Services LLC
Jane R.
Erika cleans my mother and I’s house! She does a great job at each place. She has a wonderful personality and has a awesome can-do attitude! We highly recommend Mendoza house cleaning!
Mendoza house cleaningMendoza house cleaning
Danny F.
Worth every penny. I needed a serious cleaning and the staff took their time getting my house cleaned. We are so appreciative of their hard work.
Ready Cleaning Services LLCReady Cleaning Services LLC
Beth G.
Simply Yours Cleaning was great to work with! Jaqual was very professional and did a great job on our house.
Simply Yours Cleaning LLCSimply Yours Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Tina to clean my friend's house who is going through chemotherapy. Tina is so nice and professional to work with! She did a great job cleaning my friend's home!
Clean Heart MaidsClean Heart Maids
Austin E.
We used them for cleaning out our house before we moved in. For what was cleaned it was done great. A few things we discussed were not performed by the cleaners, the services and scheduling did not really line up with what was discussed, nor was the pricing (hence why only this is rated only 4 stars instead of 5).
J2 KC Cleaning ServicesJ2 KC Cleaning Services
Koi K.
Made life much easier during our moving process. I was left to make sure the house was cleaned while part of my family headed out of state to our new house. It was so quick and spotless. I could not find one thing wrong. I booked and paid online so I knew what the price was going to be ahead of time. You could definitely tell this crew knew what they were doing. I addressed my concerns ahead of time with them and the guy had told me not to worry we do this everyday and follow a checklist. I could definitely tell they do, I saw not one flaw with my cleaning. Thanks for being AWESOME!
Ready Cleaning Services LLCReady Cleaning Services LLC
Laurie A.
Jay is wonderful! I contacted her after seeing the good reviews on Thumbtack. We had some construction done in our basement and there was a thick layer of dust in every nook and cranny. We asked Jay to clean ceiling to floor and everything in between. We first made contact on a Thursday and she was able to come on Monday, which I really appreciated. She showed up right on time. She did a fabulous job, the basement is as clean as it can be, and it smells like a place where you'd want to hang out again. I am hoping to ask Jay back to clean the rest of our house.
Simply Yours Cleaning LLCSimply Yours Cleaning LLC
Nell W.
Very friendly team that was sent out and they work fast and do not miss anything. I was completely surprised at the work that was done I hired another company and paid almost $500 for my previous cleaning and they were in my house for seven hours. Ready Cleaning got the job done in four hours and I only paid $200 to have a deep cleaning I like the scents they used and I really saved money by using them the staff walked through my home before and after to go over all the areas of my cleaning according to the details listed on their website. You guys just do not know how much you have really touched my heart by doing such an amazing job and by being extremely affordable and polite.
Ready Cleaning Services LLCReady Cleaning Services LLC
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