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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.

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 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 Chapel Hill house cleaners
Rachel R.
Marcelina and her crew did a fabulous job cleaning my house. With two kids, a dog and cat they had their work cut out but now my house is sparkling clean!
Rose's Clean TeamRose's Clean Team
Smriti R.
They did an excellent deep clean of my dirty house! They spent a lot of time and were very thorough.
Norma’s Cleaning CoNorma’s Cleaning Co
Thumbtack Customer
Was looking for a weekly house cleaning and was VERY pleased and happy with the service provided by We Ready To Clean. Very friendly and happy to accomodate special requests. Affordable and we are happy to hire them on a weekly basis
Yidvel Janitorial Services LLCYidvel Janitorial Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Lupita's did a wonderful job. Berta came to clean my house on short notice and did a very detailed job. My house was a disaster and she really helped me get it in shape! Can't wait for her to come back!
Lupita's Cleaning ServiceLupita's Cleaning Service
Katie R.
Best house cleaner I have ever had! We hired her prior to putting our house on the market and I feel like I’ve missed out the whole time I lived in the Triangle! Also a deep clean was half the price of our old city. If you’re looking for a detailed clean, hire Andrea. She was easy to communicate with and schedule, very responsive to schedule changes, and friendly! She did an amazing job with my house, was meticulous in doing the walls, baseboards, corners, windows, and even behind the washer. I was blown away. She was efficient time-wise and brought her own tools. She is truly amazing!
Andrea’s Brazilian House  CleaningAndrea’s Brazilian House Cleaning
Susanna C.
They were amazing! They cleaned every inch of my house and worked non- stop for 4 hours. I would hire them again, and recommend them to my friends.
Brisi's Cleaning servicesBrisi's Cleaning services
Grace B.
Had an AWESOME experience. Will definitely work with them again. My house looks VERY clean and beautiful now. They are very nice and kind people as well. My appreciations.
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Diana M.
She did an amazing job! I was well pleased with her professionalism and thoroughness in making sure our house was clean in every area. I will be using her again.
Andrea’s Brazilian House  CleaningAndrea’s Brazilian House Cleaning
Cedric W.
After a year of a COVID shut-in, it was time for more than a Spring cleaning. Sparkling Clean came through and did a top-notch quality job, affordably and safely. Everyone wore a mask and did an amazing job restoring our house back into pre-COVID shape.
Sparkling CleanSparkling Clean
Justin Z.
I requested a move out cleaning and steam carpet cleaning for my house the night before I need the job done from Thumbtack. Romero provided a quote soon and scheduled it the next day. I am pretty pleased with the job Romero and his crew did - thorough and attention to details. the price was very reasonable.
Romero C Cleaning services LLCRomero C Cleaning services LLC
Joe C.
Taylor did a great job for us. Our house needed a deep cleaning and she took the extra time to make sure it was done right. We really appreciate her hard work and will definitely call on Scrubz again.
Scrubz Professional CleaningScrubz Professional Cleaning
Sharon S.
I would give them ten stars if I could! I contacted three different cleaning businesses and Baires responded within an hour. That set the great tone for conversations about the work and times etc. I had them do a heavy cleaning as the house needed it (Covid build-up!). WOW! My husband and I were incredibly happy with the level of thoroughness they achieved. Literally every surface (including cabinets, baseboards, nooks and crannies) was touched and the house felt and smelled so clean. We also paid a bit extra and had them do the inside of the windows and the refrigerator. Well worth it. They wore masks and gloves and maintained distance well; we went to our in-law apartment (vacant) while they worked and will have them back to do the apartment soon. We have decided to hire them to do our regular cleaning from now on!
Baires Solutions LLCBaires Solutions LLC
Patricia H.
Emma and her crew are very professional! Fast response and came out with an hours notice! We are so impressed by the level of detail and her ability to work methodically and fast! She came out on a Sunday evening and worked until 11pm! When our confirmed Clean Out Service Comany was a No Show! Highly recommended! Absolutely the best! We will be using her for our regular cleanings in our new house! The Best!
Emma RodriguezEmma Rodriguez
Noel G.
I was looking for the right person to clean my home after my housekeeper retired after more than 20 year with us. I was so thrilled to find Norma and her daughter. I didn’t want a service that brought in a team and whizzed through your house in an hour. I wanted someone who would take the time to do the job right. They did an outstanding job deep cleaning my house from top to bottom after months without attention. It sparkled when done….even the oven. Whatever it takes, they will do it. Great attention to detail leaving no corner untouched. They are super friendly and were responsive to any particular requests I had. It felt just felt right. Can’t recommend them enough. Am so glad I found them. They are going to come back on a regular basis now to keep my house sparkling.
Norma’s Cleaning CoNorma’s Cleaning Co
Anna E.
This company is a GEM among the house cleaners in the area. We wanted a one-time cleaning and needed the crew to work around young kid nap schedules. From my first inquiry, Kelly was (almost impossibly) responsive, pleasant, helpful without being pushy, and adamant that they could be flexible with our kids’ naps. The crew was scheduled to arrive between 3:30-4pm and pulled up at 3:29pm on the dot. They got to work immediately and I took my kids out so we’d be out of the way. In just over an hour, I returned home to a SPARKLING home (I could smell the cleanliness from my garage before we even went inside). My husband and I are so impressed with our experience that we are considering scheduling a recurring cleaning. The price can’t be beat, and the speed with which they completed the cleaning is important to me as I can only keep my two little ones out of the house for so long. The customer service and quality of the job are the cherry on top. We are super pleased!
Priority CleaningPriority Cleaning
Heather A.
I am amazed at the job done by Organiclean! Seriously...friendly and easy to work with in scheduling ...super thorough ....wore masks and gloves ....and beyond that my house is cleaner than I even thought possible. The products used smell wonderful and my wood floors are super shiny and amazing. As my husband said...I didn't even think our house was that dirty but obviously we were wrong! Thanks so much Ashley and team...we will be looking forward to seeing you every two weeks. !
OrganiCleanNC LLCOrganiCleanNC LLC
Britlan M.
I am so pleased with the job that Taconnie and her husband completed for me in Chapel Hill. We needed a deep clean prior to moving into a new house. Taconnie and her husband were punctual, very professional and the job was extremely thorough. We were so pleased with the experience and highly recommend her.
Neighborly Love CustodialNeighborly Love Custodial
Thumbtack Customer
The good: Vicki was very nice and was able to come out on very short notice when nobody else was available and we had unexpected family come in to stay with us. The bad: She clearly did not read the description of our space. She quoted a price but then doubled it after she got here (and had already started cleaning) because she did not understand what we were asking of her. She also did only an average job of cleaning. We had just moved in to a property that had been empty for a year and was clearly not very well cleaned prior to that so it was a large job, but I had to continue to clean the space for many hours after she left to get it up to standard (including some pretty basic stuff like sweeping cobwebs out of corners and cleaning dust off of the popcorn ceilings). Overall I would only recommend Vicki if you need a standard cleaning of a typical house space, but I would not recommend her for a deep cleaning. And definitely confirm with her beforehand about your expectations and the price.
Vicki's Cleaning ServicesVicki's Cleaning Services
Amy T.
The cleaners did a decent job. Missed the ceiling fans. The messages makes it feel like a bait and switch. The original sq footage and number of bathrooms including pets were included in the project. The crew chief first wanted an additional $35 for the first time deep cleaning that was supposed to be included. The appointment time was at 12pm. I messaged at 12:01 as they mentioned deep cleaning costing extra right away. They had not even seen the basement yet. Then they stated that it was because of the basement and bathroom and the monthly fee would go up as well. Again, the same footage and bathroom counts including the basement were inlcuded in original project. Prepare to be asked for more money once they come to the house and not honor the bid price.
Sunlight Cleaning Service LLC Awarded BEST of 2...Sunlight Cleaning Service LLC Awarded BEST of 2...
Mandy R.
I needed help deep cleaning the house my mom has been living in as she prepares to move out. It was in bad shape (smelly carpets, dust, dirt, mold, pet hair, etc.). Valentina responded right away and was a pleasure to work with. She did an AMAZING and incredibly thorough job. She is a great communicator. She even sent me photos along the way (since I live out of town). I highly recommend her!
Aim High Residential Services, LLCAim High Residential Services, LLC
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