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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 Charlotte house cleaning maids
Thumbtack Customer
Genesis maids did an excellent job cleaning my home. They were efficient and friendly. The house sparkled. Looking forward to regular cleaning.
Genesis maidsGenesis maids
Michael W.
We needed a deep cleaning service to stage our house before we put it up on the market and Barbosa Cleaners did an amazing job! We used to have molly maid service and they are no comparison to Barbosa. The team was very professional and extremely diligent. I’ve never seen our house so clean! Will definitely use this service again.
Barbosa Hardwood floors and Cleaner’sBarbosa Hardwood floors and Cleaner’s
Tammi T.
We hired American Maid to do a move out clean on the house we were renting. We had only lived there 7 months but still wanted too leave it cleaned top to bottom since we have a toddler, 2 cats and a dog. Amber was by herself due to it being extremely busy right after Christmas but she did a fabulous job! The house looked better then the day we moved in. The leasing company thought so too because we received our whole security deposit back! We will definitely be using American Maid for twice yearly deep cleanings in our new house!
American Maid LLCAmerican Maid LLC
Thumbtack Customer
A great general clean on our house. I would recommend them...prompt and professional. We have asked them to come back in two weeks as we intend to continue our relationship. Thanks You've Got Maids!
You've got Maids of South CharlotteYou've got Maids of South Charlotte
Sean M.
I've had Amanda's Maid clean my house now several times. They are extremely responsive and always do a great job. I've also felt very comfortable having them in my home, including during the pandemic.
Amanda’s MaidAmanda’s Maid
Isoken (.
I recently used Cori Williams services to perform a deep clean on my house. During the request of the project, I asked about the extent of what the deep clean. Cori insisted that the deep clean will cover whatever the owner needed to accomplish. I gave a list of 10 items that needed to be accomplished as I knew the house was not dirty but needed extra care as I had guest coming to visit. I had to clean my entire house that same night because of the poor job that Cori’s team did initially. Below are the 10 Items 1) clean showers, toilets, mirrors, tub, sinks 2) organize items in bathroom cabinets and top of sinks 3)polish bedframe, dresser, make beds, steam clean carpets. 4) organize laundry room 5) steam clean sofa 6) mop floors 7) clean and organize kitchen 8) throw out garbage 9) sweep front porch 10) clean blinds I was disappointed to find once I got home that only 3 of the overall items were completed and 2 were done poorly. The cleaners did not bring any cleaners, did not wash the bathrooms, organize anything, dust anything or even clean windows or blinds. The most disappointing part of everything was that when I contacted Cori via Thumbtack or via phone, I did not receive a word back from him in over a week. I used a different cleaner for my girlfriend’s place called Carolina’s Maids for 20 dollars more and saw a substantial difference in work. DO NOT USE CORI WILLIAMS SAVE YOUR MONEY AND USE CAROLINA’S MAIDS, it is worth the extra 20 bucks (I PROMISE).
Cori WilliamsCori Williams
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