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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 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 Durham house cleaners
Brandon L.
The team at Sunlight Cleaning Service cleaned my entire house very well and and for a very reasonable price. I would recommend their services to anyone in need of house cleaning.
Sunlight Cleaning Service LLC Awarded BEST of 2...Sunlight Cleaning Service LLC Awarded BEST of 2...
Vishal b.
very good experirnce. they cleaned the house superbly.
Dust Busters Pro CleaningDust Busters Pro Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Great deep cleaning experience of whole house.
Nancy's General Cleaning LLCNancy's General Cleaning LLC
Emily M.
Bill was a great biweekly cleaner for us! He was responsive and did a great job- he makes a great bed as well! Hiring House Clean allowed my husband and I to focus on work and family instead of cleaning. Highly recommend Bill for house cleaning needs!
House CleanHouse Clean
Lori M.
The crew from Sunshine Cleaning did an excellent spring cleaning of our house the cleaners were very efficient and thorough I loved the extensive checklist Mishell provided for us cleaning things I never think to clean were really enjoying our super clean house I plan to make this a quarterly service
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Ashley V.
K’s Friendly Cleaning did an exceptional job cleaning my house. I would definitely use this cleaning service again.
K’s Friendly Cleaning !K’s Friendly Cleaning !
Johanna P.
If you need your house clean and beautiful in a short amount of time this company is amazing! Def recommend them for monthly cleaning!
Priority CleaningPriority Cleaning
Jess T.
I hired sunshine cleaning to deep clean my house before it goes on the market. The first time they cleaned it, they missed a lot of things, marked up the wall in the hallway, and had yanked out the dryer vent and left it unconnected. To be fair, the house was very dirty from all the construction, but it was very stressful to return home and see this. However, the crew returned the same day and addressed all of my issues. Communication was pretty good, and in the end, the house is clean and looks excellent.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Devin D.
CCS Cleaning did such a nice job with a deep clean of my house yesterday. They stayed until the job was done and my house looks, feels and smells nice and fresh. I highly recommend them and plan to continue using them!
CCS CLEANING SERVICE LLCCCS CLEANING SERVICE LLC
Shayla N.
They left my house spot less and I was so impressed by their cleaning services!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Shrabani S.
They did an excellent work cleaning up my house! Will definitely recommend them.
Dust Busters Pro CleaningDust Busters Pro Cleaning
Stewart S.
Great house cleaning! Used them for a deep clean to start the new year off right. Would absolutely use them again.
Dust Busters Pro CleaningDust Busters Pro Cleaning
Mark P.
They did a great job! Their team cleaned my entire house in less than 2 hours and it has probably never been cleaner!
Nancy's General Cleaning LLCNancy's General Cleaning LLC
Ashley V.
Scrubz Professional Cleaners were great and I would recommend them! They arrived on time and did a through job when cleaning our house. They were able to clean the house in a timely matter and left the place spotless. I would definitely use them in the future. They were pleasant to work with and offered affordable prices.
Scrubz Professional CleaningScrubz Professional Cleaning
Caitrin F.
Great communication. Arrived on time. House was sparkling clean when finished. Definitely recommend.
SparKlean-RaleighSparKlean-Raleigh
Amanda B.
My house is so clean and I’m really happy with the work they did! Highly recommend!!!
Clean-3PO, LLCClean-3PO, LLC
Brandi W.
Vilma's cleaning did an excellent job cleaning our house today. They were very thorough with their cleaning and are very nice and pleasant people to work with. I will definitely be using them again in the future
Vilma’s Cleaning ServiceVilma’s Cleaning Service
Lori E.
A crew did a deep cleaning of my house. They did a fabulous job. Would recommend highly.
Nancy's General Cleaning LLCNancy's General Cleaning LLC
Kelli T.
They did a great job cleaning my rental house and getting it ready for new renters to move in.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Anne C.
Johana was professional, fair, had competitive prices, she had her crew worked all day, and the results were truly amazing. They cleaned the house of someone who had been sick for a long time, and the house hadn't been cleaned in months, maybe years. I highly recommend Johana and her crew from Marvelous cleaning!
Marvelous CleaningMarvelous Cleaning
Heather S.
I recently received a cleaning from Andrea's Brazilian House Cleaning. She was very thorough and I was happy and relieved to return to such a clean and tidy home. I will be proceeding with a regular cleaning schedule with this company and look forward to continued excellent service.
Andreia’s Brazilian House  CleaningAndreia’s Brazilian House Cleaning
Tiffany W.
Working with Sunshine Cleaning and Painting for a house cleaning was a great decision. They are very prompt and their quality of work was amazing. My house was spotless!!! My husband and I commented frequently how great our home looked and how we could not wait to schedule the team again!! Highly Recommend!!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Timara A.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND, They were on time, professional, and cleaned my house so good that I didn’t recognize it.
Mayra Cleaning SolutionsMayra Cleaning Solutions
Melinda G.
Very friendly and professional. Did a great job with cleaning my entire house! I would recommend.
Stacey’s Cleaning ServiceStacey’s Cleaning Service
Edd J.
This ladies really did a good job cleaning the house. They were at door right on time. A+ ultra for them!
Rose's Clean TeamRose's Clean Team
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