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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. 

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 Havelock house cleaners
Patricia J.
My house smelled so clean and everything looked fresh and very clean. I have recommended them to friends of mine. Thank you for a great job done.
Stay Fresh Cleaning ServicesStay Fresh Cleaning Services
Jennifer F.
I can't say enough! We needed a cleaning in less then 24 hours for a tenant move in and she got the job done! She was responsive and punctual! She gave the house so much detail cleaning. Amazing! I highly recommend her for any job! We will be using her for all our rental cleanings in the area moving forward!
LizLiz
Thumbtack Customer
Jennifer cleaned what I asked her to clean but she had told me repeatedly that travel was included in her rate and that she obviously knew I lived in Havelock. The only day she showed up, I paid her for her gas without her asking me because I live an hour away. She wanted more. The following week she forgot to come and booked a job somewhere else but she promised to come and clean if she could stay longer. I said OK. 5 hours will be fine. Her rate suddenly went up from $15/hour to $95 which she said was a good deal and immediately after up to $100 for 4 hours. I thought it was not what we had agreed to and that she was not at all professional. She had no references and no insurance either, Her boyfriend was breeding dogs outdoors for a living. I asked her if she could commit to coming to clean from me the day before my daughter;s wedding at the higher rate. I was ready to give her an extra bonus if she came. She did not call and she did not show. The girls I hired actually made $255 with tips! I do not appreciate helpers who make promises and contract with clients but who are not able to follow through. I would never recommend that lady to anyone. She is too greedy and unreliable. I recommend that 3 references outside family members be requested AND checked carefully,. Previous places of work are a plus. A visit to their home may also be needed if you g=want to know how the person's house is kept and how she lives. Moreover, the sight of malnourished pets who get no attention and live outside is not a favorable hint
TNT Cleaning SolutionsTNT Cleaning Solutions
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