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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 Wilmington house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
They were great. They cleaned everything and even moved the furniture and cleaned. My previous house cleaner never did that. They also got all of the cob webs, cleaned the windows and blinds. It is so nice to have a throughly clean house.
Tidy Up ServicesTidy Up Services
Carolyn B.
They did a great job cleaning my house.
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Elizabeth D.
Looking forward to having my house cleaned by Lisa!
Lisa's Topnotch CleaningLisa's Topnotch Cleaning
David T.
Anna was great. Nice clean house thanks to her.
Legacy Clean & LandscapeLegacy Clean & Landscape
Susan C.
Very pleased with their service. Does a great cleaning on the house
Tidy Up ServicesTidy Up Services
Sara W.
Nina and her team did a great job deep cleaning my house. They were on time and finished quickly. I really appreciated the help and care Nina and her team put into cleaning. I would definitely recommend them for all your house cleaning needs!
Nina's Professional Cleaning ServicesNina's Professional Cleaning Services
Blair M.
Lisa was prompt and early to ensure she would have enough time to clean the entire house before I had to leave for work. I feel great now that my house is tidy and clean. She is thorough and
Lisa's Topnotch CleaningLisa's Topnotch Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with the house cleaning! I will be using their services again.
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best house cleaner we have ever had. Spotless!!
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I loved coming home to a clean house. We will use her again!
East Coast Cleaning ServiceEast Coast Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
This was a first cleaning, and I couldn't have been more pleased! I am looking forward to Debbie cleaning my house on a regular basis!
Debbie CipolettiDebbie Cipoletti
Eleanor E.
Amy did such a thorough cleaning and house just sparkled. I highly recommend her .
HeavenlyCleanHeavenlyClean
Lauren B.
Jennifer did a great job cleaning my house! She was early to the appointment and got it done fast. I would recommend to anyone looking for a cleaner!
TNT Cleaning SolutionsTNT Cleaning Solutions
Gillian M.
Christine and her team were phenomenal with the deep clean they did in the house. They went above and beyond to ensure my Mom was comfortable and her house looks amazing! Highly recommend.
Cleaning Buddy'sCleaning Buddy's
Monica M.
Debbie did the most amazing job cleaning our house! It has never been this clean! She is punctual and professional and works very hard for her customers. I highly recommend!!
Morgan's Maid Service LLCMorgan's Maid Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication and great service! Will be using on monthly or bi-monthly basis. House smelled and looked great after cleaning
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
East Coast Cleaning did a wonderful job on my house at an affordable price. I look forward to a long partnership
East Coast Cleaning ServiceEast Coast Cleaning Service
Keri M.
Highly impressed with Jennifer's work. I could never have gotten my house that clean. I moved out of an 800 sq ft house and Jennifer left it spotless in about 2 hours time. Highly recommended.
TNT Cleaning SolutionsTNT Cleaning Solutions
Taylor R.
Legacy Clean & Landscape was great from the beginning. She arrived on time when she came over to discuss what I wanted done and on cleaning day. Once she left cleaning day my house not only smelled amazing but was actually clean. I am so thankful to have found her!!
Legacy Clean & LandscapeLegacy Clean & Landscape
James B.
Michele is very friendly, punctual, and professional. She does a thorough job of cleaning our house and is open to feedback and special requests/needs.
Michele Rogers Essentially Natural CleaningMichele Rogers Essentially Natural Cleaning
Kerry B.
Ana and her team did a beautiful move out cleaning on a 1900 Sq Foot house I had rented for 7 years. Very impressive, I highly recommend them for anyone needing an intense cleaning.
Legacy Clean & LandscapeLegacy Clean & Landscape
Amanda S.
Had a great experience with Nina! I’ll definitely be using her in the future! I don’t think my house has ever been this clean!
Nina's Professional Cleaning ServicesNina's Professional Cleaning Services
Heather B.
I highly recommend Nina! Today was our first cleaning and the house looks great. The ladies were quick and efficient, as well as punctual. They were even flexible with me as my baby slept in one of the rooms for the first half of the cleaning.
Nina's Professional Cleaning ServicesNina's Professional Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
She does a wonderful job! So glad she is able to keep me focused on the more important things in life! Love coming home to a clean house!
Jackie HudsonJackie Hudson
Sidney S.
My son and his wife said Beachside Express Service left our beach house "cleaner than they'd ever seen it before." --Sidney Stern
Beachside Express ServicesBeachside Express Services
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