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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 Rochester house cleaners
Jessica S.
Nugent family cleaning did a wonderful deep clean on our home. Fast, friendly and a job well done! We are a very busy family and it was wonderful to come home to a squeaky clean house. Will be recommending to family and friends and will be seeking service again in the future!
Nugent Family CleaningNugent Family Cleaning
Hillary F.
Great customer service and friendly team. They are quick to reply and very professional. We hired them for a house cleaning. Overall the service the great and would recommend.
AMH ServicesAMH Services
Katie P.
We had a great experience using Absolute Green Clean for move in/move out cleaning. There were different needs in each place, and they flexed to meet those needs. Our house is ready to show now - the floors absolutely gleamed when they were done!
Absolute Green CleanAbsolute Green Clean
Sarah B.
Lara did a fantastic job on my new house. No one had lived in it for several years and she and her team made it wonderfully clean and cobweb free! She was also available at short notice which was really helpful!
Lara Cleaning  ServicesLara Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
They did not complete the job...did not clean floors, bathroom or kitchen...left dust and spider webs in every corner of the house. Ice cream on the kitchen counter that I cleaned up with a wet rag. I was told she cleaned it with simple green. I had to leave the site early and they just left and did not complete any work after I left. She quoted me for$75 for 3 hours and was there an hour and a half at most and did not complete the cleaning. I would never use AMC and they should not be on this website. Not trustworthy at all
AMC CleaningAMC Cleaning
Kacy D.
Tammy was very professional and able to schedule my move-out cleaning within my pretty tight time frame. I was needing to balance time and budget against cleanliness (clean enough to make the landlord happy but didn't need to be "spotless") and she did a great job. I am definitely considering hiring her team on an ongoing basis for the new house we just bought!
Maid in the lakesMaid in the lakes
Thumbtack Customer
I have had the worst luck finding a reliable housecleaner. Too many horror stories. Being on disability I cannot do it all myself, especially a deep clean. The owner, Annette, of AMC cleaning was in touch quickly & I am so thankful. She was able to come over the next day so we could talk. Every question I asked, her answers were everything I was looking for. I hired AMC cleaning immediately. We made an app't for a deep clean the next week. Annette and one of her employees came right on time. Both were personable but went straight to work, no time to chat. I was so impressed watching them a little bit working & how thorough. I was able to rest. When they were done I was amazed how unbelievably clean my house looked. Now I will have bi-weekly cleanings & that will allow me to not overdo. I feel so blessed that I found a company so awesome & wish I could give 10 stars. If you're looking for a reliable, personable, professional & thorough cleaner.....look no further than AMC Cleaning!
AMC CleaningAMC Cleaning
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