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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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a house cleaner when social distancing?

If you hire a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home, do not make physical contact. Stay at least 6 feet apart at all times, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly. Exchange all payments digitally instead of with cash. When contacting a house cleaner, put a plan in place to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

How do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their services. 

Reviews for Carteret house cleaners
Rachel T.
Love their work! They did an excellent job on cleaning the whole house in a fast and professional manner! Would definitely use their service again! Highly recommended!
House Cleaning LT LLCHouse Cleaning LT LLC
MaryAnn D.
Rose did an outstanding job cleaning my house. She is very professional and very responsible which was very important to me. She uses google translator to converse which was not a problem at all. We were able to discuss the project with no issues. Would hire her again!
Brazilian House cleaning service LLCBrazilian House cleaning service LLC
Gina P.
I don’t like putting out bad reviews on anyone. However, I feel the need to do this one. I have been contemplating whether to do it or not for some time. Santos is a very nice person and when we first met, I told him that I would probably be calling on him a lot since he is a handyman. I was very disappointed with the lack of work that was done in my home. I just bought the house and I needed someone to clean from top to bottom. I am a person with a disability and doing any type of work puts me in a LOT of pain. He came and evaluated the project, gave a price of $175, which was not a problem because of what needed to be done. He and his wife or daughter (can’t remember which one) came the next day to do the job. She started out cleaning the bathroom upstairs and you can smell the bleach. She cleaned the stairs as she came downstairs and started cleaning the other bathroom. I left them there to complete the job while I picked up my daughter from work. I got a phone call stating that they had finished and I told him that I’m on the way back. He already had left. My mistake was not going to review the work and took his word for it. I met up with him later to pay him. When I went to the house the next day to start measurements and other things, I notice that the kitchen counter was not cleaned. It had dried up tomato sauce on it. Closer examination led me to check the entire house. I was so disappointed with what was NOT done. It seemed like nothing was done. Even the bathrooms that she was cleaning was not cleaned thoroughly. So guess what, I had to clean it (except the basement) and I couldn’t tell you the amount of pain I was in. Before doing the work I called him and asked him to meet me at the house. He came the next day and I told him that I was not satisfied with the work. I told him what I had to do and showed him in the basement where there was still dirt and sawdust on the floor. He didn’t even apologize and said that he would at least get the basement done. However, although cleaning is not his specialty I told him I would still like to work with him to at least do some handy work around the house. The first thing that I would like done was to put up a gate and fence around the house so that my dog can run around the backyard. It took weeks before he responded. He said he fell sick and I wished him well and asked him to get in touch with me when he is better. Never heard from him. To cut this short, he may be a good handyman but a horrible cleaner. I wished him the best. Still looking for a good handyman! Sorry that this didn’t work out.
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