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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. 

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 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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