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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 Clifton house cleaners
Susan L.
My house was in desperate need of cleaning. Liv arrived and jumped right in. Very happy with the service
Lív Maid CleanLív Maid Clean
Bayla M.
The house was cleaned beautifully. Maurice matched the price we got and even went above and beyond what he had to. Thank you!
Maid 2 Service CLEANING DONE RIGHT!Maid 2 Service CLEANING DONE RIGHT!
Carlos S.
Bait and switch tactics. Be careful when requesting services that you are clear in what you’re signing off on or you’ll end up with a half cleaned house for what other providers would charge to clean the whole thing.
SANDRA D'S CLEANING SERVICES LLCSANDRA D'S CLEANING SERVICES LLC
Amirah C.
I am pleasantly surprised at the speed and efficiency of cleaners that came to my house. They made sure to get everything I specified and and even went above and beyond!
Maid N Jersey LLCMaid N Jersey LLC
Kelly C.
I'm so happy I found this service. I needed someone on very short notice, and Joannie responded to all my messages and showed up with no problem. My house is so clean and smells AMAZING!! I'm very impressed with the way my house looks. I would Highly recommend them.
Maids2shine Cleaning ServiceMaids2shine Cleaning Service
Gerry L.
i've had others clean my house in the past none did a job as good as critianne highly highly recommend her if i could rate higher then 5 stars i would
Cristianne cleaning servicesCristianne cleaning services
Brielle R.
My husband and I moved into a new house yesterday that hadn’t been occupied for a year and it was GROSS. Livia did an AMAZING job cleaning. It looked like a whole new house when she was finished. I wish I had a before and after shot! Livia went above and beyond cleaning and I would definitely recommend her to others in the future. She also responded very quickly and was able to come on less than 24 hours notice which I really appreciated. She was punctual, professional and flexible (we still were unpacking as she was cleaning but she never made us feel like we were in her way). Can’t beat this value at such an affordable price. Thank you Livia!
Lív Maid CleanLív Maid Clean
Kelly C.
I would highly recommend Telma! She come one day with her mom to go over what we needed done. The day came for them to come and I'm still I amazement! She listened to everything my husband and I expressed. We even told her about my daughter's room and how she has asthma. Telma worked so hard on her room, it's fresh and breathable! She was moving furniture and cleaning things that were hard to get too! My son's room looks brand new. Her mom has an amazing work ethic, her attention to details is superior as well! If Telma isn't cleaning your house, you better request her, she's in high demand. Thank you Telma and to your mom! See you guys in two weeks!!
Telma’s Cleaning ServicesTelma’s Cleaning Services
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