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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 New Brunswick house cleaners
Jonathan C.
Amanda was great! My house is thoroughly cleaned and no stone was left unturned. I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs their place cleaned.
Amanda's Cleaning ServiceAmanda's Cleaning Service
Salima C.
She did an amazing job cleaning our house. Will definitely reach out to her in the future for any cleaning needs we may have.
Marie’s Cleaning ServicesMarie’s Cleaning Services
Jessica N.
We ordered the move in/move out cleaning service from House Cleaning LT LLC and they exceeded our expectations. They were thorough, friendly, professional and best of all they had our home sparkling and smelling great! They did such a great job we have hired them to house clean for us going forward on a regular basis.
House Cleaning LT LLCHouse Cleaning LT LLC
Chris N.
Nivea responded very quickly and was able to come within two days. I hired her to clean my son’s rental house near Rutgers. They moved into a house for the school year that clearly was in need of a good cleaning. Nivea and her team arrived on time, were pleasant and did a great job cleaning. We will be calling Nivea again.
NiveaNivea
Tiyana P.
Gracy did a fantastic job cleaning my aptartment. I had to take my son to daycare anhd when I returned home my house was shinning like new money. Gracy is very nice and trustworthy. She has a sweet spirit and in my eyes she's a keeper. Today was the first time she cleaned my house and I have know regrets.
Gracy cleaningGracy cleaning
Luiza W.
Andreia and Rafaela were amazing! They were super quick to respond and accommodating of my schedule. They had all supplies with them and left the house sparkling clean - no nook or cranny was safe from them! They were respectful of my house and my things. Couldn't recommend more!
Andreia and Rafaela House CleanersAndreia and Rafaela House Cleaners
Alvi A.
I asked Tatiana and her team cleaned my parents house as a late Mother’s Day gift. They were incredibly professional and my parents loved how the house looked after. The small details they took really made my parents’ day (they made a cute design with the throw blanket in the family room). My mom doesn’t even want people sitting there anymore because she loved how everything turned out. Will definitely be using her again for a deep clean.
Tatiana’s house cleaning LLCTatiana’s house cleaning LLC
Rashmi K.
I got a last minute appointment with Kelly housecleaning. They were on time. 3 women came to our house, cleaning pretty much everything in under 3 hours! I didn't think they would clean inside my lamp where all the dead bugs collected... I looked the next day to clean it and they had already taken care of it. I was surprised that they cleaned so much in so little time. I would recommend!
Kelly HousecleaningKelly Housecleaning
Michelle P.
Elizabeth did an AMAZING job! She was on-time, friendly and did such a GREAT job cleaning the house. This has to be the best it's ever looked! Would definitely recommend to others and use her again, too!
ElizabethElizabeth
Sandhya S.
Sam was great! She took her time with everything and left everything so clean and so organized. She thoroughly cleaned our bathrooms and vacuumed our carpets. When I first moved in, I wasn't pleased with the condition of the house, but after calling Sam to come and help out, I am so happy. I will definitely use her services again when needed!
Larkin Cleaning SolutionsLarkin Cleaning Solutions
Rupa G.
Very good to work with. No issues on pricing, no concerns on knowing what needs to be done, extremely clean and through with their work. I did not assume they will do my dishes, but they did and I was happy. My kids were around in the house while they worked and it did not bother them nor did they let that interfere in their work. Sara is a very sweet person and does her job very well and I have hired her for cleaning regularly as her work is really good.
Sara Glez Cleaning Service LLCSara Glez Cleaning Service LLC
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