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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Newark house cleaners
Jaclyn K.
Amazing and thorough deep clean of my whole house!
Tatiana’s house cleaning LLCTatiana’s house cleaning LLC
Deborah M.
Great working with Maria and her daughter. My house looks very clean
Brad C.
I was so nervous! My house was a mess and I have a dog! Kelly not only cleaned my house, but she was very nice and made me feel comfortable. Its not always about the cleaning, sometimes feeling comfortable and trust matters.
KC-cleaning services LLCKC-cleaning services LLC
Shana B.
Alessandra and her help did a nice job with cleaning my home. I appreciate her being able to clean my house with short notice.
Brazilian Girls Cleaning ServicesBrazilian Girls Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
I cold selected a house cleaner from and she happened to be Sindi! Not many people get so lucky finding a reliable house cleaning service randomly online...all the people I know with house cleaning services get them through word of mouth. I used thumbtrack because I didn't know anyone in my parents hometown (the service is for my parents, not me; I live in another state) who could recommend a cleaning service. Sindi is thorough and professional, and will work with you and your budget to help you accomplish your cleaning goals! My parents, who've never hired a cleaning service as they're pretty old school, are quite pleased with her. :)
Sindi's Touch Clutter Queen LLCSindi's Touch Clutter Queen LLC
Allen P.
Really hard working team! Very responsive to questions and highly professional. Would recommend to everyone looking for a house cleaning service.
Janel E.
I highly recommend her service. My house hasn’t had a real deep cleaning in almost 3 years. I’m in the process of taking over my grandmothers home after her death almost 3 years ago. It’s been hard removing things to get a really good cleaning. Both cleaners came in and moved things out the way but put them back in their special place. They left the house looking and smelling amazing. I will definitely utilize these services again on a monthly basis. Thank you so much!
Moody K.
Let me start by saying these young man was very nice. However, this was my first experience hiring someone to clean my house and they were 1.5 hrs late .... left @3:30pm to go to their bext job. Left work undone ....I do not think I received a deep cleaning. Again very nice and did get some things done but left many things undone that was discussed in the beginning .... All I wanted was the job to be completed 😩....My money don't grow on trees!
Valerie E.
Look, I didn’t know what to expect with these ladies. I thought I might have to tell them everything they needed to do. However, as soon as I stepped back and let them work, it was pure amazement. I’ve never seen people move so quickly and coordinatedly as they were. It was the first time in my house and yet it was like they’d been there many times before. They were kind and friendly and I felt safe having them in my home. As a single mother these things are truly important. I need no other cleaners, these are my cleaners. I wish they would let me post the before picture.
Rio Breeze Cleaning Service LLCRio Breeze Cleaning Service LLC
We recently hired Angie for a routine bi-weekly house cleaning service. Her first visit was yesterday and I have to be honest...she is AMAZING!!! She took time out of her day to first come meet us and see the apartment. Right away we knew she was the right fit. She's personable, kind hearted, funny, trustworthy and we could tell she clearly cares about what she does. After her first clean, I couldn't be happier!! She did such a FANTASTIC job!! I am so happy she also agreed to working with us. I HIGHLY recommend! Thank you again Angie, you are a wonderful person and I am glad you are in our lives.
Clean with AngelaClean with Angela
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