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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 Albany house cleaners
Efrat L.
Our house needed a deep cleaning and we got just that. There are places like our shower that have not been this clean in years.
Kays' KleaningKays' Kleaning
Beiasha a.
I am so grateful my house was a mess!! A complete disaster I hadn't cleaned since I gave birth to my daughter almost 2 months ago and was starting to get so overwhelmed with how the house looked They dida wonderful job for a phenomenal price. A clean house just makes you feel mentally better so thankful for their hard work
Mastery in cleaning serviceMastery in cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
We had Renee and her team come out to clean our house. They were punctual, professional and did a lovely job. They are open to feedback and offered helpful suggestions. We will be booking them on a regular basis from now on. So nice to come home to a clean and wonderful smelling house!
Brown's Cleaning ServiceBrown's Cleaning Service
Mike S.
Raissa did a good job cleaning our house. We are likely to keep using her going forward.
Moana’s CleaningMoana’s Cleaning
Rupin P.
Oohlala was great! Our house was not in the best shape, and they made it feel nice and clean. Exceeded expectations, will hire again!
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Lori S.
House looks great! Thank you for fitting us in on short notice and the beautiful job. It was so nice to come home to a clean house. The floors and bathrooms really needs sit and look amazing! Thanks ladies! 🤗
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Brown's Cleaning Service to clean my brother and sisters houses as a Christmas gift. They followed through and I heard only the nicest things from my siblings on how thorough they were!
Brown's Cleaning ServiceBrown's Cleaning Service
Terry C.
I have hired Evelyn for cleaning multiple times ranging from full house to just kitchen and bathroom and she always does a terrific job at a fair price
Power cleaning servicePower cleaning service
Tracie K.
They did an AMAZING job. They cleaned our house to get ready for new owners and all parties were so very happy. They are amazing and we will hire them again.
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Charles G.
What a cleaning! I’ve never seen my house so clean, so very deeply clean. They’re like a whirlwind of cleaning power. My wife liked the steam cleaner, I liked that they (optionally) do laundry, and we both liked that they’re careful with their masks. They are always exceptionally polite and cautious not to disturb you, which is increasingly important with many of us working from home. I could not recommend anyone more highly.
Kays' KleaningKays' Kleaning
Natalie S.
While they did a lot of work, they also left a lot undone resulting in me doing work myself and hiring another cleaning company to get the job completely done. I hired Oohlala for a move out clean and added extras that should be automatic with a move out clean, such as cleaning the oven, interior windows and fridge. The oven was a tough clean as there was no self clean feature and admittedly it was very gross. A lot of scrubbing went into the oven; however, residue remained. As for the windows, NONE of them were cleaned. I had to go back through and clean them myself. The fridge/freezer was cleaned but they left the freezer door ajar as they didn't put the baskets back in appropriately. This could have ruined our freezer/fridge if we didn't catch it early enough. Lastly, it seemed as though the floors were never thoroughly mopped as residue remained, prompting me to mop the floors prior to the first showing. Overall, they were very friendly and reliable as they showed up on time, but I expected a much more thorough job for a move out clean. While they did work hard and help the house look better than before they arrived, they didn't take that extra step to make the house shine. I hired them to get our house ready for a showing and it simply wasn't clean enough, costing me more money and time than I wanted to spend. I would not recommend or hire again.
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Hamad A.
Clear communication, fantastic work. They deep cleaned the entire house in three hours. Margret and her friend (can’t remember her name) did a wonderful job! Hardworking ladies. Thank you :)
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Marianne D.
Ana's team works hard and is very experienced. They are thorough and work until the job is done. They got my house in tip top shape to list for sale and it was a big job but they did it. I got 2 offers on the house within 2 days of listing it! The only reason I would hesitate to recommend them to anyone else is that they might get so busy that they might not have time to keep cleaning MY house. Thank you very very much!
Best’s house cleaningBest’s house cleaning
Rebecca b.
They are professional, responsive, prompt. The team did a terrific job, exactly as requested and left the house clean and smelling good. Their help allowed my daughter to move into her new home. Recommend very highly, this team is outstanding.
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
John B.
The good folks at Ooh LA LA were great, they came on time, we're friendly and easy to talk to. Considering this was our first time having a cleaning service come to the house we didn't know what to expect. Their work was great, the bathrooms came out amazing and they even got the outside of the dishwasher clean as we have never been able get the factory glue off the surface for almost a year. They nailed it and gave us cleaning tips on how to maintain our hardwood floors! Would use them again in a heartbeat!
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Sharman F.
Kari is a great cleaner and whatever I asked she did, plus. I was very happy with her and the companies policies. Now that I'm in my new house I'm sure I'll call again, if I can ever see the floor again around all the boxes - haha!! Thanks !
A+ CleanersA+ Cleaners
Angelica K.
Victoria did a great job cleaning my house. She responded quickly to my inquiry and was very easy to contact through text. It is a relief to be able to find somebody I can trust with my home and to get the job done. I will definitely be using her services again and will recommend to others!
Victoriously CleanVictoriously Clean
Anjie w.
Lidiane and her assistant work extremely hard. Lidiane pays attention to detail and they take a lot of pride in their work. The house was full of dust and pet hair and badly needed a deep clean. Now, because of the excellent job Lidiane did, it is sparkling! I will now be using her services regularly and highly recommend her business!
Confidence Cleaning Services,LLCConfidence Cleaning Services,LLC
Nicole F.
To say the least I should have went with my gut and the reviews I read! These people were a no show on something that takes a lot of scheduling to get 4 kids, 2 adults and 2 dogs out of the house and a husband that works overnights to wake up for cleaning (just to be out of their way and make it easier) ! Then to top it off not even answer my message when trying to reach out
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
John M.
We were excited to schedule a house cleaning with Oohlala based on how responsive they were on Thumbtack and the generally positive reviews. Unfortunately after waiting for them to show up for over an hour we became concerned that they might not show up at all. We attempted to call the number that they provided and reached an unprofessional voicemail greeting and a message indicating that their voicemail box was full. Rather than waiting any longer, we decided to send a message via Thumbtack to cancel our appointment.
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
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