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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.

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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for Harlem house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
on time and left the house clean!
BA Cleaning Service - New York BranchBA Cleaning Service - New York Branch
Lisa O.
Lana was great. House was clean and tidy!
Lauren S.
Quicklyn has cleaned my house a few times now. They are always prompt and their employees do an amazing job. I will keep using them as my house cleaners. Highly recommend!!
Huck J.
Great quality of work! The house became clean like magic.
Sim’s Crystal 💧Sim’s Crystal 💧
Francine P.
Alina was very professional and through when cleaning my house. She even cleaned the blinds without ciharging extra.
Tianyou L.
They did a great job cleaning our 2B2B apartment. The house cleaner came on time and paid attention to all the details.
Thumbtack Customer
The worst house cleaning services ever! I gave them 3 chances and every time they came to clean it was awful.
eMaids Cleaning ServiceeMaids Cleaning Service
Lucinda W.
First time user—very pleased! House is MUCH cleaner! Impressed!
E&S House Cleaning ServicesE&S House Cleaning Services
Joseph K.
Quick and thorough house cleaning! Great value and professionalism all around
attempted to lie about the price, didn't clean entire areas of the house
Fresh Living CleanersFresh Living Cleaners
Katie M.
Best house cleaning ever. I'm treating myself to a weekly visit.
Today's Maid Service / NYHToday's Maid Service / NYH
Smriti R.
Kelle was professional and left the house spotless, all the appliances were sparkling clean
Kellee's Royal Cleaning ServicesKellee's Royal Cleaning Services
Farah S.
Excellent service! My house was so clean afterwards 😍 thank you!
Today's Maid Service / NYHToday's Maid Service / NYH
Joshua A.
Clean Gals was very thorough and a pleasure to have it my home. They made sure I was happy with each part of my house as they cleaned
Clean GalsClean Gals
Vylecia T.
This was my 1st time hiring someone to clean my house and they were awesome. Jonathan stayed in communication with me during the whole process. Jeanne and Blenda cleaned the house and did an excellent job. The cleaning took longer than planned but they didn’t rush things. They still cleaned thoroughly and got the job done. I would definitely hire them again!!
Brian N.
Our house looks gorgeous. We love and now use her for recurring cleanings
Alexis Lauren Cleaning ServicesAlexis Lauren Cleaning Services
Caitlin S.
Dasha was excellent and the house looked wonderful after her cleaning. Will definitely use again!
Dew S.
Nelly was amazing and house looks so clean, I will definitely use her again !!
Sarah S.
Excellent. Quick response and availability. Excellent service. House looks great, did a deep clean
Sabreena K.
This is a very professional cleaning service, I have tried and tested multiple vendors on thumbtack and struggled with the cleaning professionals’ cleaning abilities. With Quicklyn my cleaning professional needed no guidance she did an amazing job and my house was super clean! Highly recommend this service.
Sandeep m.
Great service. The house was a mess and the cleaner did a great job. Very thorough. Will definitely use again.
Joanne M.
Was very pleased with the house cleaning service. The apartment was spotless and was completed under the estimated time. Would recommend!
Megan G.
Such a professional job! My house has never been this clean or smelled this nice. Will definitely be hiring again
Sim’s Crystal 💧Sim’s Crystal 💧
Nithya S.
Isabella and her team were great!! They left a spotlessly clean house. I will be definitely calling her again.
Isabella's Housekeeping LLCIsabella's Housekeeping LLC
Sai G.
Cleo was really good at it ! She cleaned the house like it was her own ! 100% recommended; goes above and beyond.
Sim’s Crystal 💧Sim’s Crystal 💧
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