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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.

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 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.

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.

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!
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
Francine P.
Alina was very professional and through when cleaning my house. She even cleaned the blinds without ciharging extra.
attempted to lie about the price, didn't clean entire areas of the house
Fresh Living CleanersFresh Living Cleaners
Farah S.
Excellent service! My house was so clean afterwards 😍 thank you!
Today's Maid Service / NYHToday's Maid Service / NYH
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
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!!
Dew S.
Nelly was amazing and house looks so clean, I will definitely use her again !!
Caitlin S.
Dasha was excellent and the house looked wonderful after her cleaning. Will definitely use again!
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.
Arda A.
Thais does an amazing job with our house. She’s quick but thorough. I’m in awe of how clean our house looks when she leaves. Would recommend to anyone in nyc.
Swati S.
Mariam cleaned the house very diligently. She worked efficiently and got the job done with a great eye for detail.
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
Carly D.
Fresh Cedars did a WONDERFUL job cleaning my house. They are also incredibly kind, punctual, and professional. I highly recommend!
Fresh Cedar IncFresh Cedar Inc
Suncerae F.
YYS did I’m amazing job. My house is super clean and smell fresh. I will be calling them again. They are the best.
YYS CleaningYYS Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Incredible. After being less than impressed with other house cleaners, Teresa did 3x what they would in the same amount of time. My apartment reached a level of clean I didn't know could be achieved.
Tereza CristinaTereza Cristina
Mary M.
I had read great things about Kellee but it turns out they were true! She was very punctual, came prepared to do the job and did the job with great expertise and care. I had Kellee come in and clean my place after my regular house cleaner left New York temporarily because of the Corona-19 situation and now I'm really glad I did. She just might replace my "regular" house cleaner!
Kellee's Royal Cleaning ServicesKellee's Royal Cleaning Services
Jonathan S.
They did an absolutely amazing job. I have an extremely high level of clean and they made my house sparkle. They are now my regular service.
Zip CleaningZip Cleaning
Mia C.
I hired Grayson for house cleaning yesterday and am very satisfied. He was punctual, thorough and very professional. I tend to be quite picky; I've had several experiences with other cleaners and have often found them wanting, but I plan to hire Grayson for weekly cleaning. Recommended!
G&B Cleaning LLCG&B Cleaning LLC
Debra D.
Alex House cleaning was terrific. From the moment they entered my home, they got to work immediately and worked non stop. They did a thorough deep clean, and I will not only recommend them, but continue to use their services. I'm a satisfied customer.
Alex House Cleaning ServicesAlex House Cleaning Services
Was hiring cleaners for my sister's house which was a mess. Michael helped to get the team together and even came on a Sunday and did a fantastic job. So happy!
Bel Z.
Once a month now, I have Fiqe (usually with a second person), come to my house to provide a very thorough cleaning. With covid precautions, both people wear masks and gloves, and have strong attention to detail, and will gladly focus more on a particular area if I ask them to do so. As a house-proud person with a dog who sheds, I take pretty good care of my home in general, but find that this monthly cleaning really helps a LOT! It is good for my physical and mental health, and having a really clean home is something I'm very thankful for. This was not the cheapest option I was presented with when originally seeking a house cleaner, however Fiqe's professionalism, responsiveness and general demeanor, as well as attention to detail and efficiency, definitely won here. I am glad to invest in my monthly cleaning. It is within my budget, especially for a monthly cleaning, and definitely worth the cost. Fiqe makes sure to confirm ahead of each cleaning session, and notifies me of their intended arrival time, etc., I definitely recommend Fiqe and her team!
Rexhaj cleaning Professional HousekeepingRexhaj cleaning Professional Housekeeping
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