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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 Lynbrook house cleaners
Greg F.
1. They told me first cleaning was $220 for the first clean and even wrote it on a card. They demanded $240 and said that wasn't the agreed price even after seeing your hand writing. I gave them the $240 and was going to give more on top but it was aggressive and I just wasn’t feeling it 2. I made an appointment with them for a Friday and they cancelled last minute (2 hours before) after we made arrangements to accommodate you on the Friday which through off our schedule for the whole weekend as you were also late. 3. They cleaned June 16 and I asked for another appointment on July 2nd but you were on vacation and never got back to me 4. I had to follow up several times just to get a response. When doing business you have to be on time, cancel more that 24 hours ahead of time not 2 hours before, keep your word, be responsive, and that before the most important part which is do a good job I would have given them another chance simple because the following cleaning would be half the price and they did an ok job given all the issues and I’m too busy working to interview others and pay the first time cleaning fee again. Also When I followed up with them after many tries they had the nerve to say the second cleaning was suppose to be every 2 weeks and now it’s a month implying a different price would need to be paid. Even though they were the ones on vacation The owner let me know they thought my house was not clean and they had to work hard on it. If I’m hiring a cleaner I think that means my home needs cleaning so I guess I don’t get there Point I don’t usually write reviews but I want the next person to be informed of what they are getting themselves into
Anny's cleaning serviceAnny's cleaning service
Julie C.
I’ll start this review off with positives because they deserve it. The cleaning job is very well done, I’m impressed! As soon as I came home from work I ran my finger on all of the nooks and crannies that I knew were very dusty and dirty. I was surprised when every place that I thought would be overlooked by a lazy worker was spotless! Karla did an amazing job! She arrived a little late but she let me know almost 20 minutes before our appointment and I was appreciative. The only negative that I have is that she broke one of my blinds in the living room and didn’t tell me, it put a pretty bad taste in my mouth because it was the first thing that I saw before I even walked inside. As I walked through the house and saw how clean it was and how well done of a job she did I was satisfied and will hire her again.
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