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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 Manhattan maid cleaners
Brittain A.
Excellent cleaning service, 100% planning on booking again. The maid was prompt and responsive to our needs and did a fantastic job. It was quick and easy to book and I am excited to have a new favorite cleaning service! Thank you!!
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Dinesh S.
This was the first time using a cleaning service online. We needed someone at short notice. Booking was amazingly easy. The maid arrived on time. We had just closed on a new apartment and the previous owner had left it in not a great shape. The maid was extremely professional and did a fantastic job cleaning it up. We will come back here for any future needs.
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Jen R.
Quicklyn was very prompt and detailed with their answers to my questions. Payment was a cinch. The maid was sweet and did an excellent job cleaning my apartment. This service was worth every penny!
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Michele H.
I will use this service again. Gia was nice, she did, exactly, what I asked her to do and she cleaned the, “You Know What”, out of my stove!!! Thanks Lady’s Maid😉
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Samantha C.
Checklist maids was fantastic. Christine, the owner, was professional, responsive, and caring. Her level of customer service is truly remarkable. The cleaning itself was great. My apartment was sparkling! Overall, I would recommend this service and look forward to using them again in the future!
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George M.
Having lived in the city for three years I've tried a handful of different cleaning services. Everything from smaller single owned companies to larger ones. Todays Maid is hands down the best service I've used. They are extremely nice and easy to use. Scheduling a cleaning service is quick and they have lots of times available to best work with your schedule!
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Kimiah W.
Working with Lady's Maid was such a simple and easy process! Communication went by so smoothly and my roommates and I were extremely pleased with the results. Our apartment was an absolute disaster prior to scheduling (the struggles of moving out), but the team at Lady's Maid managed to restore it to its former cleanliness in just a few hours and we were so happy! With their kindness, quick responses, and fair pricing, I can say with ease that I'll be recommending Lady's Maid to anyone who needs a fast and reliable cleaning service. They really did such a wonderful job! 10/10 experience! :)
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Aimee W.
Lady's Maid services were impeccable. She showed up on time and made my entire apartment look BRAND NEW! I needed to clean my old apartment for a move out clean and everything looked perfect. She was very repsonsive to all communication and sent pictures after she was finshed. Will be using her services again soon and I cannot recommend them enough.
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Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend Maids to Shine to anyone who would want to get their home or office cleaned. Truly 5 star service. Najah showed up at EXACTLY the time we scheduled. Not a second earlier, not a second later. She was very responsive during the search process. And of course, she did a fantastic job cleaning. Highly recommend.
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Mindy N.
I booked them as I urgently needed my apartment to be cleaned after the previous guests that had rented out the place left without properly cleaning up after themselves. The customer service representative was extremely polite and quick in setting up a cleaning for my place. The maid was very thorough in the cleaning process, making sure I was satisfied . She was very quick yet thorough and hardworking. I loved her attitude and she was also extremely helpful in answering any questions and concerns that I had. I highly recommend this company
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Changlan X.
I’ve hired Quicklyn twice already now and they do not disappoint: 1. Their response is fast and both times (perhaps it is luck) I was able to get a maid the next day. 2. I love the flat hourly rate value. I like that whatever it is (deep cleaning, surface cleaning, etc.) is the same. 3. Most importantly I’ve found them to be my favorite cleaning services in NYC. They leave my place spotless and will even tidy up my space neatly—even the way they made my bed and straightened out the things on my counter gave me ideas of how to organize my space. Clean, fresh space and less “clutter”!
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Theresa M.
AVOID This is the first time I’m ever leaving a terrible review on thumbtack. I had used this company for a very long time previously. When I could barely getting out of bed due to depression. During that time I was great full just to see some cleanliness and didn’t care about spots being missed and etc. however, my mental state has improved and now I do care about those things. They arrived about 10mins later than expected. There was dirt and debris still left on my floor. The grout on my tile walls were not cleaned. They left a dirty wipe in my window pane. There were dirt still remaining on my living room wall, which I had specifically asked to be cleaned. The floors are not as clean which means I’ll be going back in with a mop. She spent 2hrs on the bathroom and then rushed the living room. The complete 3hrs were not completed which would’ve been fine if my home was cleaned correctly. Not to mention we were HELPING the maid. Dumped dirty water, helped her take out the trash (not much), swept up most part of the floor. She spent 10 mins top in the rooms as everything had already been cleaned just yesterday. I have an insane amount of cleaning supplies, along with a swiffer and duster, so there was absolutely no reason as to why this went astray. I’ve had to clean the spots/areas that were missed. I work very hard for my money and this has felt like a waste of it. UPDATE: the response via customer service saying my apartment is horrific shows just how terrible customer service is. The last time the maid was here was months ago when I was in a state of depression (as most people can relate to). my apartment today before the maid even showed up was in A+ condition. She only had to sweep, mop and clean the bathroom tub/sink/toilet. That was it. The fact that a company will reveal your personal information is a HUGE red flag! AVOID
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Shalene C.
I spoke with Michael about deep cleaning my apartment. I told him I only need my Kitchen, Bathroom and livingroom cleaned. I specifically wanted my Kitchen throughly deep cleaned, fridge cleaned out, stove/oven cleaned, cabinets cleaned and organized, inside windows cleaned, floors sweep & mopped, bathroom cleaned, my livingroom has a wall unit so I excepted that to be dusted and cleaned as we'll as all of the floors cleaned. Michael suggested 2 maids who would come in and deep clean, wipe down walls and organize my cabinets, NOPE OF THAT HAPPENED!! 2 maids(Mother & Daughter) arrived 30mins earlier than my appt time mind you, so I had to cut my other business short to get home to let them in. First, they did not come with any cleaning supplies, 2nd the service was subpar at best. They DID NOT organize my kitchen cabinets, they DID NOT clean out my refrigerator as requested by me while they were in my apt, I asked her to remove anything old and to deep clean it. All she did was surface clean and left everything and I mean everything in the refrigerator as if it was never touched. I had to even tell them as they were preparing to leave "Are you guys going to clean the top of my refrigerator and also clean my window sills"? This was a totally waste of my time and $240 of my hard earned money. Not one surface was cleaned with and kind of cleaning product or disinfectant. My floors were NOT mopped, why was my new never opened mop still in the plastic? How did you mop my floors? Although, I am a full time student and work full time, I had to go behind the both of them to clean again! The promise of Deep Cleaning NEVER HAPPENED, I was lied to, I wish I could get my money back!! I would NOT recommend this company!
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