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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. 

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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for Middletown house cleaners
Rochelle V.
I was very pleased with the service from Ruby’s house cleaning. I was very satisfied with the work that was done as well as their work ethics. I plan to use Ruby’s house cleaning service again and will be recommending them to my friends. I was in dire needs for someone to clean my house and felt good afterwards that my house was clean up to my expectations. I am a happy camper🙂
Ruby's House cleaningRuby's House cleaning
Sandra J.
Did a great job on a house that was difficult to clean
Annmarie RosarioAnnmarie Rosario
Thumbtack Customer
Love coming home to a clean house!! Thanks
Vanessa's Cleaning ServiceVanessa's Cleaning Service
Kina P.
Maureen did an amazing job cleaning my entire house. I will definitely have her clean again.
Maureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span CleaningMaureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span Cleaning
Roberta R.
Very responsive good communication. My house is much cleaner after they completed the work. There is still more to do but they did what I asked.
Vanessa's Cleaning ServiceVanessa's Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Maureen was so sweet and did an outstanding job on my house. Very efficient and thorough in her cleaning I am looking forward in working with her again :-)
Maureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span CleaningMaureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span Cleaning
Alfonso R.
I am currently a landlord and I hired Maureen to clean the house before my new tenants moved in. I have to be honest, my house has NEVER looked that clean! She came with ALL her supplies, was extremely thorough, she cleaned the bathrooms great, all the appliances inside and out, she even used Murphy's Oil on the kitchen cabinets and it really made them pop! Not only does she know her profession but she is very personable and nice. I will definitely use her again, without a doubt!
Maureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span CleaningMaureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span Cleaning
Magda F.
I hired her to do Deep Cleaning ! but she did not! I had to ask her to clean places she missed. The tiles in the main bathroom were not done.( and I did ask if it was done) Very annoyed that I am finding dust all over the house.
Super CleaningSuper Cleaning
Ellen A.
They arrived early and promptly started working. After 4 hours the place smelled and looked beautiful. It was our first time that they cleaned our house and certainly will not be the last. Would definitely recommend.
Cleaning Service LLCCleaning Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the job Vanessa and her crew did . The oven is so clean and I love how my wood floors look.. The bathrooms were cleaned and everything was wiped down .my house is looks like it's out of a magazine , only thing is next time I will probably add cleaning the walls. I will be hiring Vanessa on a regular basis ! Well done!
Vanessa's Cleaning ServiceVanessa's Cleaning Service
Charlene K.
Maureen was a delight to work with! She was always friendly, pleasant and very helpful. I was especially pleased that she was excellent with communicating and following up. I always knew when to expect her and what her specific goals were for cleaning my house. She did a very thorough job, going above and beyond. My house was spotless! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Maureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span CleaningMaureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span Cleaning
Kelly P.
Mauree work every hard for what the hired for. I'm every happy. My house much cleaner especially my kitchen and my bathroom she did a wonderful job. Def hiring her again for my next time need.
Maureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span CleaningMaureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span Cleaning
Bryan S.
Can’t say enough good things about Mariza. She did an amazing job! Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a house cleaner. She was very responsive, showed up exactly on time, and my house was spotless from top to bottom and smelled wonderful. Considering We have a dog that sheds like a woolly mammoth and an 8 month old baby it was no easy task. Thanks Again Mariza! Can’t recommend you enough!!
Mariza’s cleaningMariza’s cleaning
Andrea G.
I just had them “deep clean” for me yesterday, which was one hundred extra dollars. They started out great; but ended up rushing, and did a horrible job on the rest of my house. I wasn’t home to check over their work, and they still took the money from my husband, plus a tip, even though they barely cleaned, let alone deep cleaned. If you choose to hire them, make sure you check over their work before you give payment. I’m very disappointed in their work.
KND cleaningKND cleaning
Allie G.
Absolutely the best! The work is impeccable and Patti is so easy to work with. She is a godsend and we would be lost without her. Our house is spotless now! Patti is a warm, easygoing person and she works in record time. There are not enough nice things to say about Patti and the quality of her work - she is always 5 stars. (In addition, she is good with our dogs, who are a very rowdy lot.) She comes twice a week for the last 5 months and is extremely flexible with our schedule and needs. We trust her implicitly with our family and our home. Super Cleaning is a wonderful addition to our routine. Hire her today - you'll be so thankful you did!!
Super CleaningSuper Cleaning
Jon B.
We spoke on friday and set up an appointment for today saturday at 11-11:30. She called me at 10:18am to say she was running late on first job and she was definitely coming and it would be around 12:30 or so. 4 pm and she hasnt called, answered a call or returned a text. So this is the review: I would never recommend Maureen's services. I couldn't even tell you if her cleaning services are good because she never showed up for our scheduled appointment. Maureen was supposed to be at my house 4 hours ago and I have yet to receive any sort of indication that she's going to be late, or have to reschedule. The most unprofessional Home Service I have ever dealt with. Do not waste your time. Don't get stuck waiting!
Maureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span CleaningMaureen & Melissa"s Spic & Span Cleaning
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