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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.

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.

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.

What is included in a deep house cleaning vs. a basic house cleaning?

A basic house cleaning typically includes tasks like carpet cleaning, wiping countertops, taking out the trash, doing the laundry and washing dishes. A deep house cleaning is a much more involved process, where all aspects of the home are given full attention for a cleanout. In a deep house cleaning, the cleaners will wet-wipe everything from door frames to light switch plates, making sure to also clean walls, windows, air vents, ceiling fans, furniture and more.

How do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their services. 

Reviews for Poughkeepsie house cleaners
Sue t.
My house is sparkly clean! Thanks
Spotless Cleaning Services LLCSpotless Cleaning Services LLC
Jennifer G.
Great experience! I had a deep clean. I have never seen my house this clean! Would recommend!
Polly house cleaning servicePolly house cleaning service
Kristin C.
The girls did a fantastic job. Left my house sparkling clean!
Fresh Cleaning SolutionsFresh Cleaning Solutions
Theresa v.
Julie did a great job cleaning my new house up. I just needed a small job to clean the bathrooms and kitchen but those rooms are sparkling!
Juliet cleaning serviceJuliet cleaning service
David B.
The house cleaner was very nice and did a wonderful job today. I would recommend this service to others.
Wonder CleansWonder Cleans
Ray D.
We needed the house cleaned for a party, and M&A made it happen. They were very flexible with coordination, literally on a few days notice, they made it happen. For the value I came home to a clean house they did some organizing as well and even wrapped our towels in a fancy way, felt like I was in a B&B. For a basic cleaning, they exceeded my expectations.
M&A Cleaning Services LLCM&A Cleaning Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job cleaning a college house. Very professional, good communication! Thank you so much!
Fresh Cleaning SolutionsFresh Cleaning Solutions
Michael B.
The job that Iza's team did cleaning my house was unbelievable. They hit every space and surface in the house. Everything shined, sparkled and looked and smelled absolutely wonderful! They have my business for a long time.
Iza Batista cleaning servicesIza Batista cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
Argelia is wonderful. We had construction done and she got our house incredibly clean and feeling like home again. We will absolutely work with her again for more regular cleanings.
Fresh Cleaning SolutionsFresh Cleaning Solutions
Adam r.
Absolutely recommend this company I never thought my house could get so clean. The ow we was very responsive and Ana is amazing
Ferraz Services LLCFerraz Services LLC
Laura Q.
They were available on the day I called them. They did an amazing job! I will definitely hire them for all of my house cleaning needs.
Five star general services llcFive star general services llc
Samantha J.
She was amazing!!!! The house smells so clean and great little personal touches. Very satisfied. And would recommend to anyone and everyone. Will definitely be continuing this service.
Ferraz Services LLCFerraz Services LLC
Judith S.
Iza and her team are fabulous! My house is the cleanest it's ever been. I am so glad I found her and am looking forward to getting used to having my house so clean now that she is scheduled to come regularly. Thanks Iza!!!!!
Iza Batista cleaning servicesIza Batista cleaning services
Lana H.
Jessica and her team responded quickly to my request. They did a an amazing job on a house that seemed impossible to clean with all the clutter. I wanted to surprise my parents with a clean home. They organized and cleaned and were very pleasant. I would have them again. I am attaching a before and after photo of the stove.
Spotless Cleaning Services LLCSpotless Cleaning Services LLC
Jessica K.
I would definitely rehire this cleaning company. They did a deep cleaning for my house and worked extremely hard. I've never seen anything like it. They were extremely thorough and were very pleasant. I highly recommend and will be calling them again soon
Krissy's Sparkle Cleaning SVCS LLCKrissy's Sparkle Cleaning SVCS LLC
Saad R.
I have to say from the time I inquired about the service to setting up an appointment for cleaning it was effortless and easy. As far as cleaning goes Andressa’s service was absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t go anywhere else but her. We got everything we paid for. I look forward to having her clean my house all the time.
Andressa’s House CleaningAndressa’s House Cleaning
Ashley T.
This was my second time using thumbtack to hire a house cleaner. The first company I hired I wasn’t impressed and was discouraged. I gave it a shot and hired her and I am VERY satisfied! She came in and asked questions making sure she hit all the areas I wanted deep cleaned. She left my walls, floors and house looking spotless and smelling pleasant! I like the job she has done sooo much that I have hired her permanently. I’m looking forward to the days she cleans my home!
Five star general services llcFive star general services llc
Ed H.
We have had a different service for a number of years prior to Elena. She was very responsive and timely to come and give us an estimate and discuss her services. She was punctual when she came to do our first cleaning. The initial deep cleaning was excellent! Every part of the house was extremely well cleaned, including interior windows! Elena took her time and ensured the house was spotless before she left. Additionally, she communicates quickly through text messaging when scheduling and confirming appointments! We look forward to working with Elena!
Elena.v cleaning ServicesElena.v cleaning Services
Amy S.
Annmarie did an excellent job with our move in cleaning! She brought new life to all of our wood trim throughout the house. Thank you for your hard work Annmarie
Annmarie RosarioAnnmarie Rosario
Vrunda S.
Clean4u did a fantastic job cleaning my house. Everything was wiped down and organized, they cleaned the stairwell (one of the few people who remembered to do this) , did not take my trash with them ( hate it when they do without even asking) . The only thing that bothered me was that they came without a vacuum cleaner, and used my dyson that loses battery in 20 mins.
Clean4u NYClean4u NY
Brooke M.
Your Way Cleaning Service is outstanding!!! We were in need of someone to come clean on short notice and they came as quickly as they could! It's been a long time since the house was this clean. It smelled wonderful as we walked in. The carpets looked amazing, hard floors spotless, bathrooms and kitchen immaculate!! The beds were straightened, pillows set out beautifully, and even the sofa was vacuumed. They cleaned with such care and with attention to detail, as if they were cleaning their own home. I highly recommend them and plan to use them again!!
Your Way Cleaning ServiceYour Way Cleaning Service
Janet C.
I can't believe what a wonderful job they did! My house has never been cleaner. The thoroughness was amazing. They are true professionals. My house is sparkling and the windows are so clear that it looks that they aren't there. There is a major difference in my home's appearance and it really has made a difference on my general frame of mind. Thank you!
Iza Batista cleaning servicesIza Batista cleaning services
Sandi k.
Fantastic!!! I needed the house to have a deep cleaning due to asthmatic issues and they came just 2 days later!!! Quality of them is a 5 star rating!!! Wonderful people! I will be using them again!!!
Clean4u NYClean4u NY
Robin G.
I honestly don't think my house has ever been this clean. Nothing was left untouched, unmoved or uncleaned. They worked tirelessly and always responded with a smile. I can't recommend these ladies highly enough.
Clean4u NYClean4u NY
Peter B.
I am seriously stunned by how wonderful my house looked today when I arrived home. The team that came cleaned EVERYTHING, organized EVERYTHING, and made it look like a real home again. I was totally amazed and will definitely be a repeat customer. My only critique was the cleaners that were used - I worked as a janitor for a while and my nose is sensitive to certain cleaners. I plan to work with them going forward to use some of the cleaning supplies I keep that work better for my sensitivities.
M&A Cleaning Services LLCM&A Cleaning Services LLC
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