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Your burning questions: answered

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 Scarsdale house cleaners
Joshua M.
Showed up for pre move in deep clean and the entire team worked hard, house is sparkling. Masks, gloves, social distancing observed. Really great job
Tabernacle Of Cleaning ServiceTabernacle Of Cleaning Service
Saumya B.
I needed a thorough cleanup and was very short on time. They responded quickly to my request and were very punctual. Cleaned my house very well and professionally. I am glad I got in touch with them. Will definitely contact them again if need be.
Purple Reign Cleaning ServicePurple Reign Cleaning Service
Whitney O.
I am so grateful to Alex and her team!! I hired Alex House Cleaning to clean the second floor of my home. There was an extensive amount of laundry and I was clear and upfront about everything I needed done. She asked the right questions, asked for pictures, and quoted me a highly competitive rate. Her team was on time, she walked around and asked questions, clarified a few items and we set expectations from the beginning. I had specific ways I wanted my clothes folded and asked that a few places not be cleaned. They went above and beyond to do everything I asked. When they were done they were extremely polite and walked me through the work to be sure I was satisfied. I would hire them for the communication alone. I highly recommend and will be using their services again!
Alex House Cleaning ServicesAlex House Cleaning Services
Torie S.
Ridja and her teammate did an excellent job considering the mammoth task at hand - the house hadn't been professionally cleaned in quite a while. Their quote was the best value without question and they got every speck of dust vacuumed up and tidied every room to satisfaction. NOTE: Be realistic with what you ask of them within a standard cleaning time frame. I didn't realize how much time each room truly needed (holy dust bunnies!) and thought that a few more things could be accomplished that the time allotted simply did not allow for, but they did an amazing job with the time they had! Would love to have her come back to do a few additional rooms as well as some polishing of fixtures, etc. Highly recommended!
SANTIAGO’S CLEANING SERVICES LLCSANTIAGO’S CLEANING SERVICES LLC
Whitney O.
I’m not sure where to begin. I was in an admittedly rough place and so too was the state of my home. Covid hit and suddenly I am homeschooling a cohorting 6 year old and entertaining a 3 year old in between a few short hours of school. TV is not a babysitter in our house...so forts were built on top of forts and laundry piles promised to be folded ended up becoming an extra couch cushion. A fine place to plop after dinner, baths, and bedtime stories. I was there. Thanksgiving neared and I knew I needed extra hands. I entered a job description on Thumbtack. It clearly asks you the details....number of rooms, bathrooms, and whether or not you want the extra window or oven cleaning for a fee. I submitted the job with my plea. I received a few responses and began chatting with Zip cleaning. “Of course! We’re here for you! Happy to help!” Sounds like a relief. Can you fit me in for today? They can....can it be done with 2 people in 3.5-4 hours? Yes - give me your address so we can rearrange the schedule and fit you in. There are no other questions asked. There is no other due diligence. Since I am not privy to the variables of the industry, I assume that the person on the other end is, and has the information that she needs to offer me the rate that she did for the job I submitted. Another company offers me a competitive rate, Instead of turning Zip down, I let her know and told her I preferred to support a woman-owned business. She obliged and came down but still to $5 more than the rate I was offered by the other company. I accepted. I inquired about paying with card and she acted as if people rarely ask if they can pay this way...and it seemed she didn’t have much experience or advice to offer on the matter except to download an app. Other companies have a way to process cc payments without 3% fees being charged to the customer. I let her know I wasn’t pleased about this and she says she’ll remove the tax. I still pay the fee and let her know we are settled. She tells me that I will be emailed a form regarding Covid safety. It never arrives. (Nor did they wear gloves in my home.)We arrange a time. Fast forward. First person shows up and the Second is 30 minutes late. I clearly communicate my needs. “I want to see the floor.” Was my chief complaint. I explain at the very beginning that the dishwasher was broken and so the dishes that subsequently piled up in my closet-sized kitchen needed to be hand washed. Feeling happy that relief was on the horizon And that I’d communicated my needs I handed off the task and went to the grocery store for TG items. 3 hours later I return to 1 room and 1 bathroom cleaned and only a part of the first floor. The second floor hadn’t even been looked at. My heart sank as I walked in the door and saw the main room untouched with all of the things that were there before. I understand being thorough - but I asked to see the floor. Instead much time was dedicated to dusting shelves and other various tedious things. Typically you’d clean up the floors etc then get to the more granular items. Nope. To top this I walk into the kitchen to see a broken dishwasher filled to the brim with dishes..... directions not followed and more time wasted. I worried that so little time was left and couldn’t believe that this was happening. I wanted relief and now I am going to be pushed to pay for more time to do the things I actually asked for. I had to make a call. I spoke to a woman who acknowledges the mistake due to the language barrier but suddenly turned tables and told me that the state of my house was a problem and doing the dishes wasn’t part of the cleaning (which was never said to me by the woman in my home or otherwise) and that she had pictures of my home to prove this problem. Wait.....I know what my house looks like. I know that 2 people could clean the downstairs floors in 2 hours. I know that as soon as they arrived and looked around, they should have been able to gauge any changes in their commitment. I trusted this company with the details of the private state of my home, and now it’s being thrown back in my face?! It continues. She cleaned the oven (which is always extra and not what I asked for) but she couldn’t do the dishes?. They start to pick up the pace but at this point I am internally boiling. One breaks a favored glass dinner piece, the other starts throwing things around in the untouched room during the last 20 minutes. I am in disbelief that after almost 4 hours and $398 (including tip) the first floor isn’t even done.....I still tip. The older one proceeds to tell me that “the boss doesn’t give enough time” and when I tip, she says that she gets “more when she cleans a lobby”.....insulting my gratuity. The younger one trades her old broom for my new one and proceeds to walk out the door with it. They leave, cold groceries that were bought hours earlier melted and sat in bags by the kitchen since it was not accessible. I turn on the oven to salvage dinner and it smokes chemicals like you wouldn’t believe....she cleaned the oven....but fought me about the dishes? I sigh.....I have to do this all over again? I can’t believe that after all of this, I am going to bed with a dirty house. The woman messaged that “as a mother herself, her only intention was to help me”. I was grateful that they fit me in, but I hired a business to perform a service and they did not deliver. Plain and simple....according to Maggie, I am manipulative because I explained my predicament and reached out for help with cleaning my home. Communication was terrible. If a company is hired to do a job and they don’t deliver (I’d call 1/4 bedrooms in 4 hours, falling short) then reconciliation is due. Time was spent where it wasn’t needed and I felt cheated. So much could have been said from the beginning. So many questions that could have been asked to clarify. This was a gross overpromise, taxing on the women whose tips suffer, the business as a whole, and ultimately the customer who is left to hire another company because the first failed to perform due diligence and was willing to spite me for hiring them. Another company came today - totaling $800 combined for cleaning. They communicated, were punctual, walked through the home and asked questions, delivered the work they promised and walked me through at the end to make sure I was satisfied. Night and day in terms of professionalism. I explain that I will post my review and request a refund for the nightmare. I am told that she is armed with a lawyer and pictures of my home... If you care about respect, punctuality, communication, quality, and confidentiality - this isn’t the place for you.
Zip CleaningZip Cleaning
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