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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.

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 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. 

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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. 

Reviews for Schenectady house cleaners
Victoria G.
Laura is amazing! She did an excellent job cleaning and it was so nice to come home to a clean house! She will be continuing to clean my house on a regular basis. She is kind, reliable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her!
Shelly ServicesShelly Services
Christine D.
Margaret and Mailene cleaned my house for the first time. They did a deep clean. They took their time and were meticulous. I would recommend them 100%. I will be having them once a month to clean my house. Thank you for sending two great people to my home!!!
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Mary G.
Thank you Laura!! Our house was in need of a deep cleaning after many years of neglect! It was so nice to come home to a clean house! We are super excited to have you come back and continue your awesome work 😊
Shelly ServicesShelly Services
Leesia N.
We have 4 dogs and my house was a disaster. Ja Gotcha Cleaning came in and made my house beautiful for the holiday. Would highly recommend!
Ja Gotcha Cleaning Solutions LLCJa Gotcha Cleaning Solutions LLC
Abhiruchi S.
She came over with a friend and cleaned our house perfectly. They cleaned our kitchen and 3 bathroom and bought their own cleaning products which is great. Would definitely recommend her
perfect cleaningperfect cleaning
Mary H.
Easy to communicate with. It was great to come home to a clean house. We will continue to use the services.
Clean and Care Cleaning ServicesClean and Care Cleaning Services
Jamal T.
We found dead bugs, a lot of dust, and it resulted in us just cleaning the house ourselves.
Fresh and Tidy CleanersFresh and Tidy Cleaners
Elizabeth S.
She is amazing !Im very please with her time ! Thank you Ana’s house cleaning for everything!
Best’s house cleaningBest’s house cleaning
Diane S.
There team worked hard to clean all the real tuff areas of the house. Would definitely hire them again
Kays' KleaningKays' Kleaning
Victoria E.
They did a very good job cleaning my dads house! It was a long job and they were very sweet and patient! Will definitely rehire!
Magic cleaning ServiceMagic cleaning Service
Pur S.
Symara did a pretty good job in cleaning my house this afternoon. I am going to recommend her in my neighborhood.
perfect cleaningperfect cleaning
Eric D.
Wow, Evelyn and her worker did an absolutely amazing deep clean on my house. It’s only me and my two boys here and it was pretty dirty. They cleaned every nook and cranny. I mean everything. Even my coffee maker and microwave. Evelyn is a complete professional and also just a wonderful person. My house has never been cleaner. It is literally spotless. I will be using her company on a regular basis. I highly recommend her!
Power cleaning servicePower cleaning service
Gregory S.
Erica and her husband did amazing job on my house. It was my first cleaning experience by somebody else so I was a little anxious, but they were very friendly yet professional. I already scheduled my next cleaning 🧼 🧹 🧽
Mastery in cleaning serviceMastery in cleaning service
Kavitha y.
I have to admit that I am so stupid to hire them for house cleaning based on other reviews. I would never hire them again.
Best’s house cleaningBest’s house cleaning
Jiffry I.
Evelyn responded very fast and worked around my schedule to set up the cleaning appointment. Got a deep cleaning done. Very thorough and professional job. Arrived on time with a total of 3 people to clean the house. I had a jacuzzi that needed some serious TLC and I had tried all kinds of cleaners to remove some stubborn stains without success. These guys cleaned it spick and span. Excellent work and highly recommend them.
Power cleaning servicePower cleaning service
Lisa D.
My family and I moved out of a 2800 square foot house where we lived for 16 years. Erica and her crew came in and did an amazing job cleaning to be ready for the final walkthrough before closing on the house. Her team was courteous, friendly, and hard-working. Thank you Erica!
Mastery in cleaning serviceMastery in cleaning service
Leslie B.
Thank you so much for all the help. I wish one of the questions asked is sq footage or size of house. The ladies did an excellent job with the time they had, but a deep clean for a large house is likely to take longer than for a small house. It would have been helpful to know upfront when I made the appointment the time allotted before an hourly rate starts. It’s a lot to ask of 2 people for 5 hours. We are trying to move in and previous owners left behind so much grime, filth and pet hair. Very friendly service and as thorough as their time allowed. Thanks again.
Oohlala Cleaning ServicesOohlala Cleaning Services
Jing D.
She promised a " full refund if customer is not satisfied with work" in the first meeting. When she and her family came to my house for wipe down cleaning, I had to go for doctor's appointment so she asked me to pay before I inspect the work which I did. Later when I went back, I found spider web in the corner of kitchen and dust on the fan in ding room , and the whole basement floor was not touched at all which she admitted she didn't see. When I asked her about these problems, her husband started yelling on the phone but she said she would refund me $25. She kept telling me she would mail me the check several times but never did. After a month, when I asked her again, she said "my husband said no refund". It is just not how you do business and treat your customers. But they did a good job with stove and refrige. You have to understand I am not upset about the work because I did admit you did good job about kitchen and bathroom, but I am upset about how you kept telling me you would refund me $25 due to missing the whole basement and said to me twice the check would be in the mail and then after a month when I asked you again, you said no refund. Stick to your own word and be honest please.
Brown's Cleaning ServiceBrown's Cleaning Service
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