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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 White Plains house cleaners
Laken M.
Helped with a last minute house clean!
Team Two Cleaning ServicesTeam Two Cleaning Services
Nicole S.
I would highly recommend Mary's House Cleaning. Her team was efficient and punctuality. The quality of the cleaning service was excellent.
Mary’s house cleaningMary’s house cleaning
Jennifer G.
These guys are GREAT! They cleaned my house to perfection after having my wood floors refinished. There was dust everywhere and they cleaned everything beautifully!
Two Brothers Cleaning Services LLCTwo Brothers Cleaning Services LLC
Lisa F.
Argelia did a fantastic job cleaning the house that i have hired her on a recurring basis. Highly recommend A&D Cleaning Service
Fresh Cleaning SolutionsFresh Cleaning Solutions
Polly n.
April and her crew did a great job cleaning my parents house. My mother was very impressed with the job. She said the house looks and smells great.. thanks for a job well done, my mom looks forward to ongoing service!
April HousekeepingApril Housekeeping
Trinae M.
My house is spotless! We hired Alysha and her team to clean the house we just purchased prior to us moving in. The prior owners left a lot behind and we needed the place cleaned and sanitized so we can take occupancy. Due to the pandemic, we were nervous about germs and didn’t want to move in without the place being cleaned first. Alysha and her team left no stone unturned. They did an excellent job! The fridge was cleaned, bathrooms, base boards, windows, stove/oven, garbage removal.....EVERYTHING! The deep cleaning they did exceeded our expectations. Alysha was punctual, thorough and easy to work with. We will certainly be repeat customers for sure. We’ve already hired her again to deep clean and shampoo our carpeted areas in the home. We’ll also be using her to clean our apartment once we move out and into our house. Working with this company was a breeze and we are happy customers! Hire Dunn Right Cleaning! You won’t regret it!
Dunn Right CleaningDunn Right Cleaning
Shall P.
I've tried a lot of Cleaning Services over years -Iza Batista has exceeded my expectations- quality work and it is so thorough you just cannot imagine. The ladies came in and cleaned every inch of the house. I have a split level and lot of cleaners clean just the top and finish downstairs office in 5 mins. I am very happy with Iza and booked her for a regular cleaning service . Happy to have found her.
Iza Batista cleaning servicesIza Batista cleaning services
Brenda H.
Martha and her team, all three ladies, did a good job to clean my house, a deep cleaning within 4 hours. They worked very hard, and I am satisfied with their cleaning service. Also she gave reasonable rate for her service, and is flexible to communicate in person or over face time. I will recommend her service to others.
Martha’s house cleaningMartha’s house cleaning
Lauren M.
Sweepycleans did an amazing job helping me clean my parent's house. They arrived early and even brought coffee! Tony was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using them on a regular basis.
Donna R.
Ridja did a fabulous job. She was very thorough and detailed. She cleaned everything and was careful with my possessions. Ridja brought her own supplies and the house smelled so good when she was finished. I highly recommend her and will use her again. I was highly satisfied!!
Donna R.
They came to me on a last minute request, arrived on time and did a great job. My house looked and smelled great. M&V cleaning will be my regular service and I will definitely recommend them to others. Thank you so much for helping me out and caring about your work .
K-K & E cleaning serviceK-K & E cleaning service
Diana H.
I have my house back! I can’t say enough good things. They went above and beyond what I’m used to. Out of the many cleaning services I’ve used over the past year I’ve never had my wash room mopped out. So friendly and professional. I will definitely recommend to friends and family! Thank you again!
Thumbtack Customer
Used thumbtack for the first time and hired Julia through this. I couldn't have been happier. She arrived on time and meticulously cleaned the house. She even cleaned the corners of the wall and inside of lamps. I didn't have to tell her anything she did an excellent job. On her way out she noticed a footprint on the floor (because my husband had walked over the wet floor) she came back from the door and cleaned the footstep that I had not even noticed. Will definitely hire her again and I already recommended her to a neighbor who has booked her services for after 2 weeks. She is very responsive to any inquiries and is very responsible.
Five Star Cleaning Services LLCFive Star Cleaning Services LLC
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