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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 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 Allentown house cleaners
Barry m.
Had my first house cleaning today with Pillar’s cleaning - their work was exceptional
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Debbie S.
Tonia and her crew are wonderful! She takes cleaning seriously and is very detailed. I hired Top Notch Cleaning to clean our house before move in day and our apartment before move out day. I was very satisfied with their service.
Top Notch Cleaning Crew Inc.Top Notch Cleaning Crew Inc.
Gregory D.
Aaron is by far the BEST cleaning person that I have ever used. He pays attention to every detail in my house and runs circles around any cleaning person that I have ever used.
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Danielle M.
Thank you for your great work on cleaning my house. It looks great and is in great shape thanks to you! Well worth the money!
Top Notch Cleaning Crew Inc.Top Notch Cleaning Crew Inc.
Sara M.
Aaron and Hallie did an amazing cleaning to my House very pleased with their work. Will def recommend to my friends and family. Thank you guys 💕
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Jessica F.
Pillars did a great job cleaning my house. They were thorough and got job done in the quoted time. I would definitely use them again.
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Majd D.
I’m disappointed with the outcome of the recent cleaning that Eva’s provided. I hired her to do a final clean up for a rental house that is empty and has been cleaned before the previous tenants moved out. None of the cabinets in the kitchen have been cleaned. I found dust on the floor in the upper stairs. I had to clean things myself after the finished. I don’t think the $310 I paid for 3 hours amount of work was worth it.
Eva’s Cleaning ServesEva’s Cleaning Serves
Juanita B.
I’ve only had them in one time, but I was impressed with them. Very polite,punctual, and my house was clean. I will continue to have them in and will get back to you
Y&C Cleaning ServicesY&C Cleaning Services
Karen K.
Gladys and her team are pleasant, thorough, detail-oriented professionals. I hired Gladys to do a deep-cleaning of my parent's house as a gift, and we are so pleased with the results. The house is absolutely sparkling! Every corner and crevice has been thoroughly cleaned, and they even were able to clean difficult areas (e.g. high-up windows & artwork in the foyer). Our home has never looked so good. Gladys was very professional -- she made good suggestions during our consultation and was on-site overseeing her team during the cleaning. We felt very at-ease with Gladys, and her team members are lovely and friendly people. I hope to do business with Pillar's Cleaning again, and highly recommend them to others looking for a high-quality, professional and pleasant cleaning service. Thank you, Gladys & team!
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Nina F.
Aaron did a great job cleaning my house, he was courteous, punctual, professional and very thorough. I plan on using Platinum Star Service again. Thank you Aaron!
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Evelyn M.
It was a pleasure having the 2 ladies in my home. Never had anyone in my personal space like that and these 2 ladies did an awesome job. House smells fresh & clean. They pay close attention to detail. Definitely will use KN Cleaning Service again. Carlos is very responsible & reasonable. Thanks again!
Mary N.
I just started working with Maria and I am so impressed with her work. She was on time and worked very hard to clean my house. She paid close attention to the details and my house sparkled when she was done. Maria is friendly and professional and provides a great service at a fair price. I highly recommend her!
Maria De Souza ServicesMaria De Souza Services
Barbara R.
There were furniture polish splatters left on the wall, who's going to repaint the wall? I assumed deep cleaning meant that the whole house would have been vacuumed and dusted with additional attention to the cabinets and bathrooms as I requested. He did not clean carpets well or move things to dust. Send a crew that will pay attention to details.
DkD Cleaning Co.DkD Cleaning Co.
Laura D.
Lovely consultation before the cleaning day. Appointment was set and executed the same week as booking. There were many crew members who came with a ton of supplies and knew exactly what to do. Went above and beyond, and as college students we're very grateful for a clean, healthy house. They scrubbed mold off of the scary bathroom ceiling!! Amazing work.
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Nicole P.
I came home from work to the cleanest I've seen my house (in years) after our deep clean by this team! I appreciate the timeliness and professionalism. Thank you so much for your help and great work!:) We will definitely be using again!
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Alyssa M.
Aaron was extremely responsive and professional. The house looks and smells great and they really went above and beyond cleaning areas I didn’t even think of. So happy I found them. Would definitely recommend to my friends and plan to use them again in the future.
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Lindsay S.
I reached out to Gladys without knowing she was away in Europe and she still got back to me quickly and arranged an initial consultation the very same day she came back. I was hoping to get my house cleaned for my daughter's birthday which was later that same week, and she got the job done without problems or hesitation! I was so impressed by how responsive and accommodating she was, and the work was fantastic! I would highly recommend her and her team!
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Yana D.
I really happy that I choose Denise because she is really hard working and she pay attention to details which is very hard to find.She is nice person too so I feel very comfortable to invite her in my house and I am extremely picky who I am dealing with.Hope she not moving anytime soon somewhere like my last cleaning lady did.Lol. Thank you Denise for Coming to my house.I am sure now it’s going to be sparkling ✨
Dee P CleaningDee P Cleaning
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