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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 Lancaster house cleaners
Jenny K.
The team that cleaned our house was great!
Acosta Cleaning ServicesAcosta Cleaning Services
Jennifer P.
They did a nice job cleaning our house.
Fresh Scentz Cleaning LLCFresh Scentz Cleaning LLC
Barbara D.
Asked for a cleaning to sell my house. The bathroom wasn’t done. The windows and everything else needed to be gone over by another cleaner
Mack's Elite Residential and Commercial Cleanin...Mack's Elite Residential and Commercial Cleanin...
Holli V.
Greyza was very timely in her responses. She is flexible & arrived on time. My house was very dirty! It was wonderful to come home to a very clean house.
Greysa  Del CidGreysa Del Cid
Amy L.
Deirdre is personable and reliable. She was great to work with and house was cleaned as expected. Thank you!
The Perfect SparkleThe Perfect Sparkle
Vivek M.
Jasmine and her team did a live out clean for my apartment as well as cleaned my house before I moved in. Everything was spotless, they did a great job. Highly recommend to use her for a cleaning service.
Jasmine's Cleaning SolutionsJasmine's Cleaning Solutions
Serena O.
My house looked and smelled amazing when she was finished! In addition to everything else, she cleaned my old, unfinished hardwood floors that I’ve NEVER been able to! They looked fantastic! She was professional and very friendly too. I’ve never hired anyone to clean my house before so I was a little nervous and wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I would definitely hire Titos Cleanings again in a heartbeat.
Titos CleaningsTitos Cleanings
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic Job! Our house looked amazing after Marie and her team were here. She is professional, courteous, and maintains good communication. I would highly recommend Acosta Cleaning Services!
Acosta Cleaning ServicesAcosta Cleaning Services
Sharon W.
Very happy with house cleaning done today. Kelsey was friendly, punctual, and professional. James thanks so much for a job well done. We plan on using your service on a regular basis. Thanks James, Kelsey, and Reflections.
Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
She showed up on time and with an energetic crew who went right to work. My house has never been cleaned so thoroughly or looked as good. She is very professional and dedicated to doing a good job. I would highly recommend her.
Acosta Cleaning ServicesAcosta Cleaning Services
Elizabeth H.
Exceeded expectations, 100% would use her services again. I hired her to do a deep clean on the house I am selling and after she was done even I wanted to buy it again! Very responsive, professional and the value for the in depth work is beyond amazing.
Amanda WestlundAmanda Westlund
Theresa P.
They were great, they squeezed me in with short notice, and they did a quick but thorough cleaning of my house. The only negative thing I can say is that they could use a better vacuum, theirs left debris behind, I would probably have them use mine in the future. The decorated toilet paper was a cute touch as well. I would recommend them.
Acosta Cleaning ServicesAcosta Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Joel and his team do a great job cleaning! Unfortunately, communication is another story. We had this company booked bi-weekly for the cleaning of our home. There seemed to be scheduling issues almost every time they were scheduled to come to our home in the two months we had them hired. If whatever problems were going on we're communicated to us, perhaps we could have worked with Joel. Unfortunately, most times we came home to an uncleaned house and it was up to us to contact Joel to find out what happened. We wish Joel luck and hope the company's challenges are resolved soon.
Cleaning From the Heart  "It's All In The Details"Cleaning From the Heart "It's All In The Details"
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