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Q & A

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 Pittsburgh house cleaners
Zehua s.
It is really nice to have these ladies come to clean my house; previously my house was really dirty (previous owner didn’t clean it at all after moving), but now, just look at the photos, the house is nice and clean. I will for sure to work with them again in future cleaning. They are really professional, and they work really carefully and hard to make the house clean and tidy! Thanks so much! Otherwise it will take me several months to clean the house as clean as they make it.
Exemplary Cleaning Services, LLCExemplary Cleaning Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job! House was very clean!
Eco Cleaning ServiceEco Cleaning Service
Andi c.
Wonderful and clean! Got a bunch of quotes for cleaning my house, and this was super reasonable and great quality!
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Thumbtack Customer
Really great job done cleaning my house! They did it while I was at work so it was so nice to come home to a clean house! I plan to book again for sure.
Groovy MaidGroovy Maid
Elizabeth G.
Our house looked great after cleaning services!
Home Spotless cleaners llcHome Spotless cleaners llc
Nicole Y.
Lisa did the job very well. I can see how clean the house is after her cleaning.
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Thumbtack Customer
Carrie is thorough and meticulous in her cleaning, my house looks fantastic!
Carebears cleaningCarebears cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
The service went well. The house was cleaned as scheduled with a reasonable price. However, we chose to go with a natural cleaning service that provides all of their own cleaning supplies.
Le Meilleur Cleaning ServicesLe Meilleur Cleaning Services
Gretchen F.
My house was sparkling after Lindsey cleaned it. Wonderful job. Highly recommend!
Rain Or Shine Residential CleaningRain Or Shine Residential Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Sue is very flexible and responsive. They did a wonderful job cleaning my house.
Miller's Above & Beyond CleaningMiller's Above & Beyond Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Sue is a hard worker. My house is so clean now. Thanks Sue!
Miller's Above & Beyond CleaningMiller's Above & Beyond Cleaning
Megan D.
Super responsive to messages, work was done well and on time - I love my clean house. Thanks! Highly recommend for a deep clean.
Exemplary Cleaning Services, LLCExemplary Cleaning Services, LLC
Dana O.
My house was let’s say.... a little rough around the edges. Not anymore! My kitchen looks like a clean kitchen! Floors clean! :)
S H I N E  F I N D E R S  Llc.S H I N E F I N D E R S Llc.
Gina F.
My house looks great! Sue's team have cleaned my house twice now and both times I have been pleased with their work.
Miller's Above & Beyond CleaningMiller's Above & Beyond Cleaning
Jessica S.
They did an excellent job cleaning our new house before we move in! Spotless !
JM Maid 2 Shine Cleaning Co.JM Maid 2 Shine Cleaning Co.
Nesra Y.
Marina did a great job cleaning my house! She was nice, friendly and conscientious...
Dust to shine L.L.C.Dust to shine L.L.C.
Joseph G.
Anna was phenomenal. We didn’t have time to clean our house before closing (as we were moving into a new home) and Anna was able to come in quickly and clean our house top to bottom. She was punctual, incredibly hardworking and a perfectionist when it came to getting our house ready for the new homeowners. Would highly recommend using her!
TTT (Tidy, Thrifty, Timely)TTT (Tidy, Thrifty, Timely)
Jessica R.
Lisa showed up exactly on time, with everything she needed and got straight to work. She cleaned my house with great detail. I have 3 animals so my floors are always a problem area for me, but she cleaned them beautifully! My house has not been this clean since I moved in - thank you!
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaning was done nicely, but there was a dog smell left in the house, and we never had any pets...
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Tracie E.
England was phenomenal. I am very picky about certain details and haven't had a house cleaner that met my standards until today. He helped make moving into my new house even more exciting and I am looking forward to working with him on the clean up of my previous unit and hopefully many more cleanings!
Gatewood Services IncGatewood Services Inc
Robert F.
I’ve used TruBlue for house cleaning service and have been very impressed with the professionalism and quality.
TruBlue House Care of CranberryTruBlue House Care of Cranberry
Anurag K.
I would recommend Lindsay to anyone looking for house cleaning, she did an amazing job.
Rain Or Shine Residential CleaningRain Or Shine Residential Cleaning
Ashley C.
Marina and her helper did a great job. My house has never been this clean!
Dust to shine L.L.C.Dust to shine L.L.C.
Matt H.
Easy to work with and did a great job cleaning!! The whole house was sparkling when they were done.
Peppermint Krisp & CleanPeppermint Krisp & Clean
Christy B.
Marena spent 2.5 hours deep cleaning the first floor of my large, old house. We have 2 dogs that think it’s their house so you can imagine. She did an excellent job and I will absolutely be hiring her for regular monthly cleanings!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dust to shine L.L.C.Dust to shine L.L.C.
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