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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.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

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. 

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.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

Reviews for Charleston house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Great job on cleaning the house!
Ilasha’s Errand ServiceIlasha’s Errand Service
Tripp A.
Elisania cleans my house bi weekly. They do an amazing job cleaning my house. They go above and beyond to do a great job!
Elisania SouzaElisania Souza
Rita B.
I was very pleased by my experience with Jo's Cleaning Service. They were very professional and my house received an excellent cleaning. As a result, I'll be using this cleaning service to clean my house on a regular basis for the foreseeable future.
Jo’s Cleaning ServicesJo’s Cleaning Services
Brianne S.
House is extremely clean. Kind, fast, and efficient!
Brazilian Cleaning services.Brazilian Cleaning services.
Chip M.
The ladies were early and the house was cleaned perfectly!!
Sea Island Home Solutions, LLCSea Island Home Solutions, LLC
Susan G.
The house smelled great but the floors were not clean.
Susana López CleaningSusana López Cleaning
Conor S.
Great work! The whole house felt a lot a cleaner.
Susana López CleaningSusana López Cleaning
Hope J.
My house is so clean! I’m thrilled with them!
Susana López CleaningSusana López Cleaning
Robert S.
Susan and Elizabeth did a great job cleaning the house. The house was being prepared for sale and unfortunately this house had not been well maintained and cleaned for years. It was very dirty inside and Susan and Elizabeth did a great job and worked really hard to clean it up and get it as good-looking as it is now. I highly recommend her.
Susana López CleaningSusana López Cleaning
Ryan O.
Cleaned the house very well and super responsive. Highly recommend.
Paty cleaning servicesPaty cleaning services
Laura E.
So happy with T and V, my house is so clean!
T and V Cleaning Services.T and V Cleaning Services.
David K.
Leidy did an outstanding job on my deep cleaning! My house has never been cleaner. I highly recommend SC Preferred Cleaners.
SC Preferred CleanersSC Preferred Cleaners
Jill L.
I am moving cross country and had SC Preferred Cleaners come to my house and clean before I could even make it to the house. I appreciated her communication and lots of pictures. Thank you!
SC Preferred CleanersSC Preferred Cleaners
Lindsay B.
Great service! Left the house very clean and smelling great. Definitely recommend.
T and V Cleaning Services.T and V Cleaning Services.
Mary A.
Fantastic!!! Best part of my day was a sparkling clean house top to bottom!
Susana López CleaningSusana López Cleaning
Julia L.
The ladies did a fabulous job! My house looks cleans and smells fresh.
M&M Cleaning ServicesM&M Cleaning Services
Andrew H.
The team did a great job cleaning our house to get it ready to sell!
Palmetto Prime CleaningPalmetto Prime Cleaning
Mark H.
Waited 1 1/2 hours after their 9:00 AM arrival time and they still weren’t at my house. I canceled the house cleaning.
Brazilian Cleaning services.Brazilian Cleaning services.
Gina D.
Wow! Super happy! I had the same cleaner for 6 years, so I forgot what I was missing until I hired Lori. The house is squeaky clean for a price I can live with. Coming home to a clean house is the best feeling, so yourself a favor and give them a chance.
Absolutely Spotless Cleaning ServiceAbsolutely Spotless Cleaning Service
Mackenzie R.
Zach and Cris were amazing. From start to finish this was such a great experience. I wanted to surprise my mom with a clean house after being away for a while taking care of a family member. I asked for a deep clean because the house hadn’t been cleaned, other than your normal maintenance, for some time. Cris came and spent the day cleaning the house top to bottom spotless. She was able to clean areas that I hadn’t even thought of and the end result was nothing short of perfect! Absolutely recommend this service and will be requesting more cleanings in the near future!! Thank you!
Clean & ServiceableClean & Serviceable
Lesley R.
Martha did a good job cleaning my house before I put it in the market.
Julie H.
Vanessa was very easy to communicate with, and she and her team did a great job cleaning our house. We just had the whole house painted, and so there was a LOT of dust to clean up! Within just a couple of hours they got the house in great shape for us to move in tomorrow. And she was even willing to come out on a Friday afternoon/evening!
Vp CleaningVp Cleaning
Amy M.
I hired Maid pro from out of state to deep clean my house after tenants left. The deep clean I requested ended up being more like a light clean. After being able to actually see the house in person I am not pleased First off, the maid showed up with just a vacuum to clean the floors. No broom. The vacuum then broke and my father, who let the maid in, ended up going to buy her a broom so she could keep cleaning and not waste time. The refrigerator was not completely cleaned, the showers were not completely cleaned, baseboards were and light fixtures were dusty, the carpet upstairs wasn't vacuumed(due to lack of working vacuum). The entire time the maid was there my father kept having to point out places where she missed/didn't clean. The house was "broom clean" not deep cleaned. Waste of time and money. Had I been in the house after the cleaning I would have asked for a refund.
MaidPro of CharlestonMaidPro of Charleston
Laura W.
We needed help cleaning our house before family came in town and T & C did a great job! We had a response within minutes online and they were at our house the next day (Fathers Day Sunday at that!)! The ladies we're very nice and did a great job cleaning and dusting every inch of the house. We will be using them again!
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Kathleen R.
Susan and her team were amazing! They stayed for four hours and cleaned our house from top to bottom. It has never been so sparkling clean!
Susana López CleaningSusana López Cleaning
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