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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 Charleston house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Great job on cleaning the house!
Kings HousekeepingKings Housekeeping
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
Chip M.
The ladies were early and the house was cleaned perfectly!!
Sea Island Home Solutions, LLCSea Island Home Solutions, LLC
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.
Susan LópezSusan López
Conor S.
Great work! The whole house felt a lot a cleaner.
Susan LópezSusan López
Hope J.
My house is so clean! I’m thrilled with them!
Susan LópezSusan López
Bryan H.
I have never seen my house so clean! Maria did an outstanding job and spent almost 8 hours doing a very deep cleaning of the house. She also washed and folded some sheets/towels for me. It was a great feeling coming home to a clean house after work. She really did an amazing job!
Maria's cleaningMaria's cleaning
Catherine L.
Jessyca cleaned our house today for the first time. Incredibly thorough and left the house immaculate. We'll definitely be using her going forward!
Jessyca House CleaningJessyca House Cleaning
Andrew H.
The team did a great job cleaning our house to get it ready to sell!
Palmetto Prime CleaningPalmetto Prime Cleaning
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
Thumbtack Customer
It was so nice to come home to such a clean house. They did a great job. Thank you!!
A Plus Natural Cleaning Services LLCA Plus Natural Cleaning Services LLC
Lesley R.
Martha did a good job cleaning my house before I put it in the market.
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
Molly S.
Palmetto Prime Cleaning left our home spotless! As soon as I walked in, the house smelled clean and every surface was beautiful. Thanks for your great work!
Palmetto Prime CleaningPalmetto Prime Cleaning
Melissa H.
They did a great job cleaning the entire house. Cleaned all bathrooms and bedrooms, inside of the oven and fridge, and smelled great when we got home! Thank you!!
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Brianna M.
Susan and her team did a great job. Spotless clean and the house smelled great! Will be using on the regular.
Susan LópezSusan López
Leon R.
Great crew. Very responsive to getting the house cleaned in a timely manner. Would recommend and will use again.
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Halle H.
For my first cleaning, I was extremely impressed. I've never had my house look as clean as it did. They didn't hide anything to where I couldn't find it (like I've had issues with the past), but had everything almost spotless. Especially for an 1830 house. Will definitely use again.
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Amanda V.
Was looking for someone to come do a deep cleaning in my house prior to us putting the house on the market. I received a quote from Christina and was happy with her prices. She scheduled to come out the next week. She came out to meet me and make sure her team was all set. Her team was very professional and they did an AMAZING job. My house has never looked or smelled so clean! I would highly recommend Christina and her team to everyone I know! I greatly appreciate the time and effort they put into making my house clean!
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Sydney B.
I will definitely be hiring again! These ladies did an amazing job cleaning my home. My shower has never been so clean in all the years in my house.
Susan LópezSusan López
Robert W.
She has been cleaning for me bi-weekly for some time always quality work. Looks so good after she is done I hate to come back in the house. Great attitude, On time, Did a complete and thorough cleaning, House looked great and like new bright look.
Loyal CleanerLoyal Cleaner
Susan B.
Excellent job cleaning my home. Hardwood floors were shining and house smelled great. Will use her again!
Claire M.
Super pleased with our move-in clean! The house smells wonderful and is gleaming. Thank you for your quick availability too!
Lavinia L.
These ladies are awesome! they are all very friendly, hardworking and the outcome was fantastic! the house was so clean! We highly recommend them!
Brazilian Cleaning services.Brazilian Cleaning services.
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