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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 Knoxville house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Amy and her assistant did an amazing first clean on our house. Their attention to detail was great! When they left our house was sparkling clean. I would highly recommend them for house cleaning services.
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Laura D.
So nice to come home to a clean house!
Suds in the bucketSuds in the bucket
Thumbtack Customer
They genuinely seemed like they wanted to clean the house.
eMaids of TennesseeeMaids of Tennessee
Courtney S.
They are doing a fabulous job getting the nitty gritty cleaning done. My house not only looks and smells clean, it feels clean 😊
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Mena G.
Ms. Morales leaves our house fresh and clean!
morales cleaningmorales cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Great house cleaner! Very detailed and good at communicating :)
Cheryl's Home Cleaning 8655566951Cheryl's Home Cleaning 8655566951
Amber H.
Chaos Cleaning did a great job! They cleaned my two story house from top to bottom and it looks fantastic!
Chaos CleaningChaos Cleaning
Chelsea K.
Ohhh myyyy gaaaahhhhd!! I never thought my house could be this clean!!!!! Kelley and her people are amazing!! We did a deep clean to get the house back in order and they were done in no time at all!! I am in awe of how good my house looks!!! Love love love them!! 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for help with their cleanings.
Young’s cleaning serviceYoung’s cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Stephanie did a wonderful job cleaning my apartment and I would recommend her services to anyone needing house cleaning.
SGS CleaningSGS Cleaning
Brittany B.
Suds was prompt and responsive. They did a good job cleaning our entire house.
Suds in the bucketSuds in the bucket
Mikki J.
Such nice people and my house is so clean! Excellent job. Highly recommend.
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Laura W.
We are loving having our home cleaned by this great company. It is always exciting to come home to a clean house. Very thorough work!
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Rick M.
Corey and his team are excellent! They did a “deep clean” at our house today and my wife and I were shocked at how clean, fresh smelling and beautiful our house is after their service. Corey is super nice and professional. We’ve now hired them for bi-monthly cleaning! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ I highly recommend.
The Green Clean Effect Of The SmokiesThe Green Clean Effect Of The Smokies
Rebecca P.
Excellent house cleaner! I really appreciate her professional and pleasant attitude and my house has not looked this good in a long time. Highly recommend!
Cheryl's Home Cleaning 8655566951Cheryl's Home Cleaning 8655566951
Nancy v.
Kelly and her assistant did a wonderful job. Great to have a sparkling clean house!
Young’s cleaning serviceYoung’s cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
For initial cleaning they arrived on time with three workers and immediately began cleaning. Three hours later they were finished and the house looked better than it has in years. They will return in a month for regular cleaning.
HMS CleaningHMS Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt on returning call. Gave us a very reasonable quote to clean our house bi-weekly. Looking forward to first cleaning tomorrow.
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
The initial cleaning was better than I had hoped. They have been professional and courteous. It's always good to come home to a house they have cleaned!
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Stephen U.
Very thorough work at an excellent value. Happily recommend to anyone in Knoxville in search of a house cleaner!
LA's Style Cleaning ServicesLA's Style Cleaning Services
Lane T.
Best house cleaning ever. So nice awesome to work With. Will hire every single time!!!
K and R CleaningK and R Cleaning
Robert C.
We have had our house clean twice and she has proved to be professional. Morales has done such a great job that we now have her coming every month. If you hire her to clean your house you will be very satisfied sincerely Robert
morales cleaningmorales cleaning
Mikel B.
HMS was able to do my home within 24 hours of my call. The ladies were extremely proficient cleaning my very dirty house. They worked hard with the upmost of trade skill and I will have them back. For a really clean house give them a call.
HMS CleaningHMS Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Amy and her cleaning 'busters' arrived and within 2 hours had our house looking great. We recently moved to Knoxville and the house had not had a good cleaning since we moved in. It has NOW and looking forward to a continued work relationship with Amy and her crew.
Dustbunny Busters cleaningDustbunny Busters cleaning
Cindy F.
The job they did was outstanding. Came home to a sparking clean house. I will definitely use them again.
Suds in the bucketSuds in the bucket
Katie M.
My son’s house has never been so clean. Highly recommend Tiffany. Absolutely wonderful.
Cleaning CrewCleaning Crew
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