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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.

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.

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.

What is included in a deep house cleaning vs. a basic house cleaning?

A basic house cleaning typically includes tasks like carpet cleaning, wiping countertops, taking out the trash, doing the laundry and washing dishes. A deep house cleaning is a much more involved process, where all aspects of the home are given full attention for a cleanout. In a deep house cleaning, the cleaners will wet-wipe everything from door frames to light switch plates, making sure to also clean walls, windows, air vents, ceiling fans, furniture and more.

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.

Reviews for Stafford house cleaners
Kevin O.
Jenna did a great job cleaning a refurb house. We will absolutely use her again. Thank you!
WCB Cleaning ServicesWCB Cleaning Services
Renu N.
They were very professional and the work was very thorough. The house looked and smelled fresh and clean! I really appreciated that they came on a Sunday. Thank you so much!
SpruceSpruce
Renu N.
Miss Noemi responded right away and had an immediate availability. She came right on time and was very professional and quick. The house looked very clean and tidy. Thanks Noemi!
Miss sparkle’s cleaning serviceMiss sparkle’s cleaning service
BethAnne M.
The cleaning crew from Jannservices we're fantastic They worked so hard. They did a move out cleaning for me and they made sure that every single part of the house was clean from the tiniest little corners to inside the cupboards the floors the walls the ceilings their attention to detail was a phenomenal. I highly recommend Jannservices for any cleaning job you may have. Plus the crew was so friendly kind and nice very positive experience.
JannservicesJannservices
Rabia j.
I went with oracle cleaning's services because their ad said that they do deep cleaning. Unfortunately the service we received wasnt at par. I did a quick check after the upper part of the house was cleaned and found a number of deficiencies. I contacted them on thumbtack while the cleaners were present and they were corrected. However my concern was that had i not been home that day (which is the norm), all those issues wouldnt have been fixed. I let them know that my preference for sweeping is a broom ( not a vaccum) and gave them my own mop and cleaning solution. Later on when they were done with the house, I found the kitchen sink not properly cleaned and offered them my own products. They said they do not use those products. I am fine with their decision of using their own. It's just that those products didn't do a good job. After all this back and forth, I realized that a service that relies heavily on walkthroughs and on me to identify areas of improvement isn't a good fit to need my needs.
Oracle Cleaning ServicesOracle Cleaning Services
Inara A.
I needed an emergency house cleaning and so I called ' Grass Monkeys ' . I spoke with a very pleasant lady Michelle who got me someone right away. It's not like other companies where I needed to wait for a day to get an appointment to get someone . I mean she was very professional and amazing and she came through for me right away... you can say they know when an 'emergency is an emergency ' The HK I got Amy was very nice and friendly and sweet. she was very professional and knew what she was doing so I'd recommend Grass Monkeys to anyone . I'm so glad Thumbtack recommended me to them for sure 👍🏻
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