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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 Arlington house cleaners
Sarla K.
The house was clean. Was finished in timely manner.
Saskya's Painting RenovationsSaskya's Painting Renovations
Kay S.
My house has never been this clean. The deep clean made it look like a hotel.
Spekless CleaningSpekless Cleaning
Samantha D.
This is the best house cleaner I’ve hired on Thumbtack, period.
Jessica W.
CMC did a great job cleaning our house. They were very quick to respond and schedule a time to come to our house. Our house smelled great and looked amazing! Not only was it spotless but they cleaned it in a quick and efficient manner. I will definitely be using them again!
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful service. Prompt and great communication. House was extremely clean.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Emilia P.
She was terrific. Cleaned the house beautifully and was very careful with everything.
Laury’ Home CleaningLaury’ Home Cleaning
Malcolm S.
They did a great job cleaning my house prior to my move-in!
lilly House Cleaninglilly House Cleaning
Kristi S.
Good for regular house cleaning, however I was specifically interested in/requested a deep cleaning of walls & blinds (not a regular house cleaning). After communicating this multiple times via messaging prior to service and in person again to ensure we were aligned, they agreed to perform the work for an additional fee (which I was more than happy to pay!). Unfortunately they ended up still completing a regular house cleaning (for a higher price) and not the service I’d requested.
Fresh start cleaningFresh start cleaning
Kristin L.
Contacted JVA to deep clean my house and I was so so so impressed with the results! My house was spotless when they left; they cleaned everything. It was better than I expected! I definitely will use this service again!
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
Patricia Y.
They arrived early and thoroughly deep-cleaned our house at a very reasonable cost.
Brightful Corner Cleaning services LLCBrightful Corner Cleaning services LLC
Cynthia L.
Thanks! Did a great job cleaning up the house after moving out and having a lot of work done and drywall stuff all over the house.
American Commercial Cleaning ServicesAmerican Commercial Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
My house is spotless and smells so fresh after the thorough cleaning Anna did today. She was right on time, showed me what she was going to use to clean my wood floors, and worked diligently and quickly. She was very detailed. My house has never been so clean! I will be setting up recurring cleanings with this company.
Angela Maria Home ServicesAngela Maria Home Services
Morgan D.
So happy with my cleaning!! Every inch of the house is spotless now. Definitely recommend!!
Perfect Touch Janitorial ServicesPerfect Touch Janitorial Services
Barry S.
Diamond came in at the last minute request and did a lovely cleaning job on my house.
Diamond's Cleaning ServicesDiamond's Cleaning Services
Lynsi G.
Wow! Our house is spotless. They were efficient but thorough in their cleaning. Would highly recommend.
Mom and daughter cleaningMom and daughter cleaning
Jane E.
Fast response, very helpful, did an excellent job cleaning the house. Highly recommend.
Kristen R.
Best House Cleaning is top notch! Arrived early, very professional and went above and beyond. Already scheduled our next cleaning. Will definitely recommend!
Mirna’s Cleaning.Mirna’s Cleaning.
Mark W.
Incredible ... absolutely incredible! Margarita and her team did a fantastic job deep cleaning my house. The house looks brand new after the team worked their magic. The Strong Hands team worked their butts off to clean my house. So many little touches ... every detail was attended to ... including those things I've never thought to clean or do. I am blown away by the results and saw firsthand how Margarita and her team will stop at nothing to make your house feel like a luxury spa hotel getaway. The hardest working team I've ever seen ... with the best outcome. Will definitely be arranging to make Strong Hands Cleaning my reoccurring home cleaning service.
Strong Hands Cleaning LLCStrong Hands Cleaning LLC
Kimberly P.
Great job — thoroughly cleaned the house and complied with CDC guidelines during the process. Thank you!
Fatima cleaning services llc
Dee P.
Edith and her team came in with a solid plan. They did an amazing job with no additional disruption to the home. They had extremely great attention to detail. The house was cleaned from the ceiling to the floor! It was an absolute joy to have the house smelling clean and refreshed! Look forward to my continuing services...
Edith   cleaning serviceEdith cleaning service
Julia H.
I was so glad to find Jessy’s Cleaning Service for my daughter who lives in Arlington, VA (I live in GA). I was at my daughter’s house when Jessica and her team came to clean the house. I’ve been using several cleaning services (company and individual) for my own house over the years. I was so impressed how thorough Jessica and her team were. They truly did an amazing job! My daughter and son-in-law never used cleaning service before, but after they looked the result, they’ve decided to use Jessy’s Cleaning Service regularly.
Jessy's Cleaning and Landscaping ServiceJessy's Cleaning and Landscaping Service
Joe C.
I hired JVA House cleaners to do a thorough deep clean of my home. We needed someone to come in and help ensure we were bringing our newborn back to a clean house, with no dust or dirt. They did a fantastic job and worked with us to use organic cleaners. The place turned out great, they spent the time required to ensure we were satisfied, we're going to use them again!
JVA Home Care LLCJVA Home Care LLC
Chris S.
We’ve loved having C&E. We’ve used a number of cleaning services in the area, and C&E has done great job cleaning our house at a reasonable price.
C & E Cleaning ServiceC & E Cleaning Service
Chris L.
They arrived on time, did a great job, and worked fast. House looks and smells clean. Great value too.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Charles F.
Group Cleaning Service was great! Not only did they squeeze us in on short notice, they did a very thorough and detailed cleaning of our house. They paid attention to things other cleaners have missed in the past. We’re thrilled with their work and will definitely be hiring them for a regular cleaning.
Group cleaning services LlcGroup cleaning services Llc
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