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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.

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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for Portsmouth house cleaners
Jennifer H.
The ladies did an awesome job in my house. Very professional. Arrived on time and did a great job cleaning my house. I got a move out cleaning. Would use and recommend if your looking for someone to do move out cleaning or any type cleaning for your house/apartment.
A Women's TouchA Women's Touch
Pamela L.
The crew came into my house and did a deep clean to my house. I recently had twins and couldn’t clean like I wanted too and the crew came in a took care of everything. They will be back for more cleaning and general upkeep. I am excited.
Phenomenal Maids,  LLCPhenomenal Maids, LLC
Amanda C.
They did not do a good job cleaning. They said they were done and then my husband checked and the house was not clean. They were told what was not clean multiple times and when they left my husband still had to clean.
Bfield residential servicesBfield residential services
Henry D.
They cleaned but it was bare minimum. Asked for a move out cleaning that was almost 200 bucks, I cleaned the majority of the house myself but needed a receipt for my leasing agent. Floor was still dirty.
Harrison's Cleaning SolutionsHarrison's Cleaning Solutions
Patricia L.
5 stars isn't a high enough rating for Michelle & Ronnie! They did a spectacular job cleaning up my house. We are putting the house on the market & needed a detailed cleaning for perspective buyers. I wish I had known about this company sooner because I would have utilized their services on a monthly deep clean basis. So if you're looking for people with excellent work ethics & phenomenal results, I highly recommend requesting Michelle & Ronnie!
Harrison's Cleaning SolutionsHarrison's Cleaning Solutions
Denmark K.
These guys took a lot of stress out of my life. We had them clean our house before our wedding and couldn’t have been happier with the result. Would recommmend.
S and L Cleaning Services Inc.S and L Cleaning Services Inc.
Eric Y.
Laura did an amazing job. My house has never been cleaner! Expectations exceeded and all for a very reasonable price. I will definitely be hiring her again in the near future. Highly recommend.
Hello Clean.Hello Clean.
Courtney B.
Everlasting Concepts did an excellent job on our move out cleaning! They were in constant communication and the house looks beautiful! Thank you so much! If we need anyone in the future we will definitely book again!
Everlasting ConceptsEverlasting Concepts
Rachel D.
Ytevia and her crew cleaned my 1490 sq foot ranch once I closed on my house. The high focus areas were the stove/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer. The house was immaculate when they were done! They were punctual and also flexible because my closing got changed, I felt like the money I spent was great for what I received. When I leave my apartment I plan on hiring her to clean for me there too because she did such a wonderful job here!
Ytevia OCD Cleaning Service, LLCYtevia OCD Cleaning Service, LLC
Eric Y.
I hired Fontellas Cleaning Service for a move out cleaning of my 2000 sqft house and I do not regret it. At first I was a little skeptical seeing as I only had one review to read for her, but that review was spot on. She was very meticulous and thorough. Floor to ceiling clean. Appliances spotless. She even got the paint off the floor that I accidentally splattered on. Her services are worth every penny. I will definitely be calling her again!
Fontellas Cleaning Services, LLCFontellas Cleaning Services, LLC
Daniel B.
Trash. I was moving into a new house and needed a rush cleaning. I booked an appointment with a 2pm - 4pm arrival window and the cleaner calls me at 4:30 to say she can’t make it and needs to come the following morning. I didn’t really have a choice so we agreed to 8:30 the next morning. She calls me again the next morning saying she won’t be able to get to me until 10. I could have gotten over them being late twice if they came prepared. I had to provide a broom and trash bags which is what I see as the most basic equipment for a cleaning job. After all the drama of getting the cleaners here they did a poor job of cleaning. There is still clearly visible dirt in the showers and they didn’t clean the appliances at all.
FCM CleanFCM Clean
Shakeitha J.
I had an emergency today and needed a good deep clean! I messaged her at 9 and by 10 she was on the way to my house. I love the attention to detail and the walk through at the end if you want your moneys worth and someone you trust she’s the one ❤️❤️❤️..
Old fashioned cleaningOld fashioned cleaning
Evelyn O.
S and L Cleaning services did an amazing job on the carpet in my rental property!! We initially thought we were going to have to replace it after only two years but decided to take a chance. Not only did Moe clean the carpet, but there were no visible stains or detectable odors anywhere in thr house! S and L was a much better investment than new carpet. They were personable, professional, and punctual. They definitely have a repeat customer in me!
S and L Cleaning Services Inc.S and L Cleaning Services Inc.
Mrs. K.
Thank you for transforming my mess into cleanliness. Will call you again for service. Service was given w respect, they stay focused on task, worked quickly, great organizational skills, and made my house look like a brand new place. Thank you for your talent, service, cleaning skills and experience.
FCM CleanFCM Clean
Candice w.
I paid for a deep cleaning on a practically empty house. I wanted the "ick" from the previous owners cleaned away so that I wouldn't have to worry about it when I moved in. Unfortunately, I still had to clean after I moved in. The biggest disappointment about this service was that the cleaning team didn't touch my kitchen. There was dust still on the counters from ceiling work that was done a month previous. The refrigerator was empty but there was still food residue all over and sticky stuff on the shelves. I brought this to Dan's attention and he told his team that they did a bad job on the kitchen, then he proceeded to spot clean things with his sponge. I had to keep pointing things out, then he'd wipe it with his sponge. But he never deep cleaned the kitchen. He kept making the excuse that he didn't have his primary team member there. But after 3.5 hours, Dan's did not deliver the service they promised and still charged full price. The service was not worth the price.
Dan's Cleaning Services LLCDan's Cleaning Services LLC
Melody M.
Michelle from Harrison gave me a quote to do a move out cleaning. She pulled up in a smaller SUV and didn't seem to have adequate supplies to do job. She didn't even smile when I reached out and stated my name, nor the guy she came with. As soon as she walked in she began criticizing everything and said right off the bat that she was going to have to charge me double, maybe more. I said it was obvious that my house had not had a cleaning in years and she had to get all the hair out of carpets from dogs. First, the only carpet I had was upstairs and downstairs bedroom. She never went upstairs and dogs weren't even allowed upstairs AND the bedroom carpet was just installed 2 days ago! She also grunted everytime she opened a cabinet or an appliance. The unter sting thing is that I have never used my new dishwasher even ONCE and my oven is a self cleaning oven that was cleaned just a week ago! It was obvious to me that she had already planned to jack the price up hoping that I would be desperate enough to pay it. I am not. I have The upstairs was used for storage only and only needed a quick vacuum and downstairs I only have 2 small bedrooms, small kitchen and living room. I even told her that only the baseboard and windows needed to be done in the second bedroom becaise becaise was being installed in that room today like it was in the other bedroom. I think she is a "cleaner" who doesn't like to clean! My house did need a good move out clean, but over $300 for the size and cleaning needed is ridiculous...never trust a company that quotes you a price, then changes it and wants to add more and more. I told her exactly what was needed and even asked her beforehand if sje needed to come out and see it before giving me a quote...she saod, "no". I would never recommend this company for any cleaning.
Harrison's Cleaning SolutionsHarrison's Cleaning Solutions
Victoria K.
I wish I had taken some before pictures so that I could show everyone what an incredible job this team did today! Brianna and Summertime put me on the schedule the very next day (today), and although they aren’t done yet, it’s such a relief to be able to go to bed in a relatively clean house. All three ladies that came into my home without judgement and with a plan in place to get my life back together! I’ll be seeing them again soon!
Simply Clean Co.Simply Clean Co.
Amy E.
I love that they came out told me what needed to be done and was very very proffessional. I will be signing up with them to get biweekly cleaning done I do not have pictures to show but I am sure Julie will post some before and after photos soon. While I was at my home I was in awwww of how good the house was looking. She trust is an angel in human form. I can not thank you and Kathy enough Julie thank you I love you guys.
A' La Carte Clean Inc.A' La Carte Clean Inc.
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