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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.

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 Richmond house cleaners
Jasmine M.
We had a wonderful experience with Kevin and his wife. The house was sparkling clean and the price is right! It was exactly what I was looking for! We have hired them to clean the house monthly.
Casa Bella Home Services LLCCasa Bella Home Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had the pleasure of having Meyze Cleaning clean my house today! Her team did an awesome job. She paid very close attention to detail ...cleaning all nooks and crannies I asked them to. The team was prompt and efficient. I cannot wait to have them clean my house regularly.
Eco Cleaning ServiceEco Cleaning Service
Ashlee M.
Our house is squeaky clean! We hired Diamond Shine to clean our house before we put it on the market and they did an amazing job! I’ve never seen our shower this clean! They even made the beds! Thank you all so much! It was worth every penny!
Diamond Shine - Cleaning ServicesDiamond Shine - Cleaning Services
Charles G.
They did an excellent job. The house was cleaner than when I first bought it!
Lali’s Amazing Cleaning TeamLali’s Amazing Cleaning Team
They did a great job! My House even smelled clean! Will hire them again!
Lali’s Amazing Cleaning TeamLali’s Amazing Cleaning Team
Adriana V.
Vivica helped me out tremendously, house smells fresh and clean. Thank you!
Vivica HousekeeperVivica Housekeeper
Geoff B.
They are very responsive and came out last minute to clean my house. They did a wonderful job.
Macy's Cleaning Services (MCS & Co.)Macy's Cleaning Services (MCS & Co.)
Madison B.
I was able to get scheduled and on the books immediately and my house was left clean, beautiful and smelling great!
Eloisa’s Cleaning ServicesEloisa’s Cleaning Services
Olivia M.
Amalia messaged me back very quickly about scheduling a cleaning. She arrived on time and was happy to spend the day with my dog while cleaning the house. She worked extremely hard ( I had to stop back at the house once) and even cleaned things I would not have expected her to do such as the air filter, toaster, and baseboard that was covered in chalk from a chalk wall. The house smelled and looked amazing once she was finished and I have never seen our stove top so clean! I would 100% use Amalia again!
Amalia's Cleaning ServiceAmalia's Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
I love the way Meyze and her team clean my house. They do a very good job and pay attention to details. I am very happy with their cleaning and plan on keeping them.  We have tried other companies before and we were not satisfied. Meyze's Cleaning Service knows how to clean my house well. No complaints. They are easy to work with and understanding of our needs. Great service! We would recommend this company!
Eco Cleaning ServiceEco Cleaning Service
Lauren C.
They did a deep clean within our home after pet sitting for a week. They did a fabulous job! The house was thoroughly cleaned and I could not have been more pleased. I have already hired them for another cleaning.
Diamond Shine - Cleaning ServicesDiamond Shine - Cleaning Services
Madeline K.
Thais did a great job cleaning our house for the first time! We look forward to continuing to work with her.
Thais R` House Cleaning LLCThais R` House Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
In just a few hours, Angela and her team cleaned every corner, nook and and cranny of my house. Her attention to detail makes this cleaning service 100 times better than the chain services.
The Queens Own Pros on the GoThe Queens Own Pros on the Go
Deanna J.
Great cleaning through out the whole house..I recommend them..lovely manners and a pleasure to have them in our home!!
Peachy CleanPeachy Clean
Jeanne M.
Lisa responded so quickly and worked with me to set up a time to clean our house the following day. She and her daughter thoroughly cleaned our home. Lisa asked along the way if we were satisfied with their work ...YES!!! They are a lovely family and I highly recommend them. The house looks great! Thank you very much.
Ready Willing and Able Cleaning
Ashlee M.
Natasha was very thorough! She did an amazing job cleaning our house and she even sent pictures once she was done!
Al B.
I needed a house cleaning on a last minute basis. Lisa was extremely responsive, courteous, and thorough. I so appreciated her services!
Ready Willing and Able Cleaning
Evan H.
My house has never been cleaner! They did a fantastic job. The wood floors look great!! Will definitely have them back
K & J Commercial and Residential CleaningK & J Commercial and Residential Cleaning
Zack M.
Missy was super responsive, easy to schedule with, and the job was done as expected. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a clean house!
Macy's Cleaning Services (MCS & Co.)Macy's Cleaning Services (MCS & Co.)
Alaina G.
They went above and beyond cleaning my home before my dad came to visit. Cleaned things I didn’t know needed cleaning! House smelled and looked amazing afterwards. Better than when we moved in! Great communication. Couldn’t recommend them more!
Lali’s Amazing Cleaning TeamLali’s Amazing Cleaning Team
Thumbtack Customer
I have only had her come to my house twice so far... But I am very satisfied with her services...specially my carpets, they haven't been this clean & fluffy😌 since I first moved into my house...
A+ CleaningA+ Cleaning
Andrew C.
She came out to clean within an hours notice, which was amazing to me, and showed up when she said she would. The house was cleaned much better than I would have ever done. Thank you!
Ready Willing and Able Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Brittney did a nice job on my house. Very thorough. And clearly wanted me to be pleased with her work. Brittney will be cleaning my home regularly.
Brittney's Cleaning ServiceBrittney's Cleaning Service
Diane G.
My house was in bad shape. I had not been able to clean for the past several months because of physical limitations. This was causing me stress. Lisa and her daughter did an amazing job of getting my house clean and smelling good. Now I can relax. They arrived on time, brought their own cleaning supplies, were thorough,and made sure I was satisfied before they left. They were also comfortable being around my dogs which was important to me! I would highly recommend them!
Ready Willing and Able Cleaning
Lauren B.
Lisa did such a great job cleaning my bathroom! She was on time and went straight to work. I had to leave while she was cleaning and it was so nice to be able to go grocery shopping and come home to a clean bathroom! I would definitely recommend her and get her to come back to my house!
Ready Willing and Able Cleaning
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