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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 Ballard house cleaners
Tessa G.
She and her husband are the dream team! They have come to our house twice and they make the house sparkle!! They clean all the spots other cleaners missed.
Miranda Cleaning ServicesMiranda Cleaning Services
Jeffrey U.
Our house is so clean! No complaints.
FF MAIDSFF MAIDS
Melanie g.
Great cleaners. My house sparkles.
Bright and shineBright and shine
Byn R.
House is sparkling clean! Will hire again.
Bright and shineBright and shine
Lishi J.
Hired Anna for a move out cleaning. The house is super clean now! Definitely recommended.
Cleaning by AnnaCleaning by Anna
Kari C.
They provided a fabulous cleaning service. My house has never been so clean.
Sparkle Clean of Northwest FloridaSparkle Clean of Northwest Florida
Cindy T.
Lana and her team were very efficient and detail-oriented in their house cleaning! I was so surprised by how clean my house became after the first cleaning! They did a wonderful job and I would recommend them to anyone.
Perfect CleaningPerfect Cleaning
Leonard R.
She did a great job paying attention to detail and tough to clean areas of the house. Every corner of the house was thoroughly cleaned and the place looks spotless. Def would use again
Lys Cleaning ServicesLys Cleaning Services
AJ A.
I appreciated Spotless House Cleaning’s timeliness and professionalism when getting my new house cleaned. Thanks!
Spotless House CleaningSpotless House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Vita and her assistant just completed a deep clean of my house and they did a great job! Vita is very detailed oriented and every corner of my house has been cleaned. I was amazed when I saw the the kitchen - my appliances look like new! I highly recommend VP Professional House Cleaning!
VP Professional House CleaningVP Professional House Cleaning
Samuel S.
Great job deep cleaning my whole house.
Alex's Cleaning LLCAlex's Cleaning LLC
Mandolin N.
They did a great job cleaning out new house ❤️
NW EcoCleaningNW EcoCleaning
Mike H.
Great job doing a deep clean on our place. Very relaxing to come home to such a clean house.
5 star cleaning5 star cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I am vey happy after the first cleaning. My house was clean and well taken care of
Homebright CleaningHomebright Cleaning
Krista B.
Messaged Saturday evening and our house was cleaned by the end of Sunday. Great job and cleaned the windows beautifully.
Bright and shineBright and shine
Julie B.
Professional, attentive to detail, excellent cleaning! Rugs were pulled up, windows are spotless...My house IS clean!
Amazing Cleaning ServicesAmazing Cleaning Services
Tanya T.
Bella was on time and easy to work with! Left the house nice and clean :)
🌟BELLA'S HOUSECLEANING🌟🌟BELLA'S HOUSECLEANING🌟
Alyssa Y.
Amazing job! Came in and went above and beyond cleaning the house!
CLEAN  LLCCLEAN LLC
Maria R.
The team did an amazing job that I haven’t experienced with other companies. They were detail oriented and every corner of the house was cleaned. We have a large dog and our house can feel pretty messy at times but coming home after their time in the house felt super clean.
Copacabana Cleaning. Sanitize/Disinfect! $20 OFF!Copacabana Cleaning. Sanitize/Disinfect! $20 OFF!
Naomi H.
The team who cleaned the house we were renting after our move out were very fast and responsive. I would recommend them to anyone for any type of cleaning. If somehow I’m able to afford regular house cleaning I will totally hire them.
Diamond Shine House CleaningDiamond Shine House Cleaning
Jeff D.
Very pleased with the cleaning. She was extremely thorough and very kind. Looking forward to working with Spotless House Cleaning in the future.
Spotless House CleaningSpotless House Cleaning
Jean P.
Cleaned my house with little advanced notice and did an excellent job!
Simply Green Cleaning ServiceSimply Green Cleaning Service
Michelle W.
Excellent service. It made us happy to walk into a clean house today!
Terrell King Of CleanTerrell King Of Clean
Nancy S.
Diana did a beautiful job on our house cleaning. Very happy!
Diamond Cleaning ExpertDiamond Cleaning Expert
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt, caring and attention to detail. Ours is a tough house to clean and they did superbly.
Tierra Eco-Cleaning ServiceTierra Eco-Cleaning Service
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