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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 Tacoma house cleaners
Elizabeth C.
My house is sparkling clean!
Destiny City MaidsDestiny City Maids
Thumbtack Customer
Total house cleaning, pretty much a spring cleaning. Very professional and friendly. Hit every spot that needed cleaning.
Tierra Eco-Cleaning ServiceTierra Eco-Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great job. I love coming home to a clean house.
Tierra Eco-Cleaning ServiceTierra Eco-Cleaning Service
Erin C.
Elizabeth did a great job cleaning our house and we look forward to having her clean once a month.
Elizabeth’s house cleaning servicesElizabeth’s house cleaning services
Zach L.
Nice Clean and Shining did an excellent job cleaning my house. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Bright and shineBright and shine
Melanie F.
I hired them for a move out clean and the house was spotless! Cleaner than when we moved in! Highly recommend!
NW EcoCleaningNW EcoCleaning
Yunsun c.
My house was not cleaned to our satisfaction. Very disappointed. Would not recommend.
Terrell King Of CleanTerrell King Of Clean
Bree H.
Alex's Cleaning, LLC did our move out clean and they were impeccable. The house is spotless and I couldn't be happier with their work and the price.
Alex's Cleaning LLCAlex's Cleaning LLC
Zach L.
They did an excellent job cleaning my house. I would highly recommend them!
Jave cleaning servicesJave cleaning services
Stacy c.
Elvia and Jose were amazing! They really made sure the house was clean from top to bottom before we moved in. They took their time to ensure the job was done well and even help to point out some tips for cleaning our new place in the future! I highly recommend Navi House Cleaning services and will use them again.
Navi house cleaningNavi house cleaning
Sarah G.
I loved this service! They did a great job deep cleaning my house. They were friendly, punctual and thorough. I will use this cleaning service again for sure!
JTC Cleaning Services roofing & Gutters LLCJTC Cleaning Services roofing & Gutters LLC
Jacob M.
My house is so much cleaner and it wouldn’t have been possible without all your help.
Miracle Workers Cleaning ServicesMiracle Workers Cleaning Services
Adria G.
They did a much needed deep clean of our house and did a great job! Will definitely hire again. :)
Fresh and Clean TeamFresh and Clean Team
Kris T.
I’m so grateful for all of the sparkling clean detailed work! My house was really dirty. It’s so clean now. Highly highly recommend! It feels so nice to have such a clean space! Thank you!
House cleaning servicesHouse cleaning services
Whitney S.
We have hired Bri as our full time house detailer, yes we said detailer because she doesn’t just do the top surface she get down on hands and knees and get it’s dang clean!! Our initial house cleaning became a deep cleaning, she worked with us on a budget to make this a super deep clean over the next couple of cleans, which is awesome, we have never had a cleaner do this it’s either all or nothing. She told us a deep clean takes about 8-9 hours, First thought every other “deep clean” we have paid for has been 4 hours max well we now know why, don’t think our house has ever been this clean. Thank you for being amazing Bri and giving us a happy home, you simply rock.
New Beginnings CleaningNew Beginnings Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
No hansel to set up and ladies arrived on time and clean house better than most. I will hire again.
Tierra Eco-Cleaning ServiceTierra Eco-Cleaning Service
Jenna J.
They did a great job cleaning our house! Very nice and personable. I would definitely hire them again!
JC Cleaning ServicesJC Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Every other week house cleaning. We had been with previous company for several years. We are very happy with our switch to Tierra. The text reminder is helpful. Staff are friendly and the house looks and smells great.
Tierra Eco-Cleaning ServiceTierra Eco-Cleaning Service
Amber L.
After the recent birth of our fourth child, we were really REALLY behind on our house work. Elena came through for us. Our house looks and smells so nice and clean! We are so grateful and definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to see their house sparkle.
Jave cleaning servicesJave cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job! I wanted a deep cleaning before a party and the house looks perfect... I would hire them again.
Alex's Cleaning LLCAlex's Cleaning LLC
Christa T.
She was amazing!! Turned my basement that was full of construction debri into sparkling clean environment!! Would absolutely hire her back!!!!! Look forward to her coming to clean my actual house now not just the basement!!
Ashley S.
Elizabeth is a fantastic cleaning person! She has been honest, on-time, and delivers the same quality of service whether I am home or out of town. I Was immediately comfortable trusting her with cleaning my home. Highly recommend her for your house cleaning needs!
Elizabeth’s house cleaning servicesElizabeth’s house cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
I will certainly be using Katie's Magic Touch again. My house hasn't been this clean in a very long time! Katie knows her stuff - including cleaning products, best practices for cleaning. She doesn't mind doing a few extras like cleaning the refrigerator and actually put my shower door back on the track.
Katie's Magic TouchKatie's Magic Touch
Walter P.
Lori arrived early and worked from the time she set foot in my home until the entire house was cleaned. It has not been this clean for a very long time since both my wife and I work full time. Lori is fantastic with her strong work ethic, easy going personality, and making sure that the customer is happy with her work. I would highly recommend Lori to anyone who needs a house cleaner that is committed to getting the job done.
Lori's Cleaning ServiceLori's Cleaning Service
Heather m.
I was in a situation where Tenant moved out and I didn’t have much time to get the house cleaned better then their cleaner had left it. Islah cleaning company responded immediately! Was reasonable, prompt and got the job done the next morning prior to the move in! Will use them again
Islah Cleaning CompanyIslah Cleaning Company
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