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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 Appleton house cleaners
Beth V.
Such great work! I hate cleaning, it was amazing to have a completely clean house in such a short time.
CAVS CLEANERS LLCCAVS CLEANERS LLC
Cherry S.
Betty and her helper did good job in cleaning up our house. She treated our house like her own, is very detail oriented and met all our needs!
Betty's cleaning serviceBetty's cleaning service
Amy W.
Mary did an excellent job cleaning my mother in-laws house. Everything looks wonderful and Mary was a pleasure to work with!
Plushouse CleaningPlushouse Cleaning
Tim W.
Met with us, looked over the job, gave a good estimate and then did a great job with the first clean. Left a note telling us that she had not quite finished to her liking in a couple of areas. We plan on using her for house cleaning now.
Quality Residential CleaningQuality Residential Cleaning
Anne R.
My nasty old house sparkles like new after Jodi from Quality Residential Cleaning's visit. Attention to detail and quality work. Very happy with the service.
Quality Residential CleaningQuality Residential Cleaning
Sarah L.
Phillip and Lisa are a great team ! We came home to a spotless house. The windows and screens are immaculate also. We will continue to hire them to clean our home. Very reasonable price. Thank you!
All Clean N Brite LLCAll Clean N Brite LLC
Carol M.
This was a very first time I needed someone to clean for me, and it was a pleasure having Mary as my "moveout" cleaner. She did an excellent job. I was able to meet with the realtor and put the house up for sale as planned. Thank you Mary for all of your help. I'll definitely recommend your service and may even have to use you in the future when needing special cleaning of our apartment.
Plushouse CleaningPlushouse Cleaning
Julie P.
Mary cleaned our empty rental house today to prepare for sale. She was on time and worked hard for a very reasonable price. The place was dirty, stinky, dusty, furry and gross when she arrived. When she finished, it sparkled! She even cleaned our screens! We are leaving the area, but I wish I could take her with me. Thanks, Mary!
Plushouse CleaningPlushouse Cleaning
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