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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 Alameda house cleaners
Mari C.
House very clean.
Star Cleaning AgencyStar Cleaning Agency
Melanie G.
So nice to have a clean house!
Natural Forest CleaningNatural Forest Cleaning
Esther S.
Estefani and Juan worked hard and my house is nice and clean!
Estefani & diego house cleaningEstefani & diego house cleaning
Lydia P.
House was so clean we felt a wave of calm rush over us. 🤗 We will be using Ludy’s for a monthly cleaning now!
Ludy House Cleaning ServicesLudy House Cleaning Services
Jenna L.
Before they cleaned it, my house looked like a federal disaster area. It hadn’t been cleaned in months, and it showed. They went well above and beyond what I asked for and left my house looking so wonderful. Thank you!! Highly recommend,
MR CleaningMR Cleaning
Ana N.
Profesional, fast, affordable, and most importantly did a great job cleaning our home. Will hire on a monthly basis for a full house regular clean.
Fresh Day Eco CleaningFresh Day Eco Cleaning
Marilyn N.
Claudia was very responsive and punctual on the day of cleaning. She left the house shiny! Will use her again!
Claudia’s CleaningClaudia’s Cleaning
Sarah y.
I highly recommend Express Cleaners. They were very thorough. We were happy with how clean the house was. They worked quickly and were pleasant. They stayed true to the original estimate, too.
Express Family Cleaning
Jyoti B.
Maria did an amazing job cleaning my house. She was on time and evaluated the job. She took her time to make sure everything is cleaned well. I really appreciate her efforts.
Help House CleaningHelp House Cleaning
Kathy s.
Jhully has been awesome. Both my mom and I have her cleaning both houses. She is very efficient and does a great job great communication and on time!! We love our house when she is done!!!
Cozy HouseCleaningCozy HouseCleaning
Amanda F.
Poly was very nice, She listened to what I would like done, and did a wonderful job. My house is SO clean!!
Oliver's Cleaning Services.Oliver's Cleaning Services.
Tara P.
She was professional and did a great job cleaning our house. Easy to reach and confirm appointment by text. Would hire again in a heartbeat
Faloni CleaningFaloni Cleaning
Tommy C.
The cleaning service was fantastic. The house was sparkling clean afterwards! There were even tough stains in the bathtub that were previously impossible to have removed. Lightning Cleaning Service was able to remove any stains and make the tub look new again. Very happy with the service and highly recommend!
Lightning cleaning servicesLightning cleaning services
Adriana S.
They’re awesome! My house is finally clean again. They’re very responsible and they pay attention to detail. Already scheduled them for next time!
Natural Forest CleaningNatural Forest Cleaning
Jessica a.
After a year of no professional cleaning, and with two dirt-loving dogs tracking mud into the house, we desperately needed a spring cleaning reset. Lilian and her team were able to fit us in last-minute and came over within 24 hours of our request. They did a fabulous job, deep cleaning our house, making our tub gorgeous, and making our floors cleaner than I have seen them in literally a year! Would highly recommend this team and will rebook for regular cleanings. We communicated with Lilian over text and with the cleaning team using Google Translate (they spoke Portuguese and I don’t), overall great communication and great work.
Hany Cleaning Services and personal organizeHany Cleaning Services and personal organize
Steve H.
Week two with Ana's and we couldn't be happier. Ana is on it, the house is remarkably clean and she could not be more pleasant to work with. Truly 5 star service!
Ana's Spotless CleaningAna's Spotless Cleaning
Rebecca T.
This is my first time ever using a cleaning service. Sonja answered all my questions and was accommodating to my needs. Poli came to my house for a deep cleaning. She was punctual and did a great job! Definitely setting up a monthly service.
Oliver's Cleaning Services.Oliver's Cleaning Services.
Janet T.
These two ladies were absolutely excellent. Cleaned my house from top to bottom, were incredibly professional and respectful, and even loved on my cats. Highly recommend!
Cleaning ladiesCleaning ladies
Alejandro W.
Claudia did a great job cleaning our house. In light of the current corona situation, she wore a mask the entire time. Definitely will be hiring her again in the future.
Claudia’s CleaningClaudia’s Cleaning
Jeannine F.
Wellerson did an amazing job cleaning our house top to bottom. He was punctual, professional and very reasonably priced. He also offers window cleaning. I have never seen our windows so clear and sparkilng. I would recommend Wellerson to anyone.
VB Cleaning ServicesVB Cleaning Services
Rosa I.
I am in love with the work this cleaning crew did. I didn't know there were areas of my house that needed attention until after they finished. Very impressed. Definitely hiring again.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Evan A.
Everything about working with Zemka and her colleague was phenomenal - they were very thorough, required no instruction, left the house immaculate, kept the price as advertised, and were friendly and prompt. I'll be hiring them every single time I can for monthly house cleaning! I have nothing negative to say they were truly excellent.
Express Family Cleaning
Pearl C.
Jessica and Marlene did a fantastic job deep cleaning. Our microwave for example looked shiny new! They worked very hard and really transformed our entire house! We can’t thank them enough.
Jessica’s Cleaning ServicesJessica’s Cleaning Services
Cynthia J.
I hired them to help with move out cleaning. they were able to accommodate last minute but very unsatisfied with the cleaning job. It was a simple wipe down, but by far a deep cleaning. I had to clean a lot of the areas myself after they were done. I should’ve checked before they left, but it was a waste of time and left me spending hours more cleaning myself with no time left to hire another deep cleaner before I can list the house. I simply don’t believe the before and after pictures they posted because it’s so far from what they’re actually able to do.
Marlon & Juliana house cleaningMarlon & Juliana house cleaning
Pamela M.
This was a last minute booking on my part, and everything happened seamlessly. Help House was quick to respond, flexible with my requests, showed up on time and performed excellent cleaning. She also offered convenient payment options. Thank you!
Help House CleaningHelp House Cleaning
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