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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Alameda house cleaners
Marcus P.
It's my first time hiring someone to clean my house, and it was great. I'll definitely hire them again. My house is nice and clean now.
Victoria cuevaVictoria cueva
Esther S.
Estefani and Juan worked hard and my house is nice and clean!
Estefani & diego house cleaningEstefani & diego house cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
She has been to my house 3 wks already. Easy to get along with. Thorough. She cleans and organizes things in the house.
Organized by LisaOrganized by Lisa
Shoba S.
Marty from Williams cleaning service arrived on time and brought the cleaning supplies. She did a through job of cleaning the house as instructed. And an invoice was sent via text message at the end of the job. Overall I had a good experience with Williams cleaning service.
Williams Cleaning ServiceWilliams Cleaning Service
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
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
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
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
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 & Marlene Cleaning ServicesJessica & Marlene Cleaning Services
Lori H.
Sandra and her sister Lorena left my apartment immaculate. They even cleaned the kitchen cabinets, shutters and blinds (these were in my original request) and left them gleaming. They were personable, responsive, and worked quickly, but with care. They even found a favorite ring I had lost. This is my first time hiring a house cleaner, but not the last. Sandra has spoiled me!
Sandra GarciaSandra Garcia
Sue M.
Maria and Ruth were professional, quick yet thorough and did an excellent job. I have had many cleaners in my time but they were two of the best and the price was very reasonable. I will definitely use them again. My house shines and smells amazing!
lugo's cleaning serviceslugo's cleaning services
Patrice A.
We hired her to do a post She got one star for showing up on time and being flexible when we needed to change our clean date. She got another star for the politeness and professionalism. The only thing is that they commented that they had to get to another job, but this job was not done. They are very nice people, so I really don't like giving a bad reviews. They would do a good job with linoleum/vinyl floors I am sure. Not with grout. We were very clear that this was a move out pre-sale cleaning. They did a great job on the tub and shower, but not on the grout. My real estate agent and I had to take two additional hours of cleaning 6 rooms with a magic sponge to get the grout clean. Since the majority of the house that they had to clean was tile grout. When they left the grout was brown, when we left it was white. You could tell it was not clean, because areas of the floor had different colors. The did a great job on cleaning the windows, but not the track that the windows run in. They were full of dirt and mold. It took me 1/2 hour to pop off all windows, but them in the sink and clean the track. They a good job on cleaning the oven and the microwave. There was also this issue of the blinds. The blinds were dusted, but none of them were clean. It took me a bout 15 minutes per blind with a magic sponge. My husband and I had to re-sign all the blinds.
Express Family CleaningExpress Family Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Cristiana was such a wonderful find on my first time using Thumbtack. She responded right away and was easy to schedule a quick appointment and was an absolute joy. She did such an outstanding job cleaning the house and interacting with my two dogs and her professionalism was shown by being on time, easy to schedule, reasonable rates and I simply cannot say enough about how thrilled I am to have her twice a month now. Thumbtack and Cristiana are wonderful!! Not enough stars to rate overall how satisfied.
CristianaCristiana
Kathleen G.
We had a WONDERFUL cleaning today by Nanci and her sister. What a warm and lovely woman Nanci is! All of our communication was prompt and effective which I value. And our home is totally sparkling and shiny now! The window sills, counters and shelves had been sadly neglected, but they received the attention they needed, and it shows. She also offered me ideas for further specialized services, (like my kitchen sink!) which I intend to pursue. We will be asking for a "house tuneup" before hosting Thanksgiving next month. I happily anticipate working with Nanci in the future. Try her; you'll be glad you did!
Peace of Mind CleaningPeace of Mind Cleaning
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