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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. 

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 Bakersfield house cleaners
Jay Y.
My house was nice and clean. She is trustworthy and so is her team! Thanks!
The Nature Zone HousekeepingThe Nature Zone Housekeeping
Thumbtack Customer
They were beyond excellent! The house was so clean, bright and cheery when they were done!
MOLLY MAID of BakersfieldMOLLY MAID of Bakersfield
Thumbtack Customer
Very clean house when they were done! Robin & 2 ladies worked on my house for 5 hours. I am very happy with their service!! I will use them again!!
The Nature Zone HousekeepingThe Nature Zone Housekeeping
Leonard R.
Excellent work would recommend them anytime to anybody wants a good house cleaning they did a great job
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Malia R.
I was looking for a house cleaner once a month and she responded quickly. I am happy with the cleanliness of my home.
R&k cleaning servicesR&k cleaning services
Vicki W.
My house is sparkling! Miss Anna and Tony did an amazing job. They cleaned everything!! They were punctual, professional. I will be using your service again. This is the first time I've had someone other than myself clean my house. I'm impressed! Going through Thumbtack was a great way to make contact with the right services.
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very pleased and satisfied w/Dora's housekeeping services. She is scheduled for bi-monthly cleaning of our house. Recommend.
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Jessica R.
Wow is all I can say! Maria was amazing and I plan to use her every two weeks now. I was worried because I’m trying to sell my house and I have had bad experiences before and this was just the opposite. My house is cleaner than it’s ever been. I paid for a deep cleaning and that’s exactly what I got!! Maria had my nasty bathroom shining and even my tile grout on my floor. The rest of my house was done with the same thorough and excellent work. I didn’t have to direct Maria or remind her to clean anything. She knew exactly what she was doing and what a deep clean meant. I am beyond happy and satisfied with my house. I am so happy I found her!
Maria NunezMaria Nunez
Claudia M.
Dora did an excellent job! My house has never looked so clean. I will be hiring her to come once a month :)
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Blake S.
Maria did a great job cleaning out house! She was very professional and was able to work around my schedule! Highly recommended!
Maria NunezMaria Nunez
Adam S.
If you are looking for a house cleaner you have to hire Panameno’s cleaning service. They exceeded my expectations in their quality, their attention to detail, and the value of the service. I highly recommend them. They were very friendly and did amazing work.
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Tanya R.
Maria did a great job. My house has never been so clean. Even tough to clean spots were spotless - stove spotless. Fridge - spotless. She was on time and texted status before and after. Great value.
Marias cleaning servicesMarias cleaning services
Robin B.
Panameno's was excellent. I asked for a one time deep cleaning and the house was immaculate when I got home. I was very pleased. I would use them again without hesitation. Thank you Panameno's for the nice job done on my house!
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
She was very professional & had excellent reviews. When we first spoke she said she needed to see the house before she could give me a quote. I was so relieved & pleased to hear her say that. After seeing the house she did NOT require the over $ 200 deep cleaning that was mandatory on some of the other quotes. Look forward to my first cleaning.
The Nature Zone HousekeepingThe Nature Zone Housekeeping
Lisa B.
Maria and her crew went above and beyond to fit my last minute request. They came in the day of my request and did a very thorough job even though it was Friday late afternoon/evening when they were doing the job! They did not cut any corners and left the house extremely clean! I would not hesitate to have them come back I clean my house!
Maria NunezMaria Nunez
Thumbtack Customer
Pleased, excited, elated, very impressed. Robin and her crew showed up and did an AMAZING job cleaning my house. My wife who is very particular with how she cleans, was very impressed. We will definitely be using their service for our Bi-Weekly cleaning. My sister-in-law was very impressed as well and will be contacting them to do her cleaning. Don't look anywhere else but Nature Zone Housekeeping when you need a regular or one time cleaning!
The Nature Zone HousekeepingThe Nature Zone Housekeeping
Kaitlyn Z.
My house hasn't been this clean since we moved in 10 months ago! They were on time, worked quickly and efficiently, and were extremely polite. Will definitely be using again! Thank you!
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
I have hired the Nature Zone for every other week housecleaning. So far I am very pleased. My house looked better than it ever did after my cleaning.
The Nature Zone HousekeepingThe Nature Zone Housekeeping
Marcelly Q.
I messaged R&K on Monday, she answered within a few hours, came to check my house and confirm price on Tuesday and cleaned it on Wednesday. I really like how deep and detailed her cleaning is. I also appreciate how careful she was with all my decoration. Rita is a very nice lady, easy to work with and os
R&k cleaning servicesR&k cleaning services
Edith N.
They did a fantastic job!!!!! We needed them to clean a house we were moving from and they did such a good job and were so so friendly! I couldn’t have found a better company and plan on using them again!
Bakersfield's extreme cleaningBakersfield's extreme cleaning
Veronica M.
So I had Maidicure come and do a basic cleaning today in my 1300 sq ft house. There were 3 cleaning techs that came and they were here for almost 2.5 hours! I have 2 roommates and 3 bedrooms, and my one roommates bedroom was such a mess that she didn't even want them in her room. So three people spent 2.5 hours cleaning 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and foyer/hallway!! They were VERY detailed and thorough! My house was sparkling clean and smelled so good when they were done! Now, I did pick up all my throw rugs and washed those as well as cleaned the clutter off of my counters in the kitchen and bathroom and furniture, just so that they would not have to worry about dropping something or have something in their way, and I think this definitely helped as far as making sure everything got dusted and cleaned thoroughly. As my one roommate asked me, why are you cleaning before they come to clean the house? (This is same roommate that you can't even walk into her bedroom without stepping on something, and who did not have her room cleaned)! I just felt like it was my responsibility to clean up the clutter and wash the throw rugs before they arrived! (Because who wants to put a dirty rug back down on a clean floor???) The only thing I should have had them do was clean the ceiling fan blades...I don't know if that is included in the Basic Cleaning or not, but that was my fault for not asking them! I will definitely use them again, and probably splurge for the Super Cleaning, as I would love to have all of the trim, baseboards, doors, and walls wiped down in addition to whatever else is included. But I am a very happy and satisfied customer and will be using Maidicure in the future! Yes they are a bit more expensive but you get what you pay for!! Try them, you will Enjoy them! :-)
MaidicureMaidicure
Cristina K.
With the holidays around the corner and a new job that has me working 12 to 16 hours a day, my house cleaning just wasn't getting done. So I decided to hire a professional. Katiebug's Maid & Cleaning responded immediately and went out of their way to work around my schedule. When I got home from work today, I nearly cried when I walked in because my house was so clean!! I feel so much more comfortable in my home and way less stressed at work knowing my house isn't a disaster area. I also have a cat, so I was nervous about strangers coming in. But Marianna did not even hesitate to give my fur baby love! She scratched his ears and even offered to scoop out his box! It made me feel so comfortable having them in my home! I would definitely hire them again!
Katiebug’s CleaningKatiebug’s Cleaning
Cristina K.
I was really nervous about hiring someone to come clean my place, mostly because I have a cat who gets nervous around strangers. But Dora made my place feel so wonderful and clean! I was very happy, and it helped me focus on my work at home. Also, the cat seemed to like her and didn't freak out when she came into the house, so that's also a plus!
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
Both young ladies arrived on time and were very friendly. Went over what I needed done and I apologized for being in their way a bit...... I had to get ready for an appointment I forgot I had. When I returned they had done a very nice job cleaning my house. I appreciated that they dusted in detail, especially because of our dog. I will gladly recommend Dora's Cleaning Service....... :)
Panameno's cleaning servicesPanameno's cleaning services
Diana P.
Had agreed on a time to clean my house for 4 PM on Monday. Got a text at 3:20 PM canceling because they were busy. Rescheduled for Wednesday at 1 PM and the service was a no-show for 1 PM. Found their business card on my porch which they claim they left at 9 AM. Text messages clearly show they stated Wednesday at 1 PM was our agreed-upon time. Not disappointed about multiple scheduling mishaps, more disappointed about how they responded to the mistake. Never agreed it was their mistake even though the text messages clearly show they had made one. And here I sit with a house that has still not been cleaned for me.
R&k cleaning servicesR&k cleaning services
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