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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 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.

How do I choose the best house cleaning service?

When searching for the best house cleaning service near you, consider the depth of your cleaning needs, your budget and the size and condition of your home. Read reviews from verified customers of any cleaning service that you’re looking to hire. Also, check out the reviewers’ photos and do background checks on reviewers to ensure they’re not employed by established cleaning firms or maid agencies. 

When viewing house cleaners on Thumbtack, you might see a Top Pro badge. This indicates that the service is one of the most popular and highly-rated professionals using the platform.

Reviews for Bay Area house cleaners
Rachael T.
The house cleaning was very good! House cleaner was on time and worked very diligently to clean the house.
Junior’s cleaning serviceJunior’s cleaning service
Raksha B.
Great job! House was clean in ~1.5 hours at a reasonable price. The house cleaner was polite, punctual and professional.
WE DO CEO (Cleaning Eco Organic )WE DO CEO (Cleaning Eco Organic )
Vinamrata S.
Awesome house cleaners!!! Came and did the job quickly and efficiently- my house was left sparkling clean :)
GIVAN CLEANINGGIVAN CLEANING
Natasha A.
Easy to schedule- cleaned our house much better than our regular house cleaner. Would hire again
Nathan’s Cleaning serviceNathan’s Cleaning service
Noelle G.
Excellent cleaning service, courteous, efficient. And a clean house, yay!
Amarillo Inc. House - Home Cleaning servicesAmarillo Inc. House - Home Cleaning services
Jason M.
Cleaning was 👌🏽! Would definitely call Luciana House Cleaning again!
Luciana’s House CleaningLuciana’s House Cleaning
Sheila C.
The house turned out cleaner than expected. I wouldn't have been able to clean the house as well as Gloria's team did.
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Ellen W.
My house is so clean!!
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Mohit B.
Very thorough house cleaning
L & J CLEANERSL & J CLEANERS
Bell L.
the house was so clean after! thanks
Vine House CleaningVine House Cleaning
Chandler G.
Great job! Thanks for the clean house.
Housecleaning of MarinHousecleaning of Marin
Katherine H.
Very happy with my clean house!
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Coco H.
Great service, the house was spotless clean!
Amanda's Cleaning serviceAmanda's Cleaning service
Camden V.
The best house cleaners I've used.
NoSpot Cleaning Services, LLCNoSpot Cleaning Services, LLC
John K.
Did the deep cleaning, house was left spotless and clean. Thank you for the service.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
I have recently signed up with Hilda for a bi-monthly house cleaning. She is fantastic and my apartment is beautiful. She was on time and does way more than my previous house cleaner. I couldn't ask for a better house cleaner. Thank you Hilda for the amazing job!!!!
Hilda's House CleaningHilda's House Cleaning
Jj Z.
Ines did a great job cleaning the house. She's very thorough and quick. A wonder for anyone looking for a great house cleaner, and I have very high expectations.
Ines da silvaInes da silva
Noah Z.
Hired for a move out cleaning, had an overall great experience and the house was expertly cleaned.
Patricia DiasPatricia Dias
Daniel B.
my house was very clean when they finished
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Hattie D.
Great service. House is very clean afterwards.
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice women and my house is clean!
Housecleaning of MarinHousecleaning of Marin
Tanu S.
Maria came today to clean our house and did a great job. Very thorough and professional. Our house looks brand new! Will be booking her again for regular cleaning.
Housecleaning of MarinHousecleaning of Marin
Giovanni F.
My house is super clean! Thanks so much!
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Beth M.
House needed a deep cleaning and they did a great job!
Par Madero Cleaning servicesPar Madero Cleaning services
Allen K.
House was SO CLEAN. Amazing, on time, kind, and helpful!
Housecleaning of MarinHousecleaning of Marin
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