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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 Berkeley house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned the house like it’s her own house! Very detail oriented! Recommend!
Adriana’s Cleaning 🏡Adriana’s Cleaning 🏡
Juliet R.
Great job! The house is clean and organized. They use good products. Very satisfied. Best cleaners I've hired by far.
Fresh Day Eco CleaningFresh Day Eco Cleaning
Sabine B.
The ladies that cleaned my house did a very good job. The cleaning was done thoroughly. Would hire them again.
Phoenix cleaningPhoenix cleaning
Brittany S.
Lilian and her team did a wonderful job cleaning our house! I reached out to her and in 24 hours she was here :) thank you so much and looking forward to our next house cleaning with you!
Jill S.
When my regular housecleaner was sick, I was able to hire Rosa Cleaning on very short notice and had an excellent experience. The person who cleaned my house was on time, communicative, and thorough. I was so happy! I will definitely call them again if I need someone to clean my house!
Rosa CleaningRosa Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Luana clean everything beautifully, could not ask for a better way or person to clean our house the way she did! Thank you Luana!
Luana’s House CleaningLuana’s House Cleaning
Great experience working with Wilber and Dinora's house cleaning! good job, on time, professional
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Alyson P.
Fantastic work! Very thorough clean with lots of attention to detail, the house looks great!
Sandra GarciaSandra Garcia
Dana R.
Working with Renata was great! We can't stop talking about how clean our house is, most certainly cleaner than it's ever been before. Her attention to detail is impeccable; she really does clean a house like it's her own. And she was so nice to work with! Couldn't recommend more highly.
Renata Rodrigues House CleaningRenata Rodrigues House Cleaning
Anna M.
The women from Ana's house cleaning were friendly and very thorough! My kitchen was sparkling 😁
Ana's House CleaningAna's House Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Sandra gave our house a much needed deep clean. It was a great experience. We highly recommend her.
Sandra GarciaSandra Garcia
Kara H.
she and her daughter did an amazing job cleaning my house after it had been wrecked the night before at a house party! I would recommend her to anyone. Super responsive to my message, came within the next hour, and my house was spotless. Thank you!!!
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
Ellie B.
Zemka provided deep cleaning and excellent results at my father's home. His house was very overdue for a thorough cleaning. I was very satisfied with her work and I want to schedule Zemka again!
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
Nancy C.
Dinora responded quickly to my request for housecleaning. She and her team did an excellent job. My house is sparkling clean.
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Dana R.
Eder and Ane were very easy to hire and schedule. They arrived at our house a few minutes early and we left them to clean. They finished exactly when they said they would and the house looked so great. Every surface was cleaned and rearranged; their attention to detail is tip top. I’ve already recommended them to friends and will definitely hire them again!
Eder & AneEder & Ane
Brittney N.
Zemka did a great and thorough job doing move-out cleaning for my house, which was exceptionally dirty having not been professionally cleaned for 5 years. She was available to do the cleaning within 2 days of our first communication, and she arrived promptly.
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
Lauren H.
They charged double the estimate because the house was so messy. ...Which was good, because I hadn't realized how terribly messy the house was, and it really was that much work to clean. They'll be coming back in two weeks, and I'm looking forward!
Fresh Day Eco CleaningFresh Day Eco Cleaning
Dana R.
I hired Mythical Maids to clean my friend's house for her birthday. They did such a great job and my friend was so happy!
Mythical MaidsMythical Maids
Kian M.
Paula was on time and easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a house cleaning. Also her price was reasonable.
Paula y wendy  quintanillaPaula y wendy quintanilla
Stephanie W.
Candi recently did our move out cleaning on a large house. She did the entire cleaning herself and it was quite a mess when she arrived, so she worked tirelessly to get the place looking good for our landlord walk through. She was able to get one of the bathtubs in the house cleaner than I've ever seen it, and did a thorough cleaning of our oven. We happily got our full security deposit back after her cleaning. She was also very promptly responsive on Thumbtack and by text message and arrived on time. I would definitely recommend her.
Candi's housekeepingCandi's housekeeping
Philip S.
Marcelo did a very thorough cleaning of my house. I was very impressed by how fast he worked, how clean everything was and that it was very important that I checked and OK’d his work before he left, Excellent !
L&M Cleaning ServicesL&M Cleaning Services
Matthew B.
We wanted our house cleaned before we moved in, and Zemka did an amazing job. She and her teammate got into the drawers, closets and every nook and cranny so that everything was clean and ready for us to move in. Thanks Zemka!
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
Alexis A.
Daniela was super easy to communicate with and so responsive! Her team did a wonderful job–our landlords were very impressed by how clean the house was.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Ilana K.
I’m so glad I decided to hire Dinora’s House Cleaning! Luz was communicative, and she and her team were very much on time! They did an excellent job with my home including the details. Window sills. Oven hood. It’s all sparking! And—their vibe was super pleasant. I was so impressed, even before Luz and her team departed I committed to regular house cleaning.
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Haley W.
Angie and Claudia were amazing! My house is clean in places I didn't even know needed cleaning, and my sink and bathtub have never been so sparkling white! Not to mention Angie was incredibly responsive and flexible with her availability.
Angie's house cleaningAngie's house cleaning
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