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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 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.

Reviews for Dana Point house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Easy to work with. Prompt and responsive. House is good and clean.
Pleasant Home - voted BEST SERVICE of 2017Pleasant Home - voted BEST SERVICE of 2017
Kate C.
Working with them was great. The cleaners were super friendly and professional, and gave me tips on how to keep the more tough-to-clean areas of my house. Would definitely hire again!
Orange County ConciergeOrange County Concierge
Anna R.
I would like to start off with I never write reviews ever but I really thought long and hard about this and instead of reviewing the place who cleaned my house today poorly, I wanted to give Gigi’s praise. Times are hard and don’t want to hurt a small business as it is. I’ve had my house cleaned by Gigi home cleaning about four times now and unfortunately because of my poor planning I had to hire someone else this week because they were already booked. This place charged double than what Gigi charge. And honestly, Gigi does a ten times better then what I got today. I’m forever loyal to Gigi home cleaning now and the two sweet ladies who always put up with my cat getting in their way. They are fast and efficient and go out of their way to put special touches around my house.
Gigi home cleaningGigi home cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Delica and her crew have been cleaning my home on a recurring basis, and I am so pleased with their services! They work very hard and pay special attention to the areas most important to me. They are friendly, professional, flexible, and deliver great results. It's such a wonderful feeling to walk in the door to a sparkling clean house! Highly recommend!!!
Jancel House CleaningJancel House Cleaning
Dori K.
Wow! I just got home and I am so impressed! Kelly made my house cleaner than it literally ever has been. I keep walking around noticing different things she cleaned to, and just can't get over the attention to detail. She worked very hard to make my house sparkle (and I admit, it wasn't easy - we have dogs, a cat and two full time jobs between us, so a lot has gone unmaintained for awhile.) I could not recommend Brazilian Cleaners more and will be using them going forward. Oh not to mention, I just in touch with them Monday - they were that responsive. Thanks!
Brazilian BoxingBrazilian Boxing
Thumbtack Customer
Today the team performed the first of scheduled bi-weekly cleanings. Delica and her crew were all efficient, thorough and very gracious. They even volunteered to do tasks that weren't required. They left the house in spiffy condition, and I look forward to their next visit!
Jancel House CleaningJancel House Cleaning
Andrea K.
My daughter and her family went on a trip and I wanted to surprise her with a clean home when they came back. I chose Cilene and was so happy I did. She did the most excellent work on a challenging house. (Two animals and 4 adults, and countless visitors make for a badly needed cleaning!). She worked so hard and when my daughter came home she called me and said, "Mom, I can't stop walking from room to room and looking at how clean everything is!!!" I paid her extra because her work was extraordinary!
Cilene Cleaning ServiceCilene Cleaning Service
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