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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.

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.

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.

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 Encinitas house cleaners
Kacey V.
Came home to a very clean house! Quick response time, too. Would recommend!
Clean MadeClean Made
Monica M.
This was a move out cleaning, so empty house. Mireya was easy to contact and was very flexible with times. Much appreciated. Did a great job cleaning the carpet and for the most part, the house. Unfortunately, I had to go around the house and do some detail wiping of surfaces that were smudged (baseboards and sink fixtures). I’m sure wasn’t intentional, maybe cleaning rags not rinsed? I would hire again, but would point this out.
Mireya's House Cleaning ServiceMireya's House Cleaning Service
Crystal D.
Eva did a great job cleaning my home, was communicative, flexible, and made me feel so grateful and at ease coming home to a clean house after being so busy!
E&C Cleaning ServicesE&C Cleaning Services
Kristen S.
We had a tenant who left our house very dirty, and Peggy’s deep cleaning made all the difference in getting it back to normal. She was very professional and thorough in her work, and was quick to both respond and clean. We were amazed at how fast she finished the house! We were very pleased and highly recommend her.
Pride Cleaning & DetailingPride Cleaning & Detailing
Monica Y.
Not happy with the job she has done for my move in house cleaning. She left so many places untouched with a thick layers of dust due to house renovation. She has claimed that she done her best but after 20 years moving to different countries and having house cleaners all the time, I never had someone like her. I would not recommend her services. Such a sloppy job & I had to hire someone else & pay again to finish her job. Super unprofessional.
Torres house cleaningTorres house cleaning
Jyothi K.
Norma is very open and frank about her work and the amount. Most of all I like the flexibility of the days she can clean the house. Thank you Norma.
Norma's House cleaningNorma's House cleaning
Ashley L.
I feel like my house was not cleaned at all. Crumbs left on kitchen counters, the bathrooms look like they weren't even touched, soaps come in the shower, counters are filthy, carpet in master bedroom obviously not vacuumed. After seeing the state of the bathrooms, I checked the rest of the house, pictures on the walls are dusty, coffee table still dirty, etc., they even left the trash can full! I contacted Eva immediately to voice my complaints, backed them up with pictures, and ask for a refund. She apologized and refunded $75 of the $150 I paid them but, I I'm not at all satisfied. I keep finding more and more things that were overlooked or done poorly. I might as well have not had anyone come over at all, as I'm going to have to start my search anew. I would absolutely not recommend E & C cleaning services to anyone, that is if they want their house actually clean.
E&C Cleaning ServicesE&C Cleaning Services
Kristin W.
Did a good job cleaning, but contacted me at work after arrival at my house and wanted to double the cost of price they had given on Thumbtack. Was able to negotiate, but still ended up paying more than I have in the past and didn’t appreciate the last minute change when I didn’t have a back up plan.
Maid ExpressMaid Express
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