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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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a house cleaner when social distancing?

If you hire a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home, do not make physical contact. Stay at least 6 feet apart at all times, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly. Exchange all payments digitally instead of with cash. When contacting a house cleaner, put a plan in place to ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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.

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.

What is included in a deep house cleaning vs. a basic house cleaning?

A basic house cleaning typically includes tasks like carpet cleaning, wiping countertops, taking out the trash, doing the laundry and washing dishes. A deep house cleaning is a much more involved process, where all aspects of the home are given full attention for a cleanout. In a deep house cleaning, the cleaners will wet-wipe everything from door frames to light switch plates, making sure to also clean walls, windows, air vents, ceiling fans, furniture and more.

Should I hire a move-out cleaning service or do it myself?

You may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service, depending on your budget, time frame and whether you will be getting a deposit back. Hiring a cleaning service takes the stress out of your move. But if you’ve had your house regularly deep-cleaned, or if your landlord will charge you for cleaning anyway, you can save costs by DIY-ing it.

Reviews for Lake Forest house cleaners
Irene S.
They cleaned our house nicely.
Jupiter Cleaning Services IncJupiter Cleaning Services Inc
Martin T.
Great and thorough cleaning, house looks the cleanest it’s been in months!
JF Prime House cleaning CAJF Prime House cleaning CA
Julie S.
Prime House Cleaning did an excellent job cleaning our home! The crew was professional, courteous, and quick, and we will absolutely look forward to working with them again!
JF Prime House cleaning CAJF Prime House cleaning CA
Kimberly S.
The two ladies that cleaned my home did a great job. They got to work quickly, and the place is fresh and clean for our open house this weekend. Would recommend!
Clean ClubClean Club
Tugba U.
Paid $290 for move in cleaning service! mother and daughter came , mother doesn’t even speak English her daughter translating she is old and slow her 26 years old daughter doesn’t even know how to clean a house . Came at 10:00am left my house at 3pm with rush and their reason was she has to take her son to somewhere !!! Whatever they did in my house I redid even before they left my house . Unbelievable! Unprofessional! Never again !
OC Sparkling MaidsOC Sparkling Maids
Sierra G.
I had a move out inspection and the other cleaning service I was using cancelled. I contacted clean club in urgency and she got a team out to my 4 bedroom house in the same day. I was soo shocked. The prices are extremely reasonable and the quality of work was great! I highly recommend this company. I will be using them for all my house cleaning needs. Thank You!
Clean ClubClean Club
Shannon W.
I loved Karla! She did an amazing job cleaning my house. Looking forward to having her come back soon!
Karla and JohnKarla and John
Irene S.
Christina is hard working and knows how to do a quality job on cleaning houses. Our house has a lot of areas to clean and she did a nice job for her first time here. I’m somewhat picky so I debated on giving her four or five stars, but Christina cleans from the heart and she knows what she’s doing and she wants to make sure you’re happy with her work. She scrubbed our showers sparkling clean—better than I could ever do it! And Christina is easy to work with and will clean what you ask and even more! She has earned my business!👍🏽
Julia A.
I am so happy with the job today. My house is clean just the way I like it! I would highly recommend this pair to anyone! They are on top of it all.
Lee N.
Juliana did an amazing job on a house that I thought was already clean, but she put everyone else to shame with the attention to detail she showed in all she did and took the time to make everything the way it should be.
Sparkle n’ CleanSparkle n’ Clean
Irene S.
Kelli did an ok job for spending six hours only cleaning my kitchen. She charged me $50 an hour and spent six hours on my house and only detailed (kind of) my kitchen. Nothing else. I would never trust her word for anything. She was a huge disappointment. It was a move out cleaning job and she spent six hours on my kitchen. Kelli is not a woman of her word. Very disappointing.
The Next Level Detail CleaningThe Next Level Detail Cleaning
Donna P.
Crystal Cleaning Service did a fabulous job for me! I really needed help with a whole house deep clean and she came in and did just want I'd asked for, and more. She worked very hard and did an impressive, thorough job, even though it ended up taking her longer than she had thought. I really appreciated her dedication and the work she did and have already booked my next appointment! Thank you Crystal!
Crystal European Cleaning ServiceCrystal European Cleaning Service
Shannon T.
These women are amazing! We had a cleaning service cancel at the last minute for our move out clean. We are moving out of state tomorrow so it's not like we had a ton of time to reschedule. After calling around to several services I was desperate for just about anyone to come in and clean, I am so grateful to the three women who were able to fit us in to their schedule at the last minute today. They did an amazing job and they did it in a decent time too. They made sure we were happy with the way the house looked before they even packed the vehicle up just to be sure they didn't need to do anything else. If we were staying any longer in California, I would have set up some sort of regular cleaning schedule with them to come in. They are very nice, very accommodating, and very thorough. Thank you so much, Lucy!! You guys did an awesome job!!
Lucy's Cleaning ServiceLucy's Cleaning Service
Sidd H.
I picked your services based on the great reviews. But I got tricked. I had scheduled the cleaning for my house the week before. But no one showed up. Yes, no one showed up. And when I reached out to you, I was told you aren’t able to get in touch with the cleaning team and didn’t know what happened. I did not get any follow-up call or text to say why you messed up and to arrange another team or another date. So that was poor communication, poor management and poor customer service, with zero value for your customer’s time. Hope the future customers have a back up plan.
Silver Lining Cleaning ServicesSilver Lining Cleaning Services
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