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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 Lemon Grove house cleaners
Margaret D.
Erika did a fantastic job cleaning my house today. Thank you Erika for doing such good job.
Richard M.
We've just had our first house cleaning done by Peggy and Nikki with Pride Cleaning and Detailing and we are very pleased! Peggy is very easy to communicate with and she got to work the very next day after we met with her. Our house was full of dog hair and dust and they did a very nice job, steamed the wood floors and tile, cleaned bathrooms, mirrors and kitchen beautifully. So glad they will return next week! I recommend their service!
Pride Cleaning & DetailingPride Cleaning & Detailing
Mark P.
I had a greedy Property manager trying to take my entire security deposit and needed a cleaning service ASAP! ZoKlean came the next day early morning and cleaned the entire house in a few hours. Highly recommend to anyone that needs an affordable yet efficient cleaning service.
Nicholas P.
Online agent was thorough and prompt with responses to request and supplying additional information. Pay and scheduling were not only easy but well tailored to my schedule and available for hire only a few days following. I was advised agents would arrive between 8-9 am, and as with most companies I expected them to arrive on the latter end of the time frame or possibly even call to notify of scheduling changes. This was not the case, 3 cleaning agents arrived promptly at 8am and quickly began addressing the task. I was very comfortable with their presence in my house and even left to run errands for a period. I would normally not allow strangers into my house let alone leave them unattended. The ladies were not only highly professional individuals, they were personable and made passing conversation. The job was completed thoroughly and in a timely manner. The only complaint I have is that the windows were not cleaned and when I asked the ladies they said it was not covered by the cost and I would be charged extra. After they left I re-read my online conversations outlining included features and saw that window cleaning was expressly stated as an included area. I am not incapable of washing my own windows, however would be more inclined to enter into a revolving schedule if the physical and cyber associates were on the same page with regards to included features. Aside from this I am pleased with the work done and pleasurable attitudes of the 3 ladies who were sent.
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