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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.

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 Millbrae house cleaners
Judy L.
Mili helped me to clean the house before moving in. Excellent service. The house looks so much better than before. Highly recommended.
Mili's Cleaning serviceMili's Cleaning service
Dom D.
Hired G's for a move out cleaning for a 3br house. They did an amazing job. When moving out things get a bit messy, but G's thoroughly cleaned every part of our house and left it in perfect condition! Highly recommend
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Angela W.
I requested the cleaning job last minute and luckily I found Daniela cleaning services to do it for me. The cleaning lady did a great job at our house. She is pretty fast and did a thorough cleaning job.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Jin Z.
Nana's team did a great job on cleaning my newly remodeled house. Highly recommend!
Nara’s Cleaning ServicesNara’s Cleaning Services
Ekta B.
He cleaned the house okay but stole a canister of Clorox wipes. I mean who steals wipes? I will not hire him again.
Caring House Cleaning ServicesCaring House Cleaning Services
Travis W.
Needed a deep clean of a really dirty house on short notice. They came through in a pinch and surpassed all expectations. Top quality work at competitive rates. Will be calling again.
Pristine Pads L.L.C.Pristine Pads L.L.C.
Mamie T.
I ordered the vacancy cleaning (after renovation) service. They came on time and price is reasonable. I did not stay there during the cleaning and it turned out many areas were not cleaned, still dusty. Daniela was very professional and always answered my messages within minutes but it seemed the cleaning team was not performing a quality job. After this experience, I learnt my lesson and stayed inside the house (with mask) for my next move out cleaning with them.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Lesley L.
Lidia is an excellent communicator. Very responsive on scheduling and great feedback at each step of the process. And the ladies did a great job cleaning the house. No lingering harsh chemical smell either!
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Adelein R.
Abel and his crew did a great job, they did a deep cleaning of the house and had great attention to detail. He dealt with my very picky landlord very professionally and we are happy with their work.
Monroy SF Cleaning ServicesMonroy SF Cleaning Services
Peggy L.
They did an okay job. We had an empty house that need to do some cleaning, the crew don't really do what's called ”deep clean”... I use my fingers to see if the vent is clean and its all dust... I asked the lady to clean and she said she had cleaned it... Until I show dusts on my fingers... the crew just don't do a job that makes me very satisfied. They have good attitude, although they don't really speak English, they are willing to use google translate to communicate, I don't think that's a problem. I am not satisfied with the works they done, so Daniela sent them back again for some make up. Daniela is good.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Ana B.
Selene was right on time and worked really hard to clean my house. I was very happy with her professionalism and work. I just had a baby and needed some extra help, Selene did that for me today..and I really appreciate it. She was great at communicating with me the day before to set up the cleaning services and was able to come by the next day. You can tells that she prides herself in the quality of her work. Thank you, again Selene. I would definitely recommend her! -Ana
Solution Home Cleaning✅Solution Home Cleaning✅
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