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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.

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.

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 Modesto house cleaners
Anna B.
Mariana was wonderful to work with and did a great job cleaning our house. She communicated well and was very responsive. Thank you so much for making our house sparkling clean!
Melanee W.
The day after my home’s deep clean the sun was shining through the windows and the house sparkled. Thank you J&T Cleaning!
J&T cleaningJ&T cleaning
Miss Y.
Maritza and the ladies who cleaned the house for a move out were wonderful! Thank you to the team!
Tammy H.
Fresh Start is the only company I trust to clean my home. They are completely reliable and professional! They cleaned my house better than I have ever done! They were also pleasant and trustworthy!
Fresh Start Cleaning ServicesFresh Start Cleaning Services
Dalia C.
My house looked and smelled great after Roxana cleaned it! I am happy with her work really recommend her services to anyone.
J&R Commercial Cleaning ServicesJ&R Commercial Cleaning Services
Karen A.
They are amazing. I have never seen this house so clean. I am looking forward to having them both here next week. They are the BEST!
L&S Professional Cleaning ServicesL&S Professional Cleaning Services
Brandy L.
I called and submitted a job for bid for a deep clean. I discussed on the phone specifically everything needed done. When they alerted me they were finished, here is the list of things they didn't do that had been agreed upon: furniture vacuumed (wasn't even straightened or tidied), furniture not moved or cleaned underneath, floor underneath not even swept much less mopped, tv cabinets not dusted nor any vases, decor, paintings, dressers, framed pictures, lamps or tv's dusted. Inside windows not cleaned. Blinds not dusted. Inside fridge not cleaned. Beds unmade, not even throw blankets folded. Runner on dining table filthy. Soap build-up in glass shower doors not cleaned. Light switches, around door knobs, heavy traffic wall areas not cleaned. Ceiling fans not cleaned. I walked her through and pointed all of it out...she said my mother didn't understand she doesn't speak English so well. That was not at all apparent when I spoke to her on the phone. I came home to a house that I still have to clean. Worst service and attitude ever. I suggested to the daughter that in the future she should probably take the business calls. She said "whatever, sorry" and walked out the door. May sound like I am a slob with all the work that needs to be done, but I just moved back in 2 days ago because my son passed. This was the last thing I needed.
AV house cleaningAV house cleaning
Riad S.
I bought a house and needed the place deep cleaned before I moved in. I got the keys but the sellers were still moving out. She worked around it. Ana is also very quick to respond and keeps you updated when needed. She brought 2 other ladies with her. They did amazing! Top to bottom, every room. They spent more time then she estimated all four the same quote. The prices are very reasonable.
Fresh Start Cleaning ServicesFresh Start Cleaning Services
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