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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. 

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 Oakland house cleaners
Benwa H.
excellent cleaning - super clean and sparkly! house left in showroom condition. Will definitely use again.
Paula y wendy  quintanillaPaula y wendy quintanilla
Sparkle T.
my house is very clean thanks! will call again.
Cordelia H.
Great value house cleaning and done in 1.5 hours!
Sweet Cleaning S.CSweet Cleaning S.C
Claudia P.
Claudia came and did a wonderful deep cleaning in our house and it really needed it. We live in a Victorian house with lots crown molding and extra wide baseboards. She cleaned everything for a great price!!
Jacob P.
Showed up on time and did an excellent job deep cleaning our house. Our new go-to cleaners!
Natural Forest CleaningNatural Forest Cleaning
Deepak G.
We had a very positive experience with BA House Cleaning. The workers did a great job and cleaned the house as we were expecting. I believe they were just a few minutes late but that wasn't an issue at all.
BA House CleaningBA House Cleaning
Kyle G.
I was really lucky when I contacted Luana for her cleaning service. She was easy to talk with and did a great job on the house. I’m looking forward to her cleaning the house on a regular basis every month.
Luana’s House CleaningLuana’s House Cleaning
Agnes P.
Very professional house cleaning; we plan to hire as a recurring service
Luana’s House CleaningLuana’s House Cleaning
Juventino M.
Came home to a clean house! BR cleaning did a great job and tended to every aspect of my home. Thank you!
TBR CleaningTBR Cleaning
Sourav R.
There were many corners of the house left uncleaned. They didnt make an effort even though i have booked them for deep house cleaning.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Brian A.
They went above and beyond in deep cleaning my house. Would hire again.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Kevyanna G.
Lilian was great she cleaned my house soooo good and was very sweet
Jennifer P.
I had a great experience with a move in clean by Adriana’s Cleaning. Scheduling was quick and easy, and they did a great job making the whole house sparkling clean. Would highly recommend
Adriana’s Cleaning 🏡Adriana’s Cleaning 🏡
Uta L.
NR Cleaning Services are amazing! They gave my house a deep clean & they were friendly, kind, and very flexible when working with my schedule.
NR Cleaning ServicesNR Cleaning Services
Ariana W.
These two are the best cleaning team around. Not only has my house never been cleaner, but they are very responsive, flexible, and completely enjoyable to work with.
LM House CleanersLM House Cleaners
Marya P.
Cecelia cleaned my house for the first time today and did a fantastic job. She is now our regular cleaner! Thanks so much!
Jesse M.
Scheduling was quick and efficient and I've never seen our house look so clean!
Phoenix cleaningPhoenix cleaning
Kristi M.
They did an EXCELLENT job in cleaning my house and in being responsive before and after the service
BR Performance CleaningBR Performance Cleaning
Rebecca M.
Rosa’s Cleaning was the perfect choice for my house cleaning needs. The person she sent was thorough, timely, and professional. I’m glad to have my monthly cleaning needs filled with her service.
Rosa Cleaning ServicesRosa Cleaning Services
Casandra E.
The team is fantastic and very communicative. Our house was throughly cleaned! We could not be more pleased. :)
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Hilary S.
I needed my house cleaned prior to moving in. They responded to my request right away. The ladies were on time which I always appreciate. Very professional, and my house is now clean and move in ready. I would definitely use them again!
Exceptional Cleaning ProsExceptional Cleaning Pros
Alex S.
They were absolutely wonderful! Incredibly thorough, my house has never looked so clean!
E.V general home servicesE.V general home services
Veronica T.
Deana was wonderful!! The house is sparkly clean and we are very happy! I highly recommend her!
Deana's HousekeepingDeana's Housekeeping
Katie H.
Did a great job cleaning our house according taking into account my specific needs.
Natural Forest CleaningNatural Forest Cleaning
Jonathan L.
They sent two cleaners to my house with only about a days notice. They were able to get my house looking great very quickly and I am very impressed.
Star Cleaning ServicesStar Cleaning Services
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