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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 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
Cordelia H.
Great value house cleaning and done in 1.5 hours!
C.A CleaningC.A Cleaning
Kathryn D.
Excellent work! Looking forward to having Ana’s House Cleaning clean our apartment again in the future!
Ana's House CleaningAna's House Cleaning
Haley M.
Carol was very responsive, arrived on time, and spent nearly 3 hrs ensuring my house was sparkling clean. The house looked amazing after she left, and I have already scheduled my next clean!
Carol's house cleaningCarol's house 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 Cleaning - Move outs, Carpet CleaningBA House Cleaning - Move outs, Carpet 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
April I.
Leila was extremely pleasant and did a great job - my house was very clean!
Leila House cleaningLeila House cleaning
Brian A.
They went above and beyond in deep cleaning my house. Would hire again.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Jesse M.
Scheduling was quick and efficient and I've never seen our house look so clean!
Phoenix cleaningPhoenix 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 CleaningRosa Cleaning
Veronica T.
Deana was wonderful!! The house is sparkly clean and we are very happy! I highly recommend her!
Deana's HousekeepingDeana's Housekeeping
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
Thumbtack Customer
Zemka cleaned my house top to bottom! She was quick, efficient, pleasant, and VERY thorough! My house looked amazing after she was done cleaning. The floors, bathroom/shower/kids rooms were spotless - she even used a toothbrush in the shower! I would highly reccomend her for any type of cleaning and will definately be using her again!
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
Veronica S.
Excellent outstanding! Well done! This was by far the best clean my house has gone through! They will be cleaning my home once a week! Thank you thank you!
Lhays CleaningLhays Cleaning
Judith S.
Maria and Berta arrived on time and were very thorough in cleaning our entire house. The results were impressive. I recommend them and this company for cleaning your home
Golden State CleaningGolden State Cleaning
Tom L.
Dulce and her crew did an incredible job. My house has never been so clean.
Fresh Day Eco CleaningFresh Day Eco Cleaning
April W.
They are very thorough and detailed. I appreciate the quality of work. Thank you for making my house clean!
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
Carlee W.
Jessica and Marlene are amazing. Very quick to respond and showed up on time as scheduled. I haven’t had my house cleaned in a long time and they got every nook and cranny. I was super happy to come home to my clean house. We will definitely higher Jessica and Marlene again!
Jessica & Marlene Cleaning ServicesJessica & Marlene Cleaning Services
Isabel N.
Thank you for cleaning my house ! Would definitely book your service again. My bf smokes in the bathroom and ash stains everywhere. They really did a good job taking it out. Also they cleaned what i requested. I have had others where they spend most of the time at the oven and not clean the rest of the house. Paula and her colleague who cleaned as well did an amazing job and very efficient ! Thank you!
Paula y wendy  quintanillaPaula y wendy quintanilla
P.A. C.
She is great and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend her. She is very thorough and the house looks very clean.
Leila House cleaningLeila House cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
The team was really great. We keep a very clean house and standards are high for any cleaning professional. They really did tend to all details and works fast. Will recommend to others for sure.
BA House Cleaning - Move outs, Carpet CleaningBA House Cleaning - Move outs, Carpet Cleaning
Jayasimhan M.
Sandra did great work cleaning our apartment. She cared about the cleanliness of the place and it showed when she was done. For my next house cleaning I'll be calling her.
Sandra GarciaSandra Garcia
Caeli S.
Zemka and her daughter did a great job cleaning the house and were very thorough. They were very friendly and professional as well. Would definitely use them again for another cleaning!
Zemka IsakovicZemka Isakovic
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