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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 Palo Alto house cleaners
Michelle S.
Very professional, did a good job cleaning my house.
BRAD cleaning servicesBRAD cleaning services
Karen I.
Two cleaners arrived exactly at the specified time, and worked hard throughout the house. I was impressed with their attention to detail, especially cleaning the shower glass.
Star Cleaning ServicesStar Cleaning Services
Kathy F.
Wendy and her team did an amazing job at cleaning our house. I would definitely hire them again for the next cleaning project.
Caro's Cleaning ServicesCaro's Cleaning Services
Nicholas B.
Fabi's team were right on time and did a great job cleaning our house for a reasonable price.
Fabi's Cleaning Services.Fabi's Cleaning Services.
Alexis W.
Flor did a fantastic job on our deep clean. The house feels and looks so much better!
Flora F.
David is very responsible and did excellent work for cleaning my house. He cleaned inside and outside of the eaves and roof. He is polite and thoughtful. Thanks for your work.
All proAll pro
Tom L.
One of the best house cleaners I have ever hired. Did a great job and really paid attention to detail
Gulay G.
She has not cleaned my house yet but her correspondence was very prompt and clear, unlike some others I contacted.
KARLLA Cleaning ServicesKARLLA Cleaning Services
Gale S.
Barbara came on time. I am very happy with her work. I recommend her for any house cleaning job.
Diana's House CleaningDiana's House Cleaning
Mary W.
We've been using Fabi's cleaning service for about a year -- they come once every two weeks to clean our 3-bedroom house. They do a great job, we are very happy with them.
Fabi's Cleaning Services.Fabi's Cleaning Services.
Qian Z.
Karlla is really helpful and cleaned our really dusty house including whole house and extras like cabinets internal, window interior. she is not only professional but also provided excellent service and accommodated our additional asks. Would highly recommend her service
KARLLA Cleaning ServicesKARLLA Cleaning Services
Ben L.
Fabi's arrived on time and did an excellent job with their deep clean of our filthy house. Bathrooms, carpets, and floors all look exceptional! Thank you Fabi's!
Fabi's Cleaning Services.Fabi's Cleaning Services.
Christopher R.
Fabi's crew (Pilar and Cecelia) did a great job--they worked briskly and thoroughly. So nice to have a clean house! Plan to hire them again for future work.
Fabi's Cleaning Services.Fabi's Cleaning Services.
Manat O.
Fast and excellent cleaning skills! My house looks bright and new - fresh! I highly recommend them to everyone! I am super happy! Will use their service in the future!
AJays Cleaning ServiceAJays Cleaning Service
Katherine M.
The Prentice team did a deep clean of our house and we’re very happy with the results. Our bathtub, shower, stove, and sink look fabulous — almost brand new! The crew was great; very friendly and efficient. We’d work with them again.
Prentice Cleaning ServicesPrentice Cleaning Services
Pat O.
Maria is easy to work with and very professional. From our first meeting she made my wife and I feel comfortable with her team being in our home. Her team was very thorough and we are very happy with our clean house! Right after, she followed up with us to make sure we were happy with our cleaning and to see if we had any feedback.
Prentice Cleaning ServicesPrentice Cleaning Services
Harsheen K.
Communication was good. They made time on a Sunday to come and clean the house. But, they are expensive and did not do a good job. I paid $30 extra for the oven and it seemed like the main focus just became the kitchen and even then it wasn’t left clean enough. Kitchen sink taps were left dirty. Carpet and floor were not clean enough. When checking their work, I found many spots that needed to be redone. Things around the bathroom sink were just thrown into a corner. When asked to remove a cobweb, it wasn’t done. Unhappy.
Mary's cleaning serviceMary's cleaning service
Ariana C.
The ladies did a great job, had to ask them to go over a couple area twice but the house looked great. The two negatives were they were very late and I think the rags they used were a bit smelt from another cleaning, ended up kinda musky smelling
Quality service cleaningQuality service cleaning
Kasey W.
Do not mind the English typos or lack of a website! Wendy's family team was incredible. The deep clean quality and attention to detail is amazing. You can get a hotel-quality house in 1-2 hours. Super friendly and they have frequent availability if you need, so I highly recommend them to other homes.
Wendy's hause cleaningWendy's hause cleaning
Ariana C.
Fabi and her team were INCREDIBLE. Cleanest my house has every been including when we moved in. She was communicative when she had to push the time back and didn't leave me hanging, they moved all the large pieces of furniture to clean the floor. The team was quick and super high quality. Will be booking again
Fabi's Cleaning Services.Fabi's Cleaning Services.
Ann R.
Rosa and her crew did incredibly thorough work as promised. Our house ( floors, countertops, showers, light fixtures, etc) have never ever been more clean. They were all lovely and hard working and very professional. The job took quite a bit longer than projected but I think that was a function of estimating by video chat. A walk through in normal times would have likely produced a more accurate estimate. I highly highly recommend Rosa’s Services for any deep clean you may desire
Rosa Cleaning ServicesRosa Cleaning Services
Vickie H.
Cintya and her crew(total of 3 workers) thoroughly cleaned my 4 br/3 bth house. They were friendly and worked diligently for 2hours and 20 min. I didn’t give her 5 stars because she was 30 min. late;however, she did call to let me know and I have a flexible schedule, so it wasn’t a problem . I will definitely be hiring her again😁
Cintya House CleaningCintya House Cleaning
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