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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. 

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.

Reviews for Pasadena house cleaners
Leah B.
Ruiz house cleaning did a great job, highly recommend!
Ruiz House CleaningRuiz House Cleaning
Heather K.
My house has never looked so clean! They were very thorough
Montebianco Cleaning Services LLCMontebianco Cleaning Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our house needed a deep clean. She was thorough and left the house sparking. She is also sends reminders and let me know when she was headed to our home.
Gigi's Cleaning ServicesGigi's Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
The house looks amazing! In the past I've used a series of other companies who sent perfectly adequate house cleaners, but Erika was exceptional and I'm so glad we've found her.
house interior serviceshouse interior services
Mika L.
3 cleaners came, cleaned up my house within one hour! Great job, worked very fast. I would definitely hire them again.
Gutierrez cleaning servicesGutierrez cleaning services
Dedri C.
Excellent, professional service. Plan to schedule Tina's Fresh House Cleaning next month!!!! JOB WELL DONE!
Tina's Fresh House CleaningTina's Fresh House Cleaning
Valerie A.
I highly recommend. They do a great job! My house is so clean and their boss comes in specs the place ask you if there’s anything else that needs to be done. They cleaned and organized my refrigerator, did my laundry, cleaned my windows, everything I needed I mean everything.
MaidPro PasadenaMaidPro Pasadena
Thumbtack Customer
Gigi came in only once so far, but she did an outstanding job. My house was in a mess, and she "took ownership" by suggesting ways to re-organize things so as to make it easier to clean, and keep clean. And she did so in a very non-invasive way: basically she is there to make your life easier, and cleaner; I can't speak for the long run yet but she's definitely off to a promising start with my house! It felt so fresh & new after her first visit.
Gigi's Cleaning ServicesGigi's Cleaning Services
Dana S.
Marco and Dafne were perfect in every way. Best cleaning job I've ever seen. They did my move-out cleaning, and the house looks better than it did when I moved in. And they're both such truly nice people too! Highly recommended.
Valley Cleaning TeamValley Cleaning Team
Michael J.
I hired PRO-MODEL CLEANING SERVICES to clean the bathroom and kitchen of my elderly mother's house after the regular cleaning service said it was way beyond their scope. I was not surprised they felt this way as it was just horrendous! But Alma at PMCS was very understanding of what the situation was and assured me she and her team would make it clean and sparkling again! I cannot tell you how confident I was in my selection of PMCS. And I am THRILLED that they not only rose to the challenge, but cleaned it beyond what I thought would be possible! My sister saw the Before and After pictures Alma provided and said she wants to hire them to clean her house too! What better testimony could there be? PMCS was a pleasure to work with and I would hire them again any time I need the highest level of cleaning performed! They are FANTASTIC!
Angel M.
They did a very good job! Went home to a good smelling house. Carpets are clean. My bathrooms are very white and clean. They even rearranged my messy things in the study area, rooms and around the house. And not to mention my kitchen sink that I thought has no chance of getting back to its shape. Giving this a 4 because I noticed a few setbacks. Like my floor, i think they’re no swept and mopped enough. But overall, they’re really good.
Emely House Cleaning License# 240875Emely House Cleaning License# 240875
Susan B.
Cesar and his wife (sorry I didn’t get her name) did an excellent job cleaning our house. We don’t get cleaners often, as we try to keep our home clean but the pandemic and always being at home made our place pretty yucky. We weren’t at home for most of the time but they both wore masks and were very respectful of social distancing. I will hire them again for sure!
Thamyka CleaningThamyka Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
ELENA AND MARIA CAME AND I LOVED THEM! My house smells clean and i had them help me organize my closet! Lovely! thanks ! will hire them for the rest of the time ! they were so considerate and careful!
Emely House Cleaning License# 240875Emely House Cleaning License# 240875
Liz is a very nice person, efficient and hard working. I didn’t have to explain anything. She cleaned every corner of the house, kitchen cabinets, closets, windows, etc... I will use her services anytime, and recommend her.
Godsent CleaningGodsent Cleaning
Tammy H.
MaidPro Pasadena did an amazing job!! We moved into our parent house and need a super detailed deep clean. The team did a great job and make sure every corner are sparking clean!! I think the price is on higher side, but I hired a cheaper one before and i can say you really get what you pay for! WORTH IT
MaidPro PasadenaMaidPro Pasadena
Dawn m.
I am absolutely thrilled with everything! Mustafa showed up on time, explained what he would be doing and I left my home feeling safe that it was in good hands. I came home and the house was absolutely perfect! I thought I could clean but the level of detail he put into cleaning our home was amazing. I will be using them biweekly and they are worth every penny! Incredible work. trustable people. passion for doing a great job with a smile and completely professional from start to finish. Thank you Mustafa for keeping our home safe and clean. I truly appreciate your work. Thank you.
Montebianco Cleaning Services LLCMontebianco Cleaning Services LLC
Taylor M.
daiana and carlos were excellent! they were friendly, thorough; and the house looked great! we hired them to donq move-out cleaning. would highly recommend ! daiana y carlos fueron excelentes! fueron amables, minuciosos; y la casa se veía genial! los contratamos para donq mudanza de limpieza. Lo recomiendo encarecidamente!
Brasilian Daiana CleaningBrasilian Daiana Cleaning
Paula A.
The two ladies arrived on time. I explained to them that where they were standing was a real wood floor and they were NOT to do anything to it. Then I explained that the rest of the wood-looking floors are actually vinyl and needed to be cleaned and mopped with MopNGlo. I showed them the master bedroom and its attached full bath, the living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, and 2nd bath. I gave them two cans of Liquid Gold and said, "all wood furniture should be treated with this Liquid Gold". They then spent a full hour + on just the master bedroom and bath. Those two rooms did not need that much time and I wonder what they were doing for an hour. They then had only an hour and a half to do the rest of the house. They did not clean any of the vinyl floors but rather did a quick swipe across the floors with water only. The mop they used (our mop) is so dirty, having never been rinsed by them, that we will have to replace it and it was new. They used a rag with some minimal Liquid Gold on it on some of the furniture but not all wood furniture. At 11:35 am they said they were leaving but they had not done the living room at all. They asked if I was willing to pay extra for the extra time it would take for them to finish. Sounded like extortion to me, but I said that they were to complete what I had contracted for. In 10 minutes they had vacuumed the living room carpet and swiped across most of the furniture. They packed up and left at 11:45 am. I don't know who estimated 5 work hours (2 people at 2-1/2 each) for the rooms I listed but evidently that person did not know the capabilities of the workers. We have had 3 bedrooms and all the rest cleaned in 5 work hours; so, I was baffled about why they couldn't do it. I am very dissatisfied and will never call on City Maid again, nor will I recommend City Maid to any of my friends.
City Maid (Los Angeles County)City Maid (Los Angeles County)
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