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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. 

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 Redwood City house cleaners
Dong Won A.
Great work in cleaning the house thoroughly!
Emmett C.
Rosa Cleaning has done an excellent cleaning our home. Always on time, working quickly to keep our house clean!
Rosa CleaningRosa Cleaning
Alex W.
Karina did a decent job cleaning the entire house.
Lizeth CleaningLizeth Cleaning
Edna R.
They did a great job cleaning the house and fridge. Very satisfied with their work.
Wendy's hause cleaningWendy's hause cleaning
Rosanne F.
House looks and smells amazing. Responded quickly, visited house, provided quote within hours and cleaned within 2 days. Could not be happier.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Joe K.
Amazing! House was cleaned immaculately for my move out. And the ladies were super nice
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Addie B.
Ana's cleaning did a great job at our house. Her daughter was right on time, did a fantastic job and was very kind and pleasant to have in the house. Will definitely hire again in the future!
Ana's House CleaningAna's House Cleaning
Ara P.
Kelly was great! The house has that clean feel now and I really appreciate her arriving right on time!!
Total Trust CleaningTotal Trust Cleaning
Nikita A.
Oscar and his team was very professional and cleaned the house at good price and fairly quickly. I would definitely recommend them.
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Colleen N.
The cleaning was great, and fast! I hadn't done a deep clean since moving in a year ago, and I have cats, so it was kind of gross. My house now feels so wonderful :) My stove and kitchen sink are especially clean - like new!
Azucena house cleaningAzucena house cleaning
Rick T.
Oscar and his team did a great job cleaning my house just before we handed off the key to the new owners.
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Kaitlin B.
Maria and her team were incredible. We had them do a move out clean on our 3000 sq ft house that had been lived in for over 20 years without a deep clean! She brought 8 people and were at the house for 8 hours, the house now sparkles! They cleaned nooks and crannies that I didn't know were possible, they even washed ALL the walls! We were so impressed that we hired her to come every other week moving forward. I highly recommended Maria and her team they were friendly, professional, thorough, and extremely hard working!
Prentice Cleaning ServicesPrentice Cleaning Services
Scott Y.
Lilian did a great job deep clean my old and new house, their work is high quality and detail, price is reasonable, highly recommend!
Ara P.
Super responsive! We managed to get something scheduled just two minutes after contacting her! House looks clean and feels good!!
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Renee J.
they‘re punctual. They cleaned house carefully. It takes nearly 3 hours. They don’t leave until I checked the work quality. They’re friendly and nice.
Rosa CleaningRosa Cleaning
Adina B.
Pros: - they weren't late - didn't break my puzzle (like previous ones) Cons: - the floor was not cleaned ok (in the bedroom), they didn't clean between the nightstand and bed. - only one person came (took more then one hour to clean an 1 bedroom) - in the kitchen, they didn't clean between all the electronics Switching to poor (2 stars) based on their response to my review: 1. "And it was not said the room number was difficult to locate." it is a big building with a lot of apartments, you can call if you cannot find it. And our apartment is just next to the elevator :) " Second are not included in cleaning clean electronics. " no, but you should clean BETWEEN electronics. As, you should clean the space next to a juicer. "It's movin 'out." No it wasn't. Never said it will be a move out cleaning. "And the person who received said that she could stay only 2 hours inside the house." no, no one said how long they can stay. "Our house cleaning still helped get items out of the change and this was not part of the cleaning." if you want to clean up the dust, you need to do it behind a picture frame too - so you need to move it, clean, and put it back.
Shefali S.
This was a mediocre attempt at cleaning. We requested a deep cleaning and when I came home I had to wipe our counters down, redo our dishes and wipe down the office desk. Two stars because they arrived on time. Absolutely no attention to detail by this crew. It seems like they saw our house was pretty clean already and did the bare minimum. For a 3 person cleaning crew I expected better. Will not hire again.
Heather B.
Certainly the best cleaning my house has ever had. Spotless stainless refrigerator, and all evidence of my shedding Jack Russell was removed. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Prentice Cleaning ServicesPrentice Cleaning Services
Orion K.
We had a great experience with Bright Home Cleaning Solutions. We scheduled the cleaning a week in advance and they were very responsive. Further, on the day of the cleaning, they provided constant updates of their arrival time as their different jobs took more or less time. Overall, they were very complete in their cleaning and did a great job in a timely fashion. The house looked and smelled great (rare with two dogs and a toddler). We are very pleased and look forward to working with them on a regular basis.
Bright Home Cleaning SolutionBright Home Cleaning Solution
Robert K.
We recently hired Galdamez Cleaning during a stressful move. Think "really needs cleaning," plus a bunch of moving debris. They were prompt (early and waiting patiently actually), polite, and very professional. The house looked cleaner than we had ever seen it, which kind of made up regret we were leaving! I highly recommend this service and plan to use it again.
Galdamez Cleaning, Painting and Construction  s...Galdamez Cleaning, Painting and Construction s...
Laura P.
This group of girls left the house very clean. However we had some issues with them being several hours late. Our schedule is unpredictable, so we couldn’t make a set weekly time, so maybe that was part of the problem.
Fabi's Cleaning Services.Fabi's Cleaning Services.
Ilona K.
When we reached home in the night, the house looked like a hotel - not only perfectly clean, but nothing was disturbed, everything shined and the bed and towels looked like they came out of an Airbnb magazine. Thank you very much for the work - we’ll be needing you very shortly again.
Top Quality CleaningTop Quality Cleaning
Sewar K.
It seemed like they are a good company, but the lady that came to my house her name is Marisol, she doesn’t speak English, I tried to explain everything for her but she didn’t understan anything, she just spoke Spanish with me!! And I don’t speak Spanish. She didn’t do what I told her to do, I got back home to check what she did and she didn’t do a good job at all, there is lots of dust and the floor is not clean. I am so sad I paid all this money for nothing!!!! :((
Caraveo Cleaning SolutionsCaraveo Cleaning Solutions
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