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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.

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 San Carlos house cleaners
Parikshit A.
House cleaning
Commercial cleaning GIsela’sCommercial cleaning GIsela’s
Olga M.
Left the house sparkling clean
Wellison & Fernanda (Cleaning Services)Wellison & Fernanda (Cleaning Services)
Ralph R.
Very good house cleaning!!
AEA Total CleaningAEA Total Cleaning
Sunguk C.
They did a fantastic job cleaning the house. highly recommend.
AEA Total CleaningAEA Total Cleaning
Shuchi M.
Thanks Marlon and Juliana for making my house sparkling clean.
Marlon & Juliana house cleaningMarlon & Juliana house cleaning
Carlos S.
Did not clean thoroughly for a move out even though they charged $395 for the service. Had to clean the house a second time to satisfy landlord
Rosa Cleaning ServicesRosa Cleaning Services
Konstantin S.
I am very happy with how clean my place looks and feels after the house cleaning appointment. Great quality of service for a reasonable price!
Maria’ maidMaria’ maid
Neelam M.
They did a very nice job! They cleaned the house with a lot of care, and made it very clean! They are a quality service that takes pride in a job well done. We will definitely hire them again.
The Best cleaning ServiceThe Best cleaning Service
Aundrea v.
I recently had my house cleaned by Oliver and it looked amazing we will definitely be doing this every few months
Oliver's Cleaning Services.Oliver's Cleaning Services.
Garima b.
Great overall experience. She did a very thorough job of cleaning the house. Very detail oriented & reasonable. Very surely hire her in future.
Gilda House CleaningGilda House Cleaning
Juliene B.
Amanda’s cleaning service was great! Her and her very nice Husband Elton came out to my house the week before and we went through and discussed what I would like done. On cleaning day They were on time and did a fantastic Job ! She cleaned my dirty oven , my fridge and Elton Wiped all my blinds. Overall they did a great job on the rest of the house too. I would highly recommend them ! What a great team. J. Brown
AEA Total CleaningAEA Total Cleaning
Dan R.
Cannot say enough about the job they did. The two of them worked so hard. My house has never been cleaner. Won't hesitate to hire them again.
Nick W.
Daniela Rios cleaning team we’re very nice and professional. I hired them for a full deep clean. They did an absolutely fantastic job on my appliances (stove, fridge, etc). I was very happy with that work. The general cleaning around the house felt more like a general clean than a deep clean. There were still lots of corners left untouched and spider webs that weren’t taken down. The general dirt was taken care of. But there was some lack of attention to detail when it came to the cleaning. Again, the appliance and kitchen were cleaned excellently, and I would hire them for that job again.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Patty Z.
Manny’s Cleaning Services is unreliable and unprofessional. We had a confirmed appointment, and the cleaning crew never showed up. We sent messages to Manny through Thumbtack asking where the crew was. He never responded, even though his status on Thumbtack showed that he was online at the time. We had driven a long distance to open up the house where the work was scheduled to take place and waited 1.5 hours for the cleaners to arrive. No one ever showed up or got in touch with us, despite us attempting to contact them. It was a total waste of our time.
Wendy R.
We needed a deep clean for move-out and Empire did an excellent job. We agreed on hours and number of team ahead of time, and did a walk through upon arrival and discussed areas to prioritize (kitchen & bath). The fridge & oven were honestly pretty gross, but they were made spotless in no time. They also did a good job covering the rest of the house, including garage.
Empire Pro Cleaning ServicesEmpire Pro Cleaning Services
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