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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. 

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 San Diego house cleaners
Patrick O.
Best house cleaning crew ever.
Fahad A.
nice job cleaning the entire house
The Art Of Clean Agency, LLCThe Art Of Clean Agency, LLC
Cherri C.
I really appreciated Claudia wanting to make sure my house was cleaned thoroughly. While a general cleaning was scheduled, she realized my house needed more the first time. Claudia and Martha did a great job and I look forward to continuing to have them clean my house.
Justin B.
Great job cleaning the house. Thank you
Samira R.
Melania and her team came and did a cleaning as I was moving out of my old house. In 3 hours they cleaned the entire 5 bdr house. They did a great job and I recommend her for your cleaning project...
RG San Diego cleaning serviceRG San Diego cleaning service
Harleen k.
Connie did a great job cleaning my house. She was on time and was easy to reach to set up an appointment. House was spotless and they didn’t miss anything. I have already been calling her monthly to clean my house. Highly recommended!
Connie's Cleaning servicesConnie's Cleaning services
Michelle h.
Our house was sparkling and beautiful after it got cleaned!
Maid With AlohaMaid With Aloha
Olivia M.
It’s wonderful to have a clean house! Thanks Gladys!
Heavenly cleanersHeavenly cleaners
Sahar M.
Crystal did a great job cleaning our house; she is a professional and organized and pays attention to the details. After today's great experience, we asked her to come regularly for our house cleaning.
Crystal's CleaningCrystal's Cleaning
Kellyn B.
Very thorough, loved coming home to a very clean house!
ProClean EfficiencyProClean Efficiency
Nina J.
So grateful that Araceli was able to clean our house, it looks FABULOUS. She was so responsive, came the same day I messaged her about a move out cleaning and it looks just gorgeous! Everything was contact-less and I was able to make my parents move a much happier and cleaner place. On top of that, our house looks gorgeous! She had fabulous and constant communication and I will definitely be recommending to anyone who needs their house cleaned!
The Art of Clean & Home Organizing, Bonded/InsuredThe Art of Clean & Home Organizing, Bonded/Insured
B. C.
I was very satisfied with the cleaning. Our house needed a deep cleaning and she was able to get everything looking great! Very efficient and quick with the deep cleaning process.
Neha G.
They did an amazing job cleaning the house. Would definitely hire them again.
Justine T.
They did a fantastic job cleaning up my house, and were easy to work with!
Jessica h.
Outstanding job. Best house cleaning that I have experienced. Incredible job!!!!!!!
Jhany's Cleaner & Home ServiceJhany's Cleaner & Home Service
Cicely R.
Seems to be all of the above, per initial meeting. First house cleaning on Monday.
William M.
From beginning to end they were top notch and the end the house was squeaky clean.
Inspire Property PreservationInspire Property Preservation
Brittany A.
Amazing team! They were punctual and did a great job. I highly recommend Magic Clean for all of your house cleaning needs!
Magic Clean Home SolutionsMagic Clean Home Solutions
Caroline F.
I paid for a deep cleaning and it’s not including vacuuming under beds. A little disappointing, given that this is a basic task when cleaning a house.
Inspire Property PreservationInspire Property Preservation
Liz F.
I used Heavenly Cleaners for a one time deep clean to prepare for showing my house for sale. Gladys was great; very responsive, professional, sweet and did a wonderful job. My house is clean, even down to the little details like blinds and ceiling fans. I would recommend them to anyone!
Heavenly cleanersHeavenly cleaners
Brittni G.
I needed someone to get my house clean the same day I asked because I was moving- and Kelley responded quickly and drove an hour and a half to my house and arrived at the time she stated. The next level detail cleaned my home quickly and efficiently- my house was perfect for the new owners!! Thank you!!!
The Next Level Detail CleaningThe Next Level Detail Cleaning
Amy W.
Erika and her assistants were fabulous. They did a great job cleaning my house. I am very particular about how my house is cleaned and Erika really exceeded my expectations! I have hired her on an ongoing basis.
David G.
Kate was great! She did a great job and left the house smelling fresh and clean. Very nice and accommodating. Will be hiring her for recurring cleanings!
Kate's CleanersKate's Cleaners
Nicola W.
Jordan was absolutely amazing!! She was extremely professional and she cleaned my house to perfection.
Ron B.
It was perfect. I’m almost afraid to go back in my house it’s so clean.
Mandy's Home CleaningMandy's Home Cleaning
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