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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. 

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 San Marcos house cleaners
Michelle M.
I moved to a new house and needed the house cleaned. I had 3 professionals come and clean the house within the budget limit I requested to not pass. I appreciate that they did not pass that limit. I also want to give a shout out to Casandra. She did a fantastic job!!! Thank you!!!
Jennifer's Happy HousekeepingJennifer's Happy Housekeeping
Matt B.
Sky clean did an amazing job cleaning our house! Everything was left spotless! I recommend anyone that’s looking for an amazingly clean home to use their services.
Sky CleanSky Clean
Haley W.
I had three wonderful ladies come clean my house! They were so great! They were on time and cleaned very quickly and my house looks amazing! It smelled so good and everything was immaculate! I 10/10 recommend!
Reyes Magic Touch Cleaning ServicesReyes Magic Touch Cleaning Services
Vincent B.
If you want a spotless house I would highly recommend hiring her services. Always prompt, and always leaves the house extremely well cleaned.
Rodríguez cleaningRodríguez cleaning
Jenni S.
I highly recommend Ortega Cleaning. They were prompt in their response, accommodating to my busy schedule, punctual to our scheduled time and great value for a deep cleaning. My house was spotless and exceptionally clean. I will be utilizing Ortega Cleaning again.
Ortega's Cleaning ServiceOrtega's Cleaning Service
Margie S.
Melanie and her crew were awesome! They showed up to my house on time & were very polite & professional. They brought everything they needed to accomplish the cleaning & left my house sparkling. I will definitely use them again!
RG San Diego cleaning serviceRG San Diego cleaning service
Sarah B.
Had a deep cleaning throughout the house. My white kitchen grout looked new again. They even took the time to vacuum my couch.
Jennifer's Happy HousekeepingJennifer's Happy Housekeeping
Mayra M.
Amber is sweet Lady. Priced me at 240 for deep cleaning. She changed me extra clean out my cabinets and stove which was fine but ended spending 3 hours in the kitchen which didn't give her enough time finsh cleaning the rest of the house. I ended leaving her at my house to finish the job but paid before left. When came back home she never clean the two bedrooms and stove was still dirty inside with other things still dirty in the kitchen. My mom and me ended have to finish doing the cleaning ourselves because alot was left dirty. The only thing did good on was organizing the kitchen cabinets but left alot items out on my kitchen table for me put away.
Cosette F.
Mireya is wonderful! Not only does she do the best job I’ve ever had a cleaning company do, she does it with a smile and is really a pleasure to have in your house! I’ve already hired her again!
Mireya's House Cleaning ServicesMireya's House Cleaning Services
Maggie K.
I booked a deep cleaning which was quoted from 3 to 4 hours. Not only did they arrive an hour late, they left two hours and 15 minutes later. The deep cleaning was expensive and I even tipped on top of it. When they left, I was able to go through my house in detail and found that not only did it lack the deep cleaning, but it lacked a standard cleaning in general, as follows: - all items on tabletops and even stove burners were displaced. Nothing was left the way it was found and I had to go through the entire house and put everything back the way it was. - The stove back splash was not touched, nor was the microwave. - ceiling fans were untouched. - A fan on my bedroom dresser was not moved, rather it was dusted around. When I moved it, it left a dirt ring. - my wood floors look terrible. There are other things as well, and I'm extremely disappointed. I texted Ariadna and let her know of all of this. She never attempted to respond to my text or call me personally. My text stated 'read' as our previous texts had, so there is no question that it was received. Bad Job, bad business.
Professional House CleaningProfessional House Cleaning
Lizzie G.
I cannot say enough about James and his team. From start to finish, they worked tirelessly to make our new house sparkle, not an easy feat. Top notch service! The attention to detail and the care that James puts into his work is evident; we were completely blown away at how clean our place was! They also cleaned our carpets which was so appreciated and much needed. Thanks to James and Allie, our home is now move in ready. I will be using the McClinton Team again, next week, at another property. Highly, highly recommend them. Thanks, James!
A Fresh Start Cleaning ServiceA Fresh Start Cleaning Service
Corey L.
Amber has cleaned my house twice and will be continuing on a regular basis now. She’s absolutely wonderful, I feel so fortunate to have found her. She’s extremely trustworthy & accommodating, always more than happy to do anything you ask her to do. She responds immediately, is punctual, very thoughtful & professional. Her price is very fair and worth every penny. She brings someone to help her so they get in and out quickly, leaving your home looking like they were here all day. Today she left a vase of fresh lilies filling my home with a beautiful aroma, so sweet!! Do not hesitate to hire her, you will be so happy you did!!
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