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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.

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.

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.

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. 

What are the different types of house cleaning services I can get?

There are several services offered by professional house cleaning companies, each suited for a different purpose. These services include:

  • Standard cleaning, which is a basic cleaning typically done on a weekly or monthly basis;
  • Deep cleaning, which is a detailed cleaning with more intensive work than a standard clean;
  • Move-in and move-out cleaning, which is a detailed service preparing a home for residents moving in or out;
  • Green house cleaning, which is a service that uses eco-friendly cleaning supplies and products. 

Aside from the type of cleaning services available, homeowners may also choose daily, weekly, monthly or one-time services.

How much should you tip maids or cleaning services?

Tipping between 15 and 20 percent is considered an appropriate tip for maids and house cleaners — just as it would with a barber, food delivery driver or taxi operator. During the holidays, you might want to consider tipping a bit more. 

It’s important to note that some housekeeping and maid services might include a tip within the service fee, which should be explained to you in the service contract. Talk to house cleaners in your area to find out what's included in their fees.

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
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
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
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
Adam B.
We wanted a one time cleaning through thumbtack and hired D & D Cleaning Services before our newborn arrived. They left our house spotless especially the bathrooms which we asked them too deep clean. Thanks again D & D we are now home from the hospital to a clean home.
D&D Cleaning ServicesD&D Cleaning Services
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
Madeleine S.
She did an amazing job at an unbeatable price. Our house was so clean and she did things that were totally unexpected, such as cleaning out our fridge, organizing the closet, taking our garbage bins out to the street and changing our duvet cover. Our house felt so spotless afterwards that we plan to use her regularly! Would absolutely recommend :)
Perla’s HousekeepingPerla’s Housekeeping
Guy e.
We had our house clean with this amazing couple last Saturday! Highly recommend! Omg ,we are full time working parents with a baby and Husky ! Our house was such a mess as we don’t have much time to clean it properly,they did such an amazing job,our carpet in the bedrooms looks like new,baseboards white and clean,restrooms like new they even clean the places that we didn’t ask ! Very professional we will definitely see you guys again very soon Thank you so much you are life saver ❤️❤️❤️❤️we are very happy !
House cleaning PBHouse cleaning PB
Laura W.
Jazmin was very quick to respond and get a date set for our house cleaning. She did a great job and left no corner uncleaned. Would recommend her services any day.
Jazmin’s House CleaningJazmin’s House Cleaning
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.
Maid With AlohaMaid With Aloha
Lucy G.
Bella’s Clean was amazing! My house looks fantastic! They made my old carpet look so clean and got my old dogs hair out of carpet! Took the grease stains out of my kitchen backsplash and were detailed in all rooms and bathrooms. I will definitely be hiring them for future deep cleanings! Thank you Bella and Leandro!
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Erin L.
They did a wonderful job cleaning our house! It was spotless! They are such a nice, responsive team - would definitely work with them again! They were also so sweet to my cats who loved them :)
RODAN CLEANING LLCRODAN CLEANING LLC
Neeraj J.
The house is very clean after using her services. No dust speck, no finger marks, no greasy surfaces. The work is very detailed with no shortcuts. Definitely would use her services every time. Highly recommended
BClean Services Professional Cleaning INC.BClean Services Professional Cleaning INC.
Carol B.
We were delighted with Amber’s work. Usually I would never let anyone in to clean - was in a place were I needed some help! Excellent experience! My house has never looked so clean - frig is sparkling; oven/stove the same! You will not regret meeting her and welcoming her into your home!!
Maid With AlohaMaid With Aloha
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 housecleaning & Painting Service’sMireya’s housecleaning & Painting Service’s
Kacy S.
Therese cleaned my house thoroughly and I couldn’t be happier-was so happy I asked her to come out weekly!! She is very professional and reliable. I’m so glad I reached out to her!
House is MaidHouse is Maid
Tracy B.
Jerry and Florence came to my house to clean, these people are not house cleaners! I showed Jerry my cleaners and he used none of them, instead I think he cleaned the little he did with a cheap solution of his own that left streaks and smears on everything. They were to do the windows, ceiling fans, floor and bathrooms. They did not vacuum any of my carpets, the upstairs floor were not mopped, the ceiling fans were not touched, NONE of the furniture was polished and they used the same cleaning product (whatever that was)on everything. This stuff left such a mess on mirrors and glass and floors in my bathroom that I had to go in and clean it all off. THEN FOR THE MOST CONCERNING PART OF THIS...I paid cash and tipped because I had just had surgery and I couldn't go look at the work right away and needed to lie down as I had been in my backyard for 2 hours. Jerry told me he was the owner and I ask him to put me on a regular schedule and he said he would email me that evening, this never happened. Then when I realized my house was DIRTY after paying them $200.00 to clean I texted Brandon (the man who booked my appointment) he said sorry I will tell the owner. What?? Jerry said he was the owner, no response. I believe these people are a team of scam artist that scope out your home for things, there is no reason that a cleaning company would ever do business in this fashion. BEWARE!!
Clean MadeClean Made
Erin L.
We had a wonderful experience with Dawn! She was great with communication, very punctual, and left our house sparkling clean! We will definitively be using her services again & would highly recommend her. She was also great with our cats, which is always a huge plus 😊
Cleaning With DawnCleaning With Dawn
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!!
Maid With AlohaMaid With Aloha
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