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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 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 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.
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 House Cleaning ServiceMireya's House Cleaning Service
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
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!!
Maid With AlohaMaid With Aloha
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