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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.

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 Mateo house cleaners
Cindy l.
They did an amazing job on my house it took them 5 hours to clean the whole house it looks so much better thank you solutions cleaning Nathaniel and Selene.
Solution Home Cleaning✅Solution Home Cleaning✅
Joanne L.
The quality of their work is very good. The house is cleaner than ever.
Rosa CleaningRosa Cleaning
Weiguang S.
Maria’s cleaning did a great job for the move-in cleaning. I appreciated their work on cleaning every corner of the house very well. Would highly recommend!
Maria's Cleaning ServicesMaria's Cleaning Services
Vidya B.
Did a great job in cleaning the house thoroughly. The Kitchen and bathroom was really clean and sparkly. The kitchen grease was all removed.
Leila Cleaning ServicesLeila Cleaning Services
Vidya B.
Did a great job in cleaning the house thoroughly. The Kitchen and bathroom was really clean and sparkly. The kitchen grease was all removed.
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
John G.
They did a great job. House was super clean. They were on time and courteous and professional.
Rosa CleaningRosa Cleaning
Danyi R.
Letícia and her husband really take the responsibility to deep clean my house. It really good after cleaning. I will continue use them
Leticia's CleaningLeticia's Cleaning
Vindhya R.
I hired Wenying for move out cleaning of my apartment. She came right on time and cleaned the house very well. Very professional too.
Wenying CleaningWenying Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
My house was very dirty. I had just moved in and the house had not been occupied for six months. These guys did a great job on a total deep clean.
Brazilian Care Cleaning Services 🏠🏢Brazilian Care Cleaning Services 🏠🏢
Helen L.
Highly recommend for house cleaning! I've had a lot of different house cleaners across different homes, and this was by far the most thorough and professional cleaning we've had. Oscar walked around the place with me before getting started, just to talk through areas that might need more work, ask questions, etc. And the team was great! They were really thorough. Even washed the dishes in the sink, and cleaned underneath items in the house (versus around). Their attention was detail was solid - even some areas where I didn't think they would bother. Highly recommend. And would hire again.
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Spencer E.
Daniela was great; responded quickly and was right on time. They did an amazing job cleaning our house and no detail was overlooked. I really recommend fastclean for cleaning services and will for sure be a repeat customer!
Thumbtack Customer
Oscar and his crew did an amazing job cleaning our home. I've used Handy before for cleaning, and they are total amateurs compared to Oscar. It's his meticulousness that sets him apart-- he scrubbed, wiped, dusted, and vacuumed every corner of our house, including places I didn't even think to! There's nothing like the feeling of a clean home, and now that I've experiences Oscar's services, I'll be going to him regularly for all my house cleaning needs!
The Cleaning CrewThe Cleaning Crew
Thumbtack Customer
You never know if a service will meet your expectations. Well, my house is so clean- not just superficially but sparkling clean! I appreciate the time and extra care taken to do a detailed cleaning each time and highly recommend this service.
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Renee R.
Clean Bay Area is great! This is the first time we have tried a cleaner. They are so easy to communicate with and schedule. Their cleaning was amazing! Ever since they left I’ve been so happy to have a nice clean house. They are also very nice people to work with 😊. Definitely would recommend.
Clean Bay AreaClean Bay Area
Aruna D.
Paula did a great job cleaning our house. She is friendly and professional. She was punctual, and responded quickly to my texts. I would recommend her to anyone looking for cleaning services.
Crystal Cleaning ServicesCrystal Cleaning Services
Caitlin D.
the team Star cleaning sent was professional and worked SO hard to get my house sparkling clean. I will definitely use them again in the future - they were so much more thorough than cleaners I have hired in the past. Thank you!
Star Cleaning ServicesStar Cleaning Services
Izza M.
I had a great experience with the two teams from handy eco cleaning who came to clean my home on two separate occasions. They were punctual and professional. Did a good job of cleaning the house. I will ask them to come back every now and then!
Handy Eco CleaningHandy Eco Cleaning
Gazal A.
Amazing! They came and cleaned my house. The did very well. Very satisfied. I will ask them to come again and again for sure.
Handy Eco CleaningHandy Eco Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We were very pleased with our first deep clean this past week. Luz and her partner were very detail oriented, thorough, and efficient. We look forward to having a cleaner house on a regular basis thanks to Luz!
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Christina P.
We had a great experience with G's Fantastic House Cleaning! They were super responsive and answered all my questions beforehand...I think I requested to schedule them for a cleaning like 2 days before I needed them and they we're able to fit me in, no problem. I have tried to hire multiple house cleaners before who have shown up hours late, or even cancelled day of and it was refreshing to have someone who is professional and got the job done! We don't do professional cleaning super regularly and we needed a deep clean and they did a great job - quality work. Will be using again!
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Michele H.
The team who arrived was amazing. We hadn’t had the house professionally cleaned in awhile and we opted for the deep clean for our first appointment. They were so thorough and very detailed. It was pretty amazing. We ran in the house to pick up something mid-cleaning and the team was hard at work, they had the curtains tied up in the bedroom so the could get to the carpets and baseboards, they moved our nightstands to clean behind and under it ( they even found a few items I was missing!), cleaned our medicine cabinets, cabinets under the sink, found clean sheets and and put them on the bed in our spare room. The list goes on. We walked around the house for like 20 mins in amazement. Not only were they thorough and hard working but they were all so nice and helpful. I appreciated getting texts during the service from the office letting me know the progress. They are by far the best cleaners we’ve had. And being able to Venmo for the service made the whole process so much easier. Thanks team! Michele
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Raymond L.
We recently contacted Lidia's House Cleaning for a deep clean, and Lidia's team did an excellent job. We communicated and coordinated over text messages -- Lidia was both responsive and detailed. The cleaners came right at the scheduled time, followed instructions well, and did an excellent job. I highly recommend Lidia's and will hire them again.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Mike G.
We had them in for an initial deep cleaning, they did a great job and were at my house for 5+ hours. They aren't the least expensive service but you get what you pay for and based on this initial cleaning they charge a fair price for what they do. I'll be having them back for regular cleanings and would recommend them to others.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Christine H.
We used G's Fantastic House Cleaning twice while moving out from our former residence. They did a beautiful job and I will use them again.
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Jackie K.
Espi did a fantastic job. Our house feels and smells clean. Our bathroom is sanitized and our shower looks new again. She is very thorough. I am very happy with her quality of work. I will hire her again for monthly cleaning.
Espi's House CleaningEspi's House Cleaning
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