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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 Mateo house cleaners
Allison R.
Really happy with the house cleaning service. The cleaners were on time and professional. They left the house looking and feeling fantastic. Highly recommend.
Lightning cleaning servicesLightning cleaning services
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 Cleaning ServicesRosa Cleaning Services
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 Cleaning ServicesRosa Cleaning Services
Hill L.
Bruna show up on time and did a great job on cleaning the house! They clean everything professionally and quick. Will definitely recommended the team :D
Marvelous CleaningMarvelous Cleaning
Nicole A.
Absolutely loved how clean our house was after they were finished cleaning! We have 3 cats and one dog, so things get messy. The house smelled so fresh afterwards and looked wonderful. Lovely people and amazing work!!
Healthy Home Cleaning ServicesHealthy Home Cleaning Services
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 🏠🏢
Andrew A.
Very pleased with their work. The whole house is clean and neat now. Planning to hire them again in the future.
Quickly - Cleaning & OrganizingQuickly - Cleaning & Organizing
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!
FASTCLEANFASTCLEAN
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
Ronak H.
The house was sparkling Chirania after their work . One of my best experiences with a cleaner so far and that too for a fixed price!
Amanda's Cleaning serviceAmanda's Cleaning service
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
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