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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 Pablo house cleaners
Regina S.
Paula and company did an excellent job cleaning my house thoroughly. My house smelled so nice and clean. I will definitely hire them again. Her price is competitive. I couldn’t be more pleased and would definitely recommend her.
Paula y wendy  quintanillaPaula y wendy quintanilla
Franchesca J.
Excellent! She responded right away. Was able to clean my house the same day.🤗
Lupita's cleaning servicesLupita's cleaning services
Genean Yvonne J.
I am grateful for Wilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning services. They did a fantastic job cleaning my home, and I will continue to hire them back.
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Jerry L.
I was not home while Evellyn and Junior thoroughly clean my house, but my wife was present. The job that the couple did was stellar and exceeded our expectations! More important is that my wife was extremely pleased that E&J cleaned our house with little planning. Thank you!!
Evellyn & Junior cleaningEvellyn & Junior cleaning
Malinda R.
This bag is what we cleaned after she cleaned. The others are just a few spots that were missed. The house was new and just dusty from remodeling. So nothing was blocked or had to be moved.
Candi's HousekeepingCandi's Housekeeping
Sara B.
Maria and her team are awesome! They came the first time to help us with a quick clean before guests arrived, and now take care of our house on a regular basis. They are fast, super excellent at cleaning, and kind. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Housecleaning of MarinHousecleaning of Marin
Thumbtack Customer
Housecleaning of Marin was THE BEST choose cleaner I have ever had and I have had many. Maria, the owner, was extremely communicative, friendly, and professional. I needed my house cleaned before I moved in and she was able to clean it with short notice. She and her team got my house extremely clean. It was cleaner than I could have ever imagined. The previous tenants left the house a total mess and she really cleaned it in an unbelievably short amount of time. I then asked Maria to help with some other move in supports and she was more than willing. She is the best! I will continue to work with Maria and would gladly recommend her to anyone. If I could give her more stars I would because 5 stars just isn't enough. Thank you so much!!!!
Housecleaning of MarinHousecleaning of Marin
Sara B.
Top-notch house cleaners! Luz & team arrived on time, did a VERY thorough job, and our home is sparkling! Will definitely book them again.
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Liliana M.
If you hire them, you will not be let down. They are really responsive. Very professional and where very clear on what they clean. Thanks for coming! We plan in using them in the future. It was great coming home to a clean house after a long day at work. 😀
Estefani & diego house cleaningEstefani & diego house cleaning
Jen K.
Paula responded quickly and came on very short notice after another cleaner I had booked had an accident on her way to my house. They did a great job detailing my bathroom and kitchen. They did miss a few things, but my house was a big mess and had been really neglected for the past year. I appreciate that they were fast, would have liked better dusting (just used a swiffer and it really needed a better clean with spray). Floors could have had a little more scrubbing, adequate for a regular clean but not a deep clean. Overall, I would hire her again but with clearer expectations. Considering the mess she walked into, she did a great job.
Paula y wendy  quintanillaPaula y wendy quintanilla
Lorin C.
I never got to experience the cleaning service. The cleaner showed up a hour late! I texted and called her when the appointment time had passed and she had not arrived. I explained I had a very big meeting to attend an hour after the appointment time and would need to step away. Since she was an hour late she agreed to wait until I finished my meeting to clean my house, but left and stopped responding when I reached out after my meeting.
V.AlvarezV.Alvarez
Glicel S.
Nanci was very responsive and professional to speak to and in setting up my appointment. She tried to accommodate my need to clean and prepare my house for prospective buyers within my budget. The main things I wanted done were baseboards, dusting, outside windows on the first floor, certain fan covers, an adhesive on my front door, and things I told Nanci to pay attention to in her experience. The quality of work was generally good; she and her worker, Zulay, mopped the floors, cleaned most of the baseboards, scrubbed the inside of my oven, vacuumed, cleaned shutters, inside of windows, and most of what I asked be paid attention to. What didn’t get done for lack of time were outside windows and the adhesive, a few baseboards. They also left a garbage bag right outside my front door which I thankfully discovered before any house showings. Not a huge deal. Overall, I appreciated the job they did in the amount of time they had. One thing that was disappointing was I had to spend time looking for certain things because they were placed in different rooms entirely, or I still have not been able to locate them despite looking everywhere. I hired a cleaning company to save me time and to do a better job than I could do at cleaning. Having to spend my time looking for items, and not being able to find them, has defeated that purpose and is making me reluctant to trust people to work in my house.
Peace of Mind CleaningPeace of Mind Cleaning
Katie W.
Sonja and her assistant did a wonderful job deep cleaning our home. They were very accommodating with a napping baby and my husband working in the home office, cleaning around us and quietly when needed. I’ve never seen my kitchen and bathrooms so sparkling - it felt like a whole new house! The attention to detail was appreciated and I enjoyed Sonja’s positive energy whenever we would converse. It’s clear she takes great pride in her work.
Oliver's Cleaning Services.Oliver's Cleaning Services.
Jerry H.
It was so easy working with Daniela. Our quote was provided within minutes of our inquiry. Next, an appointment was quickly set and confirmed. During the next few days, all the details and explanation of services was provided. It couldn’t be easier! Come cleaning day, a crew of 2 showed up exactly on time and began working right away. The cleaning was going to take several hours so we exchanged telephone numbers so that I would be informed 30 minutes before they finished. These are all little touches that makes things easy and seamless. At the end, the quality of the cleaning was more than I expected. The large 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house was cleaned from top to bottom. Honestly, I don’t think I could ever do a better job myself. These are true professionals that know the trick of the trade. This was a one time service but I would be happy to invite them back if I ever needed this type of work again. Don’t hesitate to book a cleaning session with them. You won’t be disappointed.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
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