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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.

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.

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 Rafael house cleaners
Ina M.
The cleaners were fabulous! We just moved and had messy work done in the house. My home was sparkling clean.
Maria's Crisp cleaningMaria's Crisp cleaning
Tamara G.
I had a great experience with Phoenix cleaning! I’ve had a lot of different cleaning personnel, but this was the first time somebody really got behind the couches into the corners of the house, and gave the house a really good deep cleaning. When they were finished I felt like I could actually use the spaces they cleaned. It was a joy!
Phoenix cleaningPhoenix cleaning
Navneet A.
Paola and her team cleaned my house very well. Highly recommend her.
Paola’s Janitorial ServicePaola’s Janitorial Service
Shane F.
Mia came by today and left our house wonderfully clean. She cleaned it like it was her own. I was very happy with her work and look forward to working with Mia again.
Mia JonesMia Jones
Keeley S.
It would have taken me a week to get our house looking like it does! I cannot believe how clean they got our bathroom in particular. Our shower door was opaque with residue and now I fear I am going to walk right into it, it is so darn clean. The house doesn’t smell like chemicals at all, which is a big deal to me. Both my spouse and I were working from home and I kept forgetting they were there they were so quiet and focused. They seemed incredibly organized and it was like they had been here before. Without question they will be our regular cleaning crew.
David P.
Ana and her crew were awesome! I called them last minute, but they responded quickly and professionally. One of the best, if not THE best house-cleaning I've had. Also, they were friendly, brought everything they needed and thorough. Highly recommended! -- David Perry
Ana's House CleaningAna's House Cleaning
Elliot S.
Mia did an absolutely stellar job cleaning our 2-bedroom house! She played close attention to getting to all the nooks and crannies that I didn't even know were so dirty. She was also so sweet and offered to clean the bedroom first so that my 9-months pregnant wife could nap when she got home without being disturbed. We will absolutely be hiring her again. Thanks Mia!
Mia JonesMia Jones
Gini D.
Wow! Jordi and Anna hit it outta the park! I wish I could tick off all 5 items because they were punctual and professional as well. They did a move out cleaning of the house we were renting - it was definitely left much better than when we moved in. They go over and above expectations and I cannot recommend them more highly. The real bonus is that they are very kind and friendly. Don’t hesitate!
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