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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 Santa Cruz house cleaners
Michael G.
House was clean
Leila Cleaning ServicesLeila Cleaning Services
Jon F.
Ariely was amazing and exceeded expectations when cleaning our house. She was exactly on time, had everything she needed, and got to work right away. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a clean house!
DC Diamond Cleaning 💎DC Diamond Cleaning 💎
Kathy P.
I was extremely happy with my house cleaning and I will definetely call again!
Cathryn M.
Maids did a wonderful job- the house was very clean when they finished. We are very happy with the whole experience.
Jenny ServicesJenny Services
Jessica B.
Leila did a great job cleaning my house today. It feels fresh & tidy. Her energy is wonderful.
Leila Cleaning ServicesLeila Cleaning Services
Danielle G.
We've only had Zulema clean a couple of times but we are already so impressed! Her work ethic is unmatched - the first cleaning was a deep clean of our new house that really, really needed it. She spent 8 hours doing everything and it made the house feel more like "ours." Zulema goes above and beyond when possible (like watering my dying plants!), always do a thorough job and has a really positive attitude. She comes every two weeks and we highly recommend her!
R&Z cleaning serviceR&Z cleaning service
Stephanie H.
These ladies know how to deep clean! They are tearing my house apart and putting it back together so nicely. I am really pleased with my decision to hire them. I chose to do a deep cleaning for the first time, which they charge by the hour. Then we will be setting up a time for them to come every second week.
Magic MaidMagic Maid
Thom S.
Caro's Really Clean was great! They came on short notice, on time, knew exactly what they were doing even though it was a new house, and made the rooms shine. Fair pricing and terrific work. I'm hiring them now on a regular basis!
Caro's really cleanCaro's really clean
Martha D.
Very pleased with the work. They arrived early, and in spite of my instructions, went to the front house. Cleaned more than I would have ever done. Felt that they were a little rushed and did missed some spots, including not doing the refrigerator. Had a little trouble with communicating (language.) But felt that the work was thoroughly done, and will use again on a monthly basis.
Magic MaidMagic Maid
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