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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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Reviews for South San Francisco house cleaners
Charles G.
Lidia's House Cleaning has been really good. They are easy to communicate with and showed up right on time. They cleaned the house beautifully, it looks even better than when we moved in. We'll be using them regularly.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Dane B.
Fantastic team! I’ve never seen my house this clean with our dog living in the same house! Professional, quick to respond, and everything is sparkling!
E.V general home servicesE.V general home services
Rosanne P.
Abel cleaned the house very well. I would recommend him to everyone!
Monroy SF Cleaning ServicesMonroy SF Cleaning Services
Junxiong L.
Jefferson is a very good and professional house cleaner. The price was also quite good.
Caring House Cleaning ServicesCaring House Cleaning Services
Anna F.
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning showed up right at 8:00 am with all cleaning supplies and equipment. There were four pleasant women who started cleaning right away. We had just had the popcorn ceilings removed in the entryway, 2 bedrooms and living room so there was a lot of dust everywhere. They worked continuously for four hours and when they were done, the house was spotless and smelled fresh and clean. I would highly recommend G’S Fantastic House Cleaning. All you need to know is right there in the name. FANTASTIC!
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
Michelle H.
Estafani did an excellent and really thorough job cleaning our house! She worked really hard and the house was sparkling! Great value, will definitely book them again!
Estefani & diego house cleaningEstefani & diego house cleaning
Adam B.
Paula and her team did an incredible job cleaning my house! I have been searching for a reliable house cleaner and thankfully my search has ended after hiring Paula. She was very punctual and professional and I can’t express enough how well she did. When you have pets, your house gets dirty. Paula came in and left my place sparkling clean. 100% will hire again. Phenomenal job.
Crystal Cleaning ServicesCrystal Cleaning Services
Rob W.
Awesome job! Will be using her for our monthly house cleaning from now on. I highly recommend.
Delsy  house cleaningDelsy house cleaning
Don W.
They work very hard to make things just as your like them. The whole house sparkles and feels clean
Bright Cleaning SolutionsBright Cleaning Solutions
Ananya k.
Loved Lighting cleaning. Deya and team were amazing to work with. Swift and professional, the house looked sparkling after.
Lightning cleaning servicesLightning cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
Lidia and her crew have been cleaning my house once a week for more than five years. She is professional, personable and very hardworking. She is honest and trustworthy and is very responsive to all requests and changes. She cleans both of my children's houses regularly, as well as other friends. Highly recommend her.
Lidia's House CleaningLidia's House Cleaning
Vishesh S.
They did a great job. The house is very clean. They were also very responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend!
Solution Home Cleaning✅Solution Home Cleaning✅
We had a fantastic experience with Alves House Cleaning for our first appointment. Emerson's turnaround time on Yelp is unmatched, booking experience was simple and fast. Emerson and Wanessa did an impressive cleaning job for our house - with very little input from me, they cleaned everything I could think of and then some. Extra points for their attention to detail in difficult-to-reach areas, and for the little touches like propping up my baby daughter's toy reindeer in her crib. I'm very happy with the outcome (my house literally sparkles), and I highly recommend them!
Alves CleaningAlves Cleaning
Denise B.
Jasmin and her husband did an awesome job! They arrived on time, were thorough and the house never looked so clean. This was a move out clean to prepare the home for rental use. We were very pleased with their services.
Galdamez Cleaning, Painting and Construction  s...Galdamez Cleaning, Painting and Construction s...
Thumbtack Customer
Luz is a wonderful house cleaner! She arrived on time and stayed until the job was done. My condo is spotless and I will definitely be hiring her again. Thanks, Luz!
Wilber's & Dinora's House CleaningWilber's & Dinora's House Cleaning
Clarissa S.
Flor was exceptional! She took the time to carefully clean our kitchen, bathrooms and the rest of the house. Flor was very thorough and meticulous about her work. I recommend her very highly!
Chris K.
I inquired with Daniela for a deep clean. She sent 2 ladies over to clean my house. After the cleaning was completed I did a walk around to see how everything looked. I noticed things that were not even touched. The kitchen cabinet doors were not wiped down, only the inside of the microwave was clean, the kitchen walls were not wiped and there were some spots in the bathroom that was not cleaned. I asked for my blinds to be cleaned and I was charged $10 for each blind and they are still dirty. I have a few more pics but can only add 4.
Daniela Rios Cleaning ServicesDaniela Rios Cleaning Services
Anita A.
My low rating is about AMS and the price they charged for a "deep clean". I feel they didn't understand what the job entailed. They sent 1 girl who didn't finish the job properly after three hours. They should have sent 2 people to deep clean my large house. I asked that 1 bedroom and two bathrooms be cleaned, but, I have a three-story house and there were two more bedrooms that needed vacuuming and dusting. When she was "done", she left undone two nightstands in the master bedroom and one bookshelf in the Living room, one table in the den, and one couch that was undusted. She did clean the showers, but not a deep clean. She mopped the floor but left mop streaks on the hardwood floors. I don't fault the girl totally, she did okay but not all of it.
Michelle N.
The cleaning was good, but charged me more than what was quoted because my house was dusty? Isn't that why I need you? Didn't make sense to me, but I paid because they did a good job. I'd like more accurate quotes. I would understand if my house was super dirty, or bigger than described, but not dusty?
Star Cleaning ServicesStar Cleaning Services
Cheryl J.
For a small house to dust & mop these ladies want full price as if my house was large and their price is what a professional company might charge. Unfortunately, it’s not only the price. They don’t write English very well, so in person is probably not any better which leads me to believe there will often be miscommunication. So, I don’t recommend them at all. Most cleaning companies will come see the house first. But they wanted to talk price right off the bat.
Ludy House Cleaning ServicesLudy House Cleaning Services
Royce R.
Had broken glass tracked all over the house, and they were extremely thorough in getting every little glint of it off my hardwood. Very courteous cleaners, as well, touching up every little detail along the way
Amy R.
Selene and her husband did an amazing job cleaning our unit. The the previous tenants left the unit filthy and management didn’t get it cleaned before giving us the keys. I found Selene online and she had great review so I decided to give her a call. I’m so glad I did! I opted for the move out clean, it was $200 and she and her partner cleaned EVERYTHING. They showed up right on time. They started at 8:45a and finished around 1:45p. That’s FIVE hours of cleaning. When we came back after they finished, it was like walking into a different house! Amazing! If you are looking for a cleaning service I would definitely recommend solution home cleaning.
Solution Home Cleaning✅Solution Home Cleaning✅
Dane B.
The team was hired for a 2bd/2 bath house for a deep clean. I was shocked how thorough the team was with blinds windows. I didn't see a single hair ball from our pup ANYWHERE! Strongly recommend and will be using these wonderful women on a regular basis.
G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)G’S Fantastic House Cleaning (INSURED)
George S.
Rick is simply amazing! I have been very fortunate to get to know Rick. He took care of my house cleaning needs and was on top of it at all times. I really enjoyed working with him and trying to find more ways to collaborate with him.
Handy Eco CleaningHandy Eco Cleaning
Tami D.
It was a pleasure doing business with Dora, she always has a smile on her face. She is very thorough with her work and left my house sparkling clean. She also went above and beyond what was expected of her. I definitely recommend Dora for your housekeeping needs.
Dora CastroDora Castro
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