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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.

How long does it take to clean a house professionally?

Generally, getting your house cleaned professionally can take several hours. The time it takes for house cleaners to complete their job depends on the size of your home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the type of service you require and the condition of your house. It also might depend on how many employees are cleaning and the supplies they are using. If you get recurring cleaning services, the first visit might take a bit longer than the subsequent visits. 

When choosing the best house cleaner for you, ask for an estimate about how long their services will take.

How much is a house cleaning?

The national average cost for house cleaning ranges between $25 and $50 per hour, per cleaner. However, the cost of house cleaning services near you might be different.

House cleaning prices vary based on how many square feet your home is, how dirty your house gets and how often the cleaning service comes. And, prices can be lower in areas with a lower cost of living, higher in big cities or affluent regions.

Some companies charge a set amount — such as 5 cents — per square foot, with a minimum amount, such as $100. You may save money by increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits. Often a company will charge you less per cleaning when you schedule more cleanings per month. The cost advantage rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that more frequent cleanings make it easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. A housecleaning service may charge more for the first visit or for one-time services than for recurring cleanings.

To learn more about the cost of house cleaning, visit our House Cleaning Cost Guide.

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.
Reviews for Santa Fe house cleaners
Pamala G.
The team Executed a brilliant clean through that was excellent in that my house was now in order and a clean home.
Omar Orozco Cleaning AgencyOmar Orozco Cleaning Agency
Kelly M.
My house looks amazing, I thought my house was pretty clean, but when they were finished my looks and feels extra clean and fresh. The two ladies that cleaned were super sweet and professional. They started right in cleaning with gusto and worked for almost four hours. I will definitely have them again. I am so glad I found them .
Rise N' Shine Cleaning ServicesRise N' Shine Cleaning Services
Robert W.
The cleaning crew was excellent! Our house was spotless after they came through. They were very responsive to my outreach, and came with only a few days notice.
A&N cleaning servicesA&N cleaning services
Valarie B.
A&N has cleaned for me a few times and they always do an amazing job. My house sparkles and shines by the time they leave. I highly recommend them.
A&N cleaning servicesA&N cleaning services
Beverly S.
Michelle was outstanding. Her work ethic, attention to detail and her organization of my job -whole house, deep clean- exceeded my expectations. Plus, a sincere, honest person.
Michelle RomeroMichelle Romero
Constance P.
I am so unbelievably happy. I never expected our house to look like this. They went above and beyond and I look forward to having them come every other week from now on. Nobody has ever met my expectations until now. My house is so clean and organized.
A&N cleaning servicesA&N cleaning services
Shavawn B.
Three lovely women came and thoroughly cleaned my kitchen, bathrooms, and helped get prepped for a open house in order to sell my home. I am so grateful for their professionalism and hard work.
A&N cleaning servicesA&N cleaning services
Kay R.
Wow! Yvette's cleaning services have impressed this customer greatly! It was a big (and DIRTY!) project and she and her partner jumped right in and made it look like a totally different house! They were very attentive to details and moved objects to get a deep clean, even in the nooks and crannies! I can recommend Yvette highly based on what I saw today, thank you both so much! ❤️
Yvette LimpiezaYvette Limpieza
Brooke Z.
I have been going back and forth for a long while about this, but I read the reviews and didn't see anything negative. I wish (if someone else had similar experiences) they had spoken up, so I am speaking up. She was really, really nice, and part of her planned time with me WAS spent talking to me, rather than working. I admit that was as much my fault as hers. I have physical limitations that prevent anything that turns the base of my spine, so things like sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing are incredibly difficult. My husband thinks I keep the house "pretty clean" In order to convince him to let me hire a cleaner, I scrubbed HALF of the soap dish in the shower (since he thought the shower especially "looked clean"). Then he agreed. :) I asked for a quick 1 bathroom once over, a kitchen counter scrub, a stovetop scrub (this was really needed), and sweeping and mopping of the tile floors (very, very, very, needed). She spent TWO HOURS in the bathroom. I couldn't tell if much was different afterward, but I assumed she scrubbed the shower or something. However, I discovered this was not the case. When I got in the shower that night and picked up the soap, the tray was still only half clean. She didn't have time to do the counters and stove but rushed through the floors to "try to get as much done as possible" before having to go. She did not sweep at all, and swiffered over all of the dirt and dust. She skirted corners and baseboards, pet food, and pet litter areas (all the parts most in need of cleaning). She had picked up rugs and taken them outside to shake out "later." These were not shaken out, and when she remembered them at the last minute, I told her to leave them. She insisted on bringing them in anyway, so I ended up with the dirt from the rugs stuck to the sticky floor. If you are wondering what the bizarre shapes are in the floor photos, they are cat paw prints. She asked to be paid by check, then discovered she is not able to cash checks at Walmart and called me to ask if I could get cash. However, at this point, I had gone to Albuquerque (from Santa Fe) so I had to alter my plans with my children to meet with her again and trade my check for cash.
Immaculate CleanImmaculate Clean
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