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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 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
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
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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