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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 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.

What should I ask a house cleaner or maid before hiring them?

There are many questions to ask a cleaning service before you hire them to make sure they’re the right fit. These questions might include:

  • How much do you charge?
  • How do you set your prices -- per hour or per square foot? Or, do you charge a flat rate?
  • What is your past work experience? Can I see a list of references?
  • Are you accustomed to working with different home or apartment types and sizes?
  • Can you work with children or pets in the house?
  • What types of cleaning products do you use?
  • Do you bring your own cleaning supplies and products?
  • How often can you clean my home?
  • Is there anything you recommend I do (or don't do) to my home before you arrive?

For more tips on how to hire the best maid or house cleaning service, read our smart hiring guide.

Reviews for Galveston house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
The house is clean and starting to get organized.
Sparkle CleaningSparkle Cleaning
Very friendly and professional, good job cleaning the house.
James S.
Cleaning Angels came out with less than 24 hours notice. I was in a panic because my house cleaner was MIA-again. My house is on the market and I had an open house scheduled the next day. I have a large home with some stubborn floors to clean but Cleaning Angels were able to get the job done. They were prompt, quiet, timely and very friendly. I am very please with their cleaning and will be using their services again.
The Cleaning  Angels of HoustonThe Cleaning Angels of Houston
Walter R.
Whole house cleaning. Very satisfied. Will be using Jennifer every two weeks from now on.
Dust WhisperDust Whisper
Juanita K.
Hilda did an amazing job performing cleaning services for my Mom’s house! She not only did professional work, she also organized all of my Mom’s cabinets, pantry, and laundry room! My Mom is not able to clean anymore, so Hilda is a God-send! We will continue to have Hilda clean my Mom’s house on a scheduled basis from now on. If you are in need of cleaning or organization services, Hilda from Amazing Housecleaner is who you definitely want!
Amazing HousekeeperAmazing Housekeeper
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Sparkle Cleaning for a deep clean of our 4 story house that had been rented out for many years. They arrived on time, indicated what was achievable in the time given and completed the work allocated. Throughout, they were professional, considerate, worked quietly and diligently and checked back intermittently to see that we were satisfied as they went along. A definite recommendation for deep cleaning. Thank you Sparkle Cleaning for a job well done.
Sparkle CleaningSparkle Cleaning
Mary H.
Wow, Vicki is the best Maid service we have ever used. After 3 months of remodeling, our house looked very bad. We had plaster dust EVERYWHERE. We had Vicki deep clean the entire house.Vicki cleaned everything from the baseboards to the ceiling. Vicki is not only an outstanding professional, but was very personable as well. We will hire her again to do bi-weekly cleanings.
Vicki's Maid ServiceVicki's Maid Service
Donna V.
I loved everything about Hilda! She came in, assessed the house, discussed the process with me, and started cleaning. When she was done, it was spotless. She is very methodical and gets the job done timely. She is cautious with art work, knickknacks, etc. She worked around the pups in the house without any issues. It was a great experience, and I will have her back on a regular basis!
Amazing HousekeeperAmazing Housekeeper
Diana L.
Never responded to phone calls x 10, did not respond to text messages. Had give this person many opportunities to call/text/keep appt. to come view house and was a no show. I used this service numerous times in the past and the work was wonderful which is why I wanted her to come and clean my new house. But she never called back or showed up to do the work. Will not recommend her service to anyone again.
Sparkle CleaningSparkle Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Crystal has a very responsable crew and she makes sure work gets done. She has cleaned the house three times and what I like about her is that there's good communication and she has the good disposition to do certain things the way I ask her to do them.
Sparkle CleaningSparkle Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Crystal did an outstanding job at my property. She went above and beyond my expectations. She took over the cleaning of our house after the remodeling project was completed and she even set up the property and organized everything exactly the way I requested it for the photographer to take pictures. While my husband and I were out of state, we communicated with Crystal via cell phone and text messages and she even sent me some photos once she completed her work. She is a very hard worker who pays attention to details. Crystal offers a personal service, which I like very much since I didn't want to deal with a big cleaning company. She is bonded and registered with the County of Galveston and her prices are reasonable. I am very grateful and proud to have her as our housekeeper for our vacation rental business. I highly recommend Crystal for her experience, professionalism, excellent work, honesty, and reliability.
Sparkle CleaningSparkle Cleaning
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