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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. 

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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

Reviews for San Marcos house cleaners
Marlene M.
My house was cleaned thoroughly and efficiently. The whole house looks and smells fantastic. I've already booked my next clean.
Jacky's Green cleaningJacky's Green cleaning
Terese B.
Martha’s Clean House was punctual, hardworking and did excellent work. Awesome.
Martha’s clean houseMartha’s clean house
Rebekah M.
Team came when they said they would. When I came home the house was clean and smelled great!
Perfection maid services,LLC.Perfection maid services,LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The ladies showed up on time and were super friendly! The house looked great after they cleaned! I am definitely pleased with the job!
Spring Cleaning SolutionSpring Cleaning Solution
Thumbtack Customer
Great job!😊 They thoroughly cleaned every part of my house. Even wipe down the walls. I will continue to use this company for many years.🌻
Clean SlateClean Slate
Callie b.
She brought her family to help which was nice. The house is very clean and they worked with me on my large dogs. Already booked next month. Thanks!!
Freshly Done Cleaning ServiceFreshly Done Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
We are seniors who wanted a thorough, end to end house cleaning once a month. The girls did a thorough job including any special requests we had. Hard workers who know what they were doing.
Castle CleaningCastle Cleaning
Otto G.
Very attentive and extremely thurough. We had tenants there for three years who never cleaned and Critian's team made the house look great for the new renters. He answered all of my questions before and asked if there was anything in specific that we needed done. Great people to work with.
Cristian TorresCristian Torres
Tammy W.
With three boys, two dogs and three cats, I often jokingly (sort of), describe my house looking like a tornado hooked up with a tsunami and had a love child. Mica took it all in stride and cleaned it all up! She and her crew did a great job! Very impressed
Realtor's Choice Cleaning ServiceRealtor's Choice Cleaning Service
Justin C.
This is the first time that we had gone though this for someone to clean the house. She was very professional and paid close attention to every detail. I felt she was very personable and very talented at what she does. She trys to relate to her clients. The house is spotless and What she charges is outstanding compared to the hard work she does and she will finish what goals she discuss for your place of home and not rush out like allot of major company worker's do. I recommend her a thousand times.
Denise's House CleaningDenise's House Cleaning
Brittney P.
I’m amazed by Linda’s service! She was incredible. She came in to do a deep clean on my house after installing new flooring and I can’t even tell you how great she did. She was incredibly thorough. The job was tough and she went above and beyond! I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. She was trustworthy, detail-oriented, and did a spectacular job. Hire her!
Buckets4Duckets Cleaning ServiceBuckets4Duckets Cleaning Service
Lisa D.
Absolutely Horrendous service. I told this company upfront how dirty my house was. I told them I had pet urine on the floor that I needed to have cleaned. Alan gave me a list of what was included in a deep clean. I was so excited to have this done. I could go on and on about how horrible this service was. After they said they were done I looked around. I was in tears. Alan offered to reschedule a time for them to come back. WHAT?!?!? No! These ladies didn't even do the basics. I was bawling at this point and asked the ladies to leave. I'm 44 and have NEVER received a service so horrible. I haven't ever had to write a review this horrible. I'm going to try and attach some the pictures I sent Alan after his workers left.
Jeslyn Maids AustinJeslyn Maids Austin
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