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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.

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 are the different types of house cleaning services I can get?

There are several services offered by professional house cleaning companies, each suited for a different purpose. These services include:

  • Standard cleaning, which is a basic cleaning typically done on a weekly or monthly basis;
  • Deep cleaning, which is a detailed cleaning with more intensive work than a standard clean;
  • Move-in and move-out cleaning, which is a detailed service preparing a home for residents moving in or out;
  • Green house cleaning, which is a service that uses eco-friendly cleaning supplies and products. 

Aside from the type of cleaning services available, homeowners may also choose daily, weekly, monthly or one-time services.

How much should you tip maids or cleaning services?

Tipping between 15 and 20 percent is considered an appropriate tip for maids and house cleaners — just as it would with a barber, food delivery driver or taxi operator. During the holidays, you might want to consider tipping a bit more. 

It’s important to note that some housekeeping and maid services might include a tip within the service fee, which should be explained to you in the service contract. Talk to house cleaners in your area to find out what's included in their fees.

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
Kristina l.
Great job! House clean and smells good!
Prettii Neat Professional Cleaning ServicesPrettii Neat Professional Cleaning Services
Kate L.
Arrived on time and worked diligently to clean my messy house 👍🏻
Garcia's Best CleaningGarcia's Best 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.
Justin H.
Very responsive and accommodating. They worked very hard and spent longer than expected on the main house. Only negative was that they didn’t clean my guest house nearly as well. Would hire again
Crazy Cleaning ServiceCrazy Cleaning Service
Hannah C.
Jackie’s house cleaning was very responsive from the beginning they did the work in a short amount of time and did such a beautiful job the house looks almost just as good as new! And the smell is amazing! I would recommend them to anyone!
Jacky's Green cleaningJacky's Green cleaning
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
Melissa M.
I spent a lot of time searching for someone to clean my house bc I have had bad experiences in the past. These lovely ladies showed up, were professional, and gave my house the best cleaning of its life. Everything was spotless and they definitely went the extra mile on my home. They mopped and steamed the floors, cleaned the cabinets from built up oil splatter (we cook a lot), the inside of my fridge looked new, and my shower/ bathroom was sparkling. As a disabled person, I often can't keep up with stuff and my husband cannot do all the work of two people. It was so nice to put my house in the hands of a professional and then get to enjoy a wonderfully clean home. 💯 recommend.
Spotless Ladies cleaning ServiceSpotless Ladies cleaning Service
Jon G.
Ellie did a fantastic job cleaning our house! It had been far too long since it got a deep cleaning, and Ellie made it sparkle! She was right on time and exceeded our expectations in every way. Looking forward to hiring her again!
Love to Clean By Ellie LLC.Love to Clean By Ellie LLC.
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
Sabrina G.
Martha’s Clean House she did an amazing job my daughters move out clean for her one bedroom apartment in student living at Texas State. The place was cleaned so awesomely everything thing was done that she said she would do and more. I’m so impressed with her quality of cleaning. I’m retired military and my cleaning standards are high she exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Martha so efficient and was so very reasonable and responded to me and text instantly. I will add a few photos I took the apartment was cleaner than when my daughter moved in. A+ service!! Just excellent work!! Thank you Martha for making this move out so smooth. Will recommend you to all!!
Martha’s clean houseMartha’s clean house
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
Melissa M.
Canceled on us, after waiting weeks for an appointment, 30 minutes before the appointment. Then they were unresponsive to messages and couldn't reschedule before the date we told them we needed the house cleaned by... it's too bad but I prefer working with people who keep their word, and try to make it right if they can't.
PRIME CLEANING TEXAS (AUSTIN AREA)PRIME CLEANING TEXAS (AUSTIN AREA)
Sara W.
I have hired cleaning companies in the past that did subpar jobs and left me not wanting to pay someone to do it ever again. I recently was promoted and my schedule has been so crazy that I am getting very behind on house upkeep and decided to try one more time. Perfection Maid Service has been spectacular! I am so impressed when I get home and nearly cried the first time I was so happy with how great my house looked and smelled. I HIGHLY recommend them!
Perfection maid services,LLC.Perfection maid services,LLC.
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
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