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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.

How do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their 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.

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. 

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. 

Reviews for Huntsville house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Mrs. McNeese cleaned exactly what I wanted cleaned and my house is clean! She was very accommodating of my special needs. It's her who comes to your house, not her employee. I was very pleased with her first visit.
McNeese HousekeepingMcNeese Housekeeping
Peter P.
Amazingly thorough job cleaning the house by Chandra!!! Highly recommended
C T Cleaning ServicesC T Cleaning Services
Hamdi A.
Awesome girls, house is sparkling clean. Go above and beyond
Garland's Cleaning ServiceGarland's Cleaning Service
Mindy S.
Amanda made my house sparkle. She pays attention to detail and went the extra mile. Wow! My house is clean!
Garland's Cleaning ServiceGarland's Cleaning Service
Yasmin A.
I really recommend Madison house cleaning. I requested a deep clean, they were here on time and work was detailed and professional !
Madison house cleaning LlcMadison house cleaning Llc
Ellen K.
Chandra and Robin did an amazing job! So happy to have a clean house:) I went ahead and scheduled cleanings every two weeks.
C T Cleaning ServicesC T Cleaning Services
Ashleigh L.
Wonderful experience! They were so thorough and our house is so beautiful and clean! We will definitely be using this cleaning service again. Thanks guys! ❤️
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
Gianna H.
Loved my experience with the Pure + natural cleaning company. They were very responsive and got someone to my house very quickly. The house looks great! I would highly recommend using them for your next cleaning venture. Very kind, great service :).
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Pam B.
Very pleased with the job Pure+Natural did deep cleaning our house. Definitely recommend!
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
靖瑜 傅.
Love how detailed to attention Kenya did for our house cleaning that I couldn’t get that clean. She is definitely a helper on side. Will be using her in the future.
Huntsville Squeaky CleanersHuntsville Squeaky Cleaners
Dean H.
She was super responsive and willing to fit us in, in a pinch. She and her +1 were our cleaning team and he was a really hard worker, cleaning most of the house.
KEEP IT CLEANKEEP IT CLEAN
Yasmin A.
Laura and Lulu did an awesome job ! They were here on time for a deep clean and are very professional. Not only do they clean, but they organize and tidy up. My house has never looked cleaner and will definitely be hiring them again.
L & Y cleaning serviceL & Y cleaning service
John K.
She arrived promptly, and worked very hard till the house was sparkly clean!!! We would recommend using her service!
Kleen-R-UsKleen-R-Us
Ada K.
I highly recommend Cole Cleaning Company to anyone who is seeking a friendly, thorough, get-the-job-done, excellent, organized company. They are the best for house cleaning! I certainly will be calling them again.
Cole Cleaning Company, LLCCole Cleaning Company, LLC
Wendy S.
Heather and her crew helped make my parents’ house feel clean and refreshed, taking the work off of them and doing a great job in the process!
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Bob B.
We had deep cleaning which is hard to do for an entire house in a limited amount of time. They showed up on time and worked like beavers tackling interior windows, baseboards, blinds, hardwood floors, etc. It's the cleanest our house has been in years.
Pure+Natural Cleaning CompanyPure+Natural Cleaning Company
Dianne L.
CT Cleaning came to my house and gave me a quote. We scheduled a cleaning for Monday afternoon. They did not show up. On Tuesday I sent a text to the phone number on the business care that was given to me with no response. On Thursday I left a voicemail with no respone.
C T Cleaning ServicesC T Cleaning Services
Sean S.
They worked with my time sensitive schedule and did a fantastic job! Thorough cleaning of the entire house top to bottom including windows, cabinets, appliances and drawers. Highly recommended!
Garland's Cleaning ServiceGarland's Cleaning Service
Cindy G.
The crew did a deep clean in a very large house. It took all day but everything was cleaned very well. I was able to stage the home and have the photographer take pictures for the listing the very next day. Thank you so much for fitting us in your schedule.
Felix’s House CleaningFelix’s House Cleaning
Wendy S.
Lu & Paula were fantastic and left my parents’ house sparkling and thoroughly clean. They worked together to get the job done quickly and I was impressed with their excellent work. Will book again!
LU & PAULA CLEANINGLU & PAULA CLEANING
Margaret H.
Ms Day arrived exactly when she said she would. When she left, the house was "spic n span" clean. While on the job she was very thorough but stopped to answer any question we asked. We will use Cole Cleaning again and recommend her to others.
Cole Cleaning Company, LLCCole Cleaning Company, LLC
Kavita K.
Ashley and her crew did a wonderful job cleaning my house. This was my first time using this company and I was very pleased with the quality of the work. I will definitely use their services again!
Cole Cleaning Company, LLCCole Cleaning Company, LLC
Evelyn D.
Do yourself a favor and hire Pristine Kleen to clean your house. I would call this an act of radical self care to come home to a sparkling clean-smelling orderly home! She went above and beyond, I had some special requests she was very responsive to. Great service!!!!! :-)
Pristine KleenPristine Kleen
Mandy C.
They did such an AMAZING job!!! Our bathrooms are so clean that it looks like new! Our house hasn't looked this good since we moved in! I will definitely have them back on a regular basis.
Garland's Cleaning ServiceGarland's Cleaning Service
Kimberly A.
The reason I didn’t give B&T 5 Stars is after paying an extra 25.00 for an oven cleaning it wasn’t completely cleaned. I finished cleaning the oven after returning home from working a 12 hour shift as a nurse. This was the first time I have used a cleaning company in Huntsville. We moved to our house 2 years ago from Birmingham. The costs of B&T are slightly more than the Birmingham area so I expected a 5 star cleaning. I have no problem paying for a service but the services must meet the cost.
B&T Cleaning ServicesB&T Cleaning Services
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