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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 Prattville house cleaners
Melissa B.
She was very nice and cleaned the house well
Top 2 Bottom Home CleaningTop 2 Bottom Home Cleaning
Melissa B.
They did a fabulous job of cleaning our house and such a wonderful crew!!
Rough & Tuff Cleaning Service LLCRough & Tuff Cleaning Service LLC
Lindsay T.
My house has NEVER been so clean! Brenda and her crew did not miss a single spot of the house. They even moved furniture to clean and put it back exactly where I had it!!!! I highly recommend them to anyone!!!!
Superior Cleaning ServiceSuperior Cleaning Service
Brandi G.
cupboards and drawers weren’t wiped clean, mantle was not dusted, oven was not cleaned and the fridge was not cleaned. Tubs did not appear to be cleaned. My house did not pass move out inspection. Very disappointed and not worth $180.
Top 2 Bottom Home CleaningTop 2 Bottom Home Cleaning
Jessica D.
Did a wonderful job. Definitely met my needs/expectations for our move out clean. Would recommend this service to anyone looking for a good house cleaner.
Top 2 Bottom Home CleaningTop 2 Bottom Home Cleaning
Ellen K.
Diamond Clean was responsive, reasonable, prompt, and did an excellent job! They cleaned our house for a move out and it was top notch- couldn’t be happier with our results! Highly recommend!
Diamond Clean, LLCDiamond Clean, LLC
Ashley S.
We booked Sonnie to do a move-out clean in my parent’s house. My mom is caretaker to my father, who has Alzheimer’s, and over the last few months it had become difficult for her to keep up with anything other than daily cleaning. So Sonnie had her work cut out for her! Sonnie was punctual and fully prepared to take on everything we threw at her. She was incredibly professional and patient with us as we were simultaneously working on packing up the rest of my parent’s belongings. The house looked incredible after she was done. Ceiling fans, air vents, blinds, the little corners where no one thinks to dust, EVERYTHING was clean and dust free. We were absolutely thrilled with the work she put into the house! It was exactly what we needed before putting the home up for sale and we are so thankful that we found her on Thumbtack. If my parents still lived in the area we would absolutely book Sonnie to give my mom a hand with cleaning on a regular basis. Sonnie is very sweet and an incredibly hard worker. You won’t be disappointed if you book her for your home cleaning project!!
Sonnie's CleaningSonnie's Cleaning
Ray C.
I asked this dear lady to clean up a house we had lived in for 17 years. It was a daunting task to say the least. Brenda’s work was exemplary! She even returned a second day to finish at a time I wasn’t able to be there. This is a company you can trust! I highly recommend Superior Cleaning Service, and I will use them again I’m sure!
Superior Cleaning ServiceSuperior Cleaning Service
Debra S.
Sophia and her team did a really great job doing a move out cleaning of the rental house I was leaving. She is detailed oriented and one of the very nicest people you will meet! I admire her for having the courage to open her own business.
Sophia Deep Cleaning ServiceSophia Deep Cleaning Service
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