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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 Tuscaloosa house cleaners
Danielle T.
Great job cleaning! The house looks brand new.
R&S Cleaning Service LLCR&S Cleaning Service LLC
Libo T.
Carla did a great job in cleaning our house. And she is very timely in responding to messages.
Smell Clean CSSmell Clean CS
Nneamaka E.
Suyen and her team were prompt, friendly, and very hardworking. They did a great job cleaning my house and I will definitely be using her cleaning services regularly!
Suyen's Cleaning ServiceSuyen's Cleaning Service
Beth W.
Quick response. They cleaned my son and his 3 roommates house at college and they did an excellent job. It was a move out clean and I will definitely be using them at his new place! Very happy customer!
Clean Slate Cleaning GroupClean Slate Cleaning Group
Chip C.
Fantastic deep clean of house, excellent job and will use them again This is a family business and a full crew came to work. Very professional and courteous
R&S Cleaning Service LLCR&S Cleaning Service LLC
Amanda F.
We hired them to do a move in deep clean on our newly purchased house. They were very quick to respond and give us a quote, worked with us when our closing date changed, and answered every question we had. Past the basic level of service, their cleaning job was phenomenal. The house smells like heaven and every nook and cranny is cleaned, even ones that I didn’t even notice. They were very respectful of our space, belongings, and time. Their customer service is through the roof, making sure to go over everything that was going to be done and checking with us at the tail end to make sure it was okay. The buying process of a house, having to fix holes and paint was such an overwhelming job that the thought of also having to deep clean it was too much. This dynamic duo took that stress off of us and made us fall in love with our house all over again. Thank you so much!! Will definitely be hiring again.
Jeff C.
A wonderful experience with Suyen’s Cleaning Service. Suyen and her team arrived on time and were very professional while cleaning the house. Was beyond satisfied with their work and will definitely hire again. I have been working from home during the pandemic and they were very respectful of my work environment.
Suyen's Cleaning ServiceSuyen's Cleaning Service
Marilyn R.
Rikki showed up about 5 minutes early, which was great! She does impeccable work - my house hasn’t this clean in a long time! She is awesome and thorough and works hard! Will definitely use again!!!
Sparkly Clean LLCSparkly Clean LLC
Delaney H.
This team got back to me immediately and was able to take on a task others had refused. When I returned home, my house was cleaner than I had ever seen it! They sent before and after pictures to confirm if the cleaning was to my standards before I payed. I would recommend this service to anyone who is looking for a reliable team. They were able to clean my three bedroom townhouse in 2 hours. This is an amazing service that deserves more than 5 stars!
Top 2 Bottom Home CleaningTop 2 Bottom Home Cleaning
Haley K.
Eboni and her team did a thorough job of our deep clean and were very friendly and professional! I felt more than comfortable letting her into my home, and will have no reservations with her letting herself in on future visits if needed. Eboni was quick to respond to my request and was able to fit me into her schedule the next week. I’m enjoying my clean house already, and looking forward to continuing services with her. Thanks Eboni!
Purposely PlacedPurposely Placed
Cynthia T.
I’m very disappointed with the service and refusal of communication from Roosevelt who I trusted to clean my home. I booked him based on his past reviews and the exceptional customer service experience others had. It’s unfortunate that I didn’t receive the same experience. I was charged $317 to clean a new empty house. I am planning on moving into the home this week and wanted to get everything cleaned and sanitized. I allowed him and his team to stay unsupervised while I worked. Once he was finished I paid him without checking the work. BIG MISTAKE. When I went home it was a half job. I had so many dirty, dusty things that made me question his honesty and experience. I reached out to him same day and the next day requesting half of refund for a poor job. I received no response. Roosevelt gives other independent business owners a bad reputation. I would advise to book at your own risk. He will most likely do a poor job take your money and disappear. I am a true believer in doing right by others. He has not shown good favor by his many blessings to others. Trust, he will not prosper after this. Until he make right. Remember what goes around will come back twice as bad.
R&S Cleaning Service LLCR&S Cleaning Service LLC
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