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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 Joliet house cleaners
Sheryl C.
She was great. Came and cleaned my house in a days notice.
Sheila’s  Clean&Shine Home&Office CleaningSheila’s Clean&Shine Home&Office Cleaning
Andrea V.
I had a move in clean for a empty house. Priscilla arrived early, which was nice.They cleaned large house top to bottom, including basement, windows, baseboards. I was very satisfied that they were able to clean despite the fact we had started moving items into house. They brought their cleaning supplies, and had the house smelling fresh, including basement. Windows, mirrors were excellent. If they had one more person, I think all the kitchen and bathroom cabinets shelves could have been cleaned. But they did a great job and I gave extra because it was a big job.
P&D Cleaning Services LLcP&D Cleaning Services LLc
Becky k.
Janet did an amazing job on cleaning our house, we are first time customers and will definitely be hiring her again!
Janet HaleJanet Hale
Orlando J.
This is my first time using her and she did a great job. If I need another house cleaning I will definitely use her.
Marisol GutiérrezMarisol Gutiérrez
Kristen T.
A great job was done on the areas that were cleaned, but I have white trim in my house and it was left untouched. I was disappointed by that, but everything else was fine.
P&D Cleaning Services LLcP&D Cleaning Services LLc
Angelo M.
My wife has been very ill and can no longer keep up with our house. It has been getting sad as my wife has gotten sicker. Alexis' service helped to put some joy back in our house. Two weeks later and I'm still finding surprisingly clean places that haven't been clean in a long time. Alexis Abramowicz is highly recommended by me and my wife. Her cleaning service is well worth the investment. We will definitely use her again.
Alexis AbramowiczAlexis Abramowicz
Bridgett S.
I had my daughters new home deep cleaned for her move in and they did an amazing job! It’s an older house and it was like new after the cleaning. My daughter could not have more pleased! I plan on referring my friends!
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Matthew M.
Iwona and her team were amazing, I am an out of state real estate investor who needed a home cleaned so I could list the property for sale. WOW what a job they did, they even cleaned the inside of the window sills and the TOPS of the cabinets to perfection. Every inch of the house is spotless! Best home clean in over 200 flips, amazing.
Get Organized and CleanGet Organized and Clean
Amy D.
Grace and her team were thorough professionals who came to help us with a move-out cleaning, on very short notice. They worked efficiently and effectively, and left the house in good order. Bonus points for communicating quickly and well. Recommended!
White Van Cleaning ServicesWhite Van Cleaning Services
Megan U.
My husband and I hired D.A.S.K Cleaning Services for a deep clean because we were putting our house on the market. We have never had our professional cleaned before, but were excited to have it cleaned. We came home and were disappointed to see that my home certainly wasn't cleaned the way we hoped A few examples were that the kitchen floor didn't look like it was cleaned, stuff still in the kitchen strainer, downstairs floor was still dirty, and a few other things. I did call when we got home and shared my concern. They offered to come back and address the issues I shared, but I decided to do it myself because we were on a timeline. Tanya did offer to schedule another cleaning, but my husband and I decided not to.
D.A.S.K Cleaning and Carpet ServicesD.A.S.K Cleaning and Carpet Services
Lauren W.
Thank you so much- it was a big job - cleaning my entire house as well as moving heavy furniture up and down the stairs! Exceeded my expectations- with 2 babies I just don’t have time to clean like I used to! This helped so much!! Now I can feel confident of my home for our sons birthday party in our home to show off ! Thank you thank you thank you
Brothers Helping HandsBrothers Helping Hands
Lindsey R.
We hired Mirsada to do a deep clean of our whole house. It was a huge project but she absolutely delivered. She gave me a quote prior to coming and she was here ALL day being very thorough and detailed. She wasn’t rushing or making you feel uncomfortable. She was also very sweet and when my children would talk to her she would interact with them. Same with the dog. Would highly recommend her!
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
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