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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 Lake Zurich house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Margaret did a wonderful job cleaning my house, very thorough .
Margaret KrupaMargaret Krupa
George A.
Jasmine was in time and extremely professional. She did a great job cleaning my house!
Blessed HandsBlessed Hands
Carie L.
The 2 lady team was personable. They cleaned fast and accomplished a good amount during the 3hrs they were here. Felt wonderful to come home to a clean house.
Bright house cleaning serviceBright house cleaning service
Dave k.
Kasia went out of her way to professionally clean my home in advance of an open house. She did an excellent job!
Kasia’s cleaningKasia’s cleaning
Nan Y.
I would highly recommend Anna. I asked to have the house deep cleaned and she went above and beyond to hit every corner. She is phenomenal!
Ocean Breeze Cleaning ServiceOcean Breeze Cleaning Service
We got deep cleaning done at our home and Yadira did a great job! She was very thorough and patient and ensured all areas of the house were covered. I will definitely hire her again for recurring cleaning jobs and would highly recommend her!
K&H Cleaning ServicesK&H Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
They didn't clean plantation shutters. Basic cleaning should include dusting blinds/plantation shutters. They cleaned our 2600sq ft house in less than 2 hours. We told them so many little things to redo it. They didn't clean under the bed or couch. If they do they don't take much effort to clean it properly. They didn't clean Kitchen cabinets fully. You need to have a ladder or stool to clean cabinets to the top. That lady just cleaned the half of it because she couldn't reach to the top. Aren't they suppose to have basic things with them. I am surprised to see good reviews on there site/app.
Sarah B.
Sharon and her team are awesome! Very thorough, professional and on time. They do great work and respond very quickly. We have been very happy with both times they’ve cleaned our house.
Sharontit cleaning serviceSharontit cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Martha has been working at my house since the last 6 months. She is extremely good and does a very good job. She is quick but cleans with utmost care. She has a very pleasant nature and always answers with a smile. She is very trustworthy and I would recommend her anytime.
Ortiz’s cleaning service LLCOrtiz’s cleaning service LLC
Obele B.
Extremely disappointing experience booking LAM cleaning. Thumbtack suggested a price based on rooms/extra cleaning. However, once I got on a call with Mirsanda and gave her the square footage of the house, she doubled the price Thumbtack recommended. I told her the price was high in comparison to what I had paid in the past with others, but she assured me the cleaning would be superior/taking care to deep clean and use specific cleaning products depending on the surface. I was convinced and booked LAM one month prior to the cleaning date. Fast forward to today - two days before cleaning and Mirsanda contacted me to tell me she was AGAIN doubling the price since she looked at Zillow and saw more square footage than we discussed. I assured her the Zillow square footage was not correct and that I just went through a home inspection/had the actual square footage. She insisted she had to go by Zillow and that the addition square footage (1000 sq more) would mean doubling the price. Safe to say, I canceled LAM and rebooked with another Thumbtack Pro....who, even after I told them about the Zillow square footage report, honored the pricing Thumbtack provided AND was significantly cheaper than LAM. I have worked with many professionals on Thumbtack and have only had positive experiences. This experience with LAM cleaning? The most unprofessional experience I have ever had on Thumbtack.
LAM cleaning companyLAM cleaning company
Adair A.
Perla is speedy and the results show - numerous shortcuts. I gave her 3 chances, with poor results and no improvement. I honestly can't believe any of these reviews are legitimate! I even pointed out areas that clearly were not dusted, etc. and still no improvement. It has always taken previous cleaning ladies close to 4 hours for my house and she was out in 2.5 hours. Never again - save your $ and look elsewhere.
Mateos cleaningMateos cleaning
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