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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 Waltham house cleaners
Rhea R.
Brenda did an amazing job of cleaning my house! My neighbor also hired her for next week to clean her house!
Brenda's CleaningBrenda's Cleaning
Fiona O.
Hired the team at Cleanliness Solutions to clean my house before professional photos were taken and again before the open house. Really pleased with the work they did, the house was sparkling for the photos and for the open house itself. Got lots of feedback on how clean the house was! Would strongly recommend Niele and her team.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Yash G.
They did a great job with cleaning my house!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
LiTing C.
They cleaned the house very carefully, and the communication is great. Highly recommended!
Pedrosa’s cleaningPedrosa’s cleaning
Darshit T.
Great experience hiring this pro! Was on time and cleaned the house well.
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Grace L.
Great service, she was on time, brought her own supplies and went right to work. Super clean fresh house when she was done. Nice to come home to. Would recommend her house cleaning services.
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Kahntapaht W.
Cristina came to work on my house for a deep clean and now my house looks so AMAZING. I am going to use Cristina as my go-to person for my regular cleaning. Thank you Sister's Family for sending the best person to come to my house. Thank you :)
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Melissa R.
Just had our first cleaning and will be scheduling monthly. My house was thoroughly cleaned and I am very happy with the results!
Perfect Shine CleanerPerfect Shine Cleaner
Jennifer C.
They did a fantastic job! They cleaned the house we were renting and they left it more clean than when we moved in. Highly recommend!
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
Gretchen B.
The team did an excellent job! We were moving out of our rental house and they cleaned the house from top to bottom. Their attention to detail was great and went beyond what most cleaners do. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone.
Family L & M ServicesFamily L & M Services
Lauren R.
Solange did an extremely thorough and great job doing a deep clean of my house.
Solange CleanigSolange Cleanig
Alexandra C.
Neile did a deep clean on a house we were moving into and did a fantastic job! Communication was easy and the house looks great. Would love to keep up services if she is dog friendly!
Cleanliness SolutionCleanliness Solution
Eve R.
Experience was great and my house is cleaner now than ever before. The cleaning people were prompt, extremely polite, and careful with everything. They also use good cleaning products so nothing smelled harsh or chemically.
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Raul H.
I messaged Francine's Cleaning to perform a deep cleaning of my whole house. The results were incredible. My bathroom is cleaner than I thought possible. With amazing work and flexible scheduling, Francine's is an amazing service.
Francine's Cleaning ServicesFrancine's Cleaning Services
Ruta S.
Ely’s team was great. We had our first cleaning and they did a really good job. They did a thorough job and we look forward to having them clean our house regularly.
Ely house cleaner and comercial cleanerEly house cleaner and comercial cleaner
Samantha G.
I hired VM cleaning to clean my rental house before my new tenant moved in. They did an outstanding job - the house looked brand new inside after they were done. I will definitely being using them in the future and highly recommend. They came right on time and did a above and beyond job for the great price!
VM cleaningVM cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing service! From the moment I contacted them, they were very responsive and accommodating. I had to reschedule on them twice due to my work schedule, but they were understanding and worked with me. They came this past Wednesday (four of them) and spent over four hours at my house, scrubbing and cleaning every nook and cranny. My house was such a mess and they had many obstacles, yet when they left, the house was SPOTLESS. My house has never been cleaner!! Can't wait for them to come back in 2 weeks. Best money spent!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Stéfany h.
Luciano and his team work hard and let my house very very clean. I’m glad that I found them.
Luciano Janitorial Service CorpLuciano Janitorial Service Corp
Vishal R.
They were fantastic! Have never seen my house so clean and so clutter free. They were prompt and very responsive, told me up front all the things that would be covered and how much it would cost after taking a look around my house. My wife almost cried after looking at how clean our house was after they were done, worth every penny, highly recommend hiring them!
ALLIANCE  FAMILY CLEANING RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIALALLIANCE FAMILY CLEANING RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL
Victoria T.
Jessica and her company did an amazing job cleaning up our house! She paid a lot of attention to small details, and was very thorough in her work. Between owning pets and experiencing recent rain/snow storms, our house was beginning to take a hit, and now it is sparkly clean! I will definitely be working with her again in the future.
M&S Cleaning & PaintingM&S Cleaning & Painting
Nicole L.
We needed a professional cleaner to come out after construction in our house, and Ranielly did an amazing job! She was so thorough, even cleaning inside the kitchen cabinets and cleaning light fixtures. I couldn't be more happy with the great work she did and will definitely be a repeat customer.
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Tia F.
Jhelica is extremely through, punctual and responsive. He took extra time to clean my refrigerator and diamond lights. It is rare to get a house cleaner who will go above and beyond the call of duty. I will definitely be using her again.
Jhelica’s Cleaning Services.Jhelica’s Cleaning Services.
Chris M.
As others have stated, their first visit (deep clean) strategy was amazing. Our house has certainly never been cleaner! This is certainly the right was to kick off the relationship and was worth every penny. All our interactions have been punctual and professional and our cleaning team is wonderful! Highly recommended!
Sister's Family CleaningSister's Family Cleaning
Ricky L.
They were awesome to work with! They made my move out clean super smooth and honestly it looked better than when we moved in the first time! We'll be keeping in touch to schedule a full clean for our new house after we finish unpacking and will definitely think about keeping to a scheduled clean if all goes well!
M&S Cleaning & PaintingM&S Cleaning & Painting
Christina R.
Cleaning was good but didn't like that they showed up 40 minutes early and were in the way (without masks) while I was trying to get my kids out of the house to school.
Lisa’s Cleaning ServicesLisa’s Cleaning Services
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