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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.

How do I prepare for a house cleaner?

There are several things you can do in preparation for a house cleaning to improve the efficiency and quality of the job. If you’re unfamiliar with a cleaning service, hiding and locking away any obvious valuables lying around can offer great peace of mind.

Depending on the preference of the cleaner, you may need to lock up your pets before the cleaners arrive. Washing dishes and decluttering the house allows a house cleaner to do their job more effectively. And leaving special notes for the cleaners about certain areas in your home that need attention is also helpful.

Ask house cleaners near you about their tips to help you prepare for their 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.

How often should you have your house cleaned?

The frequency you should have your house cleaned depends on several factors, and the best professional house cleaner can give you a rough estimate of costs so you can budget how often you need someone to clean your home. 

Daily house cleaning may be necessary if you have a home with a large number of bedrooms with young children and kids, although other homeowners may benefit from weekly house cleaning. A weekly cleaner can clean the bathroom, kitchen, do laundry, vacuum and mop. An occasional deep house cleaning is most beneficial for people who have recently renovated a home or are looking to do a spring clean. 

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. 

Reviews for Westminster house cleaners
Elizabeth P.
Joan was a pleasure! Did a great job cleaning my house!
Joan's CleaningJoan's Cleaning
Michelle N.
My first initial clean was great! As soon as I walked in the house it smelled so clean and fresh. Every room was obviously cleaned throughly.
5L2F service5L2F service
Carla B.
You know when you walk into your house and the clean smell hits you? It’s such a great feeling to come home to a clean house. There were a few things that needed addressed which were done quickly and professionally. I would definitely recommend M&M and have even scheduled my next cleaning.
M&M CleaningM&M Cleaning
Mikaela M.
My house looks incredible!! And it smells great! I would use 5 Star again in a heartbeat. I don't know how they got my house so clean, so quickly!
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Andrew B.
I was told I was getting a deep cleaning but unfortunately, I only received a light cleaning with several areas not cleaned at all. I asked the cleaner to correct the issue but only received excuses. Cleaner was very rude to my son who was at the house at the time. Overall, I would not recommend.
Spotless Cleaning ServicesSpotless Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Our first experience with L4 cleaning was great! Responsive with a quick quote and scheduled us right away. The house looked at felt clean and fresh. We look forward to continuing to work with them.
L4 Cleaning CoL4 Cleaning Co
Marie D.
I was looking for a company to clean my apartment after I moved out. S&R Cleaning was just what the doctor ordered. They were responsive to my needs and were able to meet my scheduling needs. I would highly recommend S&R Cleaning to anyone looking for house-cleaning services. Marie D. Maryland be
S&R CLEANING AND ENVIRONMENTALS&R CLEANING AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Charles C.
Joan was right on time and did not stop working till she finished. She did a great job cleaning the house and hoping to have her back as needed. Thanks Again
Joan's CleaningJoan's Cleaning
Herbert T.
I would like to take this time and submit a review for a stellar cleaning company Happy Clean. If you need cleaning services please look no further. They cleaned my whole house from top to bottom baseboards and everything. They did a True Deep cleaning. My house had not been cleaned this well in years. They cleaned my bathroom master and guest bedrooms kitchen and living room. They were very professional and gave me and estimate. What was really important to me is that they gave me a Saturday time slot as I work long hours Monday through Friday and I have a dog so the weekend is the best time for me. They showed up on time and did not stop working until my house was spotless. They dusted my entertainment centers and all around did a stellar job. If you need cleaning services you will not be disappointed with them. I give them 5 stars and a 10 out of 10 rating. I also want to say that I found them to be affordable and I will be working with them at least once a month going forward. Enjoy the pictures. I didn’t take one of the master bedroom because my bed is not made. And one last thing. I have a dog and when they were done it was so clean in here you wouldn’t know I had a pet. Thanks again Happy Clean !!!!
Happy CleanHappy Clean
Rahul M.
Anarely and Laura did an amazing job cleaning the first and second floors plus the basement before we listed our house. They were on-time, professional, courteous, and so hard-working. They were very detail-oriented. I am very particular, but they exceeded my expectations (no small task). They made sure they had enough time for everything. The house smelled and looked fantastic. They even removed stains I couldn’t clean on my own. I highly recommend them.
Anarely’s Cleaning Services LLCAnarely’s Cleaning Services LLC
Lauren H.
The absolutely BEST cleaning service that I've used. The cleaning team came in and did an amazing job. Cleaned my entire house from top to bottom. I have a single family home (4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with a finished basement) and everything was spotless in less that 3 hours. Came out the next day after I made the request. Very professional! Can't wait to use this company again!
Above The Rest Cleaning Service LLCAbove The Rest Cleaning Service LLC
Laura H.
Liz and her team arrived when promised and did a super thorough job! This was my first time getting my house professionally cleaned and I am forever changed! Thank you and I’m looking forward to next time!
A Great cleaning serviceA Great cleaning service
Robin A.
Wow! These folks are terrific. They worked quickly and efficiently. The listened to what i wanted and then worked completely independently. The job i needed done was big, so they worked very hard and were extremely pleasant about it all. My house has never been so clean!
5L2F service5L2F service
Aleah R.
I was in a bind. My regular cleaning lady bailed the day before I was hosting a bday party at my house and she did an amazing job. She came super early and worked around my kids and me trying to prepare for my daughter's party. I was very grateful.
Bmore Cleaning ServiceBmore Cleaning Service
Madiha J.
I had the pleasure working with Magic Rags. I booked them last minute with no issues. They made sure that my new house was move in ready within couple of hours. The work done was worth the money. They came with 2 of them and were very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them for last minute professional cleaning.
M.R. Cleaning ServiceM.R. Cleaning Service
Erica J.
Mayra does an excellent job. She is thorough and pays attention to detail. She left a house that has been sitting for months that was dusty and dirty sparkle like it’s new. I now feel comfortable moving my family in. She not only did a phenomenal job cleaning my space but did an amazing job in my daughter’s apartment as well. I highly recommend her and I would use her again. She’s extremely professional and punctual.
Mayra’s cleaning servicesMayra’s cleaning services
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