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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 Kalamazoo house cleaners
Kyle S.
Visited house before and after cleaning. Nothing seemed too extra cleaned.
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Thumbtack Customer
Denise cleaned our house biweekly for about 6 months. She always arrived on time and was professional and it was great to come home to a clean house. Highly recommend this service
D"s Quality Cleaning Service LLCD"s Quality Cleaning Service LLC
Carolyn S.
Xpress Maids did an excellent job of cleaning my house.
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Tara K.
Xpress Maids were very responsive and cleaned the house great!
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Sarah R.
Love that whole house clean feeling. They did a great job. Will use again.
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Leslie P.
Great work! Responded quickly and fit my cleaning in the next day. House smelled great and looked spectacular
D"s Quality Cleaning Service LLCD"s Quality Cleaning Service LLC
Steve a.
They arrived on time and went right to work. They erased 10 years of rental grime and made the house house 1. Look clean and 2. Smelled clean. The bathrooms were scary. When they left, they were spotless. Yes, you can hire less expensive crews, but i got results with this contractor.
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Rebecca F.
well-done, efficient, comprehensive cleaning products used seemed effective but did not have that heavy chemical smell so was not irritating to breathe while Isaac and Ruth did the whole house cleaning
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Ian T.
Samantha came through on short notice over a holiday weekend to tackle a house cleaning project for a move-out. She exceeded expectations and the apartment was cleaner than before the tenant moved in despite some problem areas.
Samantha HerronSamantha Herron
Nancy G.
Ginger was hired to clean my parent's new house before they moved in. She and her crew worked diligently and went way above and beyond my expectations. The house looks fabulous! They did amazing work and I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you!!!
NorriSnap Services LLCNorriSnap Services LLC
Elizabeth L.
The team was extremely professional and polite and did an amazing job on our home! We signed on right away for no-weekly cleanings! Plus, I like that we will have the same team cleaning our house each time. Highly recommend Xpress Maids!
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Erin A.
I was very pleased with D’s Quality Cleaning Service. I have had other cleaning companies come to clean my house and I haven’t been very happy with the results. I always felt like I had to go back through and clean what was overlooked. I didn’t have to do that with Denise and her team. They took care of everything they said they would!
D"s Quality Cleaning Service LLCD"s Quality Cleaning Service LLC
Cindy S.
Our first cleaning experience with Samantha was very positive. She was attentive to detail and had the house sparkling when she left. Looking forward to her next visit.
Samantha HerronSamantha Herron
Gail O.
Deep cleaning of house at first appointment. Very polite and professional people, work continually, detail oriented, and are very thorough. Very happy with Isaac and Ruth at Xpress Maid Service!
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Jean H.
Gowens responded to a last minute request to do a whole house cleaning. Stephen came over the next day to scope it out and brought his crew in the next day. They accomplished so much while here. I was ready for the showing the next day. And sold the house! Would definitely use Gowens again.
Gowens Good Cleaning ServicesGowens Good Cleaning Services
Jian L.
Gowens Good Cleaning is doing an excellent job for our house with a 2-year old toddler. He is always on time and inform us before on the way and after all set. Everything is cleaned and organized after each time he is here. We are so happy with his service.
Gowens Good Cleaning ServicesGowens Good Cleaning Services
Pam D.
Tiffany has been the most reliable cleaning service provider I have ever had. She shows up on time every week, and works efficiently and thoroughly to make sure everything is cleaned exactly the way I like it. Her customer service attitude really sets her apart from her competition - she is always willing to do whatever I need to make sure my house is perfectly clean every time
Perfectly Clean Cleaning ServicePerfectly Clean Cleaning Service
Danyelle B.
Marylu’s cleaning went above and beyond to meet my expectations! I was able to book my service within an hour, she was prompt with her responsiveness! She also exceeded my expectations with the service. My house was spotless! I will certainly be booking again.
Marylu’s CleaningMarylu’s Cleaning
Sue S.
I’m so impressed with their work! From the first request these women have been so easy to work with, very accommodating with scheduling and my dog. They even offered times on the weekend! But where they shine is the work they do!! Fantastic! My house is so clean! Veronica cleaned from the top of the fans to the inside window sills. Her attention to detail is incredible. I’m so glad I chose them!
Esmeralda’s cleaningEsmeralda’s cleaning
K. M.
I can't believe how much money my family wasted on paying for a cleaner who did such a terrible job. First - when we called to set up the cleaning, we stated we needed bathrooms sanitized with bleach. The purpose of hiring a cleaner is that I'm pregnant and moving into a house. Before moving in, I wanted things bleached to ensure everything is clean and sanitized. I don't want to breathe in bleach while pregnant, so that's why I decided to hire a maid. When they arrived, they stated they only will use natural products, even though we had requested bleach over the phone. I feel they tricked us by not telling us at the time of the call that they would not be able to meet our request. I could have just cleaned the home myself, using natural products. And in fact, I ended up having to clean everything again, because nothing was clean. I honestly don't even know what they did. The attached picture is indicative of what I encountered when I wiped down the surfaces of the home. Just dust everywhere. We asked them to do a deep clean - emphasizing the importance of cleaning the bathrooms and interior of cabinets and all floors. The bathroom toilets and the shower floors were noticeably cleaner in two of the three bathrooms, so I do appreciate that, but I'm still irritated because I asked for bleach. The third bathroom smelled like urine after they left, so I don't think they cleaned it. I could have cleaned the toilets myself using a natural cleaner. Apart from that, I don't think they did anything additional cleaning, as you can see from the attached photo - that was just me wiping down just one kitchen cabinet drawer. This type of dirt and dust was everywhere in the home. We called to complain and spoke to Nick. He apologized but would not offer us a discount or refund and refused to make it right in any way. I'm really surprised. It seems like his company stole from us - promised cleaning services, did a terrible job and took our money. Very disappointing!
Xpress MaidsXpress Maids
Karen D.
I feel very fortunate to have come upon Samantha's resume, I had researched several companies and none of them felt like a match to me. Sam was here on time, brought all her equipment and honestly my house never smelled so good.; that feeling one gets when they get a new car because it smells so good! She cleaned all the corners where a mop couldn't reach and no one else was that thorough. My stainless appliances were spotless, I never got them that clean. Nice gal with a great personality. Thank you Sam. Karen Dickerman
Samantha HerronSamantha Herron
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