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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 Apple Valley house cleaners
Carmen C.
House was beautiful and smelled fresh and clean.
Excellent Cleaningz, LLCExcellent Cleaningz, LLC
Laura B.
Our house felt very clean! The team was very professional and cared about work quality a great deal. I feel great moving into our new (clean!) house 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
Midwest Express Cleaning Service LLCMidwest Express Cleaning Service LLC
Jodi L.
Abi did a great job cleaning my house today. The crew was on time, professional and the house looks great. I will definitely reach out to Abi again for additional cleanings.
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Justyce D.
House Cleaning HQ was great they did a wonderful job!
House Cleaning HQHouse Cleaning HQ
Jeffrey H.
The house feels like a home after their thorough cleaning. Thank you!
Emerald MastercraftEmerald Mastercraft
Debra S.
Cleaners were unbelievable as was the carpet cleaner. We hired them for a move out and the house was definitely move in ready. Highly recommend
National Dusters Of The Twin CitiesNational Dusters Of The Twin Cities
Zlata B.
Very satisfied with the deep cleaning that was performed. The house looks fantastic, thank you!
Midwest Express Cleaning Service LLCMidwest Express Cleaning Service LLC
Rahul G.
We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good team to get the house real cleaned. The deep clean service was good and their team took care of our house very well. From window cleaning to hardwood floor polishing and everything in between was done well. I will hire them again in the future when needed.
Midwest Express Cleaning Service LLCMidwest Express Cleaning Service LLC
Wendy L.
Olga and Coco did an awesome job. I am very happy with a very clean house.
Cleaning ProsCleaning Pros
Katie O.
Super responsive, and puts the time in. Sooo nice to come home to a clean house. Highly recommend.
Utter Declutter MNUtter Declutter MN
Sarah E.
Yazmin did an amazing job cleaning our house in St. Paul. We have tried other cleaning companies before and our house has never been this sparkly clean! They truly went the extra mile and provided a fantastic value. She and her assistant were also very friendly and covid-cautious. Will definitely hire YazClean again.
YazClean Home cleaning ServiceYazClean Home cleaning Service
Aaron V.
Diehl did a great job deep cleaning a tough house. I will certainly call them again!
Diehl Cleaning Services LLCDiehl Cleaning Services LLC
Laura D.
So happy with the quality of the move out clean done by House Cleaning HQ! I have had other cleaners before and this was my best experience. They were professional and extremely thorough. I will definitely use them for my future cleaning needs!
House Cleaning HQHouse Cleaning HQ
Shrey N.
Patty was super sweet and efficient. She was fast, covered all the areas and my house looked very clean. I liked the green cleaners she used in many places.
Diamond DustersDiamond Dusters
The Brittlett’s C.
I was very impressed with our house cleaning and the communication. Kristy did our cleaning and she was so sweet and very thorough. I was happy to be able to get in on such short notice.
Wall To Wall Cleaning Service’sWall To Wall Cleaning Service’s
Dana O.
They were professional, but also personable. They did a really good job. My house still smells fresh and clean.
Happy CleanHappy Clean
Rita K.
Abi and her team did a great job cleaning my house. They were efficient and responsive to my needs.
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Michael L.
House Cleaning HQ was excellent. Would highly recommend. They did a deep clean on our new home before we moved in this past weekend and easily met or exceeded all expectations.
House Cleaning HQHouse Cleaning HQ
Sarah B.
Ben did an awesome job. When he wasn’t sure about some of the areas he asked right away. Would recommend sentai cleaning to anyone that needs a house cleaning.
Sentai Cleaning ServicesSentai Cleaning Services
Connor H.
Abi and her cleaning crew were fantastic! My house is sparkling clean, and it was done at a very fair and affordable price. After first contacting Abi, it was two days later that she and her crew showed up at my house for the job. I will absolutely use them again and would recommend the services to anyone!
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
Mike B.
I had my house cleaned for my upcoming sale and the team was incredibly flexible with scheduling and did a fantastic job.
Pearls Cleaning ServicesPearls Cleaning Services
Luke D.
Emerald did a great job with my house cleaning. I've used their services twice now and am continually impressed!
Emerald MastercraftEmerald Mastercraft
Jen S.
Gabriela did a fantastic job cleaning our house. She was thorough and the house looked great when she left. She was also very accommodating with our schedule. I highly recommend her services!
G&M Cleaning Experts LLCG&M Cleaning Experts LLC
Heidi L.
I worked with cleaning experts to get my mom's house a deep cleaning. The team did a fantastic job! We will definitely hire them again. Arturo is incredibly friendly and easy to work with!
G&M Cleaning Experts LLCG&M Cleaning Experts LLC
Jennifer S.
Abi's Cleaning was great to have clean my mother's home. They were able to come to my mother's house within 2 days of contact, and started cleaning immediately. The team worked fast and even did more than requested. I'd contact them again for more cleaning!
Abi’s custom cleaningAbi’s custom cleaning
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