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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 Columbia house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Sharif and Cat cleaned our house .. was satisfied .. will only get better with time !!
The Earth Matters Cleaning, LLCThe Earth Matters Cleaning, LLC
Ali V.
Great experience! Malik is personable and honest. I was very happy to come home to a clean house.
Malik’s house cleaningMalik’s house cleaning
Molly G.
We Closed on our new house on Wednesday, and then wanted it clean after we saw all the dust that had become more noticeable with all of the furniture from the last owner now gone. I messaged ASAP home specialties about cleaning it the same day. They responded to me within the hour, and were able to clean my house the very next day. They did such a great job.
ASAP Home SpecialtiesASAP Home Specialties
Lacey C.
Malik is excellent and very friendly. He did a great job I am continuing to use him for weekly house cleaning
Malik’s house cleaningMalik’s house cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
CJB did an excellent job cleaning my daughter's house!!! They were so excited to come home after work to have their house ready for Thanksgiving!!! They definitely will use them again!!! Very nice couple,also very professional...
CJB Cleaning ServicesCJB Cleaning Services
Melissa H.
They did a great deep clean on my house that was 5-star! I have tons of pet hair and dander and they were able to take care of it and make my house smell and look so good. They really cared that I was happy with the outcome and offered to come back and fix anything if it wasn’t to my liking! That is hard to find these days! I plan on using there services again and again! Thank you guys for the wonderful work!
Favored Cleaning & Janitorial ServicesFavored Cleaning & Janitorial Services
Thumbtack Customer
I asked that the first cleaning be a deep cleaning which I paid almost double for after I was quoted a price. Ceiling fans were missed which made everything dusty within a day of the service being provided, base boards were missed and window sills were missed. In the bathrooms, the floor behind the toilets were not cleaned, the area behind the faucets on bathroom sinks were not cleaned. Items were not taken off counters in bathrooms to clean under. Items in other parts of the house were dusted around. Sliding glass window was not cleaned, just lots of things missed. Dirty floor Rugs were folded up and put on furniture. When I unfolded the rugs, all the stuff not shaken out, dirtied the floor. I wanted to give them a second chance and made another appointment but ended up cancelling. All in all, I feel like I paid $140 for $40 worth of work and feel very taken advantage of since I was expected to pay upfront. I would suggest scheduling your cleaning for a time you can check before they leave and then pay.
CJB Cleaning ServicesCJB Cleaning Services
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