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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 Sanford house cleaners
Walter C.
Great work. Nice, clean house.
Vilma’s Cleaning ServiceVilma’s Cleaning Service
James M.
Efficient and effective cleaning. I am very happy with how neat and clean our house is after Lupita's is complete. They do a fine job and my house always sparkles!
Lupitas cleaning servicesLupitas cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired them last minute but Maria and Gladys did an excellent job on our house. With a dog, a cat and a child, our house desperately needed a thorough cleaning. I left them a key to our house and our house looked and smelled so clean when we walked in from work. Loved it! Can't wait for her to come back in 2 weeks!
Maria  cleaning servicesMaria cleaning services
Kim A.
Maria did an excellent job cleaning my house! I have two dogs and she left my house spotless! Attention to detail and friendly disposition!
Maria CaroMaria Caro
Richard S.
Perfect job on assisting with a cleaning before an appraisal. Will definitely hire again for our open house!
Nonno Luci CleaningNonno Luci Cleaning
Dan Y.
Maria did an excellent job. Would recommend her to anyone trying to get the house cleaned. Will be using her again!
Maria CaroMaria Caro
Dale V.
Amazing cleaners. Hire this team and you will not be disappointed. This is the cleanest my house has ever been. I will use Becky and her team every time I need cleaners, from now on.
(Becky Glasgow) BG Cleaners(Becky Glasgow) BG Cleaners
Steve F.
Chris performed a high quality move out clean. The new owner stopped by for final walkthru and was very pleased with the look of the house.
Bill T.
The two ladies who came out and cleaned my house were excellent!!! On time, thorough, and very pleasant to work with Would highly recommend this company !!
Lupita's Cleaning Service LLC
Deanna H.
Ana responded within minutes to do a last minute job the next day for a move out cleaning. She came with one other person and spent a while cleaning the house for a great price. She was easy to work with and did a great job!
Ana House Cleaning ServiceAna House Cleaning Service
Bo G.
Aisha is great! She’s super friendly, very responsive and her crew does an awesome job. I was selling my house and used her service to clean it before the final closing inspection. House looks great, I highly recommend hiring her and her crew!
Nonno Luci CleaningNonno Luci Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Maria arrived on-time, very friendly, cleaned the areas requested very well. The aroma of cleaning solution hit you before you entered the house, which I love. She didn't realize that there was a second side to the one bathroom since there was a door, but without hesitation she offered to come back the next day and clean for us.
Maria  cleaning servicesMaria cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
Berta was right on time. She worked very hard, was efficient and left my house smelling wonderful. Price was reasonable. Very nice lady. Will definitely have her clean again!
Lupita's Cleaning Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Maria, has been a life saver for my family and me... I can't say enough about her service. I work long hours and I'm not the house cleaning type. Since she has been coming my house looks better than ever. Everyone That walks in can't stop talking about how nice my house looks... Thank you Maria... You are the best...
Maria  cleaning servicesMaria cleaning services
Christopher A.
Amazing service from Dee's Squeaky Clean! Jarrett came alone for our move out cleaning and absolutely crushed it! Despite being his 5th house that day he showed up with a smile on his face and an incredible attitude. Showed nothing but respect and quality in his cleaning. Will recommend to anyone again! Excellent prices and even better work ethic.
Dee's Squeaky CleanDee's Squeaky Clean
KerryAnn F.
They did an excellent job on short notice. We bought a house and the previous owners left it dirty. The kitchen, the bathrooms, the floors, they didn’t clean anything before they moved out. Lupita’s cleaning service came the day before we were scheduled to move in and they did an amazing job. You couldn’t tell the previous owners left the house a mess. Everything looked great when we got there. It was such a relief to not have to spend hours scrubbing a dirty house before we could unload the moving truck after a long drive. I will definitely be a repeat customer. I recommend them highly.
Lupitas cleaning servicesLupitas cleaning services
Laura N.
My house looks great! Andrea’s team just completed a deep clean for me and I am so happy. They did a great job! Thanks for getting me in before Christmas. I definitely would love you back!
Andreia’s Brazilian House  CleaningAndreia’s Brazilian House Cleaning
Carli G.
Moved into a new house that was vacant for 3 months and was left with some serious grime every where. They restored my oven to look almost new, took their time scrubbing and cleaning every crevice. After 4 hours of cleaning their butts off, I am relieved and love the results. Hannah took the time to listen to my worries. Definitely worth every penny and I will be calling Hannah and her team again!!
S&S custom painting and cleaningS&S custom painting and cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Lynn Bullard and Brittany did an excellent job on my dads house. He has kept alot of old and unnecessary items but they were understanding and worked around that. The house smells super fresh and her prices are very reasonable while providing quality work. Both ladies were very pleasant to talk to and arrived on time. They were also timely in cleaning the rooms asked to do for this first time. I'm excited about having them weekly. Thanks!
Bullard's Cleaning ServiceBullard's Cleaning Service
Katie T.
Aisha did an amazing job cleaning the house we are getting ready to sell in Sanford. She responded immediately to all my questions and was very professional. The quality of her work was very important to her and it showed with the final result. We would definitely use Nonno Luci again in the future.
Nonno Luci CleaningNonno Luci Cleaning
Janet B.
She left for a dentist appointment and returned almost 2 hours later. It turned out she stated she had the dates mixed up. She had left her Mom there cleaning during this time. They came at 2:30 pm and left close to 9 pm. She was in such a hurry to finish, the master bath was not cleaned very well at all. Any of it. Also, hall leading to laundry area. After they left, I cleaned Master bathroom and baseboards. I returned the next day and had to vacuum carpet areas again and missed baseboards throughout house. I would not recommend at all. This was the first time ever hiring someone to clean, but we had sold the home, and it was empty. I felt it would be an easy deep clean. Very disappointed and gave her a big check before checking everything. A very long day!
Nonno Luci CleaningNonno Luci Cleaning
Asligul E.
We just had our first cleaning session a week ago. The crew was very nice, responsive and responsible. They made sure they understood our needs and provided us. They were also very sweet with our dog. They are welcomed in our house and we will have them over regularly. I highly recommend their services!
Baires Solutions LLCBaires Solutions LLC
Christine F.
I had an amazing experience! She was so quick to respond to my urgent deep cleaning request, very kind and professional. They did an amazing job, my house is ready for showings and I felt so comfortable with her ability to communicate well and trusted they’d take care of my home Thank you!
Nonno Luci CleaningNonno Luci Cleaning
Julia P.
Terrific job! The ladies took their time to make our house look spotless. Climbing tall ladders to reach high windows, wiping walls, baseboards, etc. I haven't seen my oven that clean since I bought my stove. All in all, fantastic results!! Will hire them over and over again. Thanks!
Lisa's More than a MaidLisa's More than a Maid
Thumbtack Customer
Maria cleaned my house today for the first time. I will definitely have her back. She and her partner spent 3 hours and did a very thorough job. Not only was the service she provided excellent, but she is also very personable and friendly. Plan to have her come regularly now. Very pleased.
Maria  cleaning servicesMaria cleaning services
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