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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 Wilmington house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
They were great. They cleaned everything and even moved the furniture and cleaned. My previous house cleaner never did that. They also got all of the cob webs, cleaned the windows and blinds. It is so nice to have a throughly clean house.
Tidy Up ServicesTidy Up Services
Allyson G.
My house was very clean!
Ferraz cleaningFerraz cleaning
Carolyn B.
They did a great job cleaning my house.
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Elizabeth D.
Looking forward to having my house cleaned by Lisa!
Lisa's Topnotch CleaningLisa's Topnotch Cleaning
Susan C.
Very pleased with their service. Does a great cleaning on the house
Tidy Up ServicesTidy Up Services
David T.
Anna was great. Nice clean house thanks to her.
Legacy Clean & LandscapeLegacy Clean & Landscape
Emma W.
Keilas cleaning did a great job deep cleaning my house that hadn’t been professionally cleaned in a few years. I have never seen the house look as good as it does now! They were timely, efficient and did a wonderful job.
Keila’s CleaningKeila’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best house cleaner we have ever had. Spotless!!
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Blair M.
Lisa was prompt and early to ensure she would have enough time to clean the entire house before I had to leave for work. I feel great now that my house is tidy and clean. She is thorough and
Lisa's Topnotch CleaningLisa's Topnotch Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with the house cleaning! I will be using their services again.
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Russell k.
The did an amazing job cleaning the house! On time, very professional and excellent value.
Aloha Cleaning SolutionsAloha Cleaning Solutions
Eleanor E.
Amy did such a thorough cleaning and house just sparkled. I highly recommend her .
HeavenlyCleanHeavenlyClean
Thumbtack Customer
This was a first cleaning, and I couldn't have been more pleased! I am looking forward to Debbie cleaning my house on a regular basis!
Debbie CipolettiDebbie Cipoletti
Lauren B.
Jennifer did a great job cleaning my house! She was early to the appointment and got it done fast. I would recommend to anyone looking for a cleaner!
TNT Cleaning SolutionsTNT Cleaning Solutions
Gillian M.
Christine and her team were phenomenal with the deep clean they did in the house. They went above and beyond to ensure my Mom was comfortable and her house looks amazing! Highly recommend.
Cleaning Buddy'sCleaning Buddy's
Kathryn W.
Shirley did a move-out deep clean for us and they did a tremendous job! The house sparkled and smelled fresh and clean. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Ms. Clean cleaning and property maintenanceMs. Clean cleaning and property maintenance
Penny S.
Keila’s communication was fantastic! The team did a fantastic job cleaning our house! Totally recommend her!
Keila’s CleaningKeila’s Cleaning
Vicki H.
I hired Carolina Maids to clean my daughter's house prior to a baby shower I was hosting at her house. The house looked amazing when they were finished. Loved working with this company. They were very responsive to my requests and did a great job.
The Carolina MaidsThe Carolina Maids
Monica M.
Debbie did the most amazing job cleaning our house! It has never been this clean! She is punctual and professional and works very hard for her customers. I highly recommend!!
Morgan's Maid Service LLCMorgan's Maid Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication and great service! Will be using on monthly or bi-monthly basis. House smelled and looked great after cleaning
Top to Bottom House CleaningTop to Bottom House Cleaning
Keri M.
Highly impressed with Jennifer's work. I could never have gotten my house that clean. I moved out of an 800 sq ft house and Jennifer left it spotless in about 2 hours time. Highly recommended.
TNT Cleaning SolutionsTNT Cleaning Solutions
James B.
Michele is very friendly, punctual, and professional. She does a thorough job of cleaning our house and is open to feedback and special requests/needs.
Michele Rogers Essentially Natural CleaningMichele Rogers Essentially Natural Cleaning
Andre B.
I do not recommend hiring “Ms. Clean” for any job. I hired her for a job, which she accepted. When she showed up for the work she said it was too hard and left. And there were no “rat feces” in the house. You didn’t even enter the house so you wouldn’t know. Further response and excuses not necessary, I stand by my review. I found another house cleaner who did a great job in just a few hours.
Ms. Clean cleaning and property maintenanceMs. Clean cleaning and property maintenance
Taylor R.
Legacy Clean & Landscape was great from the beginning. She arrived on time when she came over to discuss what I wanted done and on cleaning day. Once she left cleaning day my house not only smelled amazing but was actually clean. I am so thankful to have found her!!
Legacy Clean & LandscapeLegacy Clean & Landscape
Kerry B.
Ana and her team did a beautiful move out cleaning on a 1900 Sq Foot house I had rented for 7 years. Very impressive, I highly recommend them for anyone needing an intense cleaning.
Legacy Clean & LandscapeLegacy Clean & Landscape
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