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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 Buffalo house cleaners
Lisa G.
Amazing guys and an amazingly clean house!!!
DT BROOKSDT BROOKS
Jeff B.
Excellent job cleaning my house!
Buffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLCBuffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLC
Sunny K.
He did a great job! Cleaned entire house.
After hours cleaning serviceAfter hours cleaning service
Thumbtack Customer
Deep cleaned my house. Did a great job. Thanks
Buffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLCBuffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLC
Tommy C.
They did a great job. It was so nice to come home to a clean house!
Family Ties ServicesFamily Ties Services
Katherine S.
We badly needed a deep cleaning of our house and Jamie and Sunshine came through better than I could have imagined. My house is so clean and fresh and my kids keep walking around asking how they got it so clean. Thank you!
Naturally 4 U Cleaning ServicesNaturally 4 U Cleaning Services
Ashley B.
Heather cleaned my house for the first time today. She was on time, had her own supplies, and did a really great job! I have two large dogs that keep my house messy and she managed to clean the house spotless! Looking forward to Heather coming again next week.
Heather’s CleaningHeather’s Cleaning
Thomas D.
Great attention to detail. Did a great job cleaning out my house.
Immaculate Interiors LLCImmaculate Interiors LLC
John C.
Wow. These guys are great. Had them do a deep cleaning today and was more than satisfied. All the furniture was moved and the house was scrubbed clean. They were neat and pleasant. Brought their own supplies and materials. My house has never been cleaner. They cleaned places in my home I didn't know were there. Looking forward to their on going service. Just awesome.
iQ  Home Services inciQ Home Services inc
Kelly W.
Amazing. My house is so clean and smells amazing. 10/10 would recommend!
DT BROOKSDT BROOKS
Jordan F.
This service cleaned my house thoroughly and in a timely manner. I will definitely be using again!!
Dominique's Cleaning ServicesDominique's Cleaning Services
Jeremy A.
Working with April and her crew was a breeze, they came and cleaned my house from top to bottom for a very reasonable price. April was very responsive to messages, and has an eye for detail. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for house cleaning services.
Maid by April Inc.Maid by April Inc.
Carol C.
While daughter in hospital wanted to get her house deep cleaned for her, so it was very last minute. They were able to accommodate and did a wonderful job. Was very happy with the results and sad I didn't have my house cleaned also!
Buffalo Professional CleanersBuffalo Professional Cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Cheryl cleaned my house right before the holiday and at the last minute. She cleaned the kitchen, bathroom and dining room, including the floors. Everything was done well and it was wonderful to come home to a spotless fresh smelling house. Cheryl is friendly, a great communicator and arrived at the right time. I hope to have Cheryl clean regularly!
Reliable  Cleaning ServicesReliable Cleaning Services
Sharon S.
We moved & needed our old place cleaned out. The Carter's Family Cleaning Co., came & did a Fantastic job. They were on time, professional & friendly. They had that house cleaned from top to bottom within a few hours. If I ever need my house cleaned again, I'll definitely give then a call & I would recommend them to my family & friends without hesitation!
Carter’s Family Cleaning CoCarter’s Family Cleaning Co
Carol D.
This is the best experience we have ever had with house cleaning businesses. Not only did Dan and Rob do a job that exceeded expectations, they were very easy to deal with and fun. Every nook and cranny of our house is clean, shines and smells good! We have already booked our next cleaning. We feel fortunate to have found them. 💗😊
DT BROOKSDT BROOKS
Lisa V.
Once again I’m blown away by the great cleaning job. This is my second deep clean and everything just goes above and beyond both times. My house wasn’t in the best of shape. No, not a hoarder, just some broken bones that limited my ability to really clean. It’s amazing to walk into an incredible smelling house and just seeing everything sparkle and shine. The smell of a newly cleaned house is a really great high. Anyway, I would love to thank you guys. Amazing job AGAIN. I think I might have to start booking monthly appointments. Thank you so much.
DT BROOKSDT BROOKS
Amy G.
Amazing job got my house ready for company!!! Now have hired them for a re occurring cleaning services!!!!
The Tidy Troopers CleaningThe Tidy Troopers Cleaning
Theresa L.
I asked the cleaning crew to do a deep clean of the entire house I was very happy with the results! Unfortunately the cleaners did not have the tool needed to clean the high spots like my ceiling fan and over the doors and windows. We’ll have to do that next time!
Buffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLCBuffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLC
Andrew G.
They did a full house clean after tenants moved out. Did a fantastic job, would definitely hire again.
Dominique's Cleaning ServicesDominique's Cleaning Services
Sue H.
They are wonderful and do a great job. I would highly recommend them to any one who is looking for house cleaners.
Buffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLCBuffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLC
Bri T.
April was great and did quality work . It’s such a stress reliever to come home to a clean house . I will be a repeat customer !
Family Ties ServicesFamily Ties Services
Damon S.
Jaime and company did a great job cleaning my mom's house. I strongly recommend you use their services.
Naturally 4 U Cleaning ServicesNaturally 4 U Cleaning Services
Kris R.
Jeff and his crew were fantastic! We are preparing to put our house on the market and everything needed a deep cleaning. The team was punctual, professional, friendly, and now the house looks fantastic. :) We are very happy.
Buffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLCBuffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
SO! If anyone needs a really good house cleaner, no matter the size of the job, I recommend Jeff's House Cleaning Service. He is a great young man. I needed someone to clean up the cesspool that was left behind in our guest room by out last house guest and he came and did the most amazing job. He wiped the walls down with vinegar water, he bleached the room head to toe, he left the entire bathroom shining brighter than I have ever seen it. I was so impressed. A++++
Buffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLCBuffalo's Cleaning Crew, LLC
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