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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 Lake Oswego house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Great service and a clean house
Better Life MaidsBetter Life Maids
JR K.
Timely service to help clean up our house before moving in.
Polish Oregon Cleaning Services LLCPolish Oregon Cleaning Services LLC
Daniel H.
They were very professional and the areas covered were cleaned well. They did a deep cleaning of the house including blinds and fixtures. Would use again.
Oregon Premier Cleaning Services LLCOregon Premier Cleaning Services LLC
Melissa F.
They left our house sparkling clean for the new owners and we're incredibly responsive throughout.
The House Cleaning ProsThe House Cleaning Pros
Regith L.
On time and very professional service. She made sure every part of the house was clean. Very detail oriented.
Tina Cleaning ServicesTina Cleaning Services
Barbara A.
I felt at the Polish cleaning service did a great job. The house had not been deep cleaned for a few weeks and really needed a good deep cleaning. They were friendly and courteous, with good attention to details. I highly recommend the service.
Polish Oregon Cleaning Services LLCPolish Oregon Cleaning Services LLC
Ashley F.
I used Beli’s Cleaning for my Dad’s house and they did a great job! My dad was very pleased with their work, and he’s looking forward to having them come back for regular cleanings :)
Beli’s CleaningBeli’s Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Kimberly came and completed cleaned my house from top to bottom including the windows. She was very professional, trustworthy and I will definitely use her again.
Kimberly's Cleaning ServicesKimberly's Cleaning Services
Lesley N.
Today was the first time that I had Simply Perfect Cleaning come to my home. They were on time and came well prepared with their own supplies. There were three who came to clean, and thus it took them a little over two hours to complete the cleaning in my home. I was so pleasantly surprised with the work they did! They went over and beyond other cleaners that I have used in the past; for instance, they cleaned my baseboards, under my bed, detail work in my bathrooms, as well as cleaning my wood floors until they shined. Not only does my house smell clean, but it FEELS clean as well. I look forward to having them come to my home twice a month, and to a long relationship with them. I'm so glad I found them!
Simply Perfect Cleaning LLCSimply Perfect Cleaning LLC
Michelle J.
This team did an outstanding job!! It was easy to coordinate with them, they showed up on time and worked HARD! We are moving into a new house after doing construction work, and there was dust and grime everywhere from the work. After the Janitorial Plus team came through, it was squeaky clean and ready to move in. I’m booking them again for my former house before we put it on the market. Thank you!!
Janitorial Plus LLCJanitorial Plus LLC
Megan P.
They were a little late in arriving (window was 130-2, arrived and working by 245) but they cleaned very well with special attention to the areas I requested. All three ladies were kind, trustworthy and efficient. My house looked and smelled great. Also, they bring their own supplies and use nice products like method floor cleaner. But also bleach in bathroom when requested. I am a realtor and always looking for thorough cleaners and these ladies hit the spot for me!
PDX Premium Cleaning Service LLCPDX Premium Cleaning Service LLC
Anna W.
Tina did a fabulous job on our house! We've had different people help us clean over the years and she definitely stood out as one of the best. Great attention to detail and very thorough. We will definitely be hiring her again.
Tina Cleaning ServicesTina Cleaning Services
Prateek K.
I went to Thumbtack instead of Craiglist or somewhere because I was hoping to get reliable and professional service. I called and spoke to Yandi and we decided upon a confirmed appointment. One day before the appointment I get a message to reschedule. I agreed and we decided on a different appointment . At the day of the appointment they cancelled at the very last minute. I had an event planned at the house later in the envening for which I was counting on the cleaning professionals. And they bailed last minute. I will take my business someplace else because if this reason.
PDX Premium Cleaning Service LLCPDX Premium Cleaning Service LLC
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