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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 Salem house cleaners
Shawna B.
Lula's house cleaning was punctual and worked hard non-stop to deep clean my entire house. Exceptional value! Would use her serbices again in a heartbeat.
Lula's Cleaning ServicesLula's Cleaning Services
Tim V.
They did a great job cleaning our house after we moved out.
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Dennis G.
Leticia and Patricia did an excellent job cleaning our house and we will be having them back.
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Deanna R.
They were very efficient and hard working. Our house looks and smells very clean. Good job!!!!!
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Mark E.
Tony and his partner helped us tremendously getting our house cleaned. It’s hard to keep up with a Toddler jumping all over the house. Thanks guys very much!
Jazmin’s ResidentialJazmin’s Residential
Jeanne D.
Responded quickly and was able to schedule right away. It was for a move-in, was wonderful to not worry about the dirt that was left in the house. Thanks for cleaning!
DeSantis Quality Cleaning LLCDeSantis Quality Cleaning LLC
Lisa S.
Letitia and her team did a great job doing a deep clean on my house! They were thorough, efficient and very professional.
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Kimberly and her mother did a great job. Fast and very through. I recommend her to anyone needing their house cleaned.
Kimberly's Cleaning ServicesKimberly's Cleaning Services
Alisha N.
We needed a full house clean because we’re moving out and about to list our home. We have two cats and a baby, so our house was pretty messy! They did an absolutely wonderful job. They went through every room and bathroom and were very thorough. It practically looked like a brand new house again! I will definitely use them again in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for a cleaning service.
PNW Cleaning ServicesPNW Cleaning Services
Sue A.
This mother/daughter team are the best!!! Mirna was very responsive to my inquiry and stay within my budget for an open house ready cleaning job! I have lots of pecan wood cabinetry, throughout my home, including hard to clean closet doors. All the wood looks beautiful! Everything shines, the house smells great and it’s obvious, it was professionally cleaned. I highly recommend PNW Cleaning Services and will be using them in the future! Thank you for doing such a fantastic job ladies!!
PNW Cleaning ServicesPNW Cleaning Services
Matt P.
She did a fabulous job on a move-out clean for my 1700sq foot house. Very communicative, punctual, and detailed in her cleaning. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her services again.
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Lynda W.
I could not be more impressed. The house they are cleaning has not been cleaned in years. Dirt and grim is gone, handprints that were black, grim that was always there. Absolutely sparkling. Work was prompt and VERY courteous. Will continue use!!
DeSantis Quality Cleaning LLCDeSantis Quality Cleaning LLC
Bobbie F.
Erika is very prompt and does a great job of cleaning our house. She takes instructions well and is willing to assist with any chores.
Lola's Cleaning ServicesLola's Cleaning Services
Suzanne D.
I needed a deep clean before moving into my new house. Leticia fit me into her schedule and did a great job of thoroughly cleaning everything from inside cupboards to wall trim. Thanks Leticia!
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Ryan H.
Maria was great! Cleaned our house from top to bottom, worked hard and had great attention to detail. We will be hiring her again!
Maria AlvaradoMaria Alvarado
Caroline M.
They showed up when they said they would, got right to work, and did a great job. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a house cleaner.
Lula's Cleaning ServicesLula's Cleaning Services
Haley B.
My townhouse looks amazing after the cleaning. Great responsiveness with this company so far, and very understanding. They cleaned everything in my house top to bottom, even things I wasn’t expecting like the dishes! Thank you!
Polish Oregon Cleaning Services LLCPolish Oregon Cleaning Services LLC
Val S.
Leticia and her crew were great. Our house looked and smelled so nice when they finished with our deep clean (family coming for a visit)!
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Trudy C.
We're hosting a wedding this weekend and have been spending every spare minute getting our backyard ready which means the inside of the house was ignored. They showed up and did an excellent job of cleaning -- heavy duty deep cleaning.
StateWide cleaning services LLCStateWide cleaning services LLC
Stephanie A.
Mirna and Flor were able to get a move out deep clean done in a very quick and timely manner and the house looks amazing! I will definitely use this company again for future cleaning needs. Thank you so much!
PNW Cleaning ServicesPNW Cleaning Services
Jonathan W.
Amazing work. They booked us same day, and the communication was fantastic. Pricing was fair and work was top notch. This is the first time I’ve had house cleaning done but because of this experience I will book PNW Cleaning in the future if I need it!
PNW Cleaning ServicesPNW Cleaning Services
Alex J.
Very pleased with the services that were completed on our new house. The cleaning was above expectations. We will certainly use her services in there future. Highly recommend.
Leticia's Cleaning ServiceLeticia's Cleaning Service
Jane S.
Amber and Nicki cleaned my home so well that it was above and beyond my expectations. It was not an easy jobbed they did a deep clean for me. Their work was amazing. My shower looks brand new! Most thorough and detailed cleaning I could have hoped for. Great value too. Would refer Prim and Proper to anyone looking for a great house cleaning service.
Prim and Proper Cleaning ServicesPrim and Proper Cleaning Services
Dominique D.
They were tasked with cleaning up skunk smell from my house that came from one of my dogs and they did a great job! They were very friendly and professional!
StateWide cleaning services LLCStateWide cleaning services LLC
Victoria M.
A team of two came in and did a vacant house clean out and did a good job, however I did discover some things not quite done. The owner came and personally checked the house and completed anything that needed it. I was very impressed by her integrity and wanting me pleased with the job!
Jazmin’s ResidentialJazmin’s Residential
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