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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 Allentown house cleaners
Barry m.
Had my first house cleaning today with Pillar’s cleaning - their work was exceptional
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Mona U.
My initial experience with Scrubb was great! Dwayne was there on time and did a great job cleaning my house. I look forward to having him continue to clean my house!
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Michael H.
Very professional and did a great job cleaning my house. Will be using them again for future cleaning.
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Tammy B.
I am so impressed with the job they did cleaning my house! And trust me, I’m picky. My house was fresh and clean when they were finished. The entire extra was pleasant and professional.
SFM CLEANING SOLUTIONSSFM CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Yana D.
My house wasn’t clean for a month and they did so good job!! I can tell that they are in cleaning business a long time and they take it very seriously.Love how my house cleaned! Thank you so much girls !! See you in a week
Girls of Cleaning 💙Girls of Cleaning 💙
Anita p.
They came to our house on time like they said they will. Also they took their time to thoroughly clean our house and make it look as good as new.
J.L cleaning serviceJ.L cleaning service
Christopher J.
Incredibly fast response time. Friendly. My house was VERY clean after the first visit. Highly recommended!!!!
Dee P CleaningDee P Cleaning
Gregory D.
Aaron is by far the BEST cleaning person that I have ever used. He pays attention to every detail in my house and runs circles around any cleaning person that I have ever used.
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Sara M.
Aaron and Hallie did an amazing cleaning to my House very pleased with their work. Will def recommend to my friends and family. Thank you guys 💕
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Jessica F.
Pillars did a great job cleaning my house. They were thorough and got job done in the quoted time. I would definitely use them again.
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Jonathan G.
Excellent service and communication. Not a detail missed and even went beyond what was requested. Will definitely use them again and refer them to anyone who needs their house cleaned. This was an estate house that had been vacant for months. Everything looked brand new when they were done.
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Karen K.
Gladys and her team are pleasant, thorough, detail-oriented professionals. I hired Gladys to do a deep-cleaning of my parent's house as a gift, and we are so pleased with the results. The house is absolutely sparkling! Every corner and crevice has been thoroughly cleaned, and they even were able to clean difficult areas (e.g. high-up windows & artwork in the foyer). Our home has never looked so good. Gladys was very professional -- she made good suggestions during our consultation and was on-site overseeing her team during the cleaning. We felt very at-ease with Gladys, and her team members are lovely and friendly people. I hope to do business with Pillar's Cleaning again, and highly recommend them to others looking for a high-quality, professional and pleasant cleaning service. Thank you, Gladys & team!
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Nina F.
Aaron did a great job cleaning my house, he was courteous, punctual, professional and very thorough. I plan on using Platinum Star Service again. Thank you Aaron!
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Evelyn M.
It was a pleasure having the 2 ladies in my home. Never had anyone in my personal space like that and these 2 ladies did an awesome job. House smells fresh & clean. They pay close attention to detail. Definitely will use KN Cleaning Service again. Carlos is very responsible & reasonable. Thanks again!
KN CLEANING SERVICEKN CLEANING SERVICE
Mary N.
I just started working with Maria and I am so impressed with her work. She was on time and worked very hard to clean my house. She paid close attention to the details and my house sparkled when she was done. Maria is friendly and professional and provides a great service at a fair price. I highly recommend her!
Maria De Souza ServicesMaria De Souza Services
Barbara R.
There were furniture polish splatters left on the wall, who's going to repaint the wall? I assumed deep cleaning meant that the whole house would have been vacuumed and dusted with additional attention to the cabinets and bathrooms as I requested. He did not clean carpets well or move things to dust. Send a crew that will pay attention to details.
DkD Cleaning Co.DkD Cleaning Co.
Adrienne v.
I am so grateful we found the team at SFM Cleaning Solutions. Gabriel was extremely responsive and was flexible with my urgent scheduling. Our house was going on the market and would be photographed. We knew we needed professionals. The team arrived on time, listened to what we needed, and the house looked incredible. I look forward to using SFM again in the future.
SFM CLEANING SOLUTIONSSFM CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Megan S.
Threw away preserved flowers I had saved from a funeral along with my tub stopper for my bathtub. The house is clean but I don’t really appreciate throwing away my personal belongings. 3 stars.
Taís housekeeperTaís housekeeper
Laura D.
Lovely consultation before the cleaning day. Appointment was set and executed the same week as booking. There were many crew members who came with a ton of supplies and knew exactly what to do. Went above and beyond, and as college students we're very grateful for a clean, healthy house. They scrubbed mold off of the scary bathroom ceiling!! Amazing work.
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Mariam G.
Marisa was fantastic. She responded very quickly and gave a reasonable quote. Her job was spectacular! I have never seen the house so clean! She did a deep clean move out and did everything the landlord asked for us. I highly recommend her and will ask for her help at our new home! Thank you Marisa! Great work!
Marisa FerreiraMarisa Ferreira
Nicole P.
I came home from work to the cleanest I've seen my house (in years) after our deep clean by this team! I appreciate the timeliness and professionalism. Thank you so much for your help and great work!:) We will definitely be using again!
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Patrice M.
I can’t say enough good things about Rosi house cleaning. I had my home (three bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath) deep cleaned for the first time and I will be continuing with their services on a bi-weekly basis. The attention to detail was outstanding, and they made everything look perfect. Not to mention the value of the service was incredible, almost a steal. The ladies (2 of them) were sooo pleasant and polite. I will be recommending them to anyone who asks for a cleaning service!
Rosi house  cleaning 🧹 🛀🏿🧼Rosi house cleaning 🧹 🛀🏿🧼
Alyssa M.
Aaron was extremely responsive and professional. The house looks and smells great and they really went above and beyond cleaning areas I didn’t even think of. So happy I found them. Would definitely recommend to my friends and plan to use them again in the future.
Platinum Star ServicesPlatinum Star Services
Lindsay S.
I reached out to Gladys without knowing she was away in Europe and she still got back to me quickly and arranged an initial consultation the very same day she came back. I was hoping to get my house cleaned for my daughter's birthday which was later that same week, and she got the job done without problems or hesitation! I was so impressed by how responsive and accommodating she was, and the work was fantastic! I would highly recommend her and her team!
Pillar  Cleaning servicesPillar Cleaning services
Yana D.
I really happy that I choose Denise because she is really hard working and she pay attention to details which is very hard to find.She is nice person too so I feel very comfortable to invite her in my house and I am extremely picky who I am dealing with.Hope she not moving anytime soon somewhere like my last cleaning lady did.Lol. Thank you Denise for Coming to my house.I am sure now it’s going to be sparkling ✨
Dee P CleaningDee P Cleaning
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