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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 Harrisburg house cleaners
Maria D.
Cleaned through my house and left everything very clean. Great job
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Medina M.
They clean very thoroughly and got every corner at my house.
KD Super Cleaning LLCKD Super Cleaning LLC
H G.
Great job done cleaning a really messy house. Thanks
Barb clean's & DesignBarb clean's & Design
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job with a move-out cleaning of my old house. Will be using Amanda for regular cleaning on my new home.
A Clean Life,  LLCA Clean Life, LLC
Jaime k.
Great experience! Nora came to clean our house and did a wonderful job!!
Dust Bunny Cleaning Service LLCDust Bunny Cleaning Service LLC
Bryan M.
Janelle did a phenomenal job cleaning our house. We definitely will have her back again!
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Ellen G.
She did a very thorough job through out, the house was so clean, and smelled so so good
Jacky's cleaning servicesJacky's cleaning services
Barbara S.
Janelle was very cute and accommodating. They showed up actually early and cleaned the house on record time. It was a move out cleaning and they were very thorough and professional. I highly recommend Janelle!
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Stephanie does a great job cleaning my house on a monthly basis. My tubs have never been shinier!
Maid My Day CleanersMaid My Day Cleaners
Lori G.
Did an excellent job .... we were looking for someone to clean our house before we moved in ... very responsive
Barb clean's & DesignBarb clean's & Design
Nancy G.
Good work ethic, dependable, trustworthy. The house was sparkling clean and Janelle took initiative to do extra things. I recommend her 100%.
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Ivan B.
This is my first experience hiring a cleaning service. It's been wonderful! It's so nice to come home to a clean house. And Janelle is very easy to work with. It's been a great experience. I would highly recommend her.
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Rick N.
Amanda did a very nice job cleaning our house and customized her services to meet our needs. I would use her again.
A Clean Life,  LLCA Clean Life, LLC
Kate J.
We hired K&R to do a whole house deep clean the day before we moved across the country. Amidst all the chaos of my situation, their team handled everything with utmost professionalism. My house needed A LOT of work, but they finished it all in the anticipated time frame and left the house looking better than the day we moved in. Highly recommend.
K & R CleaningK & R Cleaning
Wendy L.
Janelle has the best attention to detail and does it all with a great attitude! She was very accommodating even though my children and nanny were in the house during the clean. I hope she will do my cleaning for a long time. Thanks, Janelle!!!
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Rhiannon D.
Janell comes when promised and has been doing a great job of cleaning our busy house. She is very responsive to feedback and flexible to work with our schedule.
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Ryan H.
This was my first time using a cleaning service and Rhonda was awesome!! She was punctual, personable, and made me feel comfortable through the entire process. Her cleaning is impeccable, my house is cleaner now, than it was when I first moved in! I will definitely be contacting Rhonda in the future and referring her to all my friends!
Dust Bunny Cleaning Service LLCDust Bunny Cleaning Service LLC
Jennifer B.
My family and I had the need to have a family members house cleaned for move-out. After looking on Thumbtack, we decided to give KD Super Cleaning the job. They were so great throughout the whole scheduling process, helping us with a difficult situation, and were able to come out on a Saturday which was greatly appreciated. The day before, they called to confirm the appointment and then the morning of, they confirmed the time again. For the actual cleaning, they are extremely prompt. They arrived to the house before I did and were ready to jump in and start. My family and I are hugely impressed with the work that was completed. It was a huge task and they completed it promptly and so well. What speaks to me most in a review is if a person will use them again - let me tell you, if I decide to have my house cleaned, KD will be who I reach out to.
KD Super Cleaning LLCKD Super Cleaning LLC
Kim E.
She and her husband have cleaned our house twice. We are pleased. She will be returning every two weeks. My life is so much less hectic now!
Nolvia’s CleaningNolvia’s Cleaning
Sarina B.
Barbara did a great job deep cleaning our house. She was thorough and pays attention to detail. We definitely plan to have her come on a regular basis to assist us.
Barb clean's & DesignBarb clean's & Design
Lindsay A.
Rhonda and Tommy were great. Tommy showed up right on time and worked nonstop to clean our house from top to bottom. It was spotless! He didn’t hesitant to make sure everything was immaculate. I would definitely recommend them to another family looking for a deep cleaning.
Dust Bunny Cleaning Service LLCDust Bunny Cleaning Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I would highly recommend Janelle Zies. She and her mom did a FABULOUS job of cleaning our house with great attention to detail. We couldn't be more pleased!!
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Connie R.
I wish I’d remember the young man’s name that came to clean. He was very nice and particular. He wanted to make sure everything suited me. He worked non stop from the time he got to my house till he left. I felt bad that he didn’t get a lunch. He deep cleaned my house and it looks and smells terrific. I am now going to ask them to come twice a month. I recommend them highly.
K & R CleaningK & R Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Janelle was absolutely wonderful. She was prompt with arriving on time and paid attention to every detail in cleaning EVERYTHING. The house sparkles and smells wonderful. I am so happy that I believed her other reviews and hired her to clean every two weeks. I have already recommended her to some friends.
Janelle's CleaningJanelle's Cleaning
Michael B.
I could not recommend this team more highly! They conducted a deep clean of my house, and literally produced miracles. They were absolutely thorough, pleasant, responsive, and did a phenomenal job. I would not hire anyone else, and intend to continue working with them moving forward. If you are in the Harrisburg area, and need a clean, they are your go to!
Nelsons Flawless CleaningNelsons Flawless Cleaning
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