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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 Pittsburgh house cleaners
Zehua s.
It is really nice to have these ladies come to clean my house; previously my house was really dirty (previous owner didn’t clean it at all after moving), but now, just look at the photos, the house is nice and clean. I will for sure to work with them again in future cleaning. They are really professional, and they work really carefully and hard to make the house clean and tidy! Thanks so much! Otherwise it will take me several months to clean the house as clean as they make it.
Exemplary Cleaning Services, LLCExemplary Cleaning Services, LLC
Robin C.
Cleaning Pittsburgh Homes did a great job cleaning our house. They are very detail oriented and professional. We have hired them to clean our house on a regular basis.
Cleaning Pittsburgh Homes LLCCleaning Pittsburgh Homes LLC
Mangesh K.
They did excellent job cleaning the house
G and R Cleaning Services LLCG and R Cleaning Services LLC
Ashley W.
Wow Emerald Cleaning Pro Services just came and cleaned our house. Our house has never been cleaner or smelled more amazing. The ladies did a wonderful job and I will definitely be having them clean again. Thank you!
Emerald Cleaning Pro ServicesEmerald Cleaning Pro Services
Minna R.
Liz left my house sparkling clean.
Liz Cleaning CompanyLiz Cleaning Company
Ralph H.
I hired Home Spotless Cleaners to clean a house the day before it hit the market. They were by far the best cleaners I’ve ever used. The house was immaculate and their attention to detail was impressive. I’d definitely use them again.
Home Spotless cleaners llcHome Spotless cleaners llc
Andi c.
Wonderful and clean! Got a bunch of quotes for cleaning my house, and this was super reasonable and great quality!
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Elizabeth G.
Our house looked great after cleaning services!
Home Spotless cleaners llcHome Spotless cleaners llc
Brianna K.
These ladies did an outstanding house deep cleaning my house from top to bottom. They made my house of 4 dogs look so clean as if no dog’s live here at all! They were very detailed in there dusting and spot cleaning. They made sure to ask what specifically I wanted cleaned and made sure it was done to my liking. I highly recommend TruBlue!
TruBlue House Care of CranberryTruBlue House Care of Cranberry
Jamie L.
Good communication. House was sparkling clean. Would strongly recommend and will call back for next cleaning needs.
G and R Cleaning Services LLCG and R Cleaning Services LLC
Brittany G.
Liz Cleaning Company did great work on our house!
Liz Cleaning CompanyLiz Cleaning Company
Julie C.
House was impeccably cleaned and the price was very reasonable. Would recommend!
A.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based CompanyA.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based Company
Tashwin K.
Christine was great, prompt and cleaned my house right up!
Holy Roller Cleaning ServicesHoly Roller Cleaning Services
Lisa J.
The best house cleaning experience - from responsiveness to attention to detail.
Liz Cleaning CompanyLiz Cleaning Company
Nicole Y.
Lisa did the job very well. I can see how clean the house is after her cleaning.
Housecleaning By LisaHousecleaning By Lisa
Jaison S.
Pittsburgh Finest Cleaning did a wonderful job cleaning my house. I won't hesitate using them again.
Pittsburgh’s Finest Cleaning LLCPittsburgh’s Finest Cleaning LLC
Matthew B.
They arrived early and did a great job cleaning my house. I am very pleased with how clean it is now!
A.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based CompanyA.S.C.B.M Christian Family Based Company
Huma J.
Rocha Silva cleaned my house past weekend and their work was awesome. From their punctuality to their awesome cleaning, everything was great!
Rocha Silva CleaningRocha Silva Cleaning
Billy G.
I don’t think my house has ever been cleaner.
Emerald Cleaning Pro ServicesEmerald Cleaning Pro Services
Aditya E.
Our house cleaner was amazing, professional and very friendly - definitely recommend!
Queen C’s Residential and Commercial CleaningQueen C’s Residential and Commercial Cleaning
Shelley C.
Excellent work!! My house has never been so clean!
Stephanie cleaning servicesStephanie cleaning services
Thumbtack Customer
Carrie is thorough and meticulous in her cleaning, my house looks fantastic!
Carebears cleaningCarebears cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
The service went well. The house was cleaned as scheduled with a reasonable price. However, we chose to go with a natural cleaning service that provides all of their own cleaning supplies.
Le Meilleur Cleaning ServicesLe Meilleur Cleaning Services
Clarissa M.
G and R Cleaning did an amazing job! I have never seen my house any cleaner. Thank you!!
G and R Cleaning Services LLCG and R Cleaning Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
House cleaning. Tim was great to work with and the cleaning crew has done a wonderful job. I definitely would recommend the company!
Dirt Doctors Cleaning ServicesDirt Doctors Cleaning Services
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