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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 Newport house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks to Glow for a fast response to my cleaning request. Monica was able to come by the same day to see my house. We set up a time for her to come back, and after the first cleaning my house was clean and smelled fresh. Thanks!
Glow Cleaning CompanyGlow Cleaning Company
Barbara S.
My house is sparkling clean & smells wonderful! Highly recommend Marcello! 👍
A1 cleaning servicesA1 cleaning services
Susan P.
Exceptional service. House top to bottom whistle clean (and I’m fussy).
Glow Cleaning CompanyGlow Cleaning Company
Elizabeth E.
Excellent cleaners at a very good price. Needed cleaning for our new house before move in. Exceeded expectations! Highly recommend Splendor!
SPLENDOR HOME SERVICESSPLENDOR HOME SERVICES
Brandon D.
T&I came with several people and attacked cleaning my house in a timely manner. The quality of clean was as desired. I would hire them again.
T & I cleaning servicesT & I cleaning services
Bill G.
Jenni’s and her associate went way beyond expectations. She listened to my needs to clean a house I am selling. She turned the house into a pristine jewel. Highly recommended!!!!
Jenni’s CleaningJenni’s Cleaning
Rebecca M.
Mari and her husband and son all came to clean our house. It was a big job because it is a very old (historic) and very dusty house that hadn't been properly cleaned in years. They did a great job and were very reasonable in what they charged. I have asked her (or them) to come back regularly.
cleaning couplecleaning couple
Stuart E.
I needed a house cleaning at an odd hour. They were punctual, communicated well, and did a very good job. I will use them in the future (average 3-5 times) Total consideration for my house and requirements.
Cleaning ServiceCleaning Service
Tim h.
She did a great job, my house has never been this clean! I would hire her again for sure!
Lucy cleanerLucy cleaner
Thumbtack Customer
I'm so pleased with the cleaning Monica and her staff provided. I ran errands and returned to a perfectly clean house. I'm looking forward to working with on a regular basis. I would highly recommend Monica!
Glow Cleaning CompanyGlow Cleaning Company
Crista D.
Excellent experience with glow. Would definitely use them again. Had a spring deep cleaning and they didn’t miss a best. My house was truly spotless!
Glow Cleaning CompanyGlow Cleaning Company
Espen R.
Peace of Mind did an excellent job cleaning our house in Newport. Good communication, punctual and professional. To the full satisfaction of both us and our landlords.
Peace of Mind Cleaning ServicesPeace of Mind Cleaning Services
Hadley E.
I started what I am hoping is a nice long term professional relationship with Clarissa and her company. Our house was clean and organized when I got home. This is such a luxury for me as we work such long hours and I’m so happy to have such wonderful ladies helping me stay afloat! The house smelt clean, my stove-top looked like the day we moved in.
The Southcoast Cleaning CompanyThe Southcoast Cleaning Company
Matthew s.
I hired Silvana for a whole house turnover cleaning, and the place looks fabulous. Price was fair, and everything went smooth. I would recommend her services.
Top CleanTop Clean
Alexis A.
Absolutely professional and did an incredible job! They did a deep clean on our whole house after renters moved out and it looks like new, only a few hours and they were so kind!
Glow Cleaning CompanyGlow Cleaning Company
Yvonne F.
I like the cleaning couple. They do a great job. They are professional, and thorough. They are so good, that I left them to close my house up without worrying. I plan on using them again.
cleaning couplecleaning couple
Thumbtack Customer
Michelle did an excellent cleaning job. She was very professional and responsive. I would definitely have her back. The house was immaculate after she left. So happy with her service and recommend her highly.
The power of 3 Cleaning ServicesThe power of 3 Cleaning Services
Andrea C.
I am beyond happy with the work the ladies did on my home. It’s spotless. It’s amazing to be able to spend my weekend with my family and have the house already clean, and clean up to my standards. They wore masks and were incredibly polite and punctual. I’m so happy with them and I’m absolutely going to be a regular. Thank you!!!
The Southcoast Cleaning CompanyThe Southcoast Cleaning Company
Meaghan A.
Really happy with the service. I was turning over a rental property, and the team arrived right on time and finished the job quickly. The house was very clean, and the tenant moving in the next day thought everything was perfect. I would certainly hire LUXE Home & Business Solutions again.
LUXE Home & Business Cleaning SolutionsLUXE Home & Business Cleaning Solutions
Amanda C.
Where do I begin!! I have had a revolving door of cleaners within the last 14 years. The service we be safe today as well above any service we have ever received. Salete pays attention to everything and misses nothing! My house is amazingly clean I am so grateful! Look forward to having her back every two weeks!! If you are looking for someone who pays attention to detail do not go anywhere else! Message Salete! Thank you so much Salete!!
Salete SouzaSalete Souza
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