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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 Charlottesville house cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
House cleaning. Great job.
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Rebecca E.
The Clean Musketeers showed up on time and did a thorough job cleaning our house!
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Theresa V.
Did a great job cleaning my house!
RDM Cleaning ServicesRDM Cleaning Services
Kristen Z.
Rhonda is great! Came home to a thoroughly clean house :) Will definitely continue to have her clean my home.
RDM Cleaning ServicesRDM Cleaning Services
Jeffrey B.
Excellent house cleaning. Great value, will be having JG as my weekly housekeeper.
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Kristen R.
JM Roofing and Cleaning did an amazing job cleaning our house! They were thorough and quick, and our house looked fantastic when they were finished. I would highly recommend them, and I look forward to using their team again!
JMROOFING AND CLEANING LLCJMROOFING AND CLEANING LLC
Sree P.
Nubia did an excellent job with the house cleaning including the windows and fridge. I would recommend she is the best!
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Bill B.
Outstanding service! The house looks amazing, very thorough job. A shelf accidentally broke in the fridge while cleaning and she immediately ordered a new one and put it back in at the house for me. Cannot recommend highly enough!
RDM Cleaning ServicesRDM Cleaning Services
Heather G.
I was impressed with their professionalism and work ethic. They did in 4 hours what would have taken me all day. Love my clean house!
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
LaSonya C.
Carmela came to do a house cleaning on a move out and she was on time, very professional. She had the whole house looking and smelling wonderful. I am very pleased and willing to hire her on a permanent basis. Thank you so much Carmela
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Lauren r.
Kenia Cleaning did an excellent job doing a move-out deep clean of our 4-bedroom house. They sent many photos afterwards to confirm the work and everything looked excellent. Communication was easy and there were no issues. I would definitely recommend KCS for others looking for a reliable deep cleaning service!
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Julie B.
Temika cleaned my house regularly for nearly two years until I moved. We had no problems with communication and she and her team were always professional. Reliable service!
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Whitney did an excellent job cleaning my house! She was easy to communicate with, she showed up right on time, she made my house sparkle, and on top of that, she's one of the nicest people I've ever met! I'm really glad I found her. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Dan B.
The quality of Marlly's work was outstanding. My wife was very happy when she got home to a sparkling clean house. The fact that the cost was also extremely competitive means we'll definitely be hiring her again.
JMROOFING AND CLEANING LLCJMROOFING AND CLEANING LLC
Ana-Sophia B.
We hired Comfort Cleaning for a move out and they were fantastic. They worked around my very tight move out schedule. My water ended up being turned off that day due to a mixup and they worked with me to still do a very in depth clean. I bought them gallons of water and boy did they nail it. Looked over the house afterward they cleaned and I haven't seen it that white since I first moved in. Definitely recommend 10/10 - best cleaning service I've had in Charlottesville.
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Taysia J.
Miracle’s house cleaning is the best of the best !! From the responsiveness to my message to scheduling to meet the same day and getting into my home within a week, I was astonished by their capabilities. While a bit pricey, it was worth every dime and more for the quality of their work. Even my kids were talking about how clean everything was in their rooms. Can not wait to continue working with the team.
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James F.
Carmela did a fantastic job cleaning our townhouse to get ready for new tenants. The fridge was old and had some stains that I wasn’t expecting her to get out and after she was done it looked like a whole new fridge. She was on time, efficient, thorough and very kind. Lastly, she worked with my changing schedule and was willing to come at 6am. I am grateful to her for that. I recommend her for a house cleaning and especially if you need a deep cleaning because she does a great job.
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Anne V.
We’ve tried about a 1/2 dozen house cleaners but I think we’ve finally found the right one! Carmella was on time (very important), extremely thorough, always smiling, and kind to my dog (also very important!). Our home looks great, so we’ll be seeing her next month too!
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Lauren B.
We had Carmela do a deep clean on our house and she did such a wonderful job! She was very punctual (actually showed up early!) and spent over 3 hours cleaning. She brought another person with her and the two of them worked methodically from room to room, hitting baseboards, windows, the works! Even moved furniture to get behind stuff. She was very respectful as well. I have twin 1 year olds and she was very conscientious about their nap time and being flexible with which rooms to clean to allow them to have some quiet time. Will definitely be hiring Carmela again!
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Thumbtack Customer
Temika and Amanda came in and got right down to business. They work thoroughly and get areas that often get overlooked. In my job I measure and look for things as small as 1 mm, so I have an eye for detail and can be picky. They have passed my test with flying colors.i look forward to having them keep my house clean on an ongoing basis. . It's great too that they do more than cleaning, making beds, laundry ...now only if they could meal planfor me hummmm....
Above & Beyond Cleaning ServicesAbove & Beyond Cleaning Services
Cory T.
Marlly did a great job with our cleaning project. Overall, a great experience and five stars. We had a couple of messy spots from kids and asked them to strip beds and bathrooms so we could launder everything -- they handled all the special requests with no problem. The only downside is that I learned the sink in my new-to-me house was actually never off-white, it was white-white all along and I just hadn't scrubbed it with professional grade effort. While I am very glad it is clean I wish I had hired JMROOFING AND CLEANING LLC the day we moved in. Big oof on how gross that sink was. I scrubbed it with Comet too. Anyway.
JMROOFING AND CLEANING LLCJMROOFING AND CLEANING LLC
Lisa a.
Yanci and her assistant ( Wilma) I believe was her name ( I'm sorry if I got it wrong.) Came and cleaned from tip to toe of my house which so needed a deep clean. There work ethics are incredible. They are as nice as you could be. I felt like they were part of my family by the time they left. I am sick and can't do these chores that's why I have them come in to clean and do laundry. Before they left She noticed I'm a Christian and asked if she could pray for me. I was stunned but the flow of love came over me. We went into the den and she took my hands and in Spanish ( with I don't speak but understood that day clearly) she prayed and cried with me. I've never had such a selfless moving and giving gift from someone before. It was so moving I get tears writing about it. I will never forget that experience of faith, prayer, and hope she gave me. So, I got way more than a clean house, I got the Lord's words spoken through her. We all should be so lucky. I will definitely use them on a monthly basis. Thank you Yanci and Wilma God Bless you both.
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Annie D.
Marlly and her fellow cleaners were stellar! If I could give them six stars, I would! Marlly got back to my initial inquiry within an hour and came out to give me a personal estimate a couple of days later. She and her crew arrived on time, completely prepared and ready to go. The quality of their work is the best, bar none. They are very detailed oriented, and literally cleaned my house from top to bottom. They made sure they got all the places that many others miss or ignore; baseboards, oven hood, door insets and window ledges. Marlly even got that one dirty, pesky burner on the stove that I had been trying for months to get clean. The pricing was very fair and an excellent value. Can't recommend this business highly enough. Thanks, Marlly!
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