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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 Mount Vernon house cleaners
Deborah W.
Sylvia and her team have been cleaning our house for 3 months now, and do an excellent job.
NW 5 Star Cleaning Services, LLCNW 5 Star Cleaning Services, LLC
Guy M.
Delgado house cleaning did a fantastic job. They showed up as planned and attacked the cleaning like 2 professionals. From floors to windows and toilets to stove I was VERY pleased with the end results and would not hesitate to have them back again when needed. The house looked Wonderfull when I returned.
Delgado house cleaningDelgado house cleaning
Jenny G.
Pam did an amazing job. Places that I haven’t thought to clean, she cleaned. The house looked and smell great. I am so happy with her work. I’ve already scheduled her to come back again.
Pam’s magic handsPam’s magic hands
Celia G.
Bella has been great to work with. She was right on time and didn't flinch at the condition of the house. We've arranged for weekly cleaning to keep my mom's place in good order.
Tarvares L.
Maria did an excellent job of cleaning my house from top to bottom. She was very detailed and took the time to do the job right. I will definitely use her again.
Timm M.
Andrea’s team performed above expectations. I couldn’t be happier. We completely remodeled our house so this was essentially a new construction cleaning. After dealing with tile guys, movers and other trades who couldn’t care less or be respectful about dings or dirt is was refreshing to have her team take such time and care of us. Thank you Andrea for a job well done!
Genpro Cleaning Services LLCGenpro Cleaning Services LLC
Lee G.
I hate to write a bad review. I was going to just let it slide but Especially after a few months but I felt moved to after seeing other similar reviews Especially one where I didn’t get to even see her work. Based off her reviews it seems like she does good work *when* she does show up. So that’s great. But I’ve seen multiple reviews where she had a “family emergency “ at the last minute and had to cancel. Seems like a re occurring theme Maybe she really had an emergency but she needs to have back up plans if this happens . That’s what separates a good business and a great business I talked with Bella for multiple weeks and confirmed multiple times for a move out cleaning so I could sell my house 18 hours before I was to close on my house she cancelled on me. As a business she should be offering some sort of alternative if she wants to stay in business . Like “hey I can’t make it but here are some good alternatives fo additional cleaners “ *see my response to her * Anyways I was lucky enough to find “Delgados cleaning “ and they came out with a team of 4 gals the next day and did one of the best cleanings I have ever seen So give her a chance, her work seems great but be aware of her commitment. Bella , make a plan to be more responsive to your customers needs and you will thrive Thank you
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