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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 Madison house cleaners
Carmen c.
Maricel did a fantastic job and I am looking forward to her every other week cleanings. My house was CLEAN! It’s such a good feeling to come home to a clean house!
Maricel's housecleaning.Maricel's housecleaning.
Ashley P.
We hired J&P Cleaning to come clean our house prior to showing it and having an open house in order to sell it. They did a wonderful job! I highly recommend them.
J&P Cleaning LLCJ&P Cleaning LLC
Monet S.
Veronica and her crew came a little early to clean my house which work out find with me cause I got called into work early. They done a great job in cleaning my house. I recommend them to anyone. I will contact them again next week. Great price for a big job. Thank you MacGamble Cleaning Now my house will be clean for mother's day.
MacGamble Cleaning LLCMacGamble Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had a trial cleaning of our house and decided we would hire them to clean on a monthly basis afterwards
Touch of Europe LLCTouch of Europe LLC
Jessie J.
We had our first cleaning yesterday and came home to a sparkling clean house! I'm looking forward to our monthly service with Maricel.
Maricel's housecleaning.Maricel's housecleaning.
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Ava after having several cleaning services. On their first clean, they did an amazing job and made our house cleaner than it has been since we moved in.
Touch of Europe LLCTouch of Europe LLC
Frances A.
They arrived on time, did a great job cleaning my house. I highly recommend them.
Sarah K.
We hired Touch of Europe for bi-weekly cleaning. Our first cleaning went great! Ava went through their cleaning process during her free estimate and it is very thorough. Happy to have them clean our house!
Touch of Europe LLCTouch of Europe LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Touch of Europe cleaners did a great job on our house. Very thorough and the place looks great.
Touch of Europe LLCTouch of Europe LLC
Peter T.
This was for the initial cleaning, they were friendly and did a great job on the entire house, would definitely recommend them!
Touch of Europe LLCTouch of Europe LLC
Mandy C.
I requested a last minute, whole house deep move in clean and boy did they deliver! They showed up on the same day with a 5 person crew and worked tirelessly until the house sparkled! I would absolutely recommend them for a Move In / Move Out Clean. I will be contacting them again for regular cleaning once I unpack everything from my move!
Smart Green CleanSmart Green Clean
Thumbtack Customer
Maricel has cleaned our house a few times now, and she does a fantastic job every time!
Maricel's housecleaning.Maricel's housecleaning.
Heather O.
Great work by this group. The house was exceptionally clean, with good attention to detail. We will definitely use this service again.
Magic Broom Cleaning 360Magic Broom Cleaning 360
Thumbtack Customer
By far, they have clean my house better than any previous group. I am extremely pleased. There attention to detail has been great. There are also helping me organize my house. – Steve
RM Cleaning LLCRM Cleaning LLC
Sheryl J.
The cleaners were on time and very friendly. Out house looks much better. I was especially impressed with the job they did in the bathroom
MacGamble Cleaning LLCMacGamble Cleaning LLC
Adam T.
Mario has one of the best teams I've seen. They did an excellent job cleaning my house to be spotless. Thank you!
Moon’s cleaning solutionsMoon’s cleaning solutions
Lynn C.
Very interested in meeting what I wash looking for to have my house fall cleaned Excellent experience..very detailed
Magic Broom Cleaning 360Magic Broom Cleaning 360
Thumbtack Customer
They called twice to reschedule for an initial walk through.. Saturday was a family emergency, yesterday was his daughter was sick. Still said we can come and clean your house.. then called this morning and continues to get my name wrong and said we will not be able to clean your house. I will never deal with them again. Very unprofessional and unapologetic.
Madtown Professional Cleaning Services LLCMadtown Professional Cleaning Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the quality of cleaning services that Rosi and her assistant Maria provide for my home. I never have to worry about my house being dirty or finding the time to clean it myself. With their capable assistance, my home is always clean and presentable. I especially appreciate the way they clean my floors, bathrooms, furniture, and appliances. They clean things I wouldn't think of. I am very happy that there are never any cobwebs, mildew, dust bunnies, or other unsanitary or unsightly things in my house. Thank you Rosi and Maria!
Madtown Professional Cleaning Services LLCMadtown Professional Cleaning Services LLC
Andrea R.
EGR Cleaning did an AMAZING job on a move in cleaning of my entire house. The sellers left it very dirty but when I arrived on move in day it was spotless because EGR deep cleaned everything. Hire them and you will be so thankful you did, they are the best!
Ellen p.
Great job. Available within a few days; cleaned all house prior to guests arrival. Quick, efficient, thorough. Very satisfied
Michelle S.
Very quick response, came out for an individualized estimate, and the team was here cleaning a couple of days later. My house looks great!
Touch of Europe LLCTouch of Europe LLC
Anne G.
Maria and her coworker were amazing! Punctual and the house looks amazing. Will definitely be scheduling with magic broom for my cleaning needs ongoing.
Magic Broom Cleaning 360Magic Broom Cleaning 360
Lisa W.
They called to see if they could come early which was great. They were super nice and the house looked GREAT and was so CLEAN when they left.
Moon’s cleaning solutionsMoon’s cleaning solutions
Michael L.
They were great and thorough in our very messy house. Would definitely recommend to anyone with messy kids/pets who need a deep clean!
Smart Green CleanSmart Green Clean
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