Having a Cleaning Service Focus on House Cleaning
Now that Fall is in full bloom, did you make the decision to hire a cleaning service before the busy holiday season is here. Learn why it protects you to hire a cleaning service that’s licensed, bonded, and insured.
According to an article at quickanddirtytips.com, “Hiring Professional House Cleaning Service”
“Question #1: Are You Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?
In my experience, many people ask this question, but have no idea why. Licensing in the housecleaning industry simply means that the person or business is licensed with the state as a business. This label doesn’t provide you with any legal protection, but it can give you a sense of how committed the person is to the idea of cleaning your home. Anyone can start cleaning houses by posting a few ads online or in the classifieds. But if they invest the time and money to license their business, there is a greater chance that they are committed to sticking with it, and not suddenly disappear when they get tired of scrubbing your bathroom.
Bonding is very important when you bring someone into your home. Why? Because it is a type of insurance that businesses buy in case their employees steal something from you. If a house cleaning company is bonded, and an employee takes more than the trash out of your house, the company can file a claim with their bonding insurance to have the item replaced. If they don’t have this insurance, and the business can’t afford to replace the missing item, you may be out of luck.
Most consumers already understand and want the person coming in to clean their home to have a general liability insurance policy. They want to know that if/when something is broken, the business has the insurance coverage to replace it. The other, more important insurance (in my opinion at least) is worker’s compensation. If the person coming in to clean your home is not covered by worker’s comp, you as the homeowner or renter are legally responsible for any injury that happens in your home.” To read the entire article click here.