Hiring a house cleaning service for the first time can bring up many concerns. Let’s look at key points to consider when hiring a house cleaning service.
According to an article at cjonline.com, “When Searching for Cleaning Service”
“Remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for”? If you choose a cleaning service because it offers the lowest price, you could get sub-par work or a company that doesn’t fully screen its employees.
Insurance and bond
Meant to protect the homeowner if something goes wrong, insurance covers damages by the cleaner, and a bond covers employee criminal conduct.
Always ask for proof of liability insurance and verify the company is bonded. You also can ask for their policy numbers and call the insurance company to confirm the policy is current.
For companies with more than one employee, make sure they also have workers’ compensation insurance to cover any potential injuries on the job.
Randy Neese, owner of All About Clean in Nashville, Tenn., says he runs background checks on all workers and performs multiple interviews.
“We can teach people to clean well, but a person’s morals are deeply rooted,” he said. “Insurance and bonding are great, but the most important part is to hire (people) with high integrity.”
Ask to see a copy of background checks on any employee who’ll work in your home, but even that isn’t always foolproof.
“If a person just moved to the state, their background will not show anything,” said Ilona Erst, of American Maids of Chicago Inc. “We never send a new person alone to a house until we feel we can trust them. We also use the ORION pre-employment test during the initial interview, which helps us understand what the person is capable of when it comes to theft, drugs or alcohol use.” To read the entire article click here.