Why It’s Best to Hire a Cleaning Company Over an Independent House Cleaner
Is it time to consider bringing in someone to clean the house? Some people may choose to hire an independent cleaning person over a reputable Reno cleaning service, but you should think twice about that choice. Let’s take a look at why it’s beneficial to hire a reputable cleaning service company.
According to an article at angieslist.com, “The Benefits of a Professional House Cleaning Service”
“There are several good reasons to choose a cleaning service over an individual cleaner. Are you ready to be an employer? Does the cleaning company you’ve hired have employees or contractors? Is your property insured against theft or damage? What if someone is out sick, will your house still get cleaned?
Here is a handy guide for choosing the right house cleaner to fit your needs.
It sounds great – you hire an individual who will charge less than a cleaning company and all you have to do is provide the cleaning products and supplies for him/her to use, right? Well, maybe. The IRS may require you to supply Publication 926 for Household Employees and Employment Verification Form I-9.
If they determine that you are the cleaner’s employer, you may be required to withhold and pay their Federal Income, Social Security and Medicare taxes. (See IRS for more information). Beyond the potential tax headaches, consider what happens if something is broken or stolen? Are you covered? What if he/she is sick on your cleaning day or goes on vacation? Will your house still get cleaned?
It’s a good idea to hire a professional cleaning service. After all, they have the tools necessary to do a great job, and they know what they’re doing. But before you hire a cleaning service, ask if their cleaners are employees or contractors. If they are contractors, the cleaning service you hire doesn’t need to provide liability insurance (in case something is broken or stolen at your house), and in most cases, they can’t even ensure how the job is done – only the end result.
If the cleaner is a contractor (1099 worker), they must provide their own business license, cleaning sup-plies and products, and hopefully, they are also licensed and bonded. Do you have the time to verify their credentials? What if something happens?” To read the entire article click here.