Even if you have been on the fence about hiring a house cleaner, now you know that it is time to do so. The operative word is professional in this case. It means only considering hiring a licensed, bonded, and insured professional cleaning service.
Can You Handle The Risks?
Otherwise, you need to ask yourself a few questions. Can you afford an increase in your homeowner’s insurance because you hired an unlicensed, non-bonded, uninsured individual “cleaner” with sticky fingers who charges a cut rate compared to the rest of the industry?
Not only would your insurance increase, but your insurer might be attempting to sue the cleaner, which could delay the claim. Maybe the Internal Revenue Service gets wind of the headlines and reviews anyone who worked with this “cleaner” and now you have to re-file taxes and pay money as if the robber was an employee.
The Right Way To Clean
Now imagine that you hire a professional cleaning service who values quality work, takes responsibility for its employees, and is just there to clean the house not to clean you out.
They work in teams of two or three to focus on getting your home clean in less time. I even get these guys to clean my pool.
What To Seek
Look for glowing references from real customers and contact them. Find out what they like about the companies you are considering hiring into your home. Make sure they all are licensed, insured, and bonded. Find out if they accommodate any special requests, such as using green cleaning supplies.
Next check the details such as how much it costs and if you have a schedule that is compatible with their schedule. If you do hire an individual, make sure you file the proper paperwork with the IRS. In the end, you will have a clean home about which you can feel good.