Questions to ask when hiring a cleaning service
There are many things to consider when hiring someone to clean your home. Price is usually the top consideration but there are other more important factors besides price.
A legit service will have overhead expenses, insurance and taxes which results in hire pricing then hiring a cleaning lady off of Craigslist. Hiring a cleaning lady off of Craigslist, or hiring a service who misclassifies its staff, may be cheaper in the short term but can have consequences down the road. Be an informed consumer and do your homework. We've compiled a list of questions you should ask before making your final hiring decision. Remember...if the price seems so low it's too good to be true...there is a reason why.
We recommend to NEVER hire a house cleaning service that does not carry liability insurance. You may be putting yourself at risk by hiring such a company. Always ask for proof of insurance before hiring a house cleaning service by asking that the insurance company fax or email you proof of an existing policy so you know the policy is actually in force. Never accept a copy from the company itself.
You should only hire a company who provides background checked employees to provide services within your home. Don't be afraid to ask the company for proof.