brier July 5, 2012 No Comments

One of the things you may do to take care of your home is contact your Tampa insurance agent to make sure you have the financial protection you need to cover the structure of your home and your possessions. Another is the dreaded house cleaning. Working parents may find the responsibility of housecleaning overwhelming after a long day on the job. Hiring a cleaning service may be exactly what you need to relieve you of one of your duties.

The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARSCI) offers tips on what to ask when you are interviewing cleaning services.

•    You may want to ask to see the service’s insurance certificates to make sure they have liability and worker’s compensation coverage.

•    It may be wise to find out if the service performs criminal background checks on their employees.

•    It may be good to know what kind of training programs the employees go through before they begin cleaning customers’ houses.

•    Most housecleaning services have a list of basic services they provide for their regular price, and you may want to be clear on those services and prices.

It may be wise for you to be prepared to pay the cleaning service at the time of service with cash, check or credit card. If you forget about your cleaning day, you may be charged a missed appointment fee. Should you have workers in your home on a regular basis, you may want to check with your Tampa insurance agent to make sure your policies cover any potential accidents in your home.