Things To Know When Hiring A House Cleaning Service.
Hiring a house cleaning service can be a long and difficult process to go through and you want to do it right the first time so you don’t have to do it again. Hiring a service can be complicated as potential employers wad through a long list of applicants trying to find an established company be it a small business with a few cleaners or a larger company with multiple employees.
One way to streamline the process is to use a consumer based web site that has the reviews of a business posted for members to read. By finding the right ones that have been raved about you have a good base to start looking for those that will work best for you individual needs. It is recommended that you find at least three or four of the top contenders to do a face to face interview with. After all a business may get great reviews by their customer but they may not be a great fit for you and this is critical for long term success. If you decide to hire an individual cleaner as opposed to a company you need to understand that you will be assuming the role of employer.
As such you will need to consult your home owner’s insurance policy to make sure any injuries that may occur in the home are covered by your policy as well as any damages that may occur to the home or your property. You are also responsible for making sure the worker can legally work in the United States which involves making sure the person has a valid identification and a social security card.
Since you are the employer you will also be responsible for the employment taxes so if you are planning to use a house cleaner long term you might want to do some homework or consult a tax consultant to find out what you are legally obligated to do and how to do it.