If you’re considering having someone else clean your home there are some very important questions you should ask before you make the commitment. There’s more to selecting a cleaning service than simply comparing prices. Q. Do you know who is cleaning your home? A. Hiring a professional cleaning service versus an independent worker can seem like an easy decision to make but in reality, there are many reasons to understand just exactly who is cleaning your home. When a homeowner hires an independent worker, they essentially become their employer; therefore they become responsible for payroll taxes, insurance, training, etc. Make sure that the service or independent worker you hire to clean your home performs background checks and has an Employer ID number with which to pay employment taxes. Every one of our home service professionals is a Molly Maid employee. They are fully trained, screened and insured and equipped to clean your home. Q. Is worker’s compensation insurance provided for the people cleaning your home? A. Your homeowner’s insurance may not cover work related injuries for those you hire to clean your home. Housecleaning is physically demanding work and you need to be sure that worker’s compensation insurance is provided. Accidents do happen, but you don’t need to worry, Molly Maid takes care of this for you. Our cleaning professionals are insured. If you’re considering having someone else clean your home there are some very important questions you should ask before you make the commitment. There’s more to selecting a cleaning service than simply comparing prices. Q. Is adequate liability insurance provided by the cleaning service if you experience breakage, damage, or other casualty loss? A. Ask for written proof that your possessions are protected. Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that their property insurance will cover any problem. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case and many losses may be at your personal expense. Molly Maid understands and respects the value of our homeowner’s possessions, and we make sure you know we are fully insured. But if an accident should occur, Molly Maid will make every effort to repair or replace any item that may be damaged during the cleaning. Q. Is the cleaning service bonded in the event that something turns up missing? A. There are two types of bonding insurance and you want to be sure that the service or independent you are using is covered by insurance that protects you. Two party bonding insurance only protects the employer. Third party bonding insurance protects you, the homeowner against employee dishonesty. Molly Maid has earned the trust of millions of homeowners one household at a time. We’re prepared to earn yours.