There is a serious difference in hiring a professional, licensed, insured house cleaning company with trained employees vs. subcontractors, vendors or individuals who may, or may not, be trained, let alone, be in compliance. Think about the protection and confidence you will receive when hiring a professional house cleaning service; the quality of the cleaning job, the guarantee, and who is ultimately responsible for any liability or risk when the day is done. Anybody can put out an ad offering house cleaning services for cheap, but there is no way of knowing who or what you'll get in the big picture unless you are informed.
If you hire an individual, who are you hiring and letting into your home? An ex-convict? Someone working under the table? This a serious risk to a homeowner, especially if they are hurt on your property since you become their employer. They will not be covered under Labor and Industries, and there is the real possibility that they will sue you for medical costs, damages, and lost income...and for what? To save a few dollars.
When you allow an individual into your home and make arrangements for them to perform work, this makes you their employer, which means you are held liable for any injury claims, worker's compensation insurance and unemployment insurance. So, it's important to review your home liability insurance to make sure it covers service people in case of injury, and notify your insurer of the relationship - our allow a professional house cleaning service like Axiom to take accept this responsibility and get your home professional cleaned, worry-free!
If you hire an individual and they do not pay employment taxes, YOU as the legal employer will be held liable for the taxes due to the IRS. Hiring a company that pays all employment taxes and carries Labor and Industries insurance coverage will protect you from this mess.
Unfortunately, many cleaning companies and we believe about 100% of individuals do NOT have the required liability insurance, even if they say so. So, if anything is damaged (and accidents do happen) you will have no easy compensation recourse.
Honesty is sadly lacking in most every labor type of industry. Most professional house cleaning services will have Insurance in place to protect both the customer and the business if an employee is guilty of theft. Axiom House Cleaning Services is family owned and operated and enforces strict guidelines on all employee's. In the past, you could overhear peoples conversations in local beauty salons, clubhouses, parties and restaurants that would start out with: " I just found a house cleaner that is good and cheap!"
The days of using cheap hired help in and/or around the home are gone. Frivolous lawsuits have changed everything. Yeah, some people still do it, but just search on Google "Worker Sues Homeowner" and you just might change your mind. And don't forget, everyone seems like a nice person, until they smell free money...ask Walmart about that.
We all know too well that today's homeowners are seeking help with home issues and maintenance do to the time constraints, no energy to do household chores after a 40+ hour work week, and etc. So, the opportunities for home cleaning services has increased dramatically over the past 10+ years! And along with this increased demand, has come the independent contractors who are willing to work without licenses, insurance for very cheap rates. Now, cheap does not mean inexpensive - you should be interested in the best value, not the cheapest. Also, consider the lack of experience to safely clean and utilize the correct products (most with chemicals) within your home.
Axiom Cleaning Services is LICENSED, INSURED and BONDED. We will give you references and our compliance information - it's all up to date, and we offer you the confidence and peace-of-mind needed when you invite us to work inside your home.
There is a difference between "cheap" and "affordable" and it separates a real professional from a local amateur - Professionals are always striving to provide the customer with the best possible value for their services.