How Well Do You Know That Contractor?
Carpet cleaning employee steals prescription medications from home. https://cbs12.com/news/local/carpet-cleaner-admits-to-stealing-prescription-medicine-from-customers
Annually, tens of thousands of homeowners invite “strangers” into their home based on an advertisement or discount coupon found in their local newspaper. Some of these strangers may be convicted child molesters, have domestic violence issues, are thieves or have ongoing drug issues that the courts currently, and in the past, have had to deal with.
Just because a contractor appears on television, radio or in a coupon book, or happens to have a presence on social media such as Facebook, doesn’t mean they or their employees are safe to invite into your home. Yet yearly, many consumers, hundreds of thousands of times do without a second thought.
Imagine a stranger, a convicted child molester, rummaging through your daughter’s bedroom. Alternatively, a contractor going through your medicine cabinets, closets or dresser drawers.
Many companies choose not to perform background checks on employees due to the expense, or they know employees with issues can be hired at a minimum hourly wage.
Other employers do not purchase Liability insurance or maintain Workers Compensation coverage for their employees. In a scenario such as these, if an employee is injured on your property (they slip and fall, bang their head on something, etc.) the homeowner is liable for the cost of medical treatment, lost time from work, and of course, “pain and suffering.” Sure, you can sue the contractor but what are you going to recover? They can’t even afford insurance.
Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. Our employees are background check twice annually, and we maintain Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance with one of the nation’s largest insurers.
Background checks, General Liability, Workers Compensation Insurance and membership in national organizations offer clients peace of mind in knowing that anyone entering their home from Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has been thoroughly vetted and insured. We also perform random drug screens and conduct client surveys grading our staff on how well they performed for our valued clients.
Before inviting any contractor into your home, do your homework. Just because they’re part of a franchise, are family owned, or offer a coupon doesn’t mean a hill of beans.
Ask for proof of insurance, check to see their status with the Better Business Bureau. Check out their “verified” reviews from Angie’s List or the Better Business Bureau. (Note: Reviews posted on Yelp, Google, Yahoo, etc. are NOT verified, and anyone can post a fake review, good or bad).
For more information on Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, please feel free to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or give us a call any time at 239-541-4888. Of course, you can check us out through the Better Business Bureau (https://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/carpet-and-rug-cleaners/tru-clean-carpet-and-tile-care-in-cape-coral-fl-90052387#bbbseal) or Angie’s List (https://www.angieslist.com/).
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