Homeowners Tips Before Hiring Window Cleaning Contractor
By Susan Stern
We’ve heard the stories about fly-by-night Omaha window cleaners. All Clear Windows & Services of Nebraska wants to share 5 tips on what to ask prior to hiring a metro window cleaning company.
Unfortunately. Online reviews can be easily faked. So, here are our suggestions on what to ask, and what steps to take before signing on the dotted line:
- Are you fully insured with general liability and worker’s comp insurance? If yes, ask for a copy and verify the documents are legit. You definitely want to make sure the company accepts liability in case an employee or subcontractor is injured by accident or by negligence.
According to Nebraska law, all employers (including contractors) with one or more employees (including part-time employees and minors) must have workers’ compensation insurance. Sole proprietors are not required to carry it. As a precaution for independent contractors, consider adding a temporary worker’s comp policy through your homeowner’s insurance.
The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court offers a Proof of Coverage Look-Up System.
Run a search query here.
Ask if subs will be handling any of the work. Confirm insurance coverage for contractors and subcontractors prior to hiring a window cleaning company. A homeowner risks getting sued in the event a worker get hurt, or worse, falls off a ladder and dies while cleaning windows on your property.
2. Does your company use environmentally-friendly solutions to clean windows? Vapors from ammonia-based window cleaners can contaminate indoor air for days after use. This is especially worrisome for sensitive groups including people with respiratory problems, and healthy individuals presently sick w a cold or flu. Ask if the window cleaner uses eco-friendly solutions.
4. Are your employees properly trained on safety procedures? If yes, what are your safety procedures?
5. Is the company registered with the Secretary of State? Run a corporate search here.
Only hire a contractor that is legally registered to do business. If there is no registration, consider the lack of legitimacy as a red flag, and take your business elsewhere.
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We hope these tips prove helpful in your search for a reputable Omaha window cleaning provider. For residential window cleaning in the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area, contact All Clear Windows & Services now.