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Who needs cleaning services liability insurance?
You may need small business insurance if you are a cleaning professional who, among similar services, cleans carpets, does laundry, operates cleaning equipment owned by your clients and cleans with toxic chemicals. With a general liability policy, you can keep your business running smoothly even when client property or equipment is damaged.
Insurance for cleaning professionals is one of Hiscox’s small business specialties. Hiscox understands the demands and risks of cleaning services, so we customize coverage for cleaning professionals to fit your specific business needs. It is our goal to help protect professionals like you from the risks you’re most likely to face and to inspire confidence in small business owners.
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General Liability Insurance
As a cleaning professional operating a small business, you or your employees could be involved in a customer injury or property damage lawsuit that puts your business in jeopardy.
General liability insurance, often called commercial general liability (CGL), could protect your business from another person or business’s claims of bodily injury, associated medical costs, and damage to property. CGL is a fundamental part of any cleaning services business model because it helps business owners plan ahead for future mishaps.
Having general liability insurance for cleaners is beneficial in several instances. Here are a few real-world scenarios that commonly occur in this line of work and how Hiscox can help.
- Bodily injury: While cleaning a customer’s home, the customer trips over your cleaning supplies. He sustains injuries to his back and files a claim to hold you and your business legally liable for his injury.
In a bodily injury situation such as this, we may cover the subsequent claim and the customer’s related medical expenses, up to your limits of liability. Learn more about the benefits of insurance for cleaning professionals and request a cleaning services insurance quote.
- Property damage: One of your employees is cleaning a client’s office space and breaks a lamp while dusting it. The lamp was a rare and expensive family heirloom, and the customer demands that your business pay to have it repaired by an antique specialist.
Hiscox’s cleaning professional insurance also covers property damage, which is essential coverage to have in the cleaning services business. In a situation like this, we may cover the subsequent claim up to your limits of liability.
- Personal injury: An employee you have hired to clean offices takes her lunch break at a nearby restaurant. She talks to the owner of the restaurant about one of your clients in a false and unflattering way. The client learns of this discussion and sues you and your cleaning business for slander because of what your employee said.
To keep your business afloat after a situation like this, we may cover the subsequent claim, up to your policy's limits of liability, and pay for an attorney to defend you if necessary. Protect yourself from accidental slip-ups with an insurance policy for cleaners.
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Why cleaning professionals choose Hiscox:
Whether you offer cleaning for residences, businesses, or other services, Hiscox’s cleaners insurance can help reduce the negative consequences of liability claims. After all of the time, dedication and hard work you’ve invested in building your cleaning company, you owe it to yourself to safeguard your business for the future.
Here’s why cleaning professionals across the country choose Hiscox for their general liability insurance needs:
- Fast and simple: Get a fast and free online quote or call to speak to a licensed agent. We also offer immediate coverage, so you can take on your next cleaning job feeling safe, secure, and protected.
- Confidence: Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. At Hiscox, we don’t just insure companies; we inspire confidence and work alongside small businesses like yours to help them succeed.
- Passion for service: Our insurance agents are knowledgeable about cleaning service business concerns and will provide you with excellent service when you need it most. In fact, 4.7/5 people surveyed have recommended us. Contact us with any questions or concerns.
- Coverage for contracts: Our liability coverage satisfies most standard contract insurance requirements. Many clients request proof that cleaning service businesses hold general liability insurance to ensure protection for worst-case scenarios. With a Hiscox plan, you can provide this proof to your clients and secure more profitable work in the future.
Get a fast, free quote now and get that Hiscox confidence behind your cleaning business. If you prefer, you can call us at 1-866-283-7545 and speak with a Hiscox licensed agent, Monday – Friday, 7am – 10pm ET.
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This information is provided to assist you in understanding the coverage we offer and does not modify the terms and conditions of any insurance policy, nor does it imply that any claim is covered. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.