Why do cleaning contractors need specialist insurance cover?

Cleaning contactors could be leaving themselves exposed to risk if they haven’t considered the wider cover that is available from the specialist cleaning industry insurers.

The main area for concern is that a standard public liability policy will exclude damage to property being worked on.  This could be a problem, if say for instance, an item is dropped whilst being cleaned. Cleaning contractors that are carrying out carpet cleaning need to have the “treatment risk” insured, in case something goes wrong during the cleaning process and the carpet is damaged.

Loss of keys and cover for security of customer premises (that’s cover in case a cleaner fails to lock up properly) are useful cover extensions.

For larger companies it is worth looking at cover for fidelity (theft by employees) and misuse of customers’ telephones.

For more information on specialist cleaning contractors insurance, contact Tony Gibbs on 0118 9165 480 or complete one of our enquiry forms

*Information correct as of 1st May 2016

Author: Tony Gibbs | January 13th, 2011

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